ES9 with ES5

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joefrost01
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ES9 with ES5

Post by joefrost01 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi,

I currently own an ES9 and I use it with Ableton CV Tools. This has been an awesome and trouble free experience from the moment that I plugged it in.

I would like to be able to send more CV and Gate channels from the computer to my modular but as I understand it the way that it currently works is that the CV/Gate for the ES5 is multiplexed through channels 7&8 of the ES9 and, as such, means that the ES5 channels are not visible to CV Tools.

Assuming that the above is correct, is there any way to provide a driver that will expose any connected ES5s as audio channels (accepting that we would need to be careful to only use them for CV and Gate)?

On a related note, I'm not currently sure how many ES5s are supported by the ES9 - can anyone clarify?

Kind regards,

Joe

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Re: ES9 with ES5

Post by os » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 pm

You can add one ES-5 to the ES-9, but to that you can add ESX expanders (e.g. the ESX-8GT for more gates).

You can pass the CV Tools outputs through Silent Way to munge the signals down the stereo pair.

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Re: ES9 with ES5

Post by joefrost01 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:05 am

Thanks for the speedy reply.

How many ESX expanders can be added to the ES5 when it’s connected to the ES9?

Cheers,

Joe

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Re: ES9 with ES5

Post by os » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:13 am

Five.

(Well six, but one would then replace the ES-5's own outputs.)

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Re: ES9 with ES5

Post by joefrost01 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:26 am

That’s an awesome amount of connectivity!

Would be wonderful to have CV Tools support for all of that...

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