disting mk4 now shipping

We're delighted to announce that the disting mk4 is now shipping. They should start popping up in stores around the world from this week onwards.


disting mk3 firmware v3.8 released

Version 3.8 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released. This adds a Crossfade/Pan algorithm and a Clocked Audio Playback mode.

Download the new firmware from here.




Announcing the disting mk4

NAMM 2017 - we're delighted to announce the next generation of the disting module - the disting mk4. The mk4 builds on the previous mk3 and adds these new features:
  • a dot matrix display, making menu navigation, parameter selection etc. a breeze.
  • a front panel accessible MicroSD card slot.
  • compatibility with the Macro Machines Storage Strip.
  • an internal precision clock allowing new algorithms such as a tuner, and pitch and frequency references.
The new version is largely software-compatible with the mk3, and the intention is to continue releasing new features for both the mk3 and mk4 in parallel.

The disting mk4 is expected to be available early March 2017. Pricing TBD.

disting mk4 prototypes

disting mk3 firmware v3.7 released

Version 3.7 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released. This adds software emulation of the ES-1 and ES-2 modules, a new 'favourites' mechanism, and various other enhancements and fixes.

Download the new firmware from here.






disting mk3 firmware v3.6 released

Version 3.6 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released. This is mainly a maintenance release to fix a couple of issues, but some small new features are also added.

Download the new firmware from here.

disting mk3 firmware v3.5 released

Version 3.5 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released. In addition to some important bug fixes for the SD playback modes, this version adds a new Bit Crusher algorithm.


Download the new firmware from here.

disting mk3 firmware v3.4 released

Version 3.4 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released. This adds MIDI file playback (from SD card) modes, as well as significant improvements to the audio file playback features. It also adds algorithms for interfacing Eurorack with Buchla standard synths.


Download the new firmware from here.

disting mk3 firmware v3.3 now released

Version 3.3 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released, adding the much anticipated SD card audio playback feature. Three sample playback algorithms are provided, offering various sample selection, pitch and retriggering options.

This update also adds two other new algorithms - a vocoder, and a version of the precision adder algorithm with fractional voltage offsets. The latter is largely intended to make it simple to achieve semitone offsets when processing pitch CVs.



Download the new firmware from here.

Squinky Labs disting firmware now mk2 compatible

Squinky Labs (Bruce Frazer & Lloyd Cole) have updated ThisThing - their complete alternative firmware for the disting module - to support the disting mk2.

Downloads, installation instructions and source code are all here.

Discussion and videos are here.


disting mk3 firmware v3.2 now released

Version 3.2 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released - download it from here.




disting mk3 firmware v3.2 showing at NAMM

At NAMM ’16 we’ll be showing the new firmware v3.2 for the disting mk3 module, to be released immediately after the show.

New features include
- a clockable ping pong delay effect.
- 10 envelope generator algorithms, including clockable envelopes, dual envelopes and combined envelopes/VCAs.
- quantised and unquantized random voltage generators.
- random trigger generators.

We’ll also be showing an experimental new firmware version that allows WAV file playback from the MicroSD card slot normally used for firmware updates.

The release will be announced on the forum thread here. Come and see the new features for yourself at Booth #5000.

Squinky Labs releases alternative disting firmware

Squinky Labs (Bruce Frazer & Lloyd Cole) have released ThisThing - a full alternative firmware with 16 new algorithms for our disting module.

Downloads, installation instructions and source code are all here.

Discussion and videos are here.


Announcing the disting mk3

We’re proud to announce a major update to our popular disting Eurorack module - the disting mk3.

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The main changes as compared to the disting mk2 are:
* Smaller - now 42mm deep (from 53mm)
* Over 50% less power consumption - now 70mA combined draw (from 148mA)
* User-updatable code - via Micro SD card
* More algorithms - no longer limited to 16
* More functionality - new encoder and push buttons give more control options

New algorithms shipping with the disting mk3 include a voltage controlled delay, a tape delay, and a resonator/drum synthesizer. Many existing algorithms have been enhanced - with extra parameters, manual tap tempo (for the clockable LFO and delay modes), and a ‘knob recorder’ function. Refer to the updated user manual for details.


The disting mk3 is expected to ship in November 2015.

disting mk2 now shipping

A new batch of distings are starting to ship this week. These are ‘mk2’ versions, offering over twice the delay time in Clockable Delay/Echo mode - now over 1600ms.

disting video competition - we have a winner

The winner of the “win moar distings!” competition was mylarmelodies, who produced an epic 38 minute tour of all 16 of the disting’s functions. Congratulations to him, and please enjoy the result:

Competition: win moar distings!

Announcing the Expert Sleepers 'best disting video' competition!

We want to see the best video of a disting being used in a modular setup. Large or small, east coast or west, just doing something cool. Bonus points for showing off the illuminated jack sockets!

Entries should be posted to YouTube and/or Vimeo, and then let us know about them.

1st prize - two more distings!
runner up prize - one more disting!

Closing date: August 1st 2014. Judged solely by myself, Os. Judging of "best" may or may not take into account number of views. Judge's decision is final!

New module: the disting

We’re delighted to announce a new Eurorack module - the ‘disting’.

The disting is a 16-in-1 multifunction module, offering a variety of CV and audio processes, including a selection of oscillators
(LFOs/VCOs), in a compact 4HP package.

Unlike all previous Expert Sleepers modules, the disting is in no way reliant on a computer connection - it's a normal, standalone module.

Available now from all the usual stores.

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