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Modal 008
Nonlinear Labs C15
Waldorf Blofeld
Waldorf rackAttack
Waldorf XTk30
Wersi Stage Performer

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ARP Pro-DGX
ARP (Korg mini) Odyssey
Casio VL-1 Tone
Dübreq Stylophone
Korg M500 MicroPreset
Korg MS-20 mini
MeeBlip
Modal Craft Synth
Modulus monoWave
Moog miniMoog (1979 & 2017)
Moog Minitaur
Moog Prodigy
Moog Sub Phatty
Moog Taurus III
Moog Voyager
Sequential Circuits Pro-One
Synthesizers.com Modular
VacoLoco Zira
Waldorf Pulse
Waldorf Pulse 2

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Eminent 310 theatre
Hohner String Performer
Hohner String Vox
Logan String Melody
Waldorf Streichfett

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Manikin Memotron

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Behringer Mixer MX2642A
Behringer Mixer MX8000
Behringer Rack Mixer RX1602
Boss DR-220E
Digital Raagini
EEH DS 500
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone
Georg Mahr Midi-Ratsche
Ibanez Digital Delay DM1000
IBK 10 Control
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Lexicon Model 200 reverb
Mode Machines Krautrock Phaser
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Moogerfooger Murf 105
Moog MP201
OTO Machines BAM
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Schulte Compact Phaser (19")
Simmons SDS-V
Strymon Timeline
Synthoma Élkorus
VacoLoco Tron
Waldorf 4Pole
Waldorf EQ27
Wersi Voice (BBD FX)
Waldorf midiBay
Waldorf Becher/Mugs

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Access MicroWave controller
Alesis Andromeda A6
ARP Quartet
Crumar Multiman S
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EES Midi CV7
ELKA PM13
ELKA Solist 505
ELKA x705
Emu Emax II
Farfisa Soundmaker
Farfisa Syntorchestra
Hohner ADAM
Jen SX1000
Kawai SX-210
Keio Mini Pops 3
Korg PE1000 (Poly Ensemble)
Korg PE2000 (Poly Ensemble S)
Moog Satellite
Oberheim Matrix 6
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Rhythm Ace 2l
Roland TR 606
Roland M-VS1
SCI model 700
Seiko DS 202+310
Sound-Art Chameleon
Technosaurus Cyclodon
Vermona Piano-Strings
Waldorf microQ keyboard
Waldorf Q
Waldorf XT30
Waldorf Gekko Chords
Waldorf Gekko Arp
Waldorf microWave
Waldorf Wave
Waldorf waveSlave
Wersi Baß Synth
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Waldorf Pulse

Waldorf Pulse

The Waldorf Pulse was introduced 1995. It was Waldorf very first monphonic synth. This rack mount synth uses three oscillators that are clocked/pulsed (hence its name) by a digital created clock signal. This digital core of the oscillator it then using a full analog waveshaping to create the oscillator signals. So it is digital in terms of the pitch, but analog in terms of the analog audio signal that is created without a D/A converter. These oscillators are then mixed and send to an analog 4-pole lowpass filter as featured in the 12V versions of the Waldorf 4Pole. The filter is not built from individual transistors, but with more accurate transistor array chips.
More about its inside and some pictures are available here: faq.waldorfian.info/pulse-inside.html

I never really liked the Pulse. It wasn't its sound. The sound is a wonderful bold analog one, but the editing is't fun. The six knobs under the parameter matrix are not endless encoders, but knobs. So once you got the right fine detune of the oscillator 1 and than selected the cutoff parameter that uses the very same knob for editing.Moving this knob now lost your setting of the cutoff as the moved knob sends it new position (as used for the tuning) now to the cutoff parameter. And once you set the cutoff right, going back to the Osc 1 tune changed its already adjusted value when you just liked to change it a little bit. You get the point: rather frustrating sound creation. I think this is why you found some editors for the Pulse online.

Soundwise this is a super monosynth suitable for deep bass to lead lines. But be carful with the mixer section: if you set the oscillators above 50% in level, you get a saturated filter. As this is not always the intention, be sure to give it a try with lower mixer levels to find the more sweet spots where the filter is not adding to much distortion.