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ES-8 Audio Input Expansion
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toneburst
I must admit, I'm a little confused about the various Expert Sleepers expansion options.

Is it possible for me to expand the number of audio-rate inputs on my ES-8?

a|x
os
Yes, with the ES-6 (and once you have an ES-6, with an ES-7).
toneburst
Ah, OK. That makes sense.

I was wondering really if there was an expander that could be connected to the ES-8 via an expansion header, so that the extra input channels could be used while the ES-8 was connected to an ADAT host like my MOTO 828 (ie without the USB being connected).

I guess that's not possible, currently.

a|x
os
Indeed not.

For that you would want the ES-3/6/7 combination.
cloudleft
I have a related query. I'm hoping to use the 8 ADAT channels from my MOTU ultralite to expand the inputs on my ES-8. Is that possible?

Currently, via the MOTU config app, I'm routing the 8 analogue inputs on the MOTU directly to the 8 ADAT output channels. (Analog 1 -> ADAT 1, etc.)

However when sending a signal through ADAT 1 into the ES-8, it does not appear at the corresponding ADAT input on the ES-8 (in this case, "input 5", as its labelled in macOS Audio/MIDI setup).

If this can't be done, is the reverse possible, i.e. sending ADAT out from ES-8 into the MOTU?

The goal is to maximize inputs for monitoring multitrack recording. Anyway, thanks!
os
Do you have both interfaces connected via USB, or is one of them operating standalone?

I take it you have an ADAT cable connecting the MOTU ADAT output to the ES-8 ADAT input?
cloudleft
Hi Andrew, thanks. Right now, both devices are connected via USB.

And yes, MOTU ADAT out -> ES-8 ADAT in

In my device setup, I've tried running them as an aggregate device, and also as 2 separate devices.
os
That should work. Have you set the ES-8 to sync to the ADAT input?
michi
... in osx 10.13
audio/midi-setup shows 4 analog ins and 4 adat ins.
only the ins on the es-8 are working.
i have connect the expansion cable and the power cable for both modules and i dont know what is wrong.

michi
os
I would check the ES-8 is getting enough power. Maybe removing some other modules from the case temporarily.
michi
this helps not - i have testet with +12/-12V@1A & +5V@300ma only for the es-8 and es-6
os
Have you connected an ADAT cable as well?
michi
no - i think the connection is thru the connection cable?
os
No, you need both.
michi
o.k. - this was a bit stupid :-) great thanks

have you a idea where to get a very short adat cable?

the shortest i have seen was 1m
os
Expert Sleepers do them: http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/accessories.html

So contact your local dealer.
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