Patch & Tweak


Exploring Modular Synthesis

  • Exclusive interviews, illustrations and lots of gear
  • Hardcover with 320 pages in full color
  • 50+ patching tips

The new book about modular synths, their makers, and masters. Patching secrets, performance tips, history, modules, and techniques.

About the book

PATCH & TWEAK provides 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.

Exclusive Interviews

Meet more than 25 artists & makers, see their systems, patching tips and read about their story.

Modular Visualized

Modular concepts such as VCOs, VCFs, ENVs, LFOs, VCAs and advanced techniques categorized and visualized.

  • Foreword by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani
  • Introduction to Modular Synthesis (Harmonics, Voltage Control, etc.)
  • Formats and history (timeline and stories on the beginnings, 5U, Moog, Serge, Eurorack, Buchla, etc.)
  • Starting Points (software, semi-modular, systems, etc.)
  • Interfacing With Modular (audio in/out, MIDI, computer integration, etc.)
  • Sound Sources (VCOs, Percussion Synthesis, Sampling, etc.)
  • Sound Modifiers (VCFs, Waveshapers, VCAs & LPGs, Mixers & Attenuators, Effects)
  • Envelopes & Modulators (Envelope Generators, LFOs, Random Sources, CV Recorders)
  • Essential Utilities (Voltage Processors, Signal Routing, Multifunction Modules)
  • Notes, Clock, and Triggers (Clock Generation, Sequencers, Rythm Pattern Generators, Logic Modules, Touch Controllers)
  • Index, Glossary, Resources
  • 320 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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