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Just bought a Pulse
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Just bought a Pulse Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

and I'm happy, happy, happy.

It's a regular (not plus) version. All-black knobs. I know they appear frequently on ebay, but here in Mexico, I only saw one on the classifieds a few years ago, and the one I just bought. Should be here sometime next week.

Any opinions on these? I've read a lot about them and most of it is praising. My other Waldorfs are an XT and the plugin pack (Attack, D-Pole, PPG), which I love, but I'm sure the Pulse, being analog and all, will have a distinct character.

I'm particularly interested in using it for live stuff along my Nord G2 and Machinedrum (probably sequencing the Pulse with the G2).

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A superb little synth. I've had mine since new.

The user interface is a pain at times because you have to select the row of parameters you wish to modify and I find myself constantly pressing the row button only to press once too often and have to start again Wink

However great sound are available and the random patch function can give interesting results.

a good choice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just got it today and I'm loving it. Easier to edit than I thought, although I would have preferred incremental encoders rather than potentiometers, but it's not such a big deal.

Doesn't sound too analog... it's just too damn precise.. but I'll try adding some slight pitch modulation with a random LFO and see what happens. Works with my Nord Lead 3.

The next step will be controlling it with the Nord G2 and do some live improvisations.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

fac wrote:
The next step will be controlling it with the Nord G2 and do some live improvisations.


There is already a Pulse external control patch in the G2 patch archive. It seems to have quite a lot in it. I did find many of the Pulse's parameters don't provide smooth tweaking of the sound while playing. Things like cutoff and res are OK, but some other parameter changes are very jumpy.

I like the Pulse for some strange lead and pad sounds. Bottom end is decent too, though can be a bit harsher than I usually want.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oli wrote:

There is already a Pulse external control patch in the G2 patch archive.


That's great. Thanks, Oli.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

editing can be done with several software,
this one is great and free : http://www.stretta.com/~matthew/resources/pulse_editor/index.html

there is also a vsti version from rekon audio wich allows you to automate the parameters from a sequencer.

reading the manual is highly recomended because there are some tricks that you cant think of by just looking at the frontplate.
my favorite is that lfo 1 can be its own source for modulation.

if you think that the pulse sounds too distorted on every patch, set the osc volumes under 30 each, sounds much to low but in this case thats where the distortion sets in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oli wrote:
fac wrote:
The next step will be controlling it with the Nord G2 and do some live improvisations.


There is already a Pulse external control patch in the G2 patch archive. It seems to have quite a lot in it. I did find many of the Pulse's parameters don't provide smooth tweaking of the sound while playing. Things like cutoff and res are OK, but some other parameter changes are very jumpy.

I like the Pulse for some strange lead and pad sounds. Bottom end is decent too, though can be a bit harsher than I usually want.



thats true with the unsmooth values, but the pulse is one of the few synths that can switch patches during playback without any problems.
i used to create 3-4 varying patches of one sound and changed them with prog chang. during the track.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That editor seems to be mac only, and I'm under PC Sad

Anyway, I'm perfectly ok editing the Pulse from the front panel. It's not hard or tedious at all. Only a bit more time consuming than, say, a Nord Lead, but much better than my old ESQ-1 and Matrix 6R (even with the software editor!).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

here is a pc version : http://www.granucon.com/pulse_editor.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Floppy wrote:
here is a pc version : http://www.granucon.com/pulse_editor.html


Niiiice. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Floppy wrote:
...thats true with the unsmooth values, but the pulse is one of the few synths that can switch patches during playback without any problems.
i used to create 3-4 varying patches of one sound and changed them with prog chang. during the track.


Hi Floppy,

Thanks for the tip. I hadn't realised that.

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