Jan 20

OK – We are into Day 2 at Winter Namm 2012 and I am now looking at the Waldorf Pulse 2 Analogue Synth. This has been some wait since the original Waldorf Pulse that was with us in 1996. There seems to be a great influx of Analogue Synths at present as people seem obsessed with sounds from the past and what they can do with them 2012-style. They just  love the squelchy fat sounds full of knob-twisting ecstacy and filters that change every aspect of basic sound itself. Well I don’t know whether the Waldorf Pulse 2 is as good as this but hopefully in the later part of the year I will be doing a full review on one to find out- so bookmark this Site now.

Waldorf tell us that ” You are looking at a completely analog synthesizer that accurately delivers what synthesizer enthusiasts around the world truly crave. Pulse 2 is the reincarnation of it’s legendary ancestor, the Waldorf Pulse, that dominated the electronic music of the 90s.

Three analog oscillators in combination with a true analog cascading filter is what Pulse and Pulse 2 have in common. But we didn’t stop there. The filter circuits now also offer Highpass and Bandpass modes. We added analog Filter FM and Ring Modulation along with paraphonic modes that allow up to eight voice chords.

Like the Blofeld Synthesizer, the Pulse 2 is housed in a sturdy metal desktop case. Besides its large LCD display, 8 stainless steel knobs are available to surf through its clearly arrayed parameter matrix, set master volume and edit display accessible parameters”. It should be available in Summer 2012.

Here are the Specifications:-

* 3 analog oscillators + 1 noise generator
* Pulse width modulation
* Hard sync
* Filter FM from Oscillator 3
* Ring Modulation from Oscillator 3
* XOR Osc Mode
* 8/4 Voice Paraphonic modes
* Cascade Filter
* 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes
* Powerful Arpeggiator
* 8-slot Modulation Matrix
* USB
* MIDI
* External analog signal input
* Stereo line out
* Headphone out
* Backwards compatible with classic Pulse
* 128×64 character backlit LCD

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