Expert Sleepers Intros ESX-8MD Expansion Module

Expert Sleepers has released the ESX-8MD MIDI/DINsync Expander – an expansion module for the ES-4, ES-40 or ES-5. The new module adds eight MIDI/DINsync outputs from one expansion header.

The ES-4/5 Controller software (part of Expert Sleepers Silent Way) allows the ESX-8MD outputs to be used for MIDI output (note – not just MIDI clock output, but as an actual MIDI port, capable of sending any MIDI messages). Since these outputs are driven from an audio connection, they have sample-accurate timing, which no USB MIDI interface can claim.

The Silent Way Sync plug-in would typically be used to send DINsync to the ESX-8MD, though any software capable of addressing the ES-4/5’s expansion headers, via Silent Way or the Max/MSP external, can send clock pulses to it.

Above, a demo of the Expert Sleepers ESX-8MD MIDI/DINsync Expander, here generating two different DINsync signals to control a couple of old drum machines.

Below, a demo of the Expert Sleepers ESX-8MD MIDI/DINsync Expander generating MIDI to control a Korg Volca Bass.

See the Expert Sleepers site for full details.

3 thoughts on “Expert Sleepers Intros ESX-8MD Expansion Module

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