Pulsar II v3 - New Software Release for the DSP Powered Virtual Studio 11/09/01
Version 3.0 of CreamWare's Pulsar DSP Music Production System is
scheduled for release in mid-September, 2001. The new software boasts over
one hundred improvements, from slight enhancements to completely new
integral parts of the system.
Highlights of the new Pulsar II v3 include:
New DSP effects, including the sophisticated MasterVerb reverb.
Additional synthesizers based on Virtual Analog and Vector synthesis.
The STS-2000P Sample Player (64 stereo voices, compatible with all
Hundreds of new instrument and effects presets.
Numerous user interface enhancements to make Pulsar even more
intuitive and easy to work with.
Switchable screen sets, keyboard shortcuts.
64-channel ASIO driver, AC3 digital output via S/PDIF.
Optional XTC mode, allowing the user to use the Pulsar instruments and
effects like VST Instruments and VST plug-ins, directly from within a
VST-compatible host application (Windows OS only).
New Pulsar II customers also receive the ProPack, which includes the
A professional 24/48-channel mixing console adapted from the mixer
previously available only in the high-end SCOPE /SP system.
An additional effects suite containing a new Vocoder, De-esser, Stereo
Expander, Pattern Delay, Syncable Filter, Overdrive with tube
characteristic, syncable filter and much more.
Lightwave, a new Wavetable synthesizer with flexible filter
configurations and manifold modulation features.
The highly acclaimed STS-3000 DSP Sampler.
The Modular Synthesizer V2 with over 140 modules and 80 pre-patched
Although the Pulsar software has changed, the hardware is the same. The
Pulsar II PCI card hosts six 32-bit SHARC DSPs, from 20 to 28 channels of
audio I/O (in various combinations of analog, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, ADAT and
Z-Link, depending on which of the four currently available options the
customer selects) and an extensive set of ultra-low-latency audio drivers
to communicate with all major audio programs for Windows or MacOS.
Existing Pulsar users can choose between two v3 update options: Standard or
Pro. The standard update is free of charge, as usual. The Pro Update, which
contains the ProPack, is available for US$139 (149 Euro). Both updates can
be obtained at the CreamWare website, or from official CreamWare dealers
Pulsar II v3 has a proposed retail price of US $1,444.