Bjooks, publisher of profusely illustrated books on electronic music gear like Push Turn Move and Patch & Tweak, let us know that their latest book, Patch & Tweak with Korg, is now available.
The book was previously introduced as part of a bundle with the Korg NTS-2 Oscilloscope. The NTS-2 oscilloscope kit + PATCH & TWEAK with KORG bundle is expected to be available in early 2023.
Here’s what the Bjooks has to say about the new book:
“This beautifully designed and printed hardcover book takes readers deep into the possibilities of three patchable synthesizers — the popular MS-20 mini, the quirky and powerful volca modular, and the legendary ARP 2600 M.
Synth lovers, experienced professionals, KORG enthusiasts, and electronic music fans will all enjoy meandering through the book’s pages to explore the principles of semi-modular synthesis, while discovering dozens of tips, techniques, and patches that can help them along their own musical journey.
Throughout PATCH & TWEAK with KORG, more than 25 artists and producers offer a special glimpse into their workflow by sharing their favorite tricks and patches with readers. The list includes Pete Townshend, Jean-Michel Jarre, Richard Devine, Andrew Huang, Red Means Recording, Kabuki, Kristin Hsiao, TALsounds, Robby Stambler, ALOO, Chris Lody, Olga Prudey, On High Mountains, Loopop and more.
PATCH & TWEAK with KORG will also introduce you to the creative minds of KORG’s history, from MS-20 designer Fumio Mieda to volca mastermind Tatsuya Takahashi and the latest generation of KORG engineers, as well as the keepers of the ARP legacy: Dina Pearlman, David Friend, and David Mash.”
“Working with KORG on this book was truly a dream come true,” said author Kim Bjørn. “The influence the KORG MS-20 and the ARP 2600 have had on music culture cannot be understated, and KORG has honored their importance through the lovingly recreated modern versions that form the basis for this book.”
Pricing and Availability
Patch & Tweak with Korg is available now for $45 USD.