Happy New Year

Frame-01-01-2016-08-57-43

Volt Divers

10570288_10205242408596542_4272696358846781542_n
1917636_10205233371090610_1453381757907975335_n

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.

Joseph.pailo@gmail.com

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

Modular Interface Clinic

12313688_756723911105976_970294511590159693_n
We had a great time December 5th @ Control Voltage. Glad everyone made it.
There is the final clinic of the year Saturday, December 19th at 1pm. See you soon.

Thanks

I just wanted to thank everyone for the support with the clinics.
If you need any information regarding the handouts, remember to
contact me at joseph.pailo@gmail.com.

Basic Synth 2 Fall 2015

12063330_739098512868516_2025758165354255241_n

Basic Synth 1 Fall 2015

12074654_734006170044417_4683899056210373077_n

12075038_734006166711084_7372084714193780272_n

Thanks to everyone who attended. See you next time.

Dr. StrangeKnob & Pailo LP

Portland Pailo Strange

Click the image for the download

Music







Modulation and LFO Clinic

13212_659985907446444_4410355303055164579_n

We have had two great back to back clinics @ Control Voltage. People are getting involved with the modular and having a great time. Remember that these classes are free, and 1 hour long. They cover basic synth concepts and there are attached notes on the Downloads Page of the information.

See you soon.

Filter and FM Clinic

11043247_646828168762218_7551576769593533341_n

Thank you Portland for the amazing response to my modular clinics. Next one is two weeks away on VCA, AM, and Envelope Generator. Don’t miss out.

Oscillator Clinic

IMG_2240

Thanks for stopping by this saturday. Two weeks from now will be Filter and FM. The download section had the Synth Basic 1 PDF.

Synth Basic 1

Another basics of synthesizers is FREE @ ControlVoltage.net this Saturday at 1pm. It is an intro class, it’s free, and you get to learn on the eurorack modular system. It’s a good time to come out, and meet some people who love the modular, and learn about some modules. There is a free download in the Downloads section called Basic Synth 1. Go and download it now!!!

See you Saturday.
Joseph

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....


IMG_2223

IMG_2224

IMG_2227

IMG_2228

IMG_2229

IMG_2230

IMG_2233

IMG_2217

IMG_2235



2015

This is a big year for music and creation. We have a few records coming out this year that are fun and a brand new take on some pop hooks. Check out the Records page for more info on the new songs. We are adding some new artists to the crew too so remember the Artist page has images of the musicians we support. Contact Joseph if you have anything you need as far as Ableton files, samples for the Octatrack, A4 syses files, and anything regarding modular synthesizers. More links can also be found on out Websites page.

Nice to see you back and hope 2015 is a blast.
Joseph

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.

IMG_2019

IMG_2025

IMG_2055

IMG_2116

IMG_2133

IMG_2137

Basic Synthesis 7

10801655_599013996876969_345286470063461924_n

10649667_604387949672907_5305137375591305036_n

Topic: Full Voices

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

http://controlvoltage.net

Summing Mixer

Worked on putting together the analog summing mixer last night. Took me a bit to get used to it but the idea of modular mixing just seems so fitting. Radial Workhorse is pretty flexible and has a great build. The modules they make are amazing too. Got the PreMax and the PreComp to start with and had amazing sounds on the first day. Its a noticeable sonic difference running all of the channels to my monitors direct. There is DSUB out on the box too which is going to be interesting patching to converters.

Basic Synthesis 6

10626671_565470410231328_2340801105535894866_n

Topic: Controllers

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

http://controlvoltage.net

Just want to say thanks for all the support Portland. Teaching
Synth Basics at Control Voltage has been a blast, and I hope this continues for a long time.


154510_585328071578895_6147376910098010044_n

Basic Synthesis 5

10606146_565471020231267_6389646518624765399_n

Topic: WaveFolding

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

http://controlvoltage.net

KnobCon

10625162_10101633744589795_76340599600717824_n

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.

IMG_1477

IMG_1496

IMG_1515

IMG_1514

IMG_1502

IMG_1513

IMG_1493

IMG_1520

Basic Synthesis 4

10514571_538800542898315_7990032982192077049_n


Topic: Sequencers

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

http://controlvoltage.net

10620567_551902401588129_8245166354269031327_n

Basic Synthesis 3

10339957_532802833498086_8256988753680674694_n

Topic: Filter and Modulation

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

http://controlvoltage.net

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 http://ControlVoltage.net for more information.

10445486_528002307311472_5608904314925012766_n

Basic Synthesis 2

SynthBasic2.jpg

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

http://controlvoltage.net

Rytm Update

They updated the OS. Better go update your machine!

Thank You Portland!

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

SynthBasic1Image.jpg

Basic Synthesis 1

10305511_518111058300597_3032123496091777349_n

Control Voltage
3742 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland OR 97227

http://controlvoltage.net

PDX Music Clinics

http://pdxmusicclinics.tumblr.com

Some new events are starting soon hosted by Pailo and a few others from Outofthebag.org. 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.