Pulsar-23 by Soma

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by electricanada » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:05 pm

Still don’t understand where the data input to the S&H comes from. Also, what is output from the data pin?
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by blipson » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:38 pm

electricanada wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Still don’t understand where the data input to the S&H comes from. Also, what is output from the data pin?
Vlad says it quickly in the demo. I didn't memorize it, but it's something like this:

The 16-length sequence gets re-initialized every time you switch to the 63 or the 217 and switch back. At that time, the 16 is re-loaded from the last 16 steps of what was in the 63 (or 217) when you switched back from it. That way, the 16 gets loaded with a pseudo-random excerpt of one of the longer pseudo-random sequences.

Also, you can manually enter steps into the 16 by connecting/disconnecting it in patterns to and from the +10V and GND pins. I can't tell you exactly how the new 16-length pattern gets created, but when you tap out a pattern, you can hear the 16-length pattern change. Apparently, then, the P23 isn't designed to have the user specify the contents of the 16-length pattern so much as allow the user to jumble its pseudo-random contents whenever desired.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by LameAim » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:22 am

Welp, paid for mine yesterday. Now we wait...

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by Dogsontreadmills » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:14 pm

Has anyone in the US who's already received their Pulsar replaced the European power supply it comes with? Adding the adapter piece means it does sit well at all on my surge protector. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks!

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Post by chvad » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 pm

I haven't but also interested in a replacement. That supply is corny as hell. lol

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by Dogsontreadmills » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:49 pm

chvad wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 pm
I haven't but also interested in a replacement. That supply is corny as hell. lol
Kinda short and unreliable too.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by EPTC » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:56 pm

I find short power extension cables are great for weird wall warts, Soma adapters, etc.

Just let the Soma plug lay on the ground (not the carpet - avoid static - place on a piece of wood if possible) and plug into your power supply with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Listed-Miady-Sho ... 20-0191931.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by electricanada » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:36 pm

EPTC wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:56 pm
I find short power extension cables are great for weird wall warts, Soma adapters, etc.

Just let the Soma plug lay on the ground (not the carpet - avoid static - place on a piece of wood if possible) and plug into your power supply with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Listed-Miady-Sho ... 20-0191931.
Thanks man, that’s in my cart now.
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by NoLegs » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:11 am

Some more Pulsar-23.

CV pads on the bottom right are opening a VCA that has a self-resonating stereo dipole, and also controlling the spread on the dipole.

Also using a SSF Entity Percussion Synth, and a URA at audio rates through a Rabid Elephant Natural gate into a Morphagene->Mimeophone.


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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by ModusOp » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pm

lionel wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:56 pm
This video seriously makes me want to sell all (well, most) of my Euro and just get this! How much of it do you think was purely from the P-23, like around the 3:21 mark?

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by lionel » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:49 pm

ModusOp wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pm
lionel wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:56 pm
This video seriously makes me want to sell all (well, most) of my Euro and just get this! How much of it do you think was purely from the P-23, like around the 3:21 mark?
3:21 is a nice part !
We can see an external sequencer in the back ?!
We can see the cables and the patch points, but I can’t say more ;)

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by electricanada » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:38 pm

ModusOp wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pm


This video seriously makes me want to sell all (well, most) of my Euro and just get this! How much of it do you think was purely from the P-23, like around the 3:21 mark?
You can see all six external jacks filled at that point, do he definitely had some outside help.
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by electricanada » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:40 pm

electricanada wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:38 pm
ModusOp wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pm


This video seriously makes me want to sell all (well, most) of my Euro and just get this! How much of it do you think was purely from the P-23, like around the 3:21 mark?
You can see all six external jacks filled at that point, so he definitely had some outside help.
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Post by meska » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:50 am

NoLegs wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:11 am
Some more Pulsar-23.

CV pads on the bottom right are opening a VCA that has a self-resonating stereo dipole, and also controlling the spread on the dipole.

Also using a SSF Entity Percussion Synth, and a URA at audio rates through a Rabid Elephant Natural gate into a Morphagene->Mimeophone.

awesom , as allway ! ;)
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Post by behndy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:18 am

yeshhhh LeggyNoLegs. so GOOD!

woot! got my email a couple days ago, paid, slightly but noticeably vibrating in anticipation.
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by nodog » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:22 am

Be prepared for another long wait after paying. I paid mid december and besides the mail that the money had arrived haven't heard anything since. Mailed them earlier this week and no reply yet.

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Post by behndy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:44 am

huh. that sucks. i'm sure they were just swamped? they've always responded to me really quickly, even over inane minor question emails.

hit them up again? your email might have got lost in the shuffle?

i am NOT denigrating your frustration, i've just always had great communications with them, so that's surprising that they would just ignore you.
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by nodog » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:50 am

Thanks behndy. I paid/mailed the Polish department. Could well be they're less quick than the head office. Maybe I'll get a better response from the Moscow people. Will try that. Cheers!
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Post by behndy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:58 am

give it a shot! i've only emailed the main contact, and Vlad answered within a day or two each time. hope you get yours soon!

murf. been DROOLING over everyone's. want to join the paaaaaaaaaack.
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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by platform » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:12 am

I was told when I paid last month that Polish units would ship mid-Feb. All my emails to the Polish division have been answered next day so maybe your email did go astray or maybe they are too busy stuffing Pulsar guts into cases! Let us know if you receive any updates.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by nodog » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 am

I just got a reply already. Besides the very long holiday break there was a slight delay in manufacturing. I didn't get an exact time frame but I/we can expect our Pulsars within a few weeks.

Honestly, I don't mind the wait though I would have liked an update in the meantime. I did get one now so all is well.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by lionel » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:50 am

Here is the response I have had last friday :

« this week we have checked with Vlad the 100 batch before last assembly and tests , the shippings start during next days, I will be back to you soon!« 

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by LameAim » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:43 pm

Seems like it might take them a day or three to respond. I paid on the 2nd and got a tracking number on the 6th, if that helps.

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Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

Post by Brooks » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:44 pm

behndy wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:18 am
yeshhhh LeggyNoLegs. so GOOD!

woot! got my email a couple days ago, paid, slightly but noticeably vibrating in anticipation.
Hi Behndy. Do you know what number you were in the line?

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