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Device Overview

Name/Version: ESX8CV Helper 1.1
Author: bhenry1790  
Description: This utility requires Expert Sleepers ES-5 and ESX-8CV expanders

8 knobs driving 8 outputs of the ESX-8CV. I like to map the MIDI LFO / Envelope to the knobs and let it rip!

Set the ES-5 Expander Ext. Out to the stereo pair of your ES-5, then set the ESX-8CV Header to the one connected to the EXS-8CV.


Updated to work with Push Banks

You'll need to add the es*encoder~ externals to Max for these to work.

On a Mac the location for externals (windows will be similar):
Users/Shared/Max 8/Library/

If using with an ES8/9 as an aggregate device turn off DRIFT CORRECTION

Device Details

Downloads: 96
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Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Jun 27 2020 02:26:33
Date Last Updated: Dec 19 2020 21:42:18
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device File: ESX8CV Helper.amxd


:despair: Are you the guy who made the MAX4LIVE abelton cv tool adaptations, if so :yay: thanks and maybe you're the best person to ask some noob startup questions too.

well here goes,

ive just bought an ES-8 , ES-5 AND ESX-8CV

there all connected up, id like to know, how are the max external encoders added to the m4l tools, as there missing
--- and which of the 16 outs 1/2 to 15/16 are used for the ES-5 from the ES-8 8-)

Hey yes! I'll try and help. Welcome to the ES expander party.

You'll need to be sure the Expert Sleepers M4L Externals are installed so MAX/MSP can access them.

Download the Externals Here:

Place the externals in folders accessed by MAX:

I don't have an ES-8 so check your documentation for the correct stereo pair to use for the ES-5 (on es-9 it's 7/8). All of the expander outputs will run on this stereo pair. For example you'll pick 7/8 audio outs and header 1 for the ESX8GT(and ES5) devices. 7/8 header 2 for ESX8CV Devices. Let me know if this works, or if you need further assistance.

Hi Bhenry!
Really awesome stuff! Using your tools a lot!
I have a question and a feature request about/for the cv instrument hack. I like that you made a version that directly communicates with the 8cv expander. The thing I wanna ask is that I am rarely using more than 2 envelopes and so there is 4 outputs left and I would love to use my 8cv expander to play two voices in my rack. Could you make another version that directly communicate with the expander but outputs are assignable? This way people can decide how many and which outputs they wanna use for each instrument.

Thanks a lot

@tekktribe That's awesome! All outputs of the ESX8CV need to be encoded simultaneously so it's not possible to spread them across multiple devices natively... However it is possible to use the "ESX8CV TRACK HELPER" to do what you are asking with the native CV TOOLS.

Using native CV Tools (CV Instrument) you send the "CV" to Tracks in Live. Then with ESX8CV TRACK HELPER choose the Ableton Tracks you want for each output. This method allows the greatest flexibility assigning different devices to each output in an ESX8CV

superb thanx bhenry1790

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