New album release : theboywhochosethesea - the seas beyond the stars

Today we're delighted to welcome Oxford-based producer theboywhochosethesea to the Expert Sleepers roster, with his new release 'the seas beyond the stars'.

Nightshift Magazine described it as
a warm, soothing musical balm set away from the grim reality of pandemics, corruption and the wars of angry, inadequate little men

theboywhochosethesea says this is
A collection of pieces that mainly started out as sketches written on piano, these were then programmed into the Digitakt and fleshed out on a modular system. The final tracks mix sequenced parts with live playing, the piano and granular sounds from the Disting EX blending with typical modular bleeps and arpeggios, backed by percussion sounds built from a variety of noise sources.

Available as a cassette or digital release. The cassettes should be shipping out in the next week or so.

Listen now.


disting mk4 firmware v4.22 released

Version 4.22 of the disting mk4 firmware is now released. This update contains two new algorithms - Frequency Shifter and Phase Shifter - and a number of other enhancements and fixes.

Download the new firmware from here.



Silent Way v2.11.0 released (macOS)

Silent Way v2.11.0 is released, including native support for Apple M1 computers.

Download the update (or demo) from here.

disting EX firmware v1.13 released

Version 1.13 of the disting EX firmware is now released. This update adds the Convolver algorithm, and includes some significant enhancements to the Augustus Loop algorithm.

Download the new firmware from here.




New module: CVM-8 now available

We're delighted to announce a new Eurorack module, the CVM-8.

The CVM-8 is an eight channel CV to MIDI and CV to I2C converter. Its two independent MIDI ports can be used with any MIDI device via 5 pin DIN or TRS 3.5mm jack breakouts, or connected directly to other Expert Sleepers modules via their MIDI breakout headers.

Compatible Expert Sleepers modules include the disting mk4, FH-2 and ES-9 (MIDI only) and the disting EX (MIDI and I2C). Compatible breakouts include the MIDI Breakout and the Tiny MIDI Breakout.

The CVM-8 also sends on the Select Bus, so no wiring is required to drive, for example, the disting EX.

As an added bonus, the module provides I2C-to-MIDI functionality.

The CVM-8 is available immediately, stock permitting - see
Where To Buy.



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