Silent Way

Tutorials

Please download and read the user manual from the downloads page for a much more thorough explanation of the operation of Silent Way plug-ins.

Be sure to watch the videos in HD (e.g. by visiting the video's page on YouTube) if you want to be able to read on-screen text properly.

More videos are here

London Modular Workshop

On December 7th Expert Sleepers conducted a workshop at the London Modular showroom.

We videoed it, but sadly this is a single static camera pointed at the presenter - no close-up view of the modular or screencast from the laptop. Still, if you want a general spoken overview of the Expert Sleepers software and hardware, as a change from reading specs or reviews, you could do worse than watch some of this.

Part 1 covers most aspects of the Silent Way software that do not specifically require Expert Sleepers hardware. A MOTU Ultralite audio interface is used to drive the modular for all the demos in this video.

Part 2 moves on to cover the Expert Sleepers hardware.

Rough Trade East Workshop

On June 1st Expert Sleepers conducted a workshop at the Schneidersladen Testsalon (in the Rough Trade East music store in East London).

We videoed it, but sadly this is a single static camera pointed at the presenter - no view of the modular or screencast from the laptop. Still, if you want a general spoken overview of the Expert Sleepers software and hardware, as a change from reading specs or reviews, you could do worse than watch some of this.

Part 1. Subjects covered include:

  • Basic software usage with a DC-coupled interface.
  • Use of the ES-3 for audio.
  • Use of the Voice Controller plug-in with the ES-3 module.
  • Silent Way LFO and Step LFO plug-ins.
  • Silent Way Quantizer & calibration files.

Part 2. Subjects covered include:

  • The expander modules (ES-5, ESX-8GT, ESX-4CV).
  • Using the expanders to trigger drum modules.
  • Silent Way Sync.
  • The input modules (ES-6 & 7).
  • Recording and processing CVs in the computer.
  • Polyphony.
  • Max/MSP externals.

Ableton Live

Download example Live sets: These are Live 7 files, but will work fine in Live 8.

In these sets, the audio from the synth is assumed to be coming in on input 3, and the CV outputs from the interface are assumed to be outputs 3-8. Change the assignments in Live according to your setup. On a MOTU Ultralite interface, 'input 3' in Live is the Ultralite's Input 3, and 'outputs 3-8' in Live are the Ultralite's Outputs 1-6 (sine the Ultralite's Main Outs are Live channels 1-2).

Basic setup in Live:

Polyphonic setup in Live:

Logic Pro

This video shows how to set up Silent Way Voice Controller in Logic:

Polyphonic setup in Logic 9:

Digital Performer

This video shows the Voice Controller running in DP7:

Polyphonic setup in DP6:

Cubase 5

Five12 Numerology

See the tutorial here.

Using Numerology with Silent Way VC from Five12 on Vimeo.

Presonus Studio One

Please see these videos made by a Silent Way user.

More coming soon!