Waldorf Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer

Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Module with 500 Sound Programs, Three Oscillators, One Noise Generator, Cascading Filter, Filter FM, Ring Modulation, and USB
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The Pulse Is Back!

The Waldorf Pulse 2 monophonic analog synthesizer module houses the soul of its legendary trance-inducing mid-'90s ancestor: three analog oscillators and a true analog cascading filter, but Waldorf didn't stop there. The filter circuits now give you Highpass and Bandpass modes that the original didn't have. Also new is analog Filter FM and Ring Modulation, as well as "paraphonic" modes that allow up to 8-voice chords. You also get a powerful arpeggiator, an 8-slot modulation matrix, a large LCD display, and USB. With 500 fully-editable presets, you'll never run out of inspiration from the Waldorf Pulse 2.

Waldorf Pulse 2 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer at a Glance:
  • Descended from a legend
  • 500 sounds at your fingertips
  • User-friendly - and built like a tank
Descended from a legend

The Waldorf Pulse 2 springs from royal lineage. Back in the '90s Waldorf's Pulse synth module transformed the world of electronic music. Now back, with even more brute strength, the Pulse 2 is a pure analog synthesizer that delivers what hardcore synth enthusiasts truly crave: gloriously fat, agressive, punchy analog sound - perfect for crafting gargantuan basses, celestial pads, and face-melting leads.

500 sounds at your fingertips

The Pulse 2 synthesizer module gives you an incredible 500 fully-editable sound programs, allowing you to create an incredible array of tones and textures that's limited only by your imagination. It also includes USB connectivity, so you can easily edit and manage your sounds on your computer.

User-friendly - and built like a tank

The Pulse 2 is housed in a robust metal desktop case. You get a large LCD display and eight stainless steel knobs, making it easy to surf through the Pulse 2's logically arranged parameter matrix, set your master volume, and edit your patch parameters.

Waldorf Pulse 2 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Module Features:
  • Three analog oscillators; one noise generator
  • Pulse width modulation; hard sync
  • Filter FM and Ring Modulation from Oscillator 3
  • XOR Osc mode; 8/4-voice Paraphonic modes
  • Cascade Filter, 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes
  • Powerful Arpeggiator; 8-slot Modulation Matrix
  • External analog signal input
  • Stereo line out; headphone out
  • Backward-compatible with classic Pulse
  • 128x64 character backlit LCD screen
  • Eight stainless steel knobs
  • 500 Sound Programs
  • Electron-absorbing black metal case
Crave fat, agressive, punchy analog sound? Check out the Waldorf Pulse 2!

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Analog
Polyphony Monophonic (With 8/4 Notes Paraphonic Modes)
Number of Presets 500
Arpeggiator Yes
Analog Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/4"
USB 1 x Type B
Height 2.4"
Width 12"
Depth 5.3"
Weight 4.41 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number WDF-PUL-1

Customer Reviews

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well, i have owned a BLOFELD and loved the sound HATED THE BUGS. returned it. a year later and i just took delivery on the PULSE 2. for such a small desktop unit it feels like they added a BRICK to it. solid. THE SOUND IS HARD TO BEAT. it punches through even the heaviest guitars. it really is a knockout. pure analog juicy in your face goodness. NOW with that said i gotta add that My Korg KING KORG gives it a serious run for its money. It appears Modelling has come that far and Korg got it RIGHT with the King Korg and its a shame to see it being overlooked. BUT THESE TWO UNITS TOGETHER cover just about any pure synth job you could throw at them. I highly recommend the Pulse...for the money its just a no brainer....but do yourself a favor and overlook the stupid King Korg name and try it too. you can pick one up here for a Great Price. i loved my Moog PHatty but i don't miss it!!!!

Amazing mono synth!

This little synth is an absolute beast! Perfect for cutting leads and deep and dirty basses... complements the Blofeld perfectly!
Music background: DJ, Producer

Blows all other analogs out there away!

Yes, I still have my original Pulse+ analog synth, which actually pairs-up nicely with this beast! The original Pulse+ (only the Plus model) has various cv in/outs, which means with the Pulse 2's cv outs, I can drive *both* at the same time for 6 oscillator goodness! The new Pulse 2 is incredibly rich in tone and character. Having now two analog filters with low pass/band pass/high pass, and massive modulation routing--makes my Mopho Keyboard now a great controller keyboard for this monster. What I also like is it retains that unmistakable 'Waldorf sound", while being so malleable that it's become my analog Swiss Army Knife. Built like a tank and has a programmable arp that's just shy of being full blown sequencer. No bugs to be found here. Buy one!
Music background: Ambient, Experiemntal, hardware synth-based composer

Beast in a little box

I was skeptical after watching some demos on YouTube and decided to purchase this little beast. I was very impressed with the preset sounds that came with it. BAM! In your face. I was very happy to see some CV outputs so I can hook the Pulse 2 up to my other analog gear for some mixin's (moog, arturia, sequential circuits/dave smith). I used a Keith McMillen QuNexus to control it, and the pair was awesome. The Pulse 2's bass patches are super juicy. yum. get one.
Music background: Electronic Music Production, Drummachine/Synth Connoisseur

Instant Love

As an owner of the original pulse and several other vintage and modern analogs, this little guy sounds perfect to my ears. Ferocious and mean to pretty and dare I say elegant? Some may say its nothing like the original pulse-doesn't have the character, the weight, etc. but for bass lines, sequences, and synth drums, this will be my go to on many projects. With the updated features on the pulse two and it's ability to recreate the original's character and classic sounds. I have sold off my pulse from the 90's without the slightest of regret. Ymmv.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Waldorf, Waldorf Synthesizers