The ESX-8GT mk2 is an expansion module for the ES-4, ES-40 or ES-5, adding 8 on/off outputs for use as gates, triggers, clocks etc. from one expansion header.
The ES-4/5 Controller software (part of Expert Sleepers Silent Way) also allows the ESX-8GT outputs to be used for DIN sync or MIDI output* (note - not just MIDI clock output, but as an actual MIDI port, capable of sending any MIDI messages). Since these outputs are driven from an audio connection, they have sample-accurate timing, which no USB MIDI interface can claim. See the accessories page for the necessary cables. Note there is also the ESX-8MD module, which is dedicated to MIDI and DINsync duties.
*Note - the MIDI out feature is only officially supported at sample rates of 48kHz and above, though some users report success with specific hardware when running at 44.1kHz.
- Analogue outputs: 8x 3.5mm jacks, DC-coupled
- Output voltages: 0V/5V
- Indicators: LED per channel
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- Eurorack Module
- 4HP Width
- 24mm Depth
- Passive Module, No Current Draw
- The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole).