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I have been obsessing about self- generating patches after browsing thru the Allen Strange book about synthesis. And have read up a few more helpful tips in this thread down at Muffs:
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31698&start=140&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
I will be exploring in this direction a bit more further.

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After three solo gigs in my belt, I have a few things that I have learned.
1. More Control leads to a more comfortable performance- I had issue on the PA on my first two stints. The signal for the Modular is considerably hot and this leads to problems receiving it in the PA. On the last gig in Subflex I was able to buy a small Mixer so that I can attenuate my signal before going to the PA. In the future I am also thinking of getting a Bass Amplifier and microphones so that the output is more controlled on my end.
2. Timing is important- On my third stint, I thought about using the timer in my phone. With it, I was able to come up with a more clearer story and I am not rushing or taking my time because I know my Time and more conscious of it. Moral of the story, bring my own clock.
3. Pre-Planning and Practice is important- One year into Modular Synthesis I am still finding ways and searching for my voice. I am still as uncomfortable when I was starting out as I am today one year down the line. The modular with it’s uneven temperament lends to an adventure in itself. Every patch/set is a journey which is hard to go back to. But it is always important for me to be able to practice and set a direction for each gig, so that I get more comfortable in my patching. Though the result will be different, at least the direction will be the same.
4. You have to suck for you to be good- I still have a long way to go and I am still not that good and still suck at times. But I am working towards a more tight and concise approach to my set. Hurrah for the local scene and it’s purveyors to let artists ( I still feel a bit uncomfortable calling myself an artist) like me a platform to release and perform my music.
5. Visuals will help in a big way to connect with the audience- More often than not, the audience wont be able to relate on what I am doing and what I am trying to accomplish on stage. A visual accompaniment on the waveforms will be a great plus so that the audience can easily identify and follow the ebb and flow of the set. This will be a few months down the road as I will work to acquire a oscilloscope for this purpose.
6. I need to record my set- This is more for me to review my set and hopefully to post in this blog.

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I was able to squirrel my way into this gig, after a few local gigs I am able to get a more solid footing and being more confident leads to a bit more controlled patching.Thanks to Calip8 for letting me play on this particular set. Hope to be able to play in the next few Subflex gigs.

SUBFLEX by Jeck Manliquez

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MUSIKO IMBENTO is a one-of-a-kind event where you can DISCOVER, LEARN and PLAY self-built musical instruments from the Philippines. Be inspired to create your own instruments using re-purposed objects like bicycle parts, electronic parts, old toys, and other odds and ends.

There will be a presentation of the different instruments, a mini workshop, raffle draw, meet-and-greet session with the instrument makers and musicians, and live performances by Elemento, Jean Paul Zialcita, Wiquwi, Inconnu Ictu, Pasta Groove, and Gentle Universe.

The event is open to everyone! Bring your family and friends. And feel free to bring your own self-built instruments for an open jam!

WIQUWI is an architect moonlighting as a sound artist. He has performed at SUBFLEX (B-Side), The Substation and La Salle School for the Arts in Singapore with Mel Araneta (PH) on improvisational sound experiments.

See you there! Please spread the word. #MusikoImbento

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MUSIKO IMBENTO invites all crafters, hobbyists, instrument builders, students, teachers, performers and supporters of self-built musical instruments in the Philippines to attend the first ever MUSIKO IMBENTO event happening on October 25, 7:00 p.m. at Sev’s Café.

MUSIKO IMBENTO is a one-of-a-kind event where you can DISCOVER, LEARN and PLAY self-built musical instruments from the Philippines. Be inspired to create your own instruments using re-purposed objects like bicycle parts, electronic parts, old toys, and other odds and ends.

There will be a presentation of the different instruments, a mini workshop, raffle draw, meet-and-greet session with the instrument makers and musicians, and live performances by Elemento, Jean Paul Zialcita, Wiquwi, Inconnu Ictu, Pasta Groove, and Gentle Universe.

The event is open to everyone! Bring your family and friends. And feel free to bring your own self-built instruments for an open jam!

This event is presented by Musiko Imbento, in cooperation with Sev’s Cafe, Elemento, Jean Paul Zialcita, Wiquwi, Inconnu Ictu, Pasta Groove and Gentle Universe. The activity is supported by Cocospheres, Espasyo Siningdikato, E.X.I.S.T., Help Lirio Salvador Fete dela WSK, Modern Junk & Artifacts, SABAW Media Art Kitchen, Synthicide, Artiste Connect, Muni PH and 98B Collaboratory.

Poster design by Pergy Acuna (Member, Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan – Ang INK)

For more information, join and LIKE Musiko Imbento on Facebook or follow @MusikoImbento on Twitter.

He will perform and present his modified modular synth and other DIY sound boxes at MUSIKO IMBENTO

mage by Amiya Velayo @ Musiko Imbento

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Image by Gian Carlo Lazaro Musiko Imbento — at Sev’s Cafe.

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