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
BeN-HuR
January 17, 2013 @ 5:57 am
I have been recording with the Pulse + for many years. It is wonderful mostly for the fact that it has a built-in MIDI to CV converter with CV/Gate input and output for communicating with any other analog gear. Incredible when going live.
Eric
July 23, 2012 @ 9:50 pm
Add Little Dragon to the list of users. Bass player Fredrik Wallin triggers it through his midi bass made by Industrial Radio.
Reivaj
June 28, 2012 @ 8:44 pm
each Q voice is supposed to be based on thins stynth and I love Q. So how good is the overdrive/distortion on the Pulse?
May be I should wait to MKII
Iceni
May 5, 2012 @ 3:45 pm
Had one of these for a few years late 90's / early 2000's, fabulous warm sound and incredibly simple / quick to program. The pots were awful, wobbly within months through very light studio use, sound and usability more than made up for it. I worked in a music shop at the time, had a chance to play with lots of toys, this was my favourite of the many and various analogue monsynths around at that time.

Recently started looking for a secondhand one and immediately noticed they're about to launch a Pulse 2, consider me as near to the front of the queue as I can get !
richard
March 9, 2012 @ 11:26 am
A solid mono with a lot of character and possibilities, in a very portable little rackmount with so so interface. If you need a dedicated bass mono, this fills that slot for very little money, and could keep you happy for years.
 
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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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