Designer Vlad Kreimer shared this sneak preview of the SOMA Laboratory PULSAR-23 drum machine.
Kreimer describes the PULSAR-23 as ‘an organismic drum machine. The PULSAR-23 features 52 knobs, 11 switches and over 100 inputs and outputs for patching, Eurorack integration, external mixing and processing and ‘live circuit bending’.
The PULSAR-23 offers 23 independent modules:
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 CV-controlled gates.
- 2 CV-controlled VCAs.
- 2 controllable inverters.
The PULSAR-23 has MIDI control and synchronization, plus 3 assignable attenuators and 2 dynamic CV sensors for CV generation.
Details on pricing and availability are still to be announced. See the SOMA site for more information.