Pailo Nebulae Sound Pack 1

So i recently made a sound pack for the Nebulae Eurorack module by Qu-Bit Electronics. After downloading the new software, I notice how great it pitch tracks waveforms while freezing the sample. This made me think about how cool the module was, and also made me want to make it cooler for other users out there in the eurorack world.

This pack includes samples from the
buchla 200 skylab, the octatrack by elektron, an 18u eurorack modular, and a Tama roakcstar mahogany drum set. They were cut down in Ableton Live and converted to mono at 44.1khz 16bit. It loads extremely fast on my unit at home, so remember the sound pack has be tested to work before uploading to the downloads page. I wanted it to be easy for all users.

In this pack there are some loops, one-shots, phrases, and other sections of music from some of my last recordings. They are recorded through a Radial Workhorse 500 series rack with PreComps, and PreEQs by radial. The signal chain then went through a RME Fireface 800 into a QuadCore Mac Mini. It took a few days to collect the samples and then convert them to a correct format for the module. If you are trying to make your own sound pack and have not had luck, remember to convert the files to 44.1khz 16bit MONO for the easiest results. I tried doing higher sample rated things, but it never seemed to load all the files the way i wanted them to sound.

If you have any problems loading the packs let me know, and i can also help you upload your firmware if you are having problems.

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

Sonic Potions DIY

So here are some shots of the Sonic Potions build. A few tips would be,

1. Start in a well lit area with plenty of table space.
2. Have a solder sucker, wire braid available in case.
3. Take your time and follow all instructions.
4. Have needle nose pliers, and sharp snips.
5. DO NOT USE the only 200ohm Resistor. Change it to 10k.
6. Choose any an ultra Brite LED color instead.
7. The LED mod allows the GATE OUTPUT JACK to truly send 5volts.
8. Enjoy the build pictures posted below....










NAMM 2015

It was great seeing all of my old friends and meeting some awesome new people this year. So many new synths and pieces of great gear to look at. It was a long road to Anaheim but after all of the flying around and setting up, it was worth it. Here are some of my shots as seen on the Instagram feed.









Great seeing old friends and new one’s at Chicago’s premier synth event KnobCon!!! Everyone was showing off amazing gear. The eurorack crowd is an amazing group of people and here are some of the shots me and a few other people took. Raul Pena from Raul’s world of Synths took the shot above with me and I/O Music Technology’s owner Guy Taylor. Below are some of my shots.









Thank You Portland x2

Thanks to everyone who came out to learn about Digital Oscillators, and folding Wavetables. I had a blast teaching, again. The next two clinics are being planned right now and the dates will be announced soon. Check here or at for more information.


Thank You Portland!

It was a great turnout and we learned a ton about modular synths. See you at the next one!!!


Basic Synthesis 2


Control Voltage
3742 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland OR 97227
1-2pm Free

Basic Synthesis 1


Control Voltage
3742 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland OR 97227

PDX Music Clinics

Some new events are starting soon hosted by Pailo and a few others from Topics range from Subtractive Synthesis, to Ableton, to Elektron workflow and tips. There are also posts on the PDXMusicClinics site about tips and tricks to get your mind into concepts that our instructors will cover.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the latests music gear, from top notch users willing to share their specialized techniques.

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...


Mattson SQ816 Looks amazing! So many variables, with tons of details mapped out on the Division 6 website. Nice to see more sequencers out.


Hats 909

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


2am Testing

Batch of cases almost finished.



Been working hard…


2row Wood

2 row wood profile


So Jared and I built this crazy case. I wanted a pinball machine. Crazy. Not completely filled yet but its getting there. Have the Optomix from Make Noise on the way.

Sound Modular is working on this new wood line. We have some great ideas. This is going to be a productive year in building cases, and getting people excited about modular synths. This is the best instrument i have ever made in my life. Can not wait until the 10 row!!! Pictures are below.

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Sound Modular is Open

So we are now officially open and selling cases. Insane!! Thanks everyone for the support and remember the cases have a 2 year warranty and endless customer support. They are looking great.


So i was taking some new shots with the camera. Thought i would share some of the finished product shots before we get the professional one’s made. This has been all of my hard work for the last year summed up in a mini pictorial. How you enjoy, and don’t forget to check out the Flickr page too.

New Beginnings

Working on the new case company. Take a look here.

Sound Modular

Hope you want to get into a nice case!


Travel Cases


This is how Sound Modular does research.

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.


More Shots


Boat104 Update

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

Boat104 Front On Couch


New Boat

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


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.

Studio208 w:Modules Front

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.

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!!


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, 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.



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!!!



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.


Aluminum Proto v1.o

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

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


Case Work Pt. 2


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


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 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.

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


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.

NAMM 2011

NAMM 2011.

All I can say is there are great people doing great things. So many good people. Thanks Shawn Cleary @ Analog Haven, Antonio @ Noise Bug, Don Buchla, Tony @ Make Noise, Scott The Harvestman, Bobby and Gur @ TipTiop, William @ WMD, Dan & Jeanot @ 4MS, Dave Smith, Justin @ Motu, Gorillabox, Reatable Team Josep & Marcus, and everyone else for such a great time at NAMM 2011. Saw some of the most interesting things. Check out some of the shots below.