Expert Sleepers ES-8 - USB Audio Interface
The Expert Sleepers ES-8 is a USB 2.0 class-compliant audio interface in a eurorack module, with DC-coupled inputs and outputs that can be used for both CVs and audio. As such it is directly compatible with all popular computer based CV generation software (eg. Silent Way, Max/MSP, Reaktor, CV Toolkit, zMors, Audulus, Bitwig Studio etc) as well as audio and CV processing iOS apps.
The ES-8 also has ADAT inputs and outputs. This could be used for example too expand the I/O count via an Expert Sleepers ES-3 and / or ES-6, or to connect a traditional audio interface to add, say, mic preamps or 1/4" line outputs (for example with the Behringer ADA8200).
Without a USB connection, the ES-8 can be used as a standalone ADAT-to-audio converter, providing DC-coupled I/O expansion for another ADAT equipped audio interface.
An expansion header allows connection of an Expert Sleepers ES-5, to which in turn you can connect Expert Sleepers gate, CV and Midi expanders.
The ES-8 has a high quality internal clock, and it an optionally sync to the clock from the input ADAT signal.
The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). The power connector is a Doepfer standard 16 way IDC, with -12V furthest from the top of the board.
|USB Socket:||Type B|
|Driver Support:||Class-compliant USB 2.0|
|Channel count:||12in, 16 out|
|Supported sample rates:||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz|
|Audio Sample Depth:||24 bit|
|Output connections:||8x 3.5mm TS jacks, DC-coupled|
|Maximum output voltage:||Approximately +/-10V DC|
|Analogue inputs:||4x 3.5mm TS jacks, DC-coupled|
|Input voltage range:||Approximately +/-10V|
|Digital I/O:||1x ADAT input, 1X ADAT output|
|Expansion headers:||1 for ES-5, 1 for ES-6|