SOMA Pulsar-23 Drum Synthesizer Review

In his latest Sonic Lab review, synth guru Nick Batt takes an in-depth look at the SOMA Pulsar-23 drum synthesizer.

Video Summary:

“Another unusual instrument from the brilliant mind of Vlad Kreimer of Soma Laboratory, the Pulsar-23 is an organismic drum machine. With four voices, extensive internal patching and interfacing, plus CV recorders and plenty of clock.”

Topics Covered:

00:00 Intro
2:10 voices/elements
5:20 CV recorders and Demo 1
9:40 overview of usage
10:20 more functions and using external MIDI
17:15 Summary 2
18:48 LFO and CV controlled Gate
22:00 Price and conclusions
24:55 end jam and outro

6 thoughts on “SOMA Pulsar-23 Drum Synthesizer Review

  1. I thought “Wow, it must be so good he reviewed it twice!!”. No, it’s the review from June.

    Still an amazing machine though. And I see he still has it, so he really could do another follow up review.

  2. Great sounding machine, the patching and modulation options on this are quite amazing, the alligator clips put me off though.
    This would be a great addition to a very capable drum machine like the Elektron rytm 2 with some eurorack modulation into it. The distortion sounded superb.
    It’s a bit expensive but everything is relative.

    Great demo by Nick

  3. I really want one of these. I’ve been on the waiting list for around a year and a half. I’m getting a little worried that I might not have the money to pay for it when my unit is ready to ship!

        1. *sigh* this is true. I typically use something until I understand it and if I don’t necessarily like it I sell it off and use those things to fund the new thing. Less and less of that though these days with so many interesting things coming out!

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