You could say that Bob Moog wrote the book on synthesizer design, so it seems appropriate that Moog Music, the company that bears his name, is now releasing a book.
Patch & Tweak with Moog is billed as “the ultimate creative resource for anyone who has ever been interested in creating their own electronic music”. Seemingly both practical and worthy of a place on your coffee table, this illustrated, photo-heavy 200-page tome features step-by-step guides, patch techniques and sound design tips.
The book was created in collaboration with author, designer and electronic musician Kim Bjørn, who released the original Patch & Tweak in 2018. The new Moog-centric edition includes an introduction to modular synth concepts and specific tips and techniques for each Moog semi-modular instrument, plus advice on how to integrate them with external gear and Eurorack modules.
Throw in interviews with artists and composers - including a foreword by Hans Zimmer - and a look back at the life of Bob Moog and Moog Music’s history and you’ve got a book that could keep you going throughout the cold winter months.
You can preview a selection of pages from Patch & Tweak with Moog below and pre-order it via the Moog (opens in new tab) website. It’ll be released on 6 November 2020.