Waldorf Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer Now Shipping

Waldorf has announced the availability of their Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer, a reincarnation of the company’s Pulse series.
Waldolf Pulse Two
Waldorf’s Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer, an all-new Pulse fit for the 21st Century, is an all-new synthesizer design with three analogue oscillators and a VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter). The filter circuits in the Pulse 2 now offer 12dB Highpass and Bandpass modes in addition to 24dB/12dB Lowpass, an analogue Filter FM, two Overdrive circuits, and Ring Modulation from OSC 3, together with Paraphonic and Unison modes allowing up to eight-voice chords.

Pulse 2 is housed in a metal chassis and features a 128×64-character backlit LCD, stainless steel knobs, and USB, MIDI In, MIDI Out, Ext In (external analogue signal input), line OUT, and headphone output, CV Out (supporting both the V/octave and Hz/V standards) and Gate Out (V-Trigger- and S-Trigger-compatible) connectivity.

» 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
» External analog signal input
» Stereo line out
» Headphone out
» Backwards compatible with classic Pulse
» 128×64 character backlit LCD
» 8 stainless steel knobs
» 500 Sound Programs
» Electron-absorbing black case

Alongside the noise generator, Pulsewidth modulation, and hard Sync, other notable features include an Alternating Pulsewidth Modulation mode new to the Pulse 2 (offering a dense PWM sound without affecting perceived loudness), and an XOR Osc mode (that is a binary XOR combination of two PWM oscillators with two distinct output levels – high and low only – capable of producing inharmonic spectra. 500 onboard sound programs are available and backwards-compatible with the original Pulse series — so original Pulse owners can quickly transfer their favourite sounds to their new Pulse 2 via MIDI (dump).

The Waldorf Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer is available to purchase from Waldorf dealers worldwide with an SRP of $610 / €461.


Author: FutureMusic

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