# Specs & manual / Pulsar-23

PULSAR-23 INTERACTIVE MANUAL

PULSAR-23 MANUAL (ENG)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (ENG)

PULSAR-23 MANUAL (DE)

PULSAR-23 MANUEL (FR)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (FR)

PULSAR-23 MANUAL (FI)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (FI)

PULSAR-23 MANUAL (GR)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (GR)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (IT)

PULSAR-23 MANUAL (SE)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (SE)

PULSAR-23 MANUAL (RU)

PULSAR-23 QUICK START (RU)

PULSAR-23 ALTERNATIVE MANUAL (ENG)
Together with SynthDawg we created an alternative manual for Pulsar-23. The manual describes Pulsar’s functions and features deeper, yet also simpler and in more detail, to help you better grasp this complex machine and find your own way in the patching realm.

PULSAR-23 PATCH BOOK (ENG)
This book is a compilation of PULSAR-23 patches created by the SOMA community and SOMA friends such as Freddy Fresh, Andrew Huang, Surgeon and others. Many of the patches in this book were submitted to Soma as part of our PULSAR-23 patch competition. We hope the patches contained in this book will help you get to know your PULSAR-23 better and open up new ways for you to interact with it. Of course, you can use any patch for your own tracks, as building blocks and as starting points for your own patching experiments.

Short specs:

– 4 drum channels: Bass drum, Bass\Percussion, Snare drum, Cymbals\Hi-Hat

– 4 envelope generators with the unique ability to generate a sustain for the drum channels, turning them into noise\drone synthesizers.

– 4 independent loop recorders with the option for individual clocking. They record triggering events, not audio. Has possibility of quantization.

– Clock generator with an array of dividers as a very powerful tool for rhythm synthesis.

– Wide range LFO (0.1 – 5000Hz) with variable waveform.

– Shaos – a unique pseudo-random generator based on shift registers with 4 independent outputs, sample and hold and other cool features.

– FX processor with CV control incl. CV control of the entire DSP’s sample rate.

– Distortion.

– 2 CV-controlled gates.

– 2 CV-controlled VCAs.

– 2 controllable inverters.

– MIDI control and synchronization

– 4 assignable attenuators

– 2 dynamic CV sensors for CV generation

The range of input and output CV and audio signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to + 10V
Main output voltage swing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2V
1/4 inch jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 total
Mini-jack (for Eurorack connection) . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 total
MIDI input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . standard DIN socket
Headphone output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 mm mini-jack
Supply voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 12 volts (plus in the center)
Consumption current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 amperes

Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 kg
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380x280x80 mm

Please note that Pulsar is an experimental analog synth that means that it has some small noise and bleeds that can’t affect your studio production or live performance but can be hearable in some modes. If you need a perfect silence and isolation of sound modules we recommend using 100% digital hardware.

What’s in the kit:
– PULSAR-23
– PSU
– 22 multi-colour cables with alligator clips 65cm
– 8 multi-colour cables with alligator clips 30cm
– High-quality handmade bag for transportation

Detailed explanations of single modules: