Expert Sleepers - ES-6 (CV-to-lightpipe interface)
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The Expert Sleepers - ES-6 ÿ(CV-to-lightpipe interface) can make your analog signals "talk to" parameters in your DAW by means of a CV-to-lightpipe conversion in the circuitry. It is an extension module for the ES-3 and cannot be used without it. Experts Sleepers are the best when it comes to building bridges between your modular system and your DAW.
The Expert Sleepers - ES-6 (CV-to-lightpipe interface) is the counterpart to the ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface, offering up to 8 channels of CV input with output via an optical lightpipe connection.
The ES-6 itself has 6 input sockets; the remaining 2 channels are provided by an expansion module e.g. the ES-7.
Please note that a connected ES-3 is required for operation. The ES-6 gets its clock signals from the ES-3, which derives them from its lightpipe input.
The ES-6's specifications are as follows:
- Panel width: 6HP
- Module depth: 52mm
- Sync input: connection from ES-3 module
- Analogue inputs: 6x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled
- Input voltage range: ±10V
- Input impedance: effectively infinite (FET buffer)
- Digital output: optical, ADAT Lightpipe standard
- A/D conversion: 24 bit, 103dB SNR typical
Header for connecting expansion modules e.g. the ES-7
Current draw: 67mA on the +12V rail, 24mA on the -12V rail (91mA total)
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.
Note that connection to the ES-3 is by a simple plug-in cable for the ES-3 mk2 only. The original ES-3 requires some soldering to add the required connections.