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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by behndy » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:16 pm

lol. that... is DELICIOUSLY complimentary suh!

from the DEPTHS.

this thing is such a clangy swooshy angry GRRL.

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Post by EPTC » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:38 pm

Kazremark wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Anyone found a good table top stand solution for pulsar?
A wonderful friend gave me one of those odd three-fold stands (the legs have two separate joints, each with a clickable tension dial) - Regret I don't know the brand or model - Holds it very sturdy though.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by tomtoms » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:35 am

This is the future of electronic music endless ways of using it and the sound you get from it unbelievable thanks to Soma

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Post by nodog » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:24 am

Just released my new album on Bandcamp. On about half of the tracks the Pulsar is used. I've only used it in a quite basic way but it's just so awesome even using it with not too much modulation.

edit: okay, I've got no clue how to link stuff here. Sorry about that. Thisd is the link to the Bandcamp page:

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Post by Jee » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:22 am

nice stuff.
I feel like the pulsar used "simply" is quite recognizable to some extent and requires deep patching to get into wilder sonic territories though, which is a good and bad thing at the same time maybe :)

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by nodog » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:33 am

Yeah, I was thinking of saying which tracks used the Pulsar but it's so easy to hear it's totally unnecessary. :hihi:

I really don't mind that by the way. I love instruments with a very specific sound. Especially if the sound is as good as this.

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Post by gosh » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:58 pm

Here’s one where you probably can’t tell too easily it’s Pulsar ;)

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Post by dogoftears » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:03 pm

nodog wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:24 am
Just released my new album on Bandcamp. On about half of the tracks the Pulsar is used. I've only used it in a quite basic way but it's just so awesome even using it with not too much modulation.

edit: okay, I've got no clue how to link stuff here. Sorry about that. Thisd is the link to the Bandcamp page:
yo. this is a fantastic album. great work. will try to remember to download later for car listening.
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by nodog » Fri May 01, 2020 1:09 am

Thank you for the compliment dogoftears. Very nice to hear!

And gosh, that's indeed an example where it's harder to tell it's the Pulsar. Still, the bass gives it away for me. :-)

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Post by Jee » Fri May 01, 2020 1:51 am

gosh wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:58 pm
Here’s one where you probably can’t tell too easily it’s Pulsar ;)
Totally disagree, whenever it is totally destroyed weird drums we can assume it is Pulsar :hihi:
NIce one too, cool patching!

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by Shakespeare » Fri May 01, 2020 7:17 am

For those of you who received your orders recently, where were you on the waiting list?

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Post by NoLegs » Fri May 01, 2020 2:46 pm

Pulsar only sound source here. I'm trying some kind of parallel processing with the Noise Engineering Viol Ruina. I took a copy of the Pulsar output and sent it to the Viol Ruina and then into the Erica Synths Fusion Ring Mod, and then put the original Pulsar audio into the other channel of the Ring Mod, and then mixed to taste.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by Jee » Fri May 01, 2020 4:16 pm

gnarly.
destroyed.
noisy.
sweet to my ears :)

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Post by inoshi » Sat May 02, 2020 7:16 am

Hmmmmmm.... I was on the waiting list since just before it was revealed at superbooth 19, wondering what happened.... I received the. Confirmation and emailed again asking about it, apparently I'm still on the list. I'll probably just wait for it to come to perfect circuit now.

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Post by nuttymad » Sat May 02, 2020 12:03 pm

inoshi wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:16 am
Hmmmmmm.... I was on the waiting list since just before it was revealed at superbooth 19, wondering what happened.... I received the. Confirmation and emailed again asking about it, apparently I'm still on the list. I'll probably just wait for it to come to perfect circuit now.
The waiting list started way before superbooth 19. I want to say it started in early 2018. I got on in December 2018 and received mine a few weeks ago. Hang in there dood, it’s worth the wait.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by inoshi » Sat May 02, 2020 1:57 pm

nuttymad wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 12:03 pm
inoshi wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:16 am
Hmmmmmm.... I was on the waiting list since just before it was revealed at superbooth 19, wondering what happened.... I received the. Confirmation and emailed again asking about it, apparently I'm still on the list. I'll probably just wait for it to come to perfect circuit now.
The waiting list started way before superbooth 19. I want to say it started in early 2018. I got on in December 2018 and received mine a few weeks ago. Hang in there dood, it’s worth the wait.
Oh ok, I had no idea!

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by sparks » Sat May 02, 2020 3:59 pm

I preordered mine June 15, 2018 back when it was more ot less a cardboard box. I've had it for a while and it's a fantastic drum (but also drone-) machine.

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Post by NoLegs » Mon May 04, 2020 10:03 pm

Some 175 bpm fun with the Pulsar-23 and Glitchgmachines plugins.


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Post by empirix » Fri May 08, 2020 2:24 am

whilst it sounds super, from what i am picking up on youtube/soundcloud etc, the demos all sound the sameish, as in that kind of glitch vibe, starting to reconsider my order

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Post by blipson » Fri May 08, 2020 4:39 am

empirix wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 2:24 am
whilst it sounds super, from what i am picking up on youtube/soundcloud etc, the demos all sound the sameish
You're not wrong. It's got such a distinctive voice that no matter how you use its composition-system features, a certain character always comes through. I think it will be most interesting to see how the Pulsar-23 can integrate with a larger ensemble, supplement a drummer or a percussionist's batterie, etc. The Lyra-8 is also a sort of one trick pony, though it's a great trick--a must-have trick--and also a bit more than that. The P-23 isn't so much a self-contained trick as an accompanist waiting to happen, I think. Until then, it's being treated as a soloist, and compare the listening fatigue that sets in, for example, with flute solos. Who doesn't love a flute, but within 30 minutes (less!), I'm surfeited, I don't care who you are.

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Post by chvad » Fri May 08, 2020 8:02 am

All good points and I also agree. Like you I ordered when they were both barely announced ideas. Both expressive. Both cool in a myriad of ways. Both their own character for days... and that's a thing. Its a pro and a bit of a con. No worries though. Both are fantastic to own use and touch.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by nuttymad » Fri May 08, 2020 8:53 am

if you’re trying to stray from the “sameish” sounds try patching external sounds into the ext inputs on the different channels. Make sure to attenuate first. I was getting some interesting sounds running my eurorack wavetable oscillators and filters into the ext of the kick and snare channels.

I think we need a pulsar-23 tricks and tips thread to share patch ideas.
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