The ES-5 is an expansion module for the Expert Sleepers ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface, ES-8 USB Audio Interface or ES-9 USB Audio Interface.
It piggybacks on one of the host module'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 ESX-8GT Gate Expander, the ESX-8CV CV Expander or the ESX-8MD MIDI/DINsync Expander.
- Width: 4hp
- Depth: 49mm
- Power: 8mA@ +12V / 0mA @ -12V
- 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-5 Controller' plug-in, part of Expert Sleepers Silent Way, and our Max/MSP external (see below).
- Silent Way is available in AudioUnit, VST & AAX formats for Mac OS X and Windows. Use of Silent Way therefore requires a compatible host application (DAW).
- 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.