Push Turn Move

$83.00

New book on electronic music gear

  • Unique interviews, illustrations and lots of gear
  • Hardcover with 352 pages in full color
  • Includes Midi Fighter and DJ TechTools content
Meet the artists, designers, makers and their instruments, See how they shaped the electronic music world. Written by Kim Bjørn and Mike Metlay. READ OUR REVIEW

About the book

Richly illustrated with photos, illustrations, and prototypes, and with a foreword by electronic music visionary Jean-Michel Jarre. It celebrates the art & science of interface design in electronic music within the mysterious link between player and machine.

Artists, Brands & More

Meet artists Dorit Chrysler, Suzanne Ciani, Richard Devine, DiViNCi, Laura Escudé, Ean Golden, Axel Hartmann, Larry Heard, Roger Linn, Keith McMillen, Moldover, Jordan Rudess, Dave Smith, Tatsuya Takahashi, and more, along with well-known industry brands.

Unique Illustrations

Dive into the ideas behind gear like synths, drum machines, sequencers, DJ equipment, DAWs, and iOS apps. Explore sections on design principles, control elements, sound visualization, and concepts such as grids, MPC, multitouch, modular, and much more.

Chapters:
  • Foreword by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Sound: How is sound visualised 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 organise 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 visualising 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.
Facts:
  • 350 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.

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