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Silent Way, Other Virtual Synth from Expert Sleepers.

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Expert Sleepers Silent Way 1.6.5

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Expert Sleepers has updated Silent Way to version 1.6.5, adding a new plug-in to the collection: Silent Way SMUX.

 

Silent Way SMUX is designed to provide a hack to workaround the reduction in channel count over ADAT connections when running the audio system at 88.1/96kHz.

 

When using an audio interface to produce your CVs that is connected via ADAT (for example, the Expert Sleepers ES-3 Lightpipe/CV Interface), and when the audio system is being run at a 'double speed' rate (typically 96kHz), the number of audio channels that can be sent down the ADAT connection is reduced from the usual 8 down to 4, the company says. The 4 double-speed channels are multiplexed onto the 8 ADAT channels - this system is usually referred to as 'S/MUX', or sample multiplexing.

 

The Silent Way SMUX plug-in gets around this reduction in channel count by providing a complementary multiplexing scheme, which takes 4 channels of CVs and combines them onto 2 channels of the double-speed audio stream. When the ADAT output is then decoded by a normal-speed interface (such as the ES-3 mentioned above), the channels are demultiplexed, and so you get your 4 channels of CV back again.

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