SOMA Pulsar-23 Black

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Organismic Drum Machine

  • Semi-modular design with more than 100 patch points (metal pins)
  • 4 Analog instruments: bass drum, bass, snare drum and cymbal / hi-hat
  • AD envelope, volume control, FX send and 4-6 parameters for sound design per instrument
  • Real time loop recorder
  • Master clock generator with 7 clock divider outputs
  • Random generator
  • Synchronisable LFO with square and triangle / sawtooth outputs
  • 4 Freely assignable signal attenuators
  • 2 Freely assignable VCAs
  • Inverter and switch
  • 2 Freely assignable CV generators
  • Distortion with drive and mix controls
  • 2-Channel effects processor with delay and reverb
  • MIDI-to-CV converter with MIDI learn function
  • 8 Adapters from 3.5 mm jack to metal pins
  • 6 Adapters from 6.3 mm jack to metal pins
  • 6.3 mm Jack audio output
  • 3.5 mm Jack headphone output
  • MIDI In
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 380 x 280 x 80mm
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes transport bag, 10 patch cables (30cm) with crocodile clips, 20 patch cables (65cm) with crocodile clips and external power supply (12V DC)
available since December 2020
Item number 504300
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Sound Synthesis Analogue
Pads 0
Effects Yes
Bass Yes
Display No
Number of analog outputs 7
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Fader(s) 0
Storage Medium None
Footswitch connection 0
Headphone Output 1
Extras semi modular
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A Lego drum machine.
Muschbit 03.08.2021
Edit after almost a year of using it.
_The Bass synth really sounds fat and it has "something".
_The Kick looses power as soon as the attack is not the shortest, Bit annoying. But solvable by the several independent output.
-The SD voice is the "weak" point of this instrument in my opinion.
_Sounds unique, I pair it with a more "classic" drum machine.
_It's a very inspiring instruments.
_It is indeed expensive, If you consider it from another point of view, all those modules as eurorack, it is kinda cheap.
_Get more cables, 40 is definitely not enough when you start to connect it to other instruments.

-here is my first impression-
It's a very good instrument and has its own character.
The overall sound is quite "metallic" to my hear and I like that. The way one can mix the regularity from sequencing via midi or CV with the chaotic/jazzy spirit of the instrument.

Pulsar lives from 0 to 10V.
It can be trigger by the drum gate of the keystep pro is you set them to 12V and then through one of the atenuator or the MIDI learn pins. (which is good then you don't lose the modular aspect).

I controled it also via MIDI using the Novation Circuit. and it works perfectly.
I haven't tried to trigger it via an eurorack sequencer.

I like how one can create a chaotic beat which still has some structure.
This instrument is not limited to chaotic drum and polyrytmic stuff.

Cons:
_crocodiles clip are not as fun to use as eurorack cables.
_has only 4 voices.

Pros:
_the sound character (pulsar has personality in the way it sounds).
_inspiring workflow.
_kick asses :)

It's the most expensive gear I bought so far. But I love it.
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Very unique instrument.
Stevenk. 21.10.2021
Highly recommend, especially for those who like to experiment with sound & rhythm.
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Incredibly deep and flexible instrument
YulPug 23.02.2021
very powerful, incredilbe sounding, allows multiple workflows, very unique.
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Très haut niveau !
Anonymous 25.01.2022
je l'utilise comme générateur de sons pour mon synthé modulaire (piloté via séquenceur externe + du bout des doigts).
S'il est aisé de faire un rythme au bout de quelques minutes, le vrai potentiel va résider dans la possibilité de créer des branchements "improbables" et de sortir des sons de dingues !
C'est une tuerie qui vaut vraiment le prix que ça vaut ( à tous les niveaux).
Merci SOMA !!!
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