If you are a fan of modular synthesizers, and perhaps wanted to either learn how to get started efficiently and productively, or maybe even further your skills as someone already well into this fascinating world, then Moog's new book in collaboration with Kim Bjørn (Bjooks) might be the thing you have been looking for.
Based in part on Kim Bjørn's 2018 book "Patch & Tweak", this new collaboration with Moog essentially goes deeper into the world of modulars, the different techniques that are used; including creative patch ideas, and does so from the perspective of Moog's iconic modern modulars like the Mother-32, Matriarch, Grandmother, DFAM, and Subharmonicon.
The book includes in-depth discussions with Moog engineers and employee-owners of the North Carolina synthesizer company. There is a brief glimpse into the history of Dr. Robert Moog and the legendary company he built from the ground up, as well as that of many of Moog's highly sought-after vintage synths. The foreword is by none other than famous soundtrack composer Hans Zimmer, and the book even includes interviews with artists such as Trent Reznor and Suzanne Ciani, along many others.
Some basic things you'll find in this book are:
Introduction to modular synthesis concepts
Specific overviews, tips, and techniques for each Moog semi-modular instrument
Expanded options for more advanced modular users
Ideas for integration with external gear and Eurorack modules
Interviews, patches, and tips from artists and composers
Insider interviews with Moog engineers
The history of Bob Moog, Moog Music, and the many Moog synthesizers
"Patch & Tweak with Moog" is available for pre-order now, for a price of $39.99. Begins shipping in November, so secure a copy today.
Also, if you have some time, take a look at this fun and interactive peek inside this new book.