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by blipson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

I've shelved my Pulsar; I've started thinking I may also not have enough use for it (at the opportunity cost). The Pulsar worked great with my Zendrum drum controller-the Perc setting on the BASS module was super useful here--but I'm now adapting a LinnStrument as a live percussion controller, and ...
by blipson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

It's a package, with no individual element even coming close to being a dealmaker, which I've said above (probably more than once). Like an Easel, it's also a player, a live composition system. I'm as big a proponent of the Pulsar as anyone, but now that I've got FXpansion's BFD3 back (after being l...
by blipson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Best iPad apps for performing live?
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Best iPad apps for performing live?

Switchzik wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:16 am
blipson wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:57 am
Jamm Pro
Doesn't look like it can have audio input say from an audio interface. Only samples
The glass is half full..
by blipson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth
Replies: 304
Views: 34680

Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

Can the pads be triggered via external controller? In other words, can I set up pads with their own parameters, then trigger each pad individually via external controller and have each pad's set of parameters sound? Looking through the v1 and v2 manuals, I can't find any MIDI assignment to the pads,...
by blipson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Here's one using Soma's Dvina samples:
by blipson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Soma Dvina
Replies: 94
Views: 8417

Re: Soma Dvina

i'd advise any folk trying to play fretless instruments - to employ the use of a drone box (or shruti box) like they do in carnatic music. helps so much realise how fucking out of tune you are In addition, I'd advise an electric violin so that your neighbors don't realize how fucking out of tune yo...
by blipson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Soma Dvina
Replies: 94
Views: 8417

Re: Soma Dvina

i'd advise any folk trying to play fretless instruments - to employ the use of a drone box (or shruti box) like they do in carnatic music. helps so much realise how fucking out of tune you are In addition, I'd advise an electric violin so that your neighbors don't realize how fucking out of tune yo...
by blipson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Soma Dvina
Replies: 94
Views: 8417

Re: Soma Dvina

This is something I am going over in my head. I cant play bowed instruments either. I have a Cello at home and really have a hard time getting consistent sounds out of it. I'm wondering if the Dvina will be easier or just the same and leave me frustrated trying to get sounds. I really do want this ...
by blipson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Eurorack Mixers; How did you decide on your mixer?
Replies: 47
Views: 2082

Re: Eurorack Mixers; How did you decide on your mixer?

I looked at eurorack mixers and noticed that it only seems to make sense if you are dead set on not having any gear outside of your rack. My WMD Performance mixer sits in a separate skiff with no Eurorack modules patched into it, only external modules and a delay unit for the aux bus. I had to add ...
by blipson
Wed May 27, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

keep adding patch cables and eventually it will suck you in. Happens to me every time I sit down with it. Exactly—with this device, messing around means not just wiggling, but also clipping a cable somewhere, then touching the other end to a variety of places. That’s more immediate than Eurorack, w...
by blipson
Tue May 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Dear Users, almost every video I see of the Pulsar has these sharp transient clicks and artifacts. As if the envelops are too sharp.. like when you do not reduce the attack stage of an ADSR.. Is this simply part of the sounds of the Pulsar? OR are they simply not turning the attack up slightly? Eve...
by blipson
Sat May 23, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Soma Dvina
Replies: 94
Views: 8417

Re: Something new from Soma

Curious, how loud is it when it’s not amplified? For example if you were to play it while wearing headphones how loud would it sound to someone in the same room? Unamplified, it's pretty damn quiet, and I love it. I can play without disturbing anyone (unless I want to disturb), and because it's so ...
by blipson
Sat May 23, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Soma Dvina
Replies: 94
Views: 8417

Re: Something new from Soma

I went with a violin bow because they’re longer, so more sustain before you have to reverse direction. Also, no cello bows conveniently available. One thing that’s bothering me: I really want to play it pizzicato, but then you get rosin. all over your fingers if you’ve been bowing it. Yet, I want to...
by blipson
Fri May 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

it lives in its own world. It wants to be a solo artist, or at least the center of attention. You can easily tame it, but when you do, it’s no longer quite as special, and less deserving of the high price of entry. I agree that it can be a soloist, entertaining for more than just a few minutes at a...
by blipson
Thu May 14, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

First patch with the Pulsar Buddy! Nice. Post more? Mine's still in customs. It looks a lot bigger than I was expecting. Sure! I will soon. It's not so big. It's about the width of a Pulsar channel and about it's about 2.5 channels long if you hold it horizontally across the pulsar. My Pulsar Buddy...
by blipson
Tue May 12, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

The Zendrum works with the P-23 via MIDI well enough, but the loopers don't record MIDI, so that's a lot to leave lying on the table. MIDI, though, is far more velocity sensitive than the loopers' built-in pads. The touch pads, on the other hand, sustain as long as you contact them for synth-like ac...
by blipson
Sun May 10, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

I co-designed it with the Moscow division as a custom accessory. It was a long wait, as there were unexpected electrical complications, but it does give me the Zendrum-like action that I was looking for to control all four loopers simultaneously with integrated, one-hand grooves. That leaves the oth...
by blipson
Sat May 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

NoLegs wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 7:30 pm
First patch with the Pulsar Buddy!
Nice. Post more? Mine's still in customs. It looks a lot bigger than I was expecting.
by blipson
Sat May 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

What stops you from bringing the triggers closer together? Do you mean the external accessory? If so: it's customized to match my hand print so that my hand plops down right on on top of the playing pads while in a natural, relaxed position. The trigger pads are large because that size accommodates...
by blipson
Fri May 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Both are fantastic to own use and touch. I want to double down on touch: the P-23 is tactile in a multidimensional way that you just can't experience by listening to it, though it's obvious from the video'ed performances. The Lyra-8 and the The Pipe are not the same because their touch sensors are ...
by blipson
Fri May 08, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

whilst it sounds super, from what i am picking up on youtube/soundcloud etc, the demos all sound the sameish You're not wrong. It's got such a distinctive voice that no matter how you use its composition-system features, a certain character always comes through. I think it will be most interesting ...
by blipson
Fri May 08, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

by blipson
Tue May 05, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1050
Views: 103631

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

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