Waldorf Pulse 2 analogue synth now available

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Waldorf's Pulse 2 is designed to sit on your desktop.

Waldorf's Pulse 2 is designed to sit on your desktop.

Waldorf Pulse 2

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The CV out could prove to be very useful.

The CV out could prove to be very useful.

Waldorf Pulse 2

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Pulse 2 comes in a metal case.

Pulse 2 comes in a metal case.

Waldorf Pulse 2

It's taken a while, but Waldorf has finally released its Pulse 2 analogue synth.

Originally announced at the 2012 Winter NAMM show, we'd almost forgotten about it, but the company has confirmed that it's now shipping.

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The successor to the Pulse synth from the '90s, Pulse 2 sports three analogue oscillators and a filter that offers 24dB/12db lowpass and 12db highpass/bandpass modes. Other features include filter FM and ring modulation from oscillator 3, two overdrive circuits, and paraphonic and unison modes. There's an arpeggiator and an 8-slot modulation matrix, while connectivity options include USB, MIDI In/Out and CV Out.

You can find out more about the Pulse 2, which comes in a metal case, on the Waldorf website. It costs €461/$610.

Walforf Pulse 2 features

  • 3 analog oscillators + 1 noise generator
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Hard sync
  • Filter FM from Oscillator 3
  • Ring Modulation from Oscillator 3
  • XOR Osc Mode
  • 8/4 Voice Paraphonic modes
  • Cascade Filter
  • 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes
  • Powerful Arpeggiator
  • 8-slot Modulation Matrix
  • USB
  • MIDI
  • External analog signal input
  • Stereo line out
  • Headphone out
  • Backwards compatible with classic Pulse
  • 128x64 character backlit LCD
  • 8 stainless steel knobs
  • 500 Sound Programs
  • Electron-absorbing black case
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