es-5 (black aluminium panel)
price : $150.00
the es-5 is 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 six expansion modules e.g. the es-4 gate
panel width: 4hp
module depth: 49mm
digital input: connection from es-3 module
analogue outputs: 8x 3.5mm jacks, dc-coupled
output voltages: 0v/5v
indicators: led per channel
expansion 6 headers for connecting expansion modules e.g. the es-4 gate expander
current draw: tbc
the front panel is drilled for both doepfer and analogue systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). the power connector is a doepfer standard 16 way idc, with -12v furthest from
the top of the board.
note that connection to the es-3 is by a simple plug-in cable for the es-3 mk2 only. the original es-3 requires some soldering to add the required connections.
unlike the es-3 itself, the es-5 requires particular software in order to generate meaningful output signals. currently, the only such software is the 'es-4 controller' plug-in, part of expert sleepers silent
way. silent way is available in audiounit and vst formats for mac os x and windows. use of silent way therefore requires a compatible host application (daw). for pro tools users, silent way is known to work
with the fxpansion vst-rtas wrapper.
a silent way licence is not included with the es-5 - however, the es-5 controller plug-in functions in a licence-free mode, so es-5 users are not forced to buy silent way. such users can than evaluate the
rest of the silent way suite in demo mode.