USAMO plug-in v1.0.9 (Windows VST) released

A new version of the USAMO software is now available, v1.0.9. This update is for Windows VST versions only, and fixes a possible crash when closing the plug-in UI under recent versions of Windows.

Download now from the downloads page.

disting mk3 firmware v3.2 now released

Version 3.2 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released - download it from here.




FH-1 firmware v1.5 now released

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

Licence Manager v1.2.0 now available

The Expert Sleepers Licence Manager tool has been updated to v1.2.0. This version allows users to deactivate their licences themselves before transferring them to another machine, which previously could only be done by Expert Sleepers admin.

disting mk3 firmware v3.2 showing at NAMM

At NAMM ’16 we’ll be showing the new firmware v3.2 for the disting mk3 module, to be released immediately after the show.

New features include
- a clockable ping pong delay effect.
- 10 envelope generator algorithms, including clockable envelopes, dual envelopes and combined envelopes/VCAs.
- quantised and unquantized random voltage generators.
- random trigger generators.

We’ll also be showing an experimental new firmware version that allows WAV file playback from the MicroSD card slot normally used for firmware updates.

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

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.

Expert Sleepers at NAMM '16

Expert Sleepers will be at the NAMM Show, January 21-24, 2016. We’ll be on Booth# 5000 (right on the edge of Halls B & C), alongside many other modular manufacturers large & small. Do come by if you can.

Squinky Labs releases alternative disting firmware

Squinky Labs (Bruce Frazer & Lloyd Cole) have released ThisThing - a full alternative firmware with 16 new algorithms for our disting module.

Downloads, installation instructions and source code are all here.

Discussion and videos are here.


Silent Way v2.5.3 (Windows VST) released

Silent Way v2.5.3 (Windows VST format only) is released.

Changes in this version:
• Fixed crash when closing the UI using the Windows ‘X’ button after adjusting plug-in parameters.

Download now from the downloads page.

Announcing the disting mk3

We’re proud to announce a major update to our popular disting Eurorack module - the disting mk3.

disting, frontdisting

The main changes as compared to the disting mk2 are:
* Smaller - now 42mm deep (from 53mm)
* Over 50% less power consumption - now 70mA combined draw (from 148mA)
* User-updatable code - via Micro SD card
* More algorithms - no longer limited to 16
* More functionality - new encoder and push buttons give more control options

New algorithms shipping with the disting mk3 include a voltage controlled delay, a tape delay, and a resonator/drum synthesizer. Many existing algorithms have been enhanced - with extra parameters, manual tap tempo (for the clockable LFO and delay modes), and a ‘knob recorder’ function. Refer to the updated user manual for details.


The disting mk3 is expected to ship in November 2015.