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).
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)
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.