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Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby Synthmatic » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:09 pm

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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby Hugo76 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:21 pm

Looks totally awesome
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby winnebago » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:23 pm

Really can't wait for this one. Any ideas on a price yet?
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby Yekuku » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:48 pm

I am curious about how this move will affect the price of the original waldorf pulse #-o
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby Mino » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:44 pm

Price is rumored to be 550 euros. Have wishes to supplement it to Q (analog filters, layering etc.)
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby JackAstro » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:09 pm


It looks like they fixed everything I didn't like about the original Pulse. It also looks about as real as Stromberg, so... we shall see.
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby meatballfulton » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:07 pm

Hope it has less bugs than Blofeld :oops:
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby Music Maven » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:14 am

Hugo76 wrote:Looks totally awesome

As the current owner of a MicroWave I, MicroWave II XT and Pulse and former owner of a 4-Pole (which I should have never sold,) I am obviously a major Waldorf fanboy.

But this just looks insanely great. I can't wait to get one. :-)

Not to start another VA vs. real analog flame war, but IMO the Pulse still sounds richer and warmer than something like Diva (which I own and which sounds really good). Of course the Pulse doesn't have the polyphony, overall range of sounds, flexibility, etc. of a VA like Diva.
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby BlackGnosis » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:19 am

My guess is it will market the same as the blofelds pricing. .-. Not sure if want... The new Annie Arturia seems more like what I'd want to get my hands on.
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby Stab Frenzy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:07 am

8 voice paraphonic mode! I guess it uses digital oscs for that, either way I'm glad someone is doing a paraphonic synth these days. Digital polys through analogue monos are one of my favourite sounds.
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby analoglsd » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:52 am

Agreed on the paraphonic mode.
Have to say that this has me more excited than any other "back to analog" synths that have come out in the past few years.
Can't wait to try one out this summer.
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby man-009 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:40 pm

hope they make a KB version like blofeld? i will wait and see....
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby loungedumore » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:43 pm

The " 8 voice chords " makes me think something got lost in translation somewhere . I remember the original did a poly chain mode , but even if that were the case each single unit would do 3 voices so 2 would be 6 , 3 would be 9 . I mean it's completely possible that they could have added a DSP voice engine too , but if that were the case I could not see Waldorf trying to hide that ...they are rather proud of their DSP ip after all + It would add to the feature list ?
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby BluMunk » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:55 pm

Could someone explain 'paraphonic' in n00b terms?

I'm not quite grasping what exactly it means, and how it makes a mono-synth non-mono. 'cause it's still just a one-voice, 3-osc synth, right?
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Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Postby ravenmek » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:14 pm

paraphonic means that instead of 8 voice of polyphony (VCO-VCF-VCA per voice) you have 8 stages of VCO but only one stage of the rest. For example, a synth with 1VCO, 1VCF and 1VCA, if its 4 voice polyphonic, it means that all voices have 1VCO, 1VCF and 1VCA stages, if its 4 voice paraphonic, it means every voice has a VCO, but the VCF and VCA are shared between all of them (horrible explanation, but I'm sure it will help to understand)
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