by Astralp; Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:05 pm
On top of this, the VSTi also adds a second advanced Arpeggiator, programmable sequencer, Modulation Sequencer, a Gate Sequencer, 2 x 32 stage envelopes (with repeat), an LFO and random voltage which can be used via a second dedicated Modulation Matrix. These features transform the Pulse into a much more powerful and versatile instrument. Finally inline with other Homegrown synths, there are randomization and default buttons for every section as well as an adjustable Global Random/Default.
There is a fully functional demo version available to download from the product page which works for 10 mins in each session.
by Astralp; Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:58 am
T-CM11: Do you know if all of the slim phatty controls are controllable via midi CCs? If so it should be easy to build a version for it. The extra features would only work with CCs as sysex hogs the data stream and so sending an LFO via sysex wouldn't be possible. I would imagine that the SP makes good use of CCs though?
by T-CM11; Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:26 am
Astralp wrote:T-CM11: Do you know if all of the slim phatty controls are controllable via midi CCs? If so it should be easy to build a version for it. The extra features would only work with CCs as sysex hogs the data stream and so sending an LFO via sysex wouldn't be possible. I would imagine that the SP makes good use of CCs though?
Yep! And all CC's are listed in the back of the manual (online)
by Astralp; Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:37 am
I have thought about making something generic, although it wouldn't be as fully featured as the Pulse Control, it would be possible to create CC maps for any instrument in theory. The one problem with this is making presets, which would probably sound completely different on each synth. I'm also unsure how well the system would work on polyphonic synths as the sequencers can only be monophonic although that may be interesting in itself.
Anyway, I'm thinking about it all, I started with the intention of just building a simple VSTi controller for the Pulse, because I wanted it. I didn't imagine how far I could take it, v1.1 has made the Pulse into something similar to an Evolver, having independent control over each oscillator.
I've just borrowed an MS2000R to explore, so that may be next..
by stimresp; Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:50 am
Very nice work! I bought a copy yesterday and I've been playing with it all day.
Every Pulse owner should have a copy - it slays the other commercial offering and offers so much more.
A couple of FRs if I may be so bold:
- The knobs seem to have a very long travel time.
- Could you add the cross-mod option for Osc2?
Also, it could be my system but when using the Arp, sometimes I get a stuck note that even the Panic button won't kill, requiring a restart.
Overall I'm impressed. You may have found a nice niche here...
by Astralp; Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:01 am
I'll see if I can speed up the knobs a bit.
I was hoping to work on the update this week, but unfortunately other things have got in the way, I'm hoping to work on it on Friday.
The Arp won't be a problem, it is being replaced in the next version by the new ARP (see my other newest plugin) which is far superior offering note scaling. I rebuilt it from scratch so it should be bulletproof in the dropped notes department. I think there is a bug with the panic button in that it doesn't take into account the midi channel being used. I'll make it send on all channels in the next update.
I've had another request for cross mod, which setting is it I didn't see it in the manual?
Glad you like it! I've been looking for potential other instruments to do it with (and affordable). I've borrowed a Microwave 2 which seems like a good candidate. I'm also working on a plugin for the Akai sgo1v which turns it into a much more powerful beast from the point of view of building layered patches and one finger sequencing. I've never explored interacting with hardware before surprisingly but it's enjoyable
by arnte; Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:34 pm
your works looks awesome! but i'm not able to use it because im on mac and logic.
but maybe it's possible for you to port your software to OSX. at best it would be a AU plug in. but i would buy it too, if it would work standalone on OSX.
by Astralp; Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:58 am
I'll be working on the update tomorrow.
by Astralp; Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:54 am
* Newly Developed Arp engine installed with Polyphonic Mode for chained Pulses (although it can be interesting with 1 Pulse as well!).
* Scale Mapper, mainly for use with the Arp, each note can have a distinct scale to squash the sequence into.
*Clock send now disabled by default, enabled via the send clock button in the master section.
*Panic will now send on all 16 channels, just in case the plugin has been routed externally to a differing channel to the plugin channel.
*Cross Modulation Oscillator Mode added to Oscillator 2.