Sunday, 25 November 2018
Patch & Tweak - Exploring Modular Synthesis
This follows the hugely successful "Push, Turn, Move" book.
Patch & Tweak covers many of the different formats including Euro, Buchla, Serge, etc
It's packed with interviews of modular artists including Robert Rich, Bana Haffar, Caterina Barbieri, Russell E. L. Butler, Ian Boddy, NODE, Robin Rimbaud / Scanner, Hans Zimmer, Andrew Huang, Richard Devine, Lady Starlight (Colleen Martin), and Hataken
Plus it covers many of the brands important today in the modular world such as Verbos, WMD, Make Noise Music, Intellijel, Endorphin.es, Frap Tools, 4ms Company, Noise Engineering, Rossum Electro-Music, Erica Synths, Mutable Instruments, etc
It doesn't matter if you are just getting started in modular synthesis, or have been doing this for many years. I'm sure you will really like this book.
The book covers many of the components and methods used in the modular & semi modular world.
Systems and setups, Audio sources (eg VCOs, drums, sampling), Audio Modifiers (eg VCFs, VCAs waveshapers, effects), CV sources (Envelopes, LFOs, Random sources, etc), Logic, sequencers controllers & keyboards, etc etc ... lots of ground is covered. There is so much in this book.
and also covers its history.
The author is Kim Bjørn & the co-author is Chris Meyer.
The foreword is by Suzanne Ciani.
+ Push Turn Move
+ Learning Modular
+ DivKid interview