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Expert Sleepers Disting mk4

¥29,900 (Tax excluded ¥ 27,182)
4HP is a new version of a versatile module packed with a large amount of utility functions

Format: Eurorack
Width: 4HP
Depth: 42mm
Current: 51mA @ + 12V, 19mA @ -12V

Manual Page (English)

The following is a set of files for the latest firmware 2017 in August 8. For other versions of similar filesherePlease look for more.
Quick Reference firmware version 4.3 (Useful for function list)
Disting display help file(Please unzip the Zip file and copy it to the micro SD card)
Firmware 4.3

* Micro SD card is not included.

MUSICAL FEATURES

Disting Mk4 is a high-precision digital utility module that packs many functions (algorithms) into 4HP. The following functions have been added from Mk3 to Mk4
  • Added dot matrix display: Added display that can display characters such as algorithm name
  • Micro SD card slot is now accessible from the front
  • Some algorithms such as tuner that require display function have been added.
The algorithm that does not require a display and the basic operation are the same as Mk3. Mk3 will be updated as much as possible when new algorithms are added in the future.

How to Use

Algorithm selection

In Disting, various algorithms are switched and used.

The algorithm can be easily selected by holding down the S encoder and turning it. Alternatively, click the S encoder once to enter the menu mode, then click again to switch the algorithm with the S encoder.
 

Menu

As mentioned above, in Disting you can click on the S encoderMenuIt is possible to enter. There are 1 to 4 menus as shown below, which can be selected by rotating the encoder. Click the S encoder again to confirm the selected menu.
  • Menu 1-Switch algorithm
  • Menu 2-Blank (bank select up to firmware 4.0)
  • Menu 3-Help: For Disting displayHelp fileIf you copy the "help" folder included in (zip) to a micro SD card, help for each algorithm written there will be shown on the display.
  • Menu 4-Settings: Enable / disable brightness (Briteness), Auto-Store, and recall function
  • Menu 5-Calibration (If you make a mistake and select this menu, click the Z knob to return)
 

Knobs / Jacks

The "X" and "Y" inputs are the two signal inputs and the "A" and "B" are the two signal outputs. The X / Y / A / B DA / AD converter is highly accurate with 2 bits.

The Z knob is a knob for performing specific control (Z control) for each function. Below that is the "Z" CV input, which is a voltage controlled Z control jack. Depending on the algorithm, up to 4 types of parameters other than Z control may be controllable with the S encoder. When there are multiple controllable parameters, clicking the Z knob switches the parameter to be controlled by the S encoder (the parameter controlled by the encoder is less accurate than the other parameters).

Except for the algorithms that require clicking the Z knob for the above reasons,RecordIt is possible to. When you move while pressing the Z knob, the movement is recorded for up to 14 seconds, and when you release it, the recorded movement loops.

Also, some algorithms allow multiple clicks on the Z knob to replace the clock input.Tap tempoCan be used. However, if you have set 1/4 clock divide, tap 5 times (example).

The selected algorithm and its parameters are stored even when the power is turned on / off.
 

Favorites

You can collect up to 16 favorite algorithms in the O1 to P8 algorithms. Put a text file with the name "favourites.txt" in the top folder of the micro SD card and list your favorite algorithms in the following format.
 
disting favorites v2
B8 VCO
a1
C5 resonator
I4 SD z speed
b5 LFO
e6 dual AR w / push

  Please write "disting favorites v1" in the first line as it is. The lines below that will be your favorite algorithms, and the algorithms will be listed line by line, separated by spaces. The text such as "VCO" following the algorithm number need not be written.
 

firmware Update

Firmware can be updated using a micro SD card.
For instructionsExpert Sleepers videoSee also
  • Power off the Disting
  • Expert SleepersサイトDownload the latest firmware from (link page bottom).
  • Unzip the zip file
  • Copy the executable file in the unzipped folder to the top folder on the micro SD card.The file names will be image.hex and distincting4.bin.
  • Insert the micro SD card into the slot.
  • Hold down the S knob and power on Disting
  • Press the S knob until you see the word "Confirm ..."
  • When you release the S knob, the update will start.
  • When the update is completed, "SUCCESS" will be displayed. Please wait without turning off the power until then.
  • When the update is complete, turn off the power and then turn it on again to use the new firmware normally.
 

List of Algorithms

The algorithms currently implemented (August 2017, firmware version 8) are as follows. Starting with firmware 4.3, the concept of banks is gone and the algorithms are listed as A4.1, A1, ... A2, B8, B1 ...

Since features are frequently added to Disting, please refer to Expert Sleepers for the latest list of features.Product pagePlease refer to.
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
a Precision Adder Ring modulator Full-wave Rectifier Maximum minimum Lin / Exp conversion Quantizer Comparator Dual Wave Shaper
b Sample & hold Through limiter Pitch envelope detection Clock-synced delay LFO LFO with clock sync VCO with linear FM VCO with Wave Shaper
c Precision Adder (different offset) Voltage controlled delay line Ping-pong delay (Z: feedback) that can be synchronized with the clock Ping-pong delay (Z: pan) with clock synchronization Resonator Vocoder Phaser Bit crusher
d Tape delay Waveform animator State variable filter LP / HP filter LP / BP filter BP / HP filter BP / Notch filter
e AR envelope AR envelope (with push) AR ENV & VCA AR ENV & VCA (with push) Dual AR envelope Dual AR envelope (push) Eurorack → Bookra conversion Bookra → Eurorack conversion
f AD envelope with clock (mute) AD envelope with clock (gate) AD envelope with clock (trigger) AD ENV & VCA with clock Shift register random CV Shift register random CV (quantize) Shift register random trigger Shift register random dual trigger
g ES-1 emulation ES-2 emulation Pitch reference Frequency reference tuner MIDI clock MIDI / CV CV / MIDI
h Crossfade / pan Dual sample & hold Dual Quantizer (Z: Scale) Dual quantizer Dual Euclidean sequencer Dual delay pulse generator noise
I Audio playback Audio playback(With clock) Audio playback (1V / Oct) Audio playback (Z: playback speed)
J MIDI file playback (with clock) MIDI file playback Audio playback (end CV) Audio recording
K Web table VCO
L Stereo reverb Mono In Stereo Reverb Dual reverb Stereo chorus Mono chorus

  The explanation of each algorithm is as follows. (Comments on some algorithms will be posted in the future)
  • A-1: Precision Adder
    From A, the X + Y voltage signal is output, and from B, the XY voltage signal is output. The Z control also increases the output of A and B in 1V steps.


     
  • A-2: Ring modulator
    This is a VCA that also functions as a ring modulator. Since the X and Y input signals are multiplied, if X is an audio and Y contains an envelope, it can be used as a VCA, and if Y is also an audio signal input, it becomes a ring modulator. Output B outputs a signal with A inverted upside down.

    In addition, the Z control is a control (1/10 times to 10 times) that increases the output signal size by an integer multiple or divides it by an integer multiple. Overtones increase.


     
  • A-3 Full-wave Rectifier
    Take the lower half (0 or more) of the waveform and fold it up. It works like a wave folder. The Z knob switches between the two modes, and the "independent" mode folds back to the two inputs and outputs each from the two outputs. In "combined" mode, the signal which added X and Y and the signal which subtracted Y from X are processed and output from A / B.


     
  • A-4: Maximum / Minimum
    The A and B outputs output the larger and smaller of the two input signals respectively.
    (Most of the video below has one input with a constant voltage)


     
  • A-5: Lin / Exp conversion
    This converter can convert 1V / Oct pitch to Hz / V pitch signal. The Korg and Yamaha analog pitches can now be controlled by the Eurorack sequencer. "Hz / V" is a general term, and among the synths of this system, the frequency that rises at 15V varies depending on the model, such as 1100Hz / V for Yamaha CS-1. Adjust the scale with the Z knob. (1100Hz / V is around the center of the Z knob)



     
  • A-6: Quantizer
    A quantizer that draws the X input to the voltage signal of the scale and outputs it from A. B outputs the trigger signal only at the moment when the output signal of A changes. The function of the Y input can be selected in two ways with the Z knob. When Z is +, the Y input is transposed, and the signal obtained by adding the scale obtained by quantizing the input voltage is output from A. When Z is-, it is in trigger mode, and only at the moment when the Y input is triggered, the signal from A changes to the quantized voltage at that time.The signal is kept for the time when it is not triggered.It is a function like sample & hold.

    You can change the scale with the Z knob. The scale is displayed by how LEDs a to d are lit.

     
  • A-7 Comparator:
    When the signal to X is larger than the signal to Y, the gate signal of 5V is output from A. The gate signal is output from B, which is the reverse of A, and when Y is larger.


     
  • A-8: Dual Wave Shaper:
    Two wave shapers. Input X passes through a so-called wave folder, and the harmonics are added and output from A. The method of folding also changes depending on the gain. Input Y is a special wave shaper from triangle to sine wave, which can also be used to add delicate warmth to the sound or create a pure sine wave from a triangle wave.


     
  • B-1: Sample & Hold
    From A, the signal of the sampled X input is output at the moment when the trigger enters the Y input, and it is kept until the next trigger enters the Y input. White noise is output from B, so if you want to output a random sample and hold, self-patch from B to X. Z controls the sampled and held signal as a through limiter.


     
  • B-2: Through limiter
    A and B output the signal which added X and Y through a thru limiter. B has a smoother change characteristic. Z determines the thru speed.


     
  • B-3: Pitch & envelope detection
    The pitch and envelope of the signal to the X input are detected and output from A / B respectively. If pitch detection fails, the envelope will not be output from B. The Y input is an input for applying a voltage to the output pitch CV. Z changes the pitch detection accuracy as well as the envelope detection accuracy as a trade-off.


     
  • B-4: Delay / echo with clock synchronization
    The clock interval input to the Y input is used as the delay time, and the audio signal to the X input is delayed and output from A / B. A outputs a dry / wet mixed signal, and B outputs only a wet signal. The Z knob / jack also controls the mix balance of the feedback and the signal from A. If the delay time exceeds approximately 750 ms, the delay time will be halved so that it will be less than that.


     
  • B-5: LFO
    SAW / SINE / TRIANGLE is output from A, and a pulse wave is output from B. Both the X and Z inputs control the speed of the LFO. The Y input changes the output LFO waveform or pulse width.


     
  • B-6: Clock synchronized LFO
    The LFO synchronized with the clock input to the X input is output from A / B. The output waveform and the point that the waveform is controlled by Y are the same as the 4-a LFO. The big difference is the Z control, which allows you to control how many times the clock that the LFO follows is divided or multiplied. (Clock divider / multiplier)


     
  • B-7: VCO with FM
    Operates as a VCO capable of linear FM (TZFM). X is the 1V / Oct pitch CV input, and Y is the FM input. You can use the Z control to make tuning adjustments in the range of one octave. A sine wave and a sawtooth wave are output from each output.


     
  • B-8: VCO with Wave Shaper
    A VCO that outputs different waveform signals from A and B. The waveform and Y input controls are the same as for an LFO. Pitch CV input whose X input is 1V / Oct. Z controls tuning in one octave.


     
  • C-1: Precision Adder (different offset)
    Same precision adder as bank 1 preset 1 / a, but with constant offset voltage every 1/12 V (equivalent to a semitone)
     
  • C-2: Voltage controllable delay line
    This is a delay with a maximum delay time of 200 milliseconds. Y is the CV input for the delay time and Z controls the feedback. The A output outputs only the delay sound, and the B output outputs 50/50 mixed with the original sound.


     
  • C-3: Clock Ping Pong Delay (Z = Feedback)
    It is a ping-pong delay that allows clock synchronization. Y is the clock input, Z is the feedback, and A / B is the left and right outputs respectively.


     
  • C-4: Clock delay (Z = input pan)
    This is a ping-pong delay that allows you to pan the input and synchronize the clock. Y is the clock input, Z is the input pan, and A / B is the left and right outputs respectively.


     
  • C-5: Resonator
    Resonator is a kind of filter with strong resonance. It can also be used to generate drum sounds using oscillation. In that case, please input the trigger not the sound to the X input. Y is 1V / Oct for the pitch input of the resonator. 0V is about C3 (about 130.81Hz). Z is the gain, which in the case of drum sound generation controls the decay time. A is the output of the resonator, and B is the envelope of the output sound.

  • C-6: Vocoder
    X is a vocoder with modulator input and Y as carrier input. Z sets the decay time of the envelope follower in the vocoder. A is the audio output and B is the envelope output.

  • C-7: Phaser
    X is audio input, Y is sweep. Z controls the feedback. When Z is negative, the feedback is also negative and produces a different sound. A is the mix of the phaser sound and the original sound, and B is the output of the phaser sound only. Parameter 1 controlled by the S knob sets the number of phase shift steps.

  • C-8: Bit crusher
    X sets the signal input, Y sets the sample rate input, and Z sets the bit reduction. A is the signal output and B is the comparator output.

  • D-2: Tape delay
    This is a delay that simulates a tape echo. X is audio input and Y is tape speed. Z controls feedback. A is the mix of the delay sound and the original sound, and B is the output of the delay sound only.

  • D-3: Waveform animator
  • D-4: State variable filter
    It is a state variable filter that changes between low pass, band pass, and high pass depending on Z. Y controls the cutoff.

  • D-5: LP / HP filter
    Each output is an LP / HP filter. X is audio input, Y is cutoff control (1V / Oct), Z is resonance control.

  • D-6: LP / BP filter
    Each output is an LP / BP filter. X is audio input, Y is cutoff control (1V / Oct), Z is resonance control.

  • D-7: BP / HP filter
    Each output is a BP / HP filter. X is audio input, Y is cutoff control (1V / Oct), Z is resonance control.

  • D-8: BP / Notch filter
    Each output is a BP / notch filter. X is audio input, Y is cutoff control (1V / Oct), Z is resonance control.

  • E-1: AR envelope
    X and Y are trigger inputs, and Z is the envelope time control. The envelope mode changes when the setting is changed by clicking the Z knob.


     
  • E-2: AR envelope with push
    X and Y are trigger inputs, and Z is the envelope time control. Also Z presses to trigger the envelope
     
  • E-3: AR Envelope & VCA
    X is the trigger input and Y is the signal input to the VCA. A is the envelope output and B is the VCA output. The envelope mode changes when the setting is changed by clicking the Z knob.


     
  • E-4: AR Envelope with Push & VCA
    X is the trigger input and Y is the signal input to the VCA. A is the envelope output and B is the VCA output. Press the Z knob to trigger the envelope
     
  • E-5: Dual AR envelope
    Outputs two envelopes that share time parameters. X and Y are the trigger inputs for each envelope, Z is the envelope time control, and A and B are the outputs for each envelope. The envelope mode changes when the setting is changed by clicking the Z knob.


     
  • E-6: Dual AR envelope with push
    Outputs two envelopes that share time parameters. X and Y are the trigger inputs for each envelope, Z is the envelope time control, and A and B are the outputs for each envelope. Press Z to simultaneously trigger the envelope
     
  • E-7: Eurorack to Buchla converter
    Input the Eurorack pitch and the gate signal to X and Y respectively, and take out the Buchla pitch (1.2V / Oct) and the trigger signal (the signal that the gate is followed by the gate for 10ms at 4V) from A and B. Z is fine tune control  
  • E-8: Buchla → Eurorack Converter
    Input the Buchla pitch (1.2V / Oct) and the trigger signal (10V trigger for 4ms followed by the gate) into X and Y respectively, and extract the Eurorack pitch and gate signal from A and B. Z is fine tune control
     
  • F-1: Clock AD envelope
    An envelope that can be clock synchronized. X is the clock input, Y is the mute input, and the clocked envelope will cycle unless it is muted. Z controls the shape of the envelope.


     
  • F-2: Clock AD envelope (gate)
    An envelope that can be clock synchronized. The clocked envelope will cycle as long as the gate is high, with X being the clock input and Y being the gate input. Z controls the shape of the envelope.


     
  • F-3: Clock AD envelope (trigger)
    An envelope that can be clock synchronized. X is the clock input and Y is the trigger input. Z controls the shape of the envelope.


     
  • F-4: Clock AD Envelope & VCA
    An envelope and VCA that can be clock synchronized. X is the clock input and Y is the signal input to the VCA. Z controls the shape of the envelope.


     
  • F-5: Shift register random CV
    It uses a shift register method to output a random voltage that loops and changes gradually. X is a clock input, Y is a modified input that changes the sequence manually (bit flip), and Z is randomness. A is unipolar output and B is bipolar output.


     
  • F-6: Quantized shift register random CV
    It uses a shift register method to output a random voltage that loops and changes gradually. X is a clock input, Y is a modified input that changes the sequence manually (bit flip), and Z is randomness. The A output is quantized. B is the trigger output.


     
  • F-7: Shift register random trigger
    The shift register method outputs a random gate that loops and changes gradually.


     
  • F-8: Shift register random dual trigger
    The shift register method outputs a random gate that loops and changes gradually.


     
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