Sonivox Pulse - Advanced Production Instrument

UPDATE: SONiVOX Have Released Pulse 1.2

Sonivox Pulse - Advanced Production Instrument

Although not yet available, Sonivox have announced that Pulse will be in stores on November 1st with an introductory price of $99.99.

Bringing Akai's famous MPC concept to the desktop results in something that goes beyond a beat making machine and is much more flexible than the old hardware units.

Sonivox say this is "Next-generation music production software", it combines MPC style editing and workflow, with the power of you computer.

It imports most MPC file formats including MPC 60/II, MPC 3000, MPC 2000, MPC 2000XL, MPC 1000, MPC 2500, MPC 500, MPC 5000 as well as AIFF, WAV, Broadcast WAV, ACID & MP3 files.

In addition to being able to import your own sounds, Pulse has a factory sound bank with more than 400 drum kits, boomin basses, juicy instruments, and SFX.

Here is an overview of the feature list:

  • N8 User-assignable stereo outputs and 8 User-assignable effects busses complete with tempo sync stereo delay, EQ, and reverb effects.
  • Onboard real-time sampling
  • 64 user assignable pads with Infinite sample layering and multiple playback modes.
  • Per pad editing of LFO, volume, pitch, envelope, panning, and filter with ten user selectable filter types.
  • User-assignable auto pitch map, velocity override (full), choke and one shot modes.
  • User adjustable input-quantize mode.
  • Midi learn & save functionality, PULSE is instantly compatible with any MIDI keyboard or pad controller.
  • Pad-specific variable resolution note repeat.
  • Advanced multi-mode pattern and step sequencer which optionally locks to your DAW/host.
  • Works as a MAC or PC Standalone application or as a VST, AU, & RTAS plugin.

Here are two demo videos from Sonivox:


Windows System Requirements:

  • Windows 7, XP, or Vista
  • Pentium IV 2.0 GHz Processor or AMD 1500 XP
  • MME Compatible Audio Hardware ASIO Compatible Audio Hardware Recommended
  • Minimum 512mb RAM 2GB Recommended
  • A VST or RTAS compatible host application (not required for Stand-Alone Mode)
  • 6 Gigabytes free hard drive space

Macintosh System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.5 or higher,
  • Intel Based Processor
  • Minimum 512mb RAM 2GB Recommended
  • A VST, AU or RTAS compatible host application (not required for Stand-Alone Mode)
  • 6 Gigabytes free hard drive space

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