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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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WD a hobbyist user from NYC writes:
I have a Pulse as well as most of the old classics, so i'll compare with them and with it's peers: Of the new, mainstream synths it's at the top along with the Nord; Nord is warmer, the Pulse more aggressive, the Pulse's envelopes and bite are more akin to a Pro One, with the following provisos: It differs from the Pro One and other older classics in that it's lacking the warmth and some of the punch of the classic synths. Having said that, it's still punchy, the best of the newer generation that includes the Nord, Novation, JP8000, etc. Very tight envelopes like a Pro One, fast midi, etc., so it's strength, like the Pro One, is in it's ability to make aggressive dance/industrial/techno..

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-08-2004 at 08:13
i owned 2 b4 ans sold 1 bcuz of the loosen konbs,but still keep 1 cuz it sounds excellent,none of the va can beat it.period.sadly waldorf won't do this anymore.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-03-2004 at 11:28
AEP a part-time user from USA writes:
love it, love it, love it.

i have only used it for bass up to this point- that is what it does best. i plan on exploring some leads as well.

wicked midi implementation, great sound, and it barely takes up any space in my little ass studio!

got mine for $350; never regretted it.

my bass duties are covered

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-03-2004 at 10:16
a professional user writes:


*Three Oscillators with variable waveforms,pulse with variable pulse width, saw, triangle *Cross modulation (pulse waveform that is xor-ed with oscillator 3) *Oscillator sync *Waldorf 24 dB lowpass filter with resonance up to self-oscillation, frequency range 25Hz to 35kHz. *100 programs, divided into 59 ROM presets, 40 user programs and one random sound *Two envelopes each with selectable trigger modes *Two LFOs with different waveforms, tri, sin, saw, pulse, sample&hold *LFO frequency range from 0.008 Hz up to 261 Hz internal Arpeggiator tempo from 50bpm to 300bpm note values from 1/1 dotted, 1/1 tuplet, 1/1, 1/2 dotted, 1/2 tuplet ... to 1/32 note *16 predefined rhythm patterns *All parameter changes sent/received as MIDI controller *Four routable modulation units with adjustable source, amount and destination *Large 3 x 7 segment LED display six knobs and four buttons for convenient editing *19" 2HE Rackmount *Stereo Line out *MIDI In/Out/Thru *External 12V DC Power supply

If your looking for a modern analog monosynth within an affordable price range...then look no further. I always use analog monosynths for bass, lead, fx duties....

The Pulse, in my mind is a great little mono and it sits comfortably along side the SCI Pro-One and Korg Mono/Poly.

I totally recommend the Pulse to anyone who wishes to experience true analog sound without taking the risk of vintage gear.

If you are looking for decent bass, leads and quirky effects (e.g. wet bubbles, blips/bleeps etc etc) then the PUlse should be on your wish list. True analog synths are ALWAYS better for creating raw/in your face kinda sounds. VA synths do not have the same level of presence......

To put that into context I use My setup includes:

OK, the Pulse is a good analog mono......but how does it compare to Pro-One's, Mono/POly's etc etc. Well, I have all 3 and the differences are:

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-24-2003 at 05:19
a professional user writes:
to the guy who said "buy an evolver instead of a pulse" ........NO WAY!! I have owned the pulse for 4 years and its a keeper. The "Evolver" is not even close to the pulse. Its basically a lame piece of hype. I bought one of those and sold it a year later. Still have my Pulse, and i will never sell it. The Waldorf PULSE is the real deal. No question! 5/5!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-23-2003 at 18:50
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