We're so proud to announce the updated version of the book that started it all. This new version, features more than 30 new or updated instruments - get the full details here.
The updated edition - a visual feast for both music creators and enthusiasts - features dozens of instruments, artist interviews, essays, and descriptive diagrams, and a Foreword by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.
Originally published in 2017, the first edition of PUSH TURN MOVE has sold across more than 50 countries around the world. It has served as the ultimate reference for those looking to learn more about how electronic music is made, through the eyes of its creators, toolmakers, and innovators.
PUSH TURN MOVE was the book that started it all for Bjooks, and it is truly a labor of love. At the time it was released around four years ago, Kim had no idea that it would take on a life of its own, or that it would be read by so many electronic music fans around the world. Since its original release, there have been many new innovations in the electronic music industry, so it was time for an update.
Kim personally oversaw the test-printing, color adjustments, and printing of this edition to ensure a superb quality.
The new 2021 updated edition of PUSH TURN MOVE:
Improved printing technique resulting in even more crisp and colorful images. Printed on environmentally-friendly paper - FSC - from responsible sources. For Bjooks-collectors especially: Updated spine which aligns the title with the other titles.
The book was very much up-to-date when it was first published in late 2017. However, products and people change, so therefore, some company names, and positions have been updated, while in other instances it is clearly marked when the interview was done. Also, tech advancements like Augmented Reality and Polyphonic Aftertouch are up-to-date.
- New interview with the founder of Artiphon about the Artiphon Orba
The following instruments have been added - or updated:
- Novation Launchpad X
- Haken Continuum Slim64 and ContinuuMini
- Moog’s newer semi-modulars since the Mother-32 are mentioned
- Verbos Electronics Multi-Envelope
- Ableton Live (version 11)
- Elektron Octatrack
- Make Noise Strega
- ASM Hydrasynth
- Novation Circuit Tracks (new - replaced Circuit)
- Mutable Instruments Beads (added to the Clouds-story)
- KORG Gadget
- Polyend Tracker
- KORG SQ-64
- Native Instruments Mascine+
- Modal Electronics COBALT8 and MODAL apps
- Joué Play (updated to new version)
- Sensel Morph
- Yaeltex MIDI controllers
- Special Waves Mine S (new commercial version)
- VCV Rack
- Cherry Audio Voltage Modular
- KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1
- Sensorpoint Jambé percussion instrument
- Artiphon Orba
- Neova MIDI ring
- Genki Wave ring (updated version)
- KORG Gadget VR (Virtual Reality version)
- TribeXR - VR DJ learning environment
- Mi.mu gloves (updated to current commercial version)
The Book that Started it All
PUSH TURN MOVE set the foundation for future Bjooks titles, including PATCH & TWEAK, PEDAL CRUSH, and PATCH & TWEAK with Moog, and focuses on the evolution of electronic musical instrument design. With stunning photography, illustrations, and descriptive text, the book highlights the intersection of electronic artists and the tools they use to create, such as Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), sequencers, modular synthesizers, drum machines, gestural interfaces, and so much more.
PUSH TURN MOVE also explores the design principles and techniques behind electronic music instrument interfaces and controllers, while explaining how innovative manufacturers continue to solve the challenges of visualizing and controlling sound. In addition to covering the evolution of these tools, the book also explores the current state of the electronic musical instrument industry and where things might be headed in the future.