Meet the artists, designers, makers and their instruments and see how they have shaped the world of electronic music.
PUSH TURN MOVE was funded on Kickstarter within an hour on April 18th and eventually reached 1,300% funding from more than 1,400 people by May 22nd.
352 pages in full color. Hardcover. Dimensions: 24.5 x 24.5 cm (9.6 x 9.6 inches). Printed in Denmark on 150g acid-free quality paper.
Overall chapters and structure
Foreword by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre
Sound: How is sound visualized in music soft- and hardware?
Control: How can you shape sound through tangible and digital controls? Learn about different controls (knobs, faders, touch strips, buttons, screens etc.) and their variations and possibilities.
Layout: How do you organize an interface for sound-creation? Get an overview of design principles and techniques for designing interfaces of electronic music instruments and controllers.
Concept: How has different instrument-makers solved the challenges of visualizing and controlling sound? See examples of hardware, software, apps etc. of Digital Audio Workstations, Grid-based sequencing, Modular Synthesizers, Collaborative tools, Radial, Gestural interfaces etc.
User: How do you design the best possible experience for musicians? Learn about user-centered interface design, usability, workflows, experience design etc.
Time: How did we get to where we are? Read about the evolution and revolutions of electronic music interfaces - from the Theremin and EMS VCS3 to Buchla, the Minimoog, TB303, Yamaha Tenori-On, Monome, Ableton Live and various other hard- and software that have shaped electronic music making through the times.
PUSH TURN MOVE is written by Danish designer, author, lecturer and electronic musician Kim Bjørn and edited by Mike Metlay, editor at Recording Magazine and Paul Nagle, reviewer at Sound on Sound Magazine.
Meet the makers, artists, and designers
Dave Smith, Dave Smith Instruments, legendary synth-maker.
Suzanne Ciani, Buchla artist and electronic music pioneer.
Roger Linn, Roger Linn Design, legendary maker of the Linndrum, MPC-grid, Linnstrument and others.
Keith McMillen, Keith McMillen Instruments.
Jordan Rudess, Artist, Keyboard player in Dream Theater, Founder of Wizdom Music (GeoShred and other iPad apps).
Richard Devine, Notable sound designer, and modular artist.
Olivier Gillet, Mutable Instruments (Eurorack Format Synthesizer Modules).
Ean Golden, DJ, and controllerist, founder of DJ TechTools and designer of several DJ-related products.
Ableton: Gerhard Behles, CEO, and Founder. Ed Macovaz, Head of Design. Jesse Terry, Push Product Owner.
Brian Crabtree, Founder of Monome - iconic grid-based controllers and now also Eurorack products.
Moldover, Artist and controllerist, originator of several controllers and collaborative instruments.
Axel Hartmann, Product- and synthesizer designer (Matrixbrute, 20, Blofeld, Microbrute, Moog Phatty, and more)
Dorit Chrysler, Thereminist, composer, producer, and singer. Co-founder of the New York Theremin Society and America's first school for the theremin.
Native Instruments: Gösta Wellmer, Head of UI Design at Native Instruments and others.
DiViNCi, Producer, and artist.
Skinnerbox, Electronic music makers, and software designers.
The new book about modular synths, their makers, and masters. Patching secrets, performance tips, history, modules, and techniques.
PATCH & TWEAKprovides an opportunity for new and experienced users to become true masters of their modular systems by exploring, explaining, and demystifying a range of topics relevant to anyone interested in modular synths or just synthesis itself.
A cornerstone ofPATCH & TWEAKis a bouquet of inspirational interviews with significant creators and major artists. Learn about their systems, philosophies, patching secrets, performance tips, and passion for modular synthesis. Besides a comprehensive introduction to synthesis and its history, the book covers systematic sections on concepts, purpose and creative possibilities of specific modules. Enjoy colorful diagrams, presentations of both popular and rare modules, semi-modular and software, as well as techniques for patching and how to get started.
Explore and listen to the book's essential patches from artists, makers, and authors while reading. Flip the pages and load any of fifty patches from patchandtweak.com straight into the free software VCV Rack.
PATCH & TWEAKhas a foreword by Suzanne Ciani, is written by Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer, and edited by Paul Nagle.
PEDAL CRUSH - Stompbox Effects For Creative Music Making
Regular price450.00 DKK
PEDAL CRUSH explores guitar effects pedals as a tool for everyone: showing how all musicians – producers, DJs, instrumentalists, vocalists and of course guitarists – can benefit creatively from using stompboxes in different ways.
50 ARTISTS AND MAKERS
200+ TIPS AND TRICKS
The book contains everything – from starting out with a pedalboard to concepts, purpose, history and creative possibilities of specific effects and pedal types. Presentations of both popular and rare pedals, contemporary, boutique, and vintage, as well as lots of illustrated tips and tricks. PEDAL CRUSH takes the reader on a unique journey of discovery, resulting in clarity and expanded knowledge of effects pedals and their creative, musical possibilities.
Interviews with artists using effects pedals
Like in our two previous books, readers will meet a range of inspiring artists ranging from known guitar masters to creative artists. Get inspiration from Amulets, Andy Martin, Anne Sulikowski, Daniel Steinhardt (That Pedal Show), Data Choir, David Torn, Dub FX, Ed O'Brien (Radiohead), Gaz Williams, Hainbach, Jennifer Batten, Joe Barresi, Kid Koala, Lara Somogyi, Lisa Bella Donna, Lisa Molinaro, Matt Johnson (The The), Michael Britt, Nels Cline, Nick Reinhart, Sarah Lipstate, Stefan Fast, Trentemøller, Tycho, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Interviews with pedal makers and brands
We interviewed some of the pedal creators and brands who have shaped the scene: Alexander Pedals, BOSS, Chase Bliss Audio, Death by Audio, EarthQuaker Devices, Electro-Harmonix, Empress Effects, Fairfield Circuitry, Gamechanger Audio, Glou Glou, Hologram Electronics, JHS Pedals, Keeley, Meris, Montreal Assembly, Mu-Tron, Rabbit Hole FX, Red Panda, Reuss Musical Instruments, Spiral FX, Strymon, TC Electronic, and ZVEX.
Tips, tricks, and techniques
Perfect your pedal game with over 200 tips and techniques. These range from simple things like how to order your pedals, to creative ideas, such as how to create sputtering spacial glitches with gated reverb. Plus numerous personal tips from artists and makers.
The book is divided into seven main sections organized by effect type. Each section introduces technical, usable, and audible features of the effect, and ramps up from basic options to effects pedals with more advanced combinations. The seven chapters of PEDAL CRUSH all contain contemporary effects as well as historic touchpoints, vintage rarities, and "oddballs."
PEDAL CRUSH is written by Kim Bjørn and Scott Harper (Knobs) with help from a team of great editors, advisors, and journalists. Editing and additions: Mike Metlay. Assistant editor: Diana Smethurst. Additional texts and content contributions by Alex Maiolo, Dan Orkin, Peter Fernando, Stefan Fast, Andy Martin, Brian Wampler, Kristoffer Høeg, and others.