We’ve added a ‘Module Overview’ page to the site, to give a quick comparison of the various Expert Sleepers CV interface modules. If you’re unsure which is the right choice for you, this would be a good place to start.
The Sonic State podcast episode 214 says some very nice things about Silent Way, the ES-3 module, and Expert Sleepers in general. Check it out here - skip about 30 minutes in for where they start talking about Expert Sleepers stuff.
A small number of ES-1 modules are now available with aluminium front panels. The panels are also available separately, for those wishing to replace their existing acrylic panel. See the ES-1 page for ordering details.
The Expert Sleepers ES-1 Audio/CV Interface is a Eurorack module designed for use with software such as Expert Sleepers Silent Way. It connects to an audio interface using standard 1/4" jack (balanced or unbalanced) or DB25 (aka DSub) connectors, and outputs CVs to your analogue synths/effects on standard 3.5mm jacks. When used with the Silent Way AC Encoder software, there is no requirement for the audio interface to be DC-coupled.
The ES-1 offers the following advantages over directly connecting an audio interface to analogue gear for CV control:
* No requirement for the interface to be DC-coupled. * No need for special cables (e.g. TRS to TS 'floating ring' cables). * No danger of damage to the interface - the ES-1's inputs are completely standard balanced audio inputs. * Much greater output voltage range - up to 9x more than directly connecting a DC-coupled interface via a 'floating ring' cable.