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Expert Sleepers FH-1 Eurorack Connects with MIDI Controllers, Launch Controls and iPads
Rounik Sethi on Fri, January 16th 1 comments
Building up to NAMM comes a rather exciting announcement from Expert Sleepers. Their new FH-1 "faderhost" Eurorack module connects USB MIDI controllers to a modular synth. Watch the videos below.

The FH-1 'faderHost' is a USB MIDI Host in an 8HP Eurorack module, allowing you to directly connect a USB MIDI controller to your modular synthesizer.

Using a suitable connector box (e.g. this) "USB MIDI controller" here includes an iPad or plain old computer.

Expert Sleepers FH-1.

Expert Sleepers FH-1.

As well as simple direct control of the output CVs from MIDI CCs, the FH-1 also offers

  • LFOs on each output
  • Step sequencers
  • Polyphonic MIDI/CV conversion
  • and much more

with a Faderfox UC3:


with a Korg NanoKey:


with a LaunchControl XL:


with an iPad running TouchOSC:

Preliminary Specifications

The FH-1's preliminary specifications are as follows (subject to change):

  • Panel width: 8HP
  • Module depth: 43mm
  • Current draw: 70mA on the +12V rail, 30mA on the -12V rail (100mA total) 
  • plus the power requirement of the attached USB device.
  • Outputs: 8
  • Digital-to-analogue conversion: 14 bit
  • Voltage range: jumper selectable between ±5V, 0-10V, 0-5V
  • Inputs: 2 digital inputs for clocks etc.
  • USB socket: Type A

The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). The power connector is a Doepfer standard 10 way IDC, with -12V furthest from the top of the board.

Pricing & Availablity

The FH-1 will be unveiled at the NAMM show, January 2015, and is expected to be available around April 2015.

Web: http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/fh1.html

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  • steveH
    I love the the coverage of modular/eurorack stuff. In many ways it's the most interesting (to me) and innovative sound creation and control options out there. I'd sure like to see a dedicated section on just this stuff, anybody else? Keep it up!!
    • 5 years ago
    • By: steveH
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