The latest VST compatible card for Windows hits the shops 16/05/01Pulsar XTC the latest DSP encrusted PCI card for for VST-compatible recording
programs, is now shipping for Windows systems.
Pulsar XTC integrates with any VST-compatible software. It expands the recording system with the additional computing power of six 32-bit SHARC DSPs and an extensive software package containing top-class effects and virtual instruments. XTC
plug-ins are used in exactly the same way as VST effects and VST
instruments, but unlike native plug-ins, utilize none of the host
computer's processing power. Therefore, the user does not need to adopt new
methods in order to work with them. The only noticeable difference is that
the system suddenly has a much greater capacity for the realization of
The XTC software package contains more than 30 high-quality, 32-bit DSP
effects. In addition to a collection of dynamics processors and modulation
effects, the effects library also includes the new MasterVerb Reverb, eight
separate instances of which can be loaded at one time. Pulsar XTC also
includes an assortment of extraordinary virtual instruments: various
powerful analog synthesizers, a drum synth and an instrument with sounds
based upon refined vector synthesis.
With the Volkszämpler, the XTC software package also boasts a full-fledged
sampler. In the form of a VST instrument, it offers a multitude of highly
professional features like 32-bit sampling, compatibility with the big
libraries, sample-precise timing during sequence playback and most
extensive editing options.
The Pulsar XTC software, as well as its hardware, can be expanded very
flexibly. Along with the included instruments and effects, dozens of
additional plug-ins which have been developed for the Pulsar/SCOPE platform
can be used. Also, the Pulsar XTC PCI-card can optionally be expanded with
high-quality 24-bit /96 kHz audio inputs and outputs. Furthermore, the
processing power is freely scalable via the addition of further DSP cards
to the system.
The Macintosh version is currently scheduled to be available in July 2001.