New analogue synthesizer now available.
Waldorf has announced the availability of its new Pulse 2 analogue synthesizer.
The new Pulse 2 has been built to serve as a 21st century reincarnation of the original Waldorf Pulse range. With a new all-analogue synth design, the Pulse 2 offers three analogue oscillators and a VCF (Voltage-Controlled Filter), along with 12dB Highpass and Bandpass modes in addition to 24dB/12dB Lowpass for strengthened sound-sculpting flexibility. Waldorf has also added analogue Filter FM, two Overdrive circuits, and Ring Modulation from OSC 3, together with Paraphonic and Unison modes allowing up to eight-voice chords.
Housed in a metal desktop casing, the Pulse 2 also features USB, MIDI In, MIDI Out, Ext In (external analogue signal input), line OUT and headphone output connectivity, as well as CV Out (supporting both the V/octave and Hz/V standards) and Gate Out (V-Trigger- and S-Trigger-compatible), allowing a host of older (or newer) synths to be connected to the Pulse 2 to mirror which ever MIDI ‘note’ information is being played by the Pulse 2, including the output of its ARP (arpeggiator).
Furthermore, the CV Out can be modulated in the eight-slot modulation Matrix, delivering a range of additional performance possibilities!
Other notable features include an Alternating Pulsewidth Modulation mode, which is 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.
The Pulse 2 is backwards-compatible with the original Pulse series, meaning that original Pulse owners can quickly transfer their favourite sounds to their new Pulse 2 via MIDI (dump).