Buchla Eurorack Adapter Mod

So I have a 40HP eurorack adapter from BEMI.
It came with 5 - 3.5 to banana. Seems after a few
weeks, i needs more banana to 3.5 converters.

Before mod
And so I took the tini jack pairs and made them; tini - 3.5 - banana with a diode to
make voltage DC (which i copied from BEMIs 3.5-banana).

After Mod

Module Panel Mods

Check out all the BLOG post’s below featuring Pailo’s panel mods. It’s been some tough work but some of these panels are turning out pretty sweet. Was getting tired of the metal look of the case and wanted everything to be a little more custom. Been talking to the guys around the shop and trying to get people’s opinions. Let me know what you think...

Cool DIY Site

http://www.modular.fonik.de

Looked kinda interesting.

Hats 909

http://www.tiptopaudio.com/ht909.php

And this is another want! Already have the 808 modules.
Own the 606. Guess this is the only parts i am missing.

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Flight Case Work

All I can say is here is about 4 days of straight work.
Muchos $$$ in parts. Here we go. Shots of flight 208 in production.
Wood faceplate in zebrawood.



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More Shots

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Boat104 Update

A few more sneak peak shots of the Boat104 from Sound Modular.

Boat104 Front On Couch

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New Boat

Sneaker shot of the new line the Boat104 from Sound Modular…………….

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New Batch

Working on the next batch of cases. Getting excited. We are trying out a new Ramp208 version that should look really clean and nice. We are moving toward a late March thru April date of having cases again. Our first runs sold fast, and we are moving to make another run. They are extremely hard to make but are very rewarding once they are finished. The labor of love for musical gear and to share it with others, what joy. More news to come on the SoundModular front.

New Company Launch

I am proud to announce Sound Modular is officially open for sales! We have three unique lines and will have all of the photo’s online of our new cases in the next two weeks. Right now the Studio208 is released, but we are taking pre-orders with a 4-6 week delivery time. Check back here and at the Sound Modular website for stock and availabilities.

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Power Supplies

Building some power supplies. Working all the time to get all these parts down. Ordering from Mouser, and DigiKey get crazy. Lots of time soldering small components. All of this because I love to make sounds with my modular synth and want to share the experience with everyone. We are going to have one of the most original line of cases out the world has ever seen. Some bench shots.

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Sound Modular

My new company starts December 1st, 2011.
Hope you all enjoy.

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Can't Wait

Cases are being assembled. I will start taking orders December 1st. Cannot wait to show everyone the new design. It looks professional. Hopefully by the end of 2012 the case will be full of friends. Modules of my own I mean. The first design is underway with Livid helping me out so much. Thank you again and again to all of my friends helping see this case come together. The sneak peak shots look good and i cannot wait to show the world!!

Update

There are a ton of new things on the horizon for Outofthebag, and Pailo. Sound Enclosures will be rolling out in the next two weeks. Case orders will be taken on the new site. I cannot believe this is really going to happen. Three months of solid work, and a few module builds and bus board builds later, a company is popping out. I have leaked some photo’s on the Flickr page, and here on the BLOG but you will not even be prepared for the final look. This is very exciting.

Finishing helping a friend engineer a record in the studio too. That is why there hasn’t been many updates here on the site. You can always see the clinics @ Switched On, and the classes @ Dub Academy start about every 4 weeks.

Email me if you want to buy a Eurorack case.

More Case Magic

As posted on muffwiggler.

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Proto V2.o

Here are a few more shots with the cables tied down, and some modules inside and working. 1.5 amp, very cool running with 7 modules so far. Getting ready to let it run all night and then will fill it tomorrow. There will be more shots as usual. Don’t have an official release date but they will be ready soon hopefully. There will be 2 and 3 row available at first and then I will be releasing other cases as 2012 progresses. It is a very exciting time for Outofthebag.org, and for Pailo as an artist. Breaking new ground. You can see Pailo’s modular synth set this Saturday @ 7pm @ ND for 5$ with free red bull. Drink two, and its like getting for free to see me.

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Proto V2.o

So i finished the second case. I’m feeling a wave of excitement and gratitude all over. To all my friends at 4MS, Livid, Bubblesound, Switched On, and Fletch…..THANKS! Also thanks to all the friends that are supporting this creation. My last month of thought has gone into the planning of an enclosure company. Really wanted to make something different, and when I get all my friends involved, great things happen. I will post a spoiler photo or two, but remember it is not 100% finished. The 3rd proto-type will be a lot closer. I still have to get cable tied mounts, and a few things at the store today. Hope you like the pictures. Please comment on this post so I know how you feel about the design, or what you think would help the project out. Wood end caps will be added soon, and some finishing touches. Enjoy!!!

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DIY Case

4ms Distros made by me. Not too bad, but really great learning experience. I recommend it to anyone looking to sharpen their solder skills. The power supplies are switching (that people say are noisy but the are not) and not to expensive. I use one supply per two rows, and have two supplies in the three row case. Finally made the rails levels, and learned a few cool tricks for fitting the modules without any uneven spots.

If anyone needs help let me know.

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Aluminum Proto v1.o

Really cool secret stuff going down. Can’t wait to share these ideas with everyone. Soon.

AMSynth.co.uk

Looks pretty sweet. AmSynth is in the UK. Under the radar.

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Case Work Pt. 2

Cases:

2 Row (Flight 208 Model) 475$ Approx
3 Row (Flight 312 Model) 615$ Approx
4 Row (Flight 416 Model) 845$ Approx

Specs:

104HP Vector Size Rows 3mm Screws
BubbleSound 1.5Amp Power Supply
Per Row
4MS Distro 1.1 Boards w/5 Volt Rail
14G Wire Throughout Case
Fuse Holder w/Extra Fuse
Hand Built in the USA

These cases could power one skiff extra for every row if you were not using all metasonix modules. Giving this much room for power will be unlike any other company on the market. These supplies should be able to handle a large array of modules. Testing is in two weeks. The first run will be ready by late October. Ordering will be through Outofhtbag.org with Paypal, and Switched On Music Electronics in store.

Other thoughts I have had lately have been of a plain 25/37 key CV controller. Cheap. Like 200$. That would be a winner too. Maybe one to match the cases? Few other option ideas are to let customers choose their own LED colors inside the case, and to give a 4hp front power panel special edition option. Other options later will be case colors including Red, Blue, Green, Wood Grain. Optional wood finished inside panel which can include 3 sets of multiples. Last option was to do a dual 3” speaker onboard option so you could plug the case power cable in and use the built in speakers!

Possible Add Ons:

*Colors (Red, Blue, Green, WoodGrain) (add 40$)
*Internal LED Colors (No Charge)
*4HP Special Edition Front Power Panel (add 40$)
*Interior Finish Panel w/ Multiples (add 60$)
*On Board Dual 3” Speakers (add 100$)
*Matching 25 or 37 Key CV KeyBoard (add 200$/300$)

These ideas, prices, and thoughts are subject to change at any time, and not all of the options may become available.

Case Work Proto v1.o

Here is my first adventure into custom cases. Built the bus boards and did a ton of work to get this project off the ground. I could not have done it without the help of all of my friends including Dann, Jeanot, David, and Justin. Thanks also to all the people @ Switched On who support everything I do, and the guys @ Dub Academy for letting me perform last night @ the ND with the new case. Pictures below. Took four days of work, and about 16 hours of learning.

Next run will be the v2.o, v3.o (Models, Flight 208: Flight 312) and will test the Bubblesound power supply 1.6 with the 4ms Distro 1.1. This will be a lot more work but will be the highest rated mA case out on the market (1.5A per single row) for the best price. First run will be about 12, and then a bigger run will follow. Hope everyone digs the hard work. These will be 104hp vector rails, and thinking about doing the tap strips instead of the sliding nut. After the first two runs of 2 row and 3 row I will look into doing a 4 row. All handles will be low profile and not interfear with the the stacking of cases. Also thinking about putting the power on a 4hp panel for stacking purpose also. still more to think about.

The first run looks to be about 6 weeks from completion. Hope to finish sooner.

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Power Rails

Solder all morning to finish the power rails. No injuries to report which is good news. Lots of measuring.

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Case Building

Working on cases and prototypes this weekend and all next week. Hope to have the images up by next week so you can see what i have been working on.

There will be 4 colors including silver, black, blue, yellow, and red. All ATA flight case ready with two rows of 88hp vector rails. The power supplies should be ready after my first test.

I used a pedal train case to do my first prototype, and then we will move into the standard size. Right now i will only be working on one size until i can find a better bigger case option.

Stay tuned for more. Thanks 4MS, Bubblesound, and Fletch.

Trash Audio

Thanks Trash Audio for the great time @ the 2011 Synth meet in LA. We had a blast being there and got to see some great new products. There are 12 modules surfacing by the end of the year by some major manufactures. The new Malekko Joystick Axis is super badass. That and the Pittsburgh Modular Generator expander are on the top of my list. Also love 4ms’s new PEG. So many new things that make me excited.

Thanks everyone.

4MS Noise Swash

Here with another module that is crazy sweet. The Noise Swash, from 4MS combines a sound shaper/filter with pulse/time generation, and oscillator. Through time I still believe it does even more than that. With a 10 turn potentiometer, it is great for live performance and manipulation in real time. The tone knob shape has made it a filter like module that sounds more extreme in bending and shaping. Keep in mind, I have owned the module for a year and am still finding new things all the time. Try running a sequencer clock with it. It’s crazy!

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Pittsburgh Modular Generator

http://pittsburghmodular.com/index.html

We will be selling Pittsburgh Modular @ Switched On. Great people, making crazy modules. We are excited about this one. The Generator is composed of a dual triangle core oscillator, and has four inputs, and three outputs. Broken down, the inputs are voltage inputs, two oscillator shaping points, an external with switch routing for modulation controls, and a cv input to control the rate of the Generator. The outputs are oscillator 1 out, oscillator 2 out, and an oscillator 1 out again at the bottom. This module is great for feedback, and FM dives.

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4MS Atoner

Built the Atoner from 4MS the last two days. Took me about four hours. Thanks Michael and Dann for all the help. You guys helped to make this possible. Been watching you two solder and taking mental notes for almost a year now. Took my first steps.

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The Atoner by 4ms is killer. It can create quantized melodies, clock/trigger outputs, pitch shifting/jumping harmonics, cv mixer, and the nomal crazy sounds you get with 4MS gear. Pair it with a Noise Swash to get even crazier sounds.

http://www.4mspedals.com/euroatoner.php

Good Times.

Eurorack Demo June 27th, 2011

June 27, 2011 @ Switched On
Eurorack Modular Demo Featuring:
Stere Rightnour - Livewire Synthesizers/ Monorocket
Dann Green -
4MS Pedals
In-Store Demo From Both Companies!

Hosted By: Joseph Pailo & Guy Taylor
7pm-8pm FREE

VCAMixer

4mspedals.com

Wow is all I can say. Amplitude Modulator, Mixer, VCAx4, Modulation Router, and Matrix for dynamic creation based on voltage. Insane fun. Too much for me to handle. Switched On is the first store to carry them. We are the only one’s to carry the black one’s too! Thanks to 4MS (dann and jeanot) for bringing them in and keeping me in mind. Please do not ask me for the “black one”. They are only for the select few :P Plus I sold my two already.

We have 4MS and Livewire Electronics in store
June 27th, 2011 for a free clinic! That’s right! FREE!! So come down, meet some new people, and find out what modular synthesizers are all about.

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The Harvestman

The Harvestman stuff is amazing. Saw this module @ NAMM. The Piston Honda is a wavetable oscillator. Check the site for more details on these great products.

http://www.theharvestman.org/1991.php

Module Madness

Ahhh yea. Case number two being designed right now.

http://www.cwejman.net/vco-2rm.htm

Noise Swash

This thing is one of the craziest machines i have ever played with. From liquid sounds, to drum rhythms, to noise the Noise Swash from 4ms is really deep. Not something easy to get used to.

Link to 4ms

Make Noise

Want I want for the holidays comes from Make Noise and Malekko.

ADDAC

http://andregoncalves.info/addac/

New Synth modules. ADDAC. Looks interesting

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Malekko NoiseRing

NoiseRing

This piece has amazing time ability. Add this and a clock divider, and you have a great timing module that can control your modular. You can write drums, trigger sequencers, and time LFO’s with this module. It also does more. 250$

A-109 Module

The Doepfer A-109 is a module that has a VCA, VCF., and Panner all in 1. It’s about 175$ and is a useful module to add if you are building a basic, inexpensive synth. This with a good VCO (A-110) 199$, Envelope (A-140) 95$, and an LFO module (A-145) 90$ would do it all. That’s 600$ (plus a case monorocket.com). My guess if you build your own power supply, or get the cheapest Doepfer one that’s a 700$ analog modular.

http://www.analoguehaven.com/doepfer/a100diy2/

The more I read into modular, the better it gets