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Expert Sleepers ESX-8GT Gate Expander mk3
£50.00

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ESX-8GT Gate Expander mk3

February 2017 sees the launch of the “ESX-8GT mk3”. Functionally equivalent to the ESX-8GT mk2, the mk3 adds illuminated jack sockets, and matches the look of the ES-8 and the other Feb’17 updates.
This page describes the ESX-8GT mk2. For the original ESX-8GT aka the ES-4 Gate Expander please see the ES-4 page.

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 theaccessories page 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.
Expert Sleepers ESX-8GT mk2 demo on Vimeo.Expert Sleepers ES-40/ESX-8CV/ESX-8GT demo from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.

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.

Other modules by Expert Sleepers | ES-1 (Jack) | ES-1 (DB25) | ES-2-2 | ES-3 mk4 Lightpipe/CV Interface | ES-4 SPDIF/CV Interface (black aluminium) | ESX-8GT Gate Expander for ES-4/ES-5 | ES-40 SPDIF Interface | ESX-4CV CV Expander | ES-5: expander for ES-3 | ES-6 mk2 CV/Lightpipe Interface | DJ-1000 MIDI/3.5mm Jack | ESX-8CV CV Expander | ES-7 CV Input Expander | DJ-1200 DINsync/3.5mm Jack | ES-5 mk3 | Floating Ring Cables | ESX-8MD mk2 | Disting mk4 | FH-1 (USB MIDI Host) | FHX-1 (expander for FH-1) | ES-8 USB Audio Interface