Download the new firmware from here.
The album makes heavy use of the disting EX for sample playback and audio looping.
Cassette version available in a limited edition of 100.
Available now exclusively from Bandcamp.
Expert Sleepers' Andrew Ostler will be a panellist for the 'Modular Technology and Sound Innovation' discussion.
Download from the downloads page.
The disting EX is a multifunction Eurorack module, building on the rich legacy of the previous disting incarnations, which can operate as
- two souped-up disting mk4s, or as
- a single powerful module in its own right.
Brand new features for the disting EX include an eight voice polyphonic sample (WAV) player, a powerful stereo tape delay (based on our own Augustus Loop), and a dedicated WAV recorder mode.
When acting as two disting mk4s, the disting EX offers these advantages:
- Higher sample rate (96kHz)
- Much more RAM (so all delays, reverbs etc. can be much longer)
- Lower latency when triggering samples (now 700µs)
- And of course, an OLED display.
The module ships with a MicroSD card containing some excellent samples and wavetables from our friends at Spitfire Audio, Goldbaby and Adventure Kid.
The disting EX is available immediately. Please visit your local modular store (virtually - sadly it's unlikely that any actual physical stores are open right now) to order.
Our first release is from the Edinburgh-based producer Summer Kagan. Summer uses pretty much everything Expert Sleepers has to offer, combining the absolute precision of our sample-accurate triggering with the swathes of lush sound obtainable using our audio processing.
The physical edition is a translucent pink cassette, with jewel case and full-coloured o-card, in a limited edition of 100.
From the Bandcamp description:
The debut release from Summer Kagan offers two sides of all-enveloping analogue drone and bubbling synths - a palimpsest of tape recordings; deep layers of texture like a Rothko painting in sound.
Livestream album launch
To launch the album, and indeed the label, we'll be live-streaming the whole album on Thursday April 16th, 9pm BST (GMT+1). We're actually going to play one of the cassettes live on air. Please join us at this link, or simply find us on the Expert Sleepers YouTube channel.
The album will then be available from Bandcamp.