Silent Way v2.5.0 released

Silent Way v2.5.0 (all platforms and formats) is released.

New in this version:
• Added exponential envelope shapes to Silent Way Voice Controller and Silent Way Trigger.
• Added FSK (‘tape sync’) support to Silent Way Sync.
• Silent Way Learner now supports MIDI channel pressure (aftertouch).
• Fixed an issue with MIDI clock generation in Silent Way ES-4 and ES-5 Controllers.
• Fixed the behaviour of the Offset control in certain circumstances in Silent Way ES-4 and ES-5 Controllers, and Silent Way Sync.

Download now from the downloads page.

Crossfade Loop Synth v3.2.7 (AAX, Mac) released

Crossfade Loop Synth v3.2.7 is released. The Mac OS X AAX version only is updated.

This version fixes an issue where the sample file path would not be stored with the plug-in preset settings.

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USAMO plug-in v1.0.7 released

A new version of the USAMO software is now available, v1.0.7.

This version fixes a bug in the generation of MIDI clock at certain tempos, and fixes the behaviour of the Offset control in certain situations.

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New FH-1 demos: EWI & MIDI clock

A couple of new FH-1 demo videos:

Augustus Loop v2.4.4 (Mac OS X) released

Augustus Loop v2.4.4 (Mac OS X versions) is released. This version fixes some distortion issues that could occur when changing the tape speed away from zero.

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Announcing the FHX-1 Output Expander for FH-1

We’re glad to announce the FHX-1 Output Expander for FH-1.

The FHX-1 is an expansion module for the FH-1 'faderHost' USB MIDI Host Eurorack module, adding 8 more outputs to the FH-1’s own. Up to 7 FHX-1s can be added to an FH-1, for a total of 64 outputs controlled from the one USB device.

The FHX-1 is showing for the first time today at the Brighton Modular Meet and is expected to be available in July 2015.

disting mk2 now shipping

A new batch of distings are starting to ship this week. These are ‘mk2’ versions, offering over twice the delay time in Clockable Delay/Echo mode - now over 1600ms.

New FH-1 demo: Launchpad Mini

Here’s a brief video demo of the forthcoming FH-1 module working with a Novation Launchpad Mini:

Expert Sleepers at Musikmesse 2015

Expert Sleepers does not have a booth presence at the show this year. However Os will be at the show on Saturday. Get in touch if you’d like to chat.

USAMO now available

The USAMO is now released. At this time it is available for purchase direct from our store only.


The Expert Sleepers USAMO (Universal Sample-Accurate MIDI Output) provides a sample-accurate, jitter-free MIDI output from your DAW.

The MIDI signal is generated by the USAMO software, a plug-in which runs as a virtual instrument (AU/VST/AAX, Mac & Windows), as audio in your DAW. The DAW sends MIDI to the plug-in; the plug-in translates that to audio and sends it to the USAMO hardware, via an output on your computer's audio interface. The USAMO then reconstructs the MIDI and outputs it on a standard 5 pin DIN MIDI socket.

In addition to MIDI note and controller data from the DAW, the USAMO software also generates MIDI clock, Song Position Pointer etc. It can also handle Sysex.

Because the MIDI signals are generated and transported as audio, they are guaranteed to be sample-accurately synced with your audio, and free of the jitter often associated with computer-generated MIDI.