ESX-8GT Gate Expander mk3

£50.00

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Description

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 the accessories 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.

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.