February 2017 sees the launch of the “ES-6 mk2”. Functionally equivalent to the original ES-6, the mk2 adds these improvements:
Illuminated jack sockets, Less HP, Less deep
The ES-6 is the counterpart to the ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface, offering 6 channels of CV input with output via an optical lightpipe connection, with a further 2 inputs possible via the ES-7 expander. It can also be used with the ES-8.
As with the ES-3, the ES-6 also works well for audio signals, with conversion quality on a par with a regular audio interface.
- Use multiples or stackcables to duplicate the various modulation signals (sequencers, random voltages, LFOs etc..) within your modular patch, sending the multed outputs into the ES-6’s inputs.
- Jam away as normal, recording a “take” of these CV signals into your DAW.
- Once recorded, you can then play this back out of the ES3’s outputs and reproduce the original CV signals.
- This obviously opens up possibilities for editing & looping the recorded modulation – much like you can when using a large recording console to write and edit automation. You retain the human touch during recording, but have the luxury of editing afterwards!
The ES-6 itself has 6 input sockets; a further 2 channels can be provided by an optional expansion module e.g. the ES-7.
PLEASE NOTE: a connected ES-3 / ES-8 is required for operation.
Power: 103mA @ +12v / 52mA @ -12v