Expert Sleepers Disting Mk3

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Expert Sleepers Disting Mk3

(Version 3.3 of the disting mk3 firmware is now released, adding the much anticipated SD card audio playback feature. Three sample playback algorithms are provided, offering various sample selection, pitch and retriggering options.

This update also adds two other new algorithms - a vocoder, and a version of the precision adder algorithm with fractional voltage offsets. The latter is largely intended to make it simple to achieve semitone offsets when processing pitch CVs. )

(Don't blow up this thing and handle with care so take precautions for static electricity)

The Disting is a many-in-1 multifunction module, offering a variety of CV and audio processes, including a selection of oscillators (LFOs/VCOs). All algorithms have two high-precision inputs and outputs, and a third control input, exposed on a front panel knob and a CV input.

mk3 version

The disting mk3 was introduced in November 2015. The main differences compared to the original disting are:

  • Smaller - now 42mm deep (from 53mm)
  • Over 50% less power consumption - now 70mA combined draw (from 148mA)
  • User-updatable code - via Micro SD card
  • More algorithms - no longer limited to 16
  • More functionality - new encoder and push buttons give more control options


The disting mk3's specifications are as follows:

  • Panel width: 4HP
  • Module depth: 42mm
  • X & Y inputs, A & B outputs
    • Sample rate: 75kHz
    • ADC: 24 bit, THD+N -93dB, Dynamic range 99dB, SNR 99dB
    • DAC: 24 bit, THD+N -94dB, Dynamic range 105dB, SNR 104dB
  • Z input sample rate: 75kHz
  • CPU: Microchip PIC32MX at up to 50MHz
  • Current draw: 50mA on the +12V rail, 20mA on the -12V rail (70mA total)

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.

For more detail, please see the user manual.

There are currently two 'banks' of algorithms. The first 16 ('classic disting') are:

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
a Precision Adder
with integer voltage offsets
Linear/Exponential Converter Sample and Hold
with noise source and
adjustable slew rate
with through zero frequency control
and waveshaping
b Four Quadrant Multiplier
with integer multiply/divide
with selectable scales
Slew Rate Limiter
with linear and
exponential slew
Clockable LFO
with multiply/divide
and waveshaping
c Full-wave Rectifier Comparator
with adjustable hysteresis
Pitch and Envelope Tracker VCO with linear FM
sine and saw outputs
d Minimum/maximum Dual Waveshaper
wavefolder and
triangle-to-sine shaper
Clockable Delay/Echo VCO with waveshaping
and pulse outputs

The second bank contains:

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
a Voltage Controlled
Delay Line

vibrato/chorus/flange effects
for drum synthesis
  LP/HP Filter
b     Tape Delay
with voltage controlled tape speed
LP/BP Filter
c   Phaser
up to 10 stages
  BP/HP Filter
d     State Variable Filter
smoothly variable filter type
BP/Notch Filter

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