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Disting MK4

Disting MK4

Expert Sleepers Disting MK4

The Expert Sleepers Disting MK4 is a many-in-1 multi-function module, offering a variety of CV and audio processes, including a selection of oscillators (LFOs/VCOs). All algorithms have two high-precision inputs and outputs, and a third control input, exposed front panel knob and a CV input.

The Disting is also a sample (WAV) file and MIDI file player, with a variety of options for sample triggering, playback speed etc.


•           Precision Adder with integer voltage offsets

•           Four Quadrant Multiplier with integer multiply / divide

•           Full-wave Rectifier

•           Minimum / maximum

•           Linear / Exponential Converter

•           Quantizer with selected scales

•           Comparator with adjustable hysteresis

•           Dual Waveshaper wavefolder and triangle-to-sine shaper

•           Sample and Hold with noise source and adjustable slew rate

•           Slew Rate Limiter with linear and exponential slew

•           Pitch and Envelope Tracker

•           Clockable Delay / Echo

•           LFO with through zero frequency control and waveshaping

•           Clockable LFO with multiply / divide and waveshaping

•           VCO with linear FM sine and saw outputs

•           VCO with waveshaping  saw / triangle and pulse outputs

The remaining algorithms are

•           Precision Adder with fractional voltage offsets

•           Voltage Controlled Delay Line vibrato / chorus / flange effects

•           Clockable Ping Pong Delay

•           Clockable Ping Pong Delay with input pan control

•           Resonator for drum synthesis

•           Vocoder 12 band

•           Phaser up to 10 stages

•           Bit Crusher

•           Tape Delay with voltage controlled tape speed

•           Waveform Animator

•           State Variable Filter smoothly variable filter type

•           LP / HP Filter

•           LP / BP Filter

•           BP / HP Filter

•           BP / Notch Filter

•           AR Envelope

•           AR Envelope (with push)

•           AR Envelope & VCA

•           AR Envelope & VCA (with push)

•           Dual AR Envelope

•           Dual AR Envelope (with push)

•           Euro to Buchla Converter

•           Buchla to Euro Converter

•           Clockable AD Envelope (with mute)

•           Clockable AD Envelope (with gate)

•           Clockable AD Envelope (with trigger)

•           Clockable AD Envelope & VCA

•           Shift Register Random CVs

•           Shift Register Random Quantized CVs

•           Shift Register Random Triggers

•           Shift Register Random Dual Triggers

•           ES-1 Emulation

•           ES-2 Emulation

•           Pitch Reference

•           Frequency Reference

•           Tuner

•           Midi Clock

•           MIDI / CV

•           CV / MIDI

•           Crossfade / Pan

•           Dual Sample and Hold

•           Dual Quanitzer (Z scale)

•           Dual Quantizer

•           Dual Euclidean Patterns

•           Dual Delayed Pulse Generator

•           Noise

•           Programmable Quantizer

•           Stereo Reverb

•           Mono-to-Stereo Reverb

•           Dual Reverb

•           Stereo Chorus

•           Mono Chorus

•           Gate

•           Delayed LFO

•           Scaled LFO

The functions relating to playing back audio and MIDI files from the MicroSD card are:

•           Audio Playback

•           Clocked Audio Playback

•           Audio Playback with V/Oct

•           Audio Playback with Z Speed

•           Audio Playback with Reverse

•           Dual Audio Playback

•           Dual Audio Playback with Z Speed

•           MIDI File Playback (Clocked)

•           MIDI File Playback (Free Running)

•           Audio Playback with End CV

•           Audio Recorder

•           Wavetable VCO

The main differences from the MK3 version are:

•           Dot matrix screen, capable of showing text and numeric values

•           Micro SD card slot accessible on the front panel

•           Compatibility with the Select Bus protocol

•           An internal precision clock allowing new algorithms such as a tuner, and pitch and frequency references

•           MIDI in/out ports (on a breakout header)


Max Depth:42mm
Power:+12V: +51mA

-12V: -19mA
X & Y inputs, A & B outputs:Sample rate: 75kHz

ADC: 24 bit, THD+N -93dB, Dynamic range 99dB, SNR 99dB

DAC: 24 bit, THD+N -94dB, Dynamic range 105dB, SNR 104dB
Z input sample rate:75kHz
CPU:Microchip PIC32MX at up to 50MHz

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