Summer 2017

Pailo Summer 2017 Cover

Pailo's new record is out. You can purchase it on bandcamp.

4ms Stereo Triggered Sampler


So the sampler is almost finished. Dan and Hugo are working on the last bits of code, and I keep trying to break it (and enjoy it) at the same time. It works just like you would imagine any 4ms gear would, solid, responsive, and cv over every parameter. So far I haven't even thought of reading a manual (there isn't one) because the faceplate is pretty straight forward. Recording is on the front, directly into the module (no need for a cpu), and the file system can have 600 slots accessible, not to mention the NEXT FILE function which can find any sample on the card (or not loaded to a slot).

Banks are color coded to allow the user to organize files per color, and then there are blinks that follow the color system if you need more that 100 slots. It has volt per octave cv tracking and can do it over 4 octaves, but the 4 are solid as far as keeping the sound in tune. You can also edit directly on the module. +12/-12 Db of gain, start length, end length can all be saved after you have recorded the file. Copy and paste from one slot to the other which is neat too for organizing things after you have already sampled.

This module was born out of the idea that you have a bunch of great things in your case, you design some very complex sounds and record them, then you can have those complex sounds and free up your modular to do even more. The other thought is definitely one shots and tracking pitch of sounds. All of this combined with the ability to cleanly record a sound is where this thing is going to be an amazing addition to the modular system.

Should be ready the first week in August.


There are three sound packs from Pailo in the "Downloads" section of the site. There are various drum loops, guitar riffs, organ stabs, and other things too. Enjoy!



Kill SCRN @ MOTS Portland 2017


Site Update

Working on a site update. Its been deleting a lot of stuff so I am working on the fix.

Pailo @ Moogfest 2017 MOTS



Moogfest 2017




Pailo @ 4ms Studio



Want to thank KillSCRN for letting me on his Twitch.TV channel. Video is posted below.


The first concept drawing back in 1999


MOTS September

pailo MOTS Sept

MOTS August





Sample Packs

Working on a new fun project we call Outofthebag Library. There will be sample packs released from Outofthebag including samples from Pailo playing Wurlitzer, Guitar, Synth Bass, Live Drums, Modular, and Drum Machines. The packs are clearly labeled and will be out on JumpDrive at CV. It is aimed to help students, and songwriters have more sounds, some organic and acoustic, others electronic and exploratory. Look it as a chance to use our work to help you.

Email for details.

295 Comb Filter

So i did another project two weeks ago. The 295 comb filter is basically 10 channel spectrum filter with dual outs per frequency, two outs master mix and buffered mults at the bottom of the module. It only processes audio, so there were no banana jacks. This was about 3 hours total project. It went really smooth.


Thanks Novation



Basic Synth 1 2016

259r Buchla Oscillator




Happy New Year


Volt Divers



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



Modular Interface Clinic



Basic Synth 2 Fall 2015


Basic Synth 1 Fall 2015



Dr. StrangeKnob & Pailo LP

Portland Pailo Strange

Download Pailo and Dr Strangeknob EP

Modulation and LFO Clinic

Filter and FM Clinic


Oscillator Clinic