Author, designer, and musician Kim Bjørn is best known for his books Patch & Tweak, Pedal Crush, and Push Turn Move – tutorial-style books that offer unique and in-depth looks at production techniques and sound design tips. His works are held in high regard, and are a helpful tool for aspiring producers and musicians.
Now, Bjørn has returned with a brand new book, this time specific to one synthesizer brand: the esteemed Moog Music, who have partnered with Bjooks to produce the book.
Patch & Tweak With Moog features technique tutorials for each Moog instrument, introductions to modular synth concepts, in-depth artist and Moog engineer interviews, a history of Moog as a whole, and more. The foreword is written by the legendary composer and sound designer Hans Zimmer.
The culmination of over a year of work and collaboration between Bjørn, Moog, Bjooks, a vast array of electronic musicians, and editor Mike Metlay, Patch & Tweak With Moog comes complete with images and diagrams within its 200 pages. It’s a meticulous look at the Moog brand and its many instruments.
Fans of the Mother-32, Grandmother, Matriarch, DFAM, and Subharmonicon Moog synthesizers are in luck: Patch & Tweak With Moog features extensive knowledge on all of them.
Artist interviews include insightful talks with Trent Reznor, Suzanne Ciani, Hannes Bieger, Paris Strother, Lisa Bella Donna, and many more, all offering unique takes and perspectives on their experience and technique using Moog instruments.
Bjørn’s comprehensive tutorials and histories of Moog will be, as ever, an invaluable tool for everyone from the most experienced synth enthusiasts to novice users and hobbyists.
Patch & Tweak With Moog is slated for release on November 6th, 2020. It’s available for pre-order via the official Bjooks website.