BJOOKS new in Om Sound assortment

Bjooks mission is to create exciting books about music technology, artists and makers to document, inspire and explore the wonderful world of music creation. The following books are available:

PATCH & TWEAK is a comprehensive look at modular synthesizers. It explores how to build them, how to use them, and how to get the most out of them, with beautiful illustrations and step-by-step tutorials with easy-to-read patch diagrams.

  • Over 700 Modules
  • 38 Interviews with artists and module creators
  • Hundreds of tutorials, tips, and tricks
  • Foreword by synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani
  • 368 colorful pages printed on high-quality certified-ecofriendly paper
  • Hardcover format (9.8″ x 9.8″ / 25 x 25 cm)

PATCH & TWEAK is recognized worldwide as the definitive overview of modular synthesis and its tools and techniques. It combines a systematic exploration of the components of synthesis with a comprehensive reference guide to modules and their interactions. Starting with basic concepts, the book literally takes an empty frame and gradually fills it with modules of all kinds, describing their functions in detailed yet understandable terms. Over 700 modules from dozens of manufacturers have their moment to shine, and luminaries of synthesis fill the book with their particular methods, patches, and viewpoints through a wide range of interviews.

Thousands of modular synthesists – beginners and experienced musicians alike – have widened their horizons and deepened their understanding with PATCH & TWEAK. Now it’s your turn.


PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is half creative inspiration and half loving celebration. Dive deep into the possibilities of five Moog semi-modular synthesizers, while celebrating all things Moog.

  • Featuring the Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch
  • Over 30 exclusive interviews with artists, designers, and Moog staff
  • Dozens of example patches with hundreds of programming tips
  • Foreword by award-winning composer Hans Zimmer
  • 198 colorful pages printed on high-quality certified-ecofriendly paper
  • Hardcover format (9.8″ x 9.8″ / 25 x 25 cm)

PATCH & TWEAK With Moog is a practical guided tour and learning resource for Moog’s five semi-modular instruments the Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch. Clear tutorials and inspiring example patches cover each of these Moog instruments in detail – then combine them with one another and with third-party synthesizer modules to expand their power.


PEDAL CRUSH is the ultimate guide to effects pedals and their creative use. If you run a guitar, bass, keyboard, or other instrument through stompboxes, PEDAL CRUSH will open new doors for you in ways you never imagined.

  • Over 800 Pedals
  • 50 Interviews with artists and pedal makers
  • 200+ Tips and tricks to get the most out of your pedalboard
  • Foreword by master guitarist (and pedal crusher) Steve Vai
  • 376 colorful pages printed on high-quality certified-ecofriendly paper
  • Hardcover format (9.8″ x 9.8″ / 25 x 25 cm)

PEDAL CRUSH is a trip into the expansive, eclectic, and mesmerizing world of effects pedals. These addictive little boxes have long since transcended their modest beginnings, maturing into truly creative tools for every kind of musician.

This book examines the stompbox phenomenon as a means of creative expression and personal sound shaping. Bursting with color photos and illustrations, it systematically covers over 800 pedals – from vintage to cutting edge, from the essential to the exotic, from popular classics to boutique wizardry. PEDAL CRUSH also dives deep into techniques, tips and tricks, pedalboards, software, and more. If you have a crush on pedals, this book will document your love affair like none other.


PUSH TURN MOVE is an utterly unique and unprecedented book. With beautiful pictures, insightful essays, and fascinating interviews, it teaches how electronic musical instruments are designed for the special needs of the most expressive, lyrical, and demanding things in the music world: human beings.

  • Hundreds of electronic instruments going back over 100 years
  • Over 45 interviews with designers and artists
  • Dozens of essays and diagrams showing the beauty of instrument design
  • Foreword by world-famous electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre
  • 352 colorful pages printed on high-quality, certified-ecofriendly paper 
  • Hardcover format (9.8″ x 9.8″ / 25 x 25 cm)

PUSH TURN MOVE features hundreds of photos and diagrams, dozens of interviews with designers and artists, and eye-opening essays on history, philosophy, design, and user experience. With clear writing and stunning photography, it builds a bridge between abstract design concepts and the feelings we have when we touch our music… between technology and humanity. Science, engineering, passion, and inspiration come together in a unique look at the special bond between instrument and player. PUSH TURN MOVE is a love letter from human to machine that has to be experienced to be believed.

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