Expert Sleepers Intros Max/MSP External Objects

Expert Sleepers has announced their first Max/MSP externals.

These native Max objects support the ES-4, ES-5 and ESX-4CV modules, so it is no longer necessary to use the Silent Way plug-ins to drive these modules from Max. Continue reading

Glow In The Dark Patch Cables

Expert Sleepers has introduced a new way to pimp your Eurorack rig – glow in the dark patch cables.

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Silent Way v2 Adds 5 New Plugins, 64-Bit Support, MIDI Learn & More

Expert Sleepers has released version 2.0.0 of Silent Way, its suite of plugins designed to let you use your computer as part of a modular synthesizer system.. The plugins make no sound, but are designed to generate control voltages.

Silent Way v2.0.0 updates include:

  • 5 new plug-ins: Silent Way ES-5 Controller, Silent Way ESX-4CV Combiner, Silent Way Follower, Silent Way Learner and Silent Way Soundplane.
  • 64 bit support (OS X and Windows).
  • New GUI look.
  • Added skinning – fully customizable GUIs.
  • Added MIDI learn for easy remote control from MIDI control surfaces.
  • Added new OSC control features for trivial setup with popular OSC apps such as TouchOSC.
  • All plug-ins are now installed in a single bundle (OS X)/dll (Windows).
  • Numerous other small fixes and enhancements.

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Expert Sleepers Silent Way + Madrona Labs Soundplane + Modular Synthesizer

Here’s a demonstration, via , of the new Madrona Labs Soundplane controller being used with Expert Sleepers Silent Way to control a Eurorack modular synthesizer.

Eigenharp Control Voltage Setup, With EigenD 2 Workbench, Silent Way, ES-3 & Slim Phatty

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Eigenharpist Geert Bevin let us know about this tutorial, which looks at using an Eigenharp Pico to control a Moog Slim Phatty via control voltages:
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Expert Sleepers ESX-4CV CV Expander

Expert Sleepers has introduced the ESX-4CV CV Expander,an expansion module for the ES-4 or ES-5, adding four CV outputs from one expansion header. Using Expert Sleeper’s Eurorack Modules, you can use your computer as a powerful control voltage source with a modular synthesizer.

The ESX-4CV’s specifications are as follows:

  • Panel width: 4HP
  • Module depth: 26mm
  • Digital input: connection from ES-4 or ES-5 module
  • Analogue outputs: 4x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled
  • Output voltages: ±5.33V, hardware calibrated
  • D/A conversion: 12 bit, using high precision Analog Devices DACs
  • Indicators: 2 LEDs per channel (+ve and -ve voltages)
  • Current draw: TBC

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Announcing The ES-5 “ES-3 Expander”

Expert Sleepers has introduced the ES-5, an expansion module for the Expert Sleepers ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface.

It piggybacks on one of the ES-3’s stereo channels to provide eight gate/clock/sync/MIDI outputs on the ES-5 itself, plus further expansion headers to connect up to five ES-4 Gate Expanders.

Expert Sleepers’ Eurorack modules let you integrate computers with your modular synthesizer. They can be used with the Silent Way suite of plugins to add computer-controlled LFOs, MIDI control and more.

The ES-5 is expected to be available late March 2012.

Synthesis Technology Intros New Eurorack Modules

At the 2012 NAMM Show, Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology was at the Analogue Haven booth introducing his latest modules:

  • The E610 USB Interface is a very interesting single row Eurorack USB to CV and Gate module. It’s designed for use with software plug-ins such as the Expert Sleepers Silent Way suite. Its class compliant though – which means you should be able to hook up your Mac, PC, iPad or Android device. Gets you thinking, doesn’t it?
  • The E335 Morphing Dual LFO is a cheaper version of the SynthTech Morphing Terranium, focusing on LFO use.

Schreiber says he’s working on the ‘3.0’ version of his SynthTech company/hobby, moving to automated production with surface mount parts and mass-producing his modules to be able to deliver them more reliably.

Note: The audio is bad on the first few seconds of this video.

Video via Sonic State