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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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bassman a part-time user from CA writes:
Outrageously cool module. Bass forever!!!!!!!!

Get one if you can find one. I love mine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-24-2001 at 22:01
Marzzz a part-time user from Phoenix, USA writes:
It's been discontinued......HUGE mistake. I have had one for nearly two years, does great basses and leads (want to sound more like a Minimoog? Back the OSC VOL down to 30-40, above that overdrives the filter too much), plenty of power, truly analog. I want a second one, it's going to be hard to find at a good price now (damn!).

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-18-2001 at 11:04
Chad Gould a hobbyist user writes:
For what it's worth, this should be a different-strokes-for-different-folks issue. The oscillators in the Pulse to me are animated enough to be mistaken for VCOs (especially the more well-tempered VCOs like the MKS-80 and Matrix 12). The filter is very nice and creamy. Above all, its great for a budget.

It's true that the MKS-80 has heavier-sounding bass bass. But the MKS-80 envelopes severely loose to the Pulse's envelopes in speed. Not to mention in flexibility of sound design. The envelopes killed the MKS-80 for me; I could not get over the relatively sluggishness when doing fast trance lines.

It's true that the Minimoog has a "rounder", "smoother" bass sound. However, for what it's worth, sometimes "round" is not what you need; the Pulse's sharp attack cuts through a mix real well, and adds some attack that works for dance. Programmed right, it will fool some people into thinking its a Minimoog too (although clearly the Minimoog has a warmer sound.)

So, for what it's worth, the Pulse is a synth worth picking up IMHO. Obviously, different applications require different synths, but consider the cost, and its a steal IMHO. There are rumors that this synth *might* go out of production soon, so get it while you can. :)

posted Tuesday-Feb-13-2001 at 19:35
Sid a part-time user from CA writes:
The Pulse is incredible for cranking some cool bass. Its hard to beat. Ive been thru many bass synths but this one will stay with me. It has an important position in my studio.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-07-2001 at 19:02
Gorgeous Girl a professional user writes:
I have a somewhat limited perspective on the Pulse since it was the first analog-like synth for me, so I have a natural affinity towards it. I was thinking about getting rid of it and replacing it with a Micro Q, but every time I come down to this decision, I find another use for the Pulse, a new sound that makes me want to keep it. The Pulse seems so limited yet there are so many possibilities with it, too. You really won't understand this statement until you use the Pulse and you see if it works well for you in your particular setup.

For my particular setup, the Pulse works great. That's why I gave it a 5.

Perhaps I'll get a Micro Q to use along with my Pulse, since there's some awesome power in the Micro Q as well. Has anyone had any experience with the Micro Q? The two demos on their site were good, much better than what I'd come to expect from demos. You can at least do percussion with the Micro Q which you can't do very well with the Pulse... and you can have both percussion, leads, bass, and other things happening at the same time with the added polyphony.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-07-2001 at 09:04
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