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Five modern synthesizers - one amazing companyPATCH & TWEAK with Moog is half creative inspiration and half loving celebration. Dive deep into the possibilities of five Moog semi-modular synthesizers, while celebrating all things Moog.
PATCH & TWEAK With Moog is a practical guided tour and learning resource for Moog’s five semi-modular instruments the Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch. Clear tutorials and inspiring example patches cover each of these Moog instruments in detail – then combine them with one another and with third-party synthesizer modules to expand their power.
The book also celebrates the storied history of Moog Music and its founder, Dr. Robert A. “Bob” Moog. It features 30 interviews with artists and past and current Moog designers, and is rounded out with a biography of Bob Moog, a look at Moog Music today, and a comprehensive Moog product timeline. Between its inspiring stories and tempting musical recipes, PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is a must-have for new and experienced synthesists and other Moog fans.
Inspiration in an instantThe beauty of semi-modular synthesizers is that you can start playing them right away, but with a few patch cables and some inspiration, you can take them so much further. PATCH & TWEAK With Moog ground you in the basics of synthesis, control voltage, and audio patching, then carries these concepts into practical use on each of the five Moog synths. From there, you’ll learn how to further expand your world by connecting them to one another, and even combining them with external synthesizer modules and other gear.
Five Moogs and every one’s a starPATCH & TWEAK With Moog gives equal time to all five of the Moog semi-modulars. Learn about the Mother-32’s sequencing capabilities, the DFAM’s rhythmic tricks, the Subharmonicon’s interwoven textures, the Grandmother’s performance-oriented flexibility, and the sheer paraphonic power of the Matriarch. Dedicated tips and sample patches for each instrument make sure nobody gets left out… but be careful! By the end of the book, no matter which Moogs you started out with, you’re going to want all five!
Interviews you can useArtist interviews can be fun to read, but do they ever teach you anything you can use? In PATCH & TWEAK With Moog, they do! Nearly every interview takes time to discuss how these artists use the very synthesizers featured in this book. You’ll get ideas, inspiration, and tons of specially-created patch ideas for the five Moog semi-modulars, all from the people who rule the music world with them.
The bjooks teamPATCH & TWEAK with Moog is written by Kim Bjørn with the full cooperation and assistance of Moog Music. It features contributions from Alex Maiolo and Mike Metlay and is edited by the Atomic Words team of Mike Metlay and Diana Smethurst.
A Moog love letter for everyoneWith nearly 200 pages and a Foreword by world-renowned composer Hans Zimmer, PATCH & TWEAK with Moog provides an unparalleled look at five incredible synthesizers forming a unique musical ecosystem and the environment where they were born. If you’re a collector, a Moog fan, or an artist using these machines, you need to have this amazing book in your lap as you play with these wonderful synthesizers.
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