New module: FHX-8CV replaces FHX-1

We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of the FHX-8CV, an expansion module for the FH-1 and FH-2 modules, offering an additional 8 CV outputs.
Expert Sleepers FHX-8CVExpert Sleepers FHX-8CV, front

The FHX-8CV replaces the FHX-1, which is now discontinued.

MSRP: UK £119 (inclusive of VAT), US $149 (exclusive of sales tax), EU €119 (exclusive of VAT)

FH-1 firmware v2.0 now available

Firmware v2.0 for the FH-1 USB MIDI Host module is now available. Base on an all-new USB stack, the new firmware has two key additions - support for USB hubs (so you can connect more than one MIDI device at the same time), and support for USB HID peripherals (e.g. trackballs, gamepads etc.).

Download the new firmware here.

FH-1 firmware v2 coming soon

A major update for the FH-1 module should be hitting beta soon. Watch this space.

FH-1 firmware v1.8 released

Firmware version 1.8 for the FH-1 module is now released. This adds a small number of new features and fixes, but is primarily released for compatibility with High Speed USB devices such as the Electron Digitakt.

Download the new firmware here.

FH-1 firmware v1.7 released

Firmware version 1.7 for the FH-1 module is now released. This adds a number of new features including a powerful new arpeggiator.

Download the new firmware here.

New FH-1 tutorial by Learning Modular

Learning Modular have published an excellent tutorial for getting going with the FH-1 'faderHost' USB MIDI host module.

Read it here.

The FH-1 works with Roli Blocks

Our FH-1 USB MIDI Host module works well with the new Roli Blocks controller, giving you expressive control of your modular in a neat little package. See these user videos:

GUI-based configuration tools for FH-1 now available

Newly available for the FH-1 USB MIDI Host module are a couple of GUI-based configuration tools, removing the need to write scripts by hand and mess about in the terminal to process them.

More details here.

FH-1 firmware v1.6 released

Firmware version 1.6 for the FH-1 module is now released. This adds a number of new features, including release velocity and trigger support in the MIDI/CV converters, the ability to step through presets with trigger inputs, and support for loading configuration scripts via SysEx.

Download the new firmware here.

FH-1 firmware v1.5 now released

The new firmware for the FH-1 mentioned below is now released. Get it here.

FH-1 firmware v1.5 showing at NAMM

At NAMM ’16 we’ll be showing the new firmware v1.5 for the FH-1 USB MIDI host module, to be released immediately after the show.

New features include
- new glide and gate length parameters for the built-in sequencers.
- portamento support for the MIDI/CV converters.
- per-device support in configuration scripts, allowing different configurations to be selected automatically when different MIDI devices are connected.
- front panel settings can be changed and menu actions can be performed via MIDI.

The release will be announced on the forum thread here. Come and see the new features for yourself at Booth #5000.

FHX-1 expander for FH-1 now available

The FHX-1 Output Expander for FH-1 is now available. Look for it in your favourite modular synth store or see Where To Buy.

Expert Sleepers FH-1Expert Sleepers FH-1, front

New FH-1 demos: EWI & MIDI clock

A couple of new FH-1 demo videos:

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.

New FH-1 demo: Launchpad Mini

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

Announcing the FH-1 'faderHost' USB MIDI Host

We’re pleased to announce our latest Eurorack module, the FH-1 ‘faderHost’ USB MIDI Host.

FH-1 prototypeFH-1 prototype, front

The FH-1 'faderHost' is a USB MIDI Host in an 8HP Eurorack module, allowing you to directly connect a USB MIDI controller to your modular synthesizer. Using a suitable connector box "USB MIDI controller" here includes an iPad or plain old computer.

As well as simple direct control of the output CVs from MIDI CCs, the FH-1 also offers
* LFOs on each output
* Step sequencers
* Polyphonic MIDI/CV conversion
* and much more

The FH-1 will be unveiled at the NAMM show, January 2015.

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