4 HP
49 mm deep
Current Draw
8 mA +12V
0 mA -12V
0 mA 5V
$150 Price in €

This Module is discontinued.

Gate, Clock and Sync expander for the ES-3

The ES-5 is an expansion module for the Expert Sleepers ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface (DAC).
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 ESX-8GT Gate Expander.

  • 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 ESX-8GT (ES-4 Gate Expander) and ESX-4CV

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 Max/MSP external. 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, and can than evaluate the rest of the Silent Way suite in demo mode.


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