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PATCH & TWEAK with Moog Pre-order



The Book for Fans of Moog and Modular Synths

PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is the ultimate resource for Moog synthesizer enthusiasts and musicians of all skill levels interested in an immersive modular synthesis experience.

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Opening with a foreword from acclaimed film score composer Hans Zimmer, this hardcover book by Kim Bjørn features 200 pages full of synthesizer techniques, creative patch ideas, sound design tips, professional artist interviews, in-depth discussions with Moog engineers, and a glimpse into the company’s remarkable history. The book’s primary focus is Moog’s well-loved line of semi-modular analog synthesizers: Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch. 

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30 In-Depth Artist & Engineer Interviews

PATCH & TWEAK with Moog brings readers inside the creative minds of composers, producers, and performing artists like Suzanne Ciani, Trent Reznor, Lisa Bella Donna, Paris Strother, Hannes Bieger, Stranger Things composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, and Moog synthesizer co-inventor Herb Deutsch in detailed interviews featuring patching tips and tricks for musicians of all skill levels.

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PATCH & TWEAK with Moog Features

  • 100+ patch and sound design tips
  • 30+ interviews with artists and makers
  • 50+ years beautifully visualized timeline of Moog instruments 
  • Introduction to modular synthesis concepts
  • Specific overviews, tips, and techniques for each Moog semi-modular instrument
  • Advanced tips and patches for more advanced modular users
  • Tips for integration with external gear and Eurorack modules
  • Interviews, patches, and tips from artists and composers
  • Insider interviews with Moog engineers and a look into the company’s factory in Asheville, North Carolina
  • The history of Bob Moog, Moog Music, and the many Moog synthesizers
  • Big, colorful, and square: 200 pages, hardcover
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PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is the result of more than a year of extensive collaboration between Moog employees, author Kim Bjørn, editor Mike Metlay, electronic music icons, and established and emerging artists.

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PATCH & TWEAK with Moog has the same big and square format as our first three books and is also the first in a series with a specific focus. We cut down on the number of pages to create a more affordable, but still immensely interesting entry to our books, and passion for electronic music instruments, their makers and masters.  

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Get stories, inspiration, and hands-on patch tips from Trent Reznor, Mark Isham, Suzanne Ciani, and Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein – as well as Denys Andriyanov of Woo York, Hannes Bieger, King Britt, Daedelus, Danz, Drum & Lace, Bana Haffar, Lightbath, LP Giobbi, MACK, Daniel Miller, mini bear, Mylar Melodies, Noir Et Blanc Vie, Sarah Schachner, Paris Strother of We Are KING, Synth Witch, Therminal C, Adrian Younge, and Moog luminaries Herb Deutsch, Hideki Matsutake, and Lisa Bella Donna.

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The PATCH & TWEAK with… Series from BJOOKS covers:
• Creative music-making with the latest electronic music gear
• Illustrated tips and tricks, complete with example patches
• Artist and maker interviews with information you can put to use
• Ideas for expanding and improving your setup

Pricing and Availability

PATCH & TWEAK with Moog offers a detailed look at semi-modular synthesis, based around the Mother-32, Subharmonicon, DFAM, Grandmother, and Matriarch. Get creative and get inspired with over 100 tips, tricks, and patches for musicians at all skill levels… and lovers of everything Moog. Pre-Order now.

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Immersive Audio eBook by Sound Particles



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Immersive Audio eBook by Sound Particles

Sound Particles Releases the First eBook on Immersive Audio. Sound Particles, well known for their 3D audio software, just released a free eBook entitled “All You Need To Know About 3D Audio”, with the goal of helping professionals around the world to transition into the immersive audio field.

This eBook is Packed with Knowledge

  • Stereo & Surround  (the foundations for 3D audio)
  • Channel-Based Audio (e.g. 7.1.2, 12.0, 22.2)
  • Object-Based Audio (e.g. Dolby Atmos)
  • Ambisonics (and High Order Ambisonics)
  • Binaural (3D sound over headphones)

With this new eBook, sound enthusiasts will be able to find all the answers they’re looking for in a detailed, complete and easy to read guide.

Immersive Sound is the next big thing in audio. Cinema, TV, VR/AR, Videogames, Music, Installations – everyone is moving to 3D audio as a way to immerse audiences and improve their experiences. However, 3D audio brings new concepts and some new/old technologies that professionals may not understand at first, with buzzwords such as 7.1.2, VBAP, 22.2, objects, beds, B-format, AmbiX, ACN, SN3D, HRTF, HRIR. This eBook summarizes the most relevant information on this topic, covering channel-based audio, object-based audio, Ambisonics, and binaural.

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3D Sound is the future, and the last big challenge in audio,” says Nuno Fonseca. “Yes, it may be a little confusing for someone to understand all the formats that currently exist, but the goal of this eBook is to give people the initial push, allowing everyone to start working on this new creative field.”

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About the Author

Nuno Fonseca (PhD) is the founder and CEO of Sound Particles company, and the creator of Sound Particles software, a 3D CGI-like audio software.

Former university professor (computer science and music technology areas), Nuno is the author of the Portuguese book “Introdução à Engenharia de Som” (“Introduction to Sound Engineering”), co-author of the Portuguese book “Desenvolvimento em iOS” (“iOS Development”), and author of more than 20 papers regarding audio research.

About Sound Particles Company

With a vision to use the power of computer graphics applied to sound, Sound Particles creates unique software used by top videogame companies and all major Hollywood studios in productions such as “Star Wars 9”, “Frozen II”, or “Game of Thrones”.

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Ableton Ideas and Offers for Making Music at Home



Ableton Ideas and Offers for Making Music at Home

Ableton Ideas and Offers for Making Music at Home

Ableton updated their Ideas and Offers for Making Music at Home (Update: April 8, 2020)

Ableton reduced the price on all editions of Live by 30%. This offer includes new licenses as well as upgrades. Log in to see your available upgrades.

In collaboration with Max for Cats and Sonic Bloom, Ableton made the Stray Cats Collection, a free Pack of Max for Live devices. (Note: this Pack requires Max for Live, which is included in Live Suite or available for purchase for Live Standard.)

Ableton’s book, Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, is temporarily free to download in, and .epub format.

With Loop delayed until 2021, we’ll bring a bit of that community to you at home. Ableton is planning three days of curated live streams and daily music-making challenges, as well as a place to discuss the process of making music and share results. Save the dates: April 24-26.

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The Live 10 trial period has been temporarily increased to 90 days, giving you more time to play with all the features of Ableton Live Suite. Active trials will automatically be extended. And anyone who has used the trial before can now use it again.

The Spectral Textures Pack is now free. New sounds can bring new ideas, so we’ll be offering more free sounds soon.

Our Learning Music and Learning Synths websites are free resources that run on any internet-connected device running a modern web browser. These sites offer an interactive introduction to music-making concepts.

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SFXtools Releases Books & Magazines



Books & Magazines by SFXtools

SFXtools (Affiliate Link) is proud to present “Books & Magazines” (Affiliate Link) featuring 276 high-quality SFX recordings captured from different size of books and type of magazines and perfectly labeled according to the nature of the recording such as turning and flipping pages, drops, sliding across, set downs, pickups, open and closes, handling, moving around on bookshelf, put on table and more!

All of the samples have been pre-cleared and are 100% original & royalty-free for your use without any additional licensing fees and comes with an incredible sample rate of 192kHz/24bit to give you the best quality for extreme pitch-shifting and FX processing while keeping a top-notch level of clarity and precision. Recorded with Rode NT1-A, NTG3 and Sound Devices MixPre6 II, and perfectly labeled to make it easy for you to use them and ready to combine with the other sources.

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The library is perfectly suited to post-production, game audio, movies, documentaries, advertising, or any kind of cinematic projects requiring high definition source recordings.

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