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Soma Synthesizers Pulsar-23 Preorder

Pre-order your PULSAR-23 at Soundgas (see below for more information on lead time). Quite possible the most exciting drum machine / synth to hit the market in a very long time...

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Pre-order your PULSAR-23 at Soundgas (see below for more information on lead time). Quite possible the most exciting drum machine / synth to hit the market in a very long time…

You can read the official words about this below, but the short version is that this is a truly wild DRUM SYNTH/SEQUENCER/FX unit! We need one. You need one. Let’s all make crazy cosmic electronic beats and rhythms together.

Description

Pulsar is the most exciting thing to happen in new drum machine/synths for a very long time… an organismic drum machine designed by Vlad Kreimer. It has a semi-modular structure and consists of 23 independent modules. PULSAR can be used for the synthesis of percussion instruments and rhythms, bass and melodic lines, effects and sound landscapes, as well as a source of control voltage and powerful analog FX processor.

PREORDERS: We do not yet have a delivery date for the next batch of Pulsars. If you order we will keep you updated, and of course you can cancel and get a full refund at any time. Given the popularity of these it is very likely that all of our next allocation will be sold before they arrive.

From Soma Synths:

The PULSAR functions in three different modes: stand-alone, MIDI control and CV control. Moreover, all the above features and control modes can work simultaneously in any proportion or combination.
Additionally, PULSAR offers live circuit bending capabilities and the use of the artist’s body conductivity to create patches and cross modulations. PULSAR continues the line of organismic synthesizers begun by LYRA-8, but now in the area of percussion instruments.
Main features:
  • 4 drum channels: Bass drum, Bass\Percussion, Snare drum, Cymbals\Hi-Hat
  • 4 envelope generators with the unique ability to generate a sustain for the drum channels, turning them into noise\drone synthesizers. – 4 independent loop recorders with the option for individual clocking. They record triggering events, not audio.
  • Clock generator with an array of dividers as a very powerful tool for rhythm synthesis.
  • Wide range LFO (0.1 – 5000Hz) with variable waveform.
  • Shaos – a unique pseudo-random generator based on shift registers with 4 independent outputs, sample and hold and other cool features.
  • FX processor with CV control incl. CV control of the entire DSP’s sample rate.
  • Distortion.
  • 2 CV-controlled gates.
  • 2 CV-controlled VCAs.
  • 2 controllable inverters.
Also, it has MIDI control and synchronization and a lot of smaller modules such as 4 assignable attenuators and 2 dynamic CV sensors for CV generation etc. In general, there are 55 knobs, 11 switches and over 100 inputs and outputs for patching, Eurorack integration, external mixing and processing, live circuit bending!
It comes in a special HQ bag with 30 alligator clips cables and PSU.

The range of input and output CV and audio signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to + 10V
Main output voltage swing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2V
1/4 inch jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 total
Mini-jack (for Eurorack connection) . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 total
MIDI input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . standard DIN socket
Headphone output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 mm mini-jack
Supply voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 12 volts (plus in the center)
Consumption current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 amperes

Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 kg
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380x280x80 mm

See the manual here.

Condition

Brand New!

Tax

For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.

Voltage Information

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