Category Archives: Mano-A-Mano

Kitchener Electronic Music Open Mic

This is the first of it’s kind in the KW area. It is starting up after the recent success of The Modulation Club events that were held at the KPL library which featured techniques on synthesis exploration.

Now it is time to check out the music of the region!

Sign up to perform or just show up and see what cool  electronics people in the KW region are making music with.

The Tri City Synthesizer Society

The Robot might even make an appearance at a future open mic!

AWH Take-over #10 One Year in Modular & Final Free Coffee

In this episode of the podcast I feature all the past episode feature artists and a bit of the modular journey that I have experienced since the last episode. If your on your journey, I hope you have a good one and can learn from some of my mistakes.

FREE Coffee #4:

The Free coffee can be found at this location. This video was just released today!

The Coffee is located on a bench at this location. If you are unfamiliar with the location this next video has the Google Maps location:

Note: The park might be hard to find but the free coffee is not if you check around the benches. If it is not there it might be gone. Thanks for playing and maybe I will do it again next summer.

 

 

 

AWH Take-over 9 Featuring Wax Mannequin & FREE COFFEE #3

In this episode of my radio take-over podcast I talk about how maybe the word “addiction” dealing with modular synth is not such a bad thing. modular synthesis is so cross-curricular it contains math, music, science, technology, etc. Maybe getting addicted to modular synth is something more people need.

The featured solo artist is one of my favourite non-eurorack artists Wax Mannequin. Check out their bandcamp page and support their music here: https://waxmannequin.bandcamp.com/

FREE COFFEE #3

Here are the clues for you to find your FREE COFFEE it is at this location:

Right at the beginning of the video is a description of where this fantastic location is. I noticed one day as I was driving past this place that a running group sometimes uses the trail for some cross-country running.  If you have no idea where this might be, the first comment in this next video will help you to find the location using google:

Note: The Coffee Chip will be placed right “over the hill where the second trail splits” so, if you have found the location and have looked around and cant find it it could mean someone has already found it. There will be another coffee hidden with the final podcast post next weekend.

Good Luck!

AWH EP 8 Featuring Donovan Stringer & FREE COFFEE #2

First the podcast. In this episode of my radio take-over podcast I talk about the “Dark Side” of Eurorack. How can you get your hands on cheap modules? And if so, at what cost? During my second hand gear dealing I came across this episodes feature artist….

The featured solo artist is SICKLE aka Donovan Stringer. Check out their soundcloud page and support their music here: https://soundcloud.com/vaesolis

FREE COFFEE #2

Here are the clues for you to find your FREE COFFEE it is at this location:

This isn’t an official location and parking isn’t the greatest. You might need to park at a nearby location and walk a bit to get to this fantastic look-out. Even if your not going for the free coffee this is a great spot to look out over the City of Waterloo. The video doesn’t do justice to how great this spot really is.

If you have no idea where this might be, the first comment in this next video will help you to find the location:

Note: There is a little bit of searching necessary so that not just any muggle walking by could find it, however if you have found the location and have looked around it could mean someone has already found it. There will be another coffee hidden with the next podcast post next weekend.

Good Luck!

 

AWH Takeover 7 featuring Jason Sharp & FREE COFFEE!

First the podcast, where I chat about what you can expect at the KPL Modular meet-ups that were happening monthly throughout the winter and about how once you get into modular you start to notice it everywhere like with this feature artist that I went to see.

The featured solo artist is Jason Sharp Check out their Bandcamp page and support their music here: https://jasonsharp.bandcamp.com/album…

FREE COFFEE #1

Here are the clues for you to find your FREE COFFEE it is at this location. One of the first stops of the Robot’s summer tour was here:

CKMS is one of the 9 wonders of the KW Region! If you are unfamiliar with the area and the station a comment in the next video (another Robot performance) will give you a Google Maps Plus code to get you to the right area.

Note: The Robot Apocalypse chip and coffee card is not in the CKMS station. You do not need to try and get in. It will be accessible to the public. If it is not easily found it probably means someone has already found it. There will be another coffee hidden next weekend.

Good Luck!

 

Free Coffee!

Starting this weekend I will be re-vising some of the sites that the Robot visited on it’s summer tour and leaving a coffee there for someone to find. Hints will be given in future posts while I’m posting my first year in Modular podcasts here on radiowaterloo.ca! So if you like coffee and free coffee and visiting cool places and geocaching visit radiowaterloo.ca often …… maybe I explain it better in this video?!?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9xasoCq1D4

Enjoy a free coffee on Mano A Mano.

AWH Takeover 6 Featuring Heidi Chan aka Bachelard

In this episode of my radio take-over podcast I talk about a few great Facebook groups your should join if you are interested in Modular Synths. I talk about a discussion I had about the Mutable Instruments Rings into Beads and I have my kids and nephew create a patch at my daughters birthday party.

The featured solo artist is Heidi Chan aka Bachelard
Check out their bandcamp page and support their music and charities here:
https://bachelard.bandcamp.com/

Check out a cool video of them performing on Frequency Freaks Youtube channel here:
   • Bachelard at the …  

This episode was broadcast on CKMS 102.7FM Radio Waterloo: Original Air Date: Mar 18th 2023

AWH Radio Take-over #3 Featuring Andrew Ostler

I think that with this radio podcast I used the same photo as with radio take-over #2. I’m going to have to come up with a better method of documenting my patches. I can tell from listening though that Plaits is the main focus of this patch again and I’m playing with the harmony manually to give it that choppy glitched out sound. I believe at this point I dont have my Moog Mavis hooked up and the bassy parts are created by the Cre8audio Chips. There is a lot of gear talk in this episode. I have become fully addicted and I want to get some cool name brand modules….like the Disting MK4, but someone is selling the MK1 used so I will start there.

The featured solo artist is Andrew Ostler.

Check out his bandcamp page here:
https://andrew-ostler.bandcamp.com/

This episode was broadcast on CKMS 102.7FM Radio Waterloo: Original Air Date: Jan 14 2023

AWH Takeover #5 Featuring Steve Castellano aka Electtronica Sperimentale

In this episode of my radio take-over podcast I just got a whole bunch of cool new modules: Pittsburgh Modular Giraffe, Intellijel Quad VCA, Expert Sleepers Disting MK1, Erica Synths Pico LFO/S&H, ADDAC Dual Filter and 4MS Row Power (not racked yet) I chat about these and try to quantize a random sample & hold in the background while talking about “The Modular Journey” that many people speak about.
The featured solo artist is Steve Castellano aka Elettronica Sperimentale. Check out his bandcamp page and support his music here:
https://elettronicasperimentale.bandcamp.com/
Check out his Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@SteveCastellano
This episode was broadcast on CKMS 102.7FM Radio Waterloo: Original Air Date: Feb 25th 2023 https://www.youtube.com/@CKMS1027FMRadioWaterloo

AWH Take-Over #4 Featuring Coy Haste aka Brad Weber

In this episode of the AWH radio take over, I’ve got my Moog Mavis connected and a second NiftyCase connected with the NiftyEars and I’m still working on a new album live on the radio while talking Modular Gear and featuring solo artists. This episode’s artist is Brad Weber aka Coy Haste from many bands that I am a fan of. To hear more of his music go to the Coy Haste Bandcamp here: https://coyhaste.bandcamp.com/

Or Check your his Youtube page for Coy Haste and Pick A Piper here:
   / @pickapipercoyhaste  

This episode was aired on CKMS:
   / @ckms1027fmradiow…  

AWH Radio Take-Over 1 Featuring Cara Leigh

In this radio podcast I was playing with my NiftyCASE and my brand new Mutable Instruments Plaits module. I was also using the Cre8Audio Chips Module and a few LFOs from the Function Junction and the behringer 150.

The featured solo artist is Cara Leigh. Check out her Youtube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/caraleig…

Check out her music at her bandcamp page here: https://caraleigh.bandcamp.com/album/…

AWH Takeover #4 featuring Brad Weber

I have moved into the second dimension with my our Modular journey and incorporated a Moog which I am exploring but an very new with. This is also an entry level Moog – The Mavis. Still very cool.  In this episode I feature Coy Haste aka Brad Weber. A super cool musician originally from Waterloo, now TO. I’m not sure that he uses Eurorack but he does have a lot of weird tech that I dont know what it does other than making great music! Check it out in the podcast here:

Then check out www.mamradio.ca for more AWH takeovers.

Visit also: Coy Haste Bandcamp

Concept Album – Death Breath

This past week on Mano A Mano we inducted another great album into the Concept Album hall of fame. This week it was another Giraffes? Giraffes! album. Their most recent which was just released this year. In addition there is something very different about this album from all past G?G! albums! Check it out in the podcast here:

If you want to find out about all the other albums featured in the background visit: www.mamradio.ca

 

AWH Take-Over with Cara Leigh

I took over the Mano A Mano show trying to create a little jam with my Eurorack to create new content for a forthcoming album. At the same time I decided to feature another solo artist Cara Leigh whom I worked with on Robot Apocalypse. If you are a huge fan of oscillators this is the podcast for you!

Little Payne – Listening Party & Concept Album Hall of Fame Induction

A week or two ago we did our first listen to the newly released Limblifter album. We made a scary discovery during the listening party that this could be the last Limblifter album. Maybe we interpreted the wording wrong. Join us, take a listen to this album. Give it a purchase – We were right, it is fantastic!

To see all the other albums that make-up the Concept Album Hall of Fame Collage visit our site here:

http://www.mamradio.ca

20 years Out of Focus

In 2002 Cyanide Kiss released their first demo CD. Created in a basement studio created with minimal effects and all running through a tape machine for playback/input separation. 20 years after this first music release Rob & Jeff McKenna combine solo audio projects Audio Boffins and All Weather haulage to create a combination track that can be heard at the Mano A Mano Bandcamp page.

Download Both albums free here:

https://manoamanoradio.bandcamp.com/album/chaac-mool