Waldorf Pulse

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Waldorf Pulse

The Waldorf Pulse is a monophonic synthesizer equipped with three oscillators and an arpeggiator. Its 100 patch programs are divided into 59 presets, 40 user sounds and one random sound. In addition to some standard modulations, four freely routable modulation units with selectable source, amount and destination give almost unlimited possibilities for analog bass and lead synth sounds.

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Waldorf Pulse+

On the Pulse+ model, there is a built-in MIDI to CV converter with CV/Gate input and output for communicating with your old analog gear. All parameter changes are sent and received as MIDI controller messages. There are up to 16 modulation sources, 4 routable modulation units with adjustable source, amount and destination parameters, 6 knobs and 4 buttons for convenient editing. This and a lot more puts the Waldorf Pulse a class of its own. It is used by Hardfloor, 808 State, Sneaker Pimps, Nine Inch Nails, Moby, Jimmy Edgar, and Bushflange.

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33 Visitor comments
February 20, 2012 @ 1:18 pm
The Pulse is close to the Minimoog! Really close. I compared it to my Voyager Old School and the Pulse can sound as creamy as the Moog or even blow away your speakers. The only thing I don't like is : only 40 memorys for your own sounds.
January 22, 2012 @ 9:38 pm
In more recent news, Waldorf has announced at NAMM a new Pulse. Appropriately named the Pulse 2, it has been scheduled for release some time around Summer of 2012. More information including specifications available on their official website.
January 4, 2012 @ 12:40 pm
Key is correct. If nashsnazzy had continued to read the article - he would have noticed that they actually state the synth they were talking about (the one creating the pulsating sound) is an Elka Synthex.
November 21, 2011 @ 5:44 am
nashsnazzy, they don't. Nick is talking about a pulsating sound, not the Pulse instrument !
Stop spreading nonsense please.
September 28, 2011 @ 11:40 am
You can add Duran Duran to the list of artists. I read about it in KB Mag, http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/duran-duran/5584
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - Three Oscillators with variable Waveform pulse,saw and triangle
  • Memory - 59 preset, 40 user programs
  • LFO - Two LFOs, LFO1 with 5 different waveforms tri, sin, saw, pulse, sample&hold (range from 0.008 Hz to 261 Hz)
  • Filter - 24 dB lowpass filter with resonance
  • Envelopes - 2 envelopes with selectable trigger
  • Keyboard - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - Rhythmic arpeggiator
  • Control - MIDI (CV/Gate on Pulse+)
  • Date Produced - 1996

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