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Waldorf Pulse 2

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Pulse 2 is an analog monophonic(can be used as paraphonic) synthesizer announced in 2012 by Waldorf. The shipment began from the end of 2013. Former "Pulse" was 2U rackmount module. Pulse 2 is compact desktop module. The case is healthy metal, same as Waldorf blofeld synthesizer, I guess. Though Pulse 2 has large LCD, we can see only too big patch number and small patch name in most situation. Sound on Sound reviewer Paul Nagle wrote "Display woefully under-used". Pulse 2's sound is nice. Compared with cheaper Waldorf Rocket which is not versatile with limited controles, Pulse 2 is a fully programable, well-done modern mono synth.

Information

Sound

SoundComment
TECH STAB RL
Preset #1. I added small amount of reverb with TC Reverb 4000. Modulation wheel changes cutoff, I think.
SAW1
Simple saw lead I made from scratch. Aftertouch controls LFO1 vibrato. A little portamento. Lower cutoff, add resonance a bit. Slower attack, longer release. Added Yamaha SPX2000 mono delay. Aftertouch vibrato is my favorite. It is impossible with Waldorf Rocket and Streichfett.
SWEEPER PAD CG
Enjoyable with paraphonic play. Trigger may be well done.
I
With this program, aftertouch controls cutoff frequency. The "WniWni" moving is very smooth. Old synth shop may have some policy. In Japan, majority synth players do not use aftertouch, I guess. However, Europian and American players may love aftertouch more. I hope many players utilize aftertouch keyboards. It is effective with strings, leads, pads, and guitar simulation.
CATHERINE IW
The category of this sound is "BASS". Aftertouch adds vibrato by LFO1.
WHITE DOORS
One of "PAD" category sounds. We can play chord with paraphonic function.
30SC 101 IW
Roland's SH-101 image synth bass. Aftertouch and modulation wheel add vibrato.
DER MUSSO DK
Aftertouch opens the filter. Velocity works well.
LIVELY BASS CG
38 sounds from "I" to "MONSTER PULSE" are recorded with same amount of SPX2000 mono delay. This sound may be foggy with the delay.
WITH DELAY
I guess delay vibrato is working at one oscillator. Other oscs are not modulated. The technique is impossible with many old combo synth. Pulse 2 is enough modern. Aftertouch opens filter.
REZ SWEEP 1 IW
High resonance filter sweep. The category is "BASS".
ORGANICS 1 CG
Pulse 2's VCA has "Drive" parameter. The curve can be selected from 4. "NONE", "TUBE", "FUZZ" and "FX". This sound surprised me. Nice distortion.
PLUCKY KEYS IW
With paraphonic decay sound, mistouch is more distinguish. I should train myself.
SINGING SAW
No aftertouch vibrato. Modulation wheel are used for vibrato. "Tomita" sound.
STANDARD SYNC
Oscillator sync is not in my hand. However, play this sound was fun.
CLASSIC MONO
2 oscillators apart 1 octave. No Modulation. Fast attack. Pulse 2 is as good as vintage monosynths.
FIFTH PULSE
Fifth layered oscillators. Dear old friend. Modulation wheel controls pulse width and volume. Pulling the wheel made the sound quiet. Aftertouch adds vibrato.
SOFT 5TH & 7TH
5th and 7th. Pulse 2 has 3 oscillators. Nice.
CLASSIC BASS
Pulse 2 is a good bass machine, too.
ANLOG CIRCUIT
Though the category of this sound is "BASS", I played as a synth lead. Broad key range of modern analog mono synth.
SETI SUCCESS
Sample and Hold modulation sound. Good S/N, cool and modern. LFO1 modulates pan.
DE PROFUNDISCG
Slow attack sound. The category is "ATMO". Although this sound is polyphonic, I did not use the polyphony.
METAMORPHIC CG
Long smooth release.
SWISS ALPES CG
Wind by noise. If you are an oldtimer, you did it before. In 1985, I was an extra member of a wind orchestra. In "Superman", I played filtered noise wind sound by Yamaha CS-40M and volcano by DX7. Oh my dear.
3 SAW DK
It's not easy for me to play bass without drums.
3OCT BASS IW
Nice bass. In high key range, it is nice, too.
ACIDIC BS 2 IW
One more good bass.
BASSTAR
Bass like stones and rocks.
BLOODPR@SS2 DK
I want to make music including drums and bass. Long ago, I did them.
SIMMONS SD1 CG
Simmons drums reminds me of YMO live broadcasting in 1983. No VCRs then. I waited the program in front of TV.
BRAIN SALAD IW
Good bass.
ELECTRO ORG RL
Maybe organ bass. I feel it is lower range played by left hand. Not by foot.
JUNOPULSE2 DK
There are too many Roland Junos. Famous old Junos are 6, 60 and 106. I have never own them. Too bad.
JUNOPULSE3 DK
Mono power. I do not know Juno has such power.
NEVER MIND DK
I should call drummer.
POOG DK
Old moog is warmer than this sound. Modern moog may produce sound like this.
RETRO BASS AL
Though I did not adjust delay level for every sound, this sound made delay louder. Wonder.
RES SWEEP 2 IW
Aftertouch adds LFO1 modulation to filter. Modulation wheel adds LFO1 modulation to pitch. Waldorf analog filter is here. Not so much Waldorf synth with analog filter. Wave, Microwave, Pulse, Pulse 2, Rocket and recent Quantum. Please send Quantum to me. No pay.
SHORT BASS CG
This bass does not need drums.
SUB BASS 1 IW
3 oscillators are detuned. Aftertouch adds LFO1 modulation to filter.
MONSTER PULSE
The category is "LEAD". Modulation wheel closes filter. Aftertouch mods pan.

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