Pulsar-23 by Soma

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Post by 1n » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:48 am

All the above. A joy forever, I reckon.

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Post by neuroportal » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:25 am

After a hiatus on buying kit, I have finally capitulated and signed up for preorder.

I now need to sell stuff. I decided that I will also finally get a Lyra 8, too.

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Post by Panason » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:32 am

You can also use the crocodile clips as nipple clamps for live performance

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Post by buzzlegs » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:29 am

Panason wrote:You can also use the crocodile clips as nipple clamps for live performance
speaking from experience?

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Post by Panason » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:23 am

:roll: I'm too shy and not into noisecore/industrial!
But I can just picture this thing attached to someone's highly pierced/modded body.

Everyone should try a little nipple clamping IMO.
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Post by electricanada » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:22 pm

dandandan wrote:
senecio wrote:This man is a genius and true artist!
Yes! In my mind he is something of a Russian version of Ciat-Lonbarde’s Peter Blasser.
Funny, I was just thinking that this demo sounds like the Rollz 5 f*cked a Lunetta and made a baby drum synth.

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Post by electricanada » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:33 pm

This is going to wind up being probably $2K shipped to my door. A man could build one hell of a Eurorack drum synth for that kind of cash. Is it really price-competitive? (Not saying I don't have immediate, full-blown GAS for it though....)

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Post by electricanada » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:19 pm

electricanada wrote:This is going to wind up being probably $2K shipped to my door. A man could build one hell of a Eurorack drum synth for that kind of cash.
Or buy four DFAMs.

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Post by RickKleffel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:53 pm

electricanada wrote:
electricanada wrote:This is going to wind up being probably $2K shipped to my door. A man could build one hell of a Eurorack drum synth for that kind of cash.
Or buy four DFAMs.
...None of which I would want, in any event. The unique artistry that goes into these SOMA rigs is exactly what I am after. This is clearly a lot more, and to my mind, a lot more interesting than those or other alternatives. I don't even really think of it as a "drum machine." I would suggest it is a very odd synthesizer that lends itself to use as rhythm generator, but not exclusively so. The rhythmic functions are extensions of the synthesis offered, not limitations.

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Post by electricanada » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:26 pm

RickKleffel wrote:
electricanada wrote:
electricanada wrote:This is going to wind up being probably $2K shipped to my door. A man could build one hell of a Eurorack drum synth for that kind of cash.
Or buy four DFAMs.
...None of which I would want, in any event. The unique artistry that goes into these SOMA rigs is exactly what I am after. This is clearly a lot more, and to my mind, a lot more interesting than those or other alternatives. I don't even really think of it as a "drum machine." I would suggest it is a very odd synthesizer that lends itself to use as rhythm generator, but not exclusively so. The rhythmic functions are extensions of the synthesis offered, not limitations.
I fully agree. I'm just trying to talk myself out of it. I held off getting my Lyra fully six months after my name came up on the list. But this Pulsar I will probably go for as soon as I have the opportunity. DFAM and Ciat Lonbarde are awesome, and have been on my GAS list -- but this one is calling to me even stronger.

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Post by anselmi » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:09 am

wow...really great device...but the price is too high for what it is

I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name

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Post by buzzlegs » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:30 am

anselmi wrote:I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name
have you built gear before?

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Post by anselmi » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:58 am

buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name
have you built gear before?
No, but I bought gear before :razz:

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Post by buzzlegs » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 pm

anselmi wrote:
buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name
have you built gear before?
No, but I bought gear before :razz:
ah right, so you've no clue at all of what costs are involved in designing and building equipment, ok...

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Post by globalwm » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:00 pm

buzz legs wrote: ah right, so you've no clue at all of what costs are involved in designing and building equipment, ok...
The grass is always greener on the other side of just about anything. Some folk feel that other people's time and efforts are worth little or next to nothing. well said.

ps. I own a Lyra-8 which was purchased direct from SOMA. It was a very positive ordering experience given the logistics involved.

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Post by placebo92 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:22 pm

globalwm wrote:
buzz legs wrote: ah right, so you've no clue at all of what costs are involved in designing and building equipment, ok...
The grass is always greener on the other side of just about anything. Some folk feel that other people's time and efforts are worth little or next to nothing. well said.

ps. I own a Lyra-8 which was purchased direct from SOMA. It was a very positive ordering experience given the logistics involved.
Ya same. The Lyra seemed well priced, especially given the build quality. Soma may be a relatively new company but they have my trust. Vlad seems like an honest and passionate inventor.

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Post by anselmi » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:44 pm

buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:
buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name
have you built gear before?
No, but I bought gear before :razz:
ah right, so you've no clue at all of what costs are involved in designing and building equipment, ok...
of course not...and have you ever run a company? or you are just thinking that DIY is the same that build gear to sell in a bigger number than one at the time?

Did you (and the other teenager up here claiming justice) know that a company´s business model can be much more complex than simply adding up everything you spent in parts, adding what you think your working time cost and then selling the product by this number?

When you have gone through business adolescence, come back and we can talk about products costs :party:

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Post by buzzlegs » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:15 am

anselmi wrote:
buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:
buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name
have you built gear before?
No, but I bought gear before :razz:
ah right, so you've no clue at all of what costs are involved in designing and building equipment, ok...
of course not...and have you ever run a company? or you are just thinking that DIY is the same that build gear to sell in a bigger number than one at the time?

Did you (and the other teenager up here claiming justice) know that a company´s business model can be much more complex than simply adding up everything you spent in parts, adding what you think your working time cost and then selling the product by this number?

When you have gone through business adolescence, come back and we can talk about products costs :party:
i'm 47 and have ran my own company for last 20 years.

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Post by anselmi » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:38 am

buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:
buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:
buzzlegs wrote:
anselmi wrote:I think it should cost much less than that, around $1000 would be a fair price and also I´m sure it would sell much more units this way, helping to rise his company name
have you built gear before?
No, but I bought gear before :razz:
ah right, so you've no clue at all of what costs are involved in designing and building equipment, ok...
of course not...and have you ever run a company? or you are just thinking that DIY is the same that build gear to sell in a bigger number than one at the time?

Did you (and the other teenager up here claiming justice) know that a company´s business model can be much more complex than simply adding up everything you spent in parts, adding what you think your working time cost and then selling the product by this number?

When you have gone through business adolescence, come back and we can talk about products costs :party:
i'm 47 and have ran my own company for last 20 years.
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Post by GNSDG » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 am

This is pretty incredible.

I get that we should all exercise humility when throwing in our two cents about pricing, features, etc., but no reason to jump on someone for saying the pricing seems off. Value is not determined by costs—that point is really irrelevant. Sure your opinion on pricing is just that—one data point in determining what’s market—but it’s valid.

This is special product regardless of price. Dude is talented.
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Post by electricanada » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:47 pm

GNSDG wrote:This is pretty incredible.

This is special product regardless of price. Dude is talented.
It really is, and he really is. I have his Lyra 8, which is teaching me how to listen to sound in a new way every time I play it. I think the Pulsar will be a much bigger hit on the marketplace than the Lyra is though.

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Post by anselmi » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:12 pm

GNSDG wrote:This is special product regardless of price. Dude is talented.
agreed...very talented designer with a clear vision and a tangible "heart" in his products...love all this in a synth company

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Post by SPIKE the Percussionist » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:08 am

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Post by Easterner » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:59 am

This looks and sounds amazing... pre-ordered!

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Post by electricanada » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:12 pm

I think for this one Vlad could actually get people to put down payments on, if he settled on a final price. I'd probably do it.

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