Expert Sleepers

ESX-8GT mk2 Gate Expander

Regular price $120.00

EXPERT SLEEPERS ESX-8GT Gate Expander

The ESX-8GT is an expansion module for the ES-4ES-40 or ES-5, adding 8 on/off outputs for use as gates, triggers, clocks etc. from one expansion header.
The ES-4/5 Controller software (part of Expert Sleepers Silent Way) also allows the ESX-8GT outputs to be used for DIN sync or 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. See the accessoriespage for the necessary cables. Note there is also the ESX-8MD module, which is dedicated to MIDI and DINsync duties.
* Note - the MIDI out feature is only officially supported at sample rates of 48kHz and above, though some users report success with specific hardware when running at 44.1kHz.

Specifications

The ESX-8GT's specifications are as follows:
  • Panel width: 4HP
  • Module depth: 24mm
  • Analogue outputs: 8x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled
  • Output voltages: 0V/5V
  • Indicators: LED per channel
  • Current draw: None (the module is entirely passive)
The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). For more detail, please see the user manual.

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