Synth Deals from Waldorf, Polyend, SOMA, and AKAI Professional
Our selection of Synth Deals this week ranges from some basic desktop modules to comprehensive music production stations with sequencers, effects, and powerful sound creation capabilities.
We’ve got a range of offers on instruments both analogue and digital, some providing more familiar workflows while others take a completely new creative approach. Let’s take a closer look at what’s available.
Waldorf Pulse 2
Although it never quite lived up to the reputation of its monstrous predecessor, the Pulse 2 is still an extremely versatile and decent-sounding synth module. With 3 oscillators and a noise osc as well as an 8-slot mod matrix, it increases the range of sounds you can create.
There are 500 presets to choose from, but controls are quite easy to navigate, making it easy to design your own leads and basses. Also, the Pulse 2 is now discontinued so this could well be your last opportunity to get it at this price.
The Typhon is an organic-sounding analogue desktop module with a great layout that favours jamming and creating new sounds. There’s versatility with a 32-step pattern sequencer, 12 different digital effects to choose from, and some great modulation features.
The 256 presets can be backed up and recalled so you can keep building your library of new sounds. What’s more, all the parameters can be automated via MIDI CC within your DAW, so it’s a great synth to use in almost any context.
With the Polyend Tracker, you get a powerful music production and performance system in one instrument. The ‘Tracker’ way of sequencing may be unfamiliar, but once you’ve got your head around it you’ll find it has some unique capabilities.
The sampler, and granular and wavetable synthesis engines are great too, and when you add your own collection of samples into the mix there is no limit to the level of expression you can achieve over the 48 channels you can use per project.
SOMA Pulsar 23
The Pulsar 23 provides a very different approach to rhythm creation and drum synthesis to most instruments you’ll find. Each of the 4 channels has been specially designed for the purpose of shaping the respective drum, bass, snare, and cymbal sounds.
The controls are incredibly extensive from a sound design point of view, and the modulation possibilities even more so. On top of the excellent distortion, delay, and reverb effects built-in you still have 6 outputs so it can really become the center of your rig.
Akai Professional MPC X SE
With a unique sound library, the MPC X SE is the latest edition of this comprehensive music creation battle station. If you’re used to the MPC workflow, you’ll be familiar with the power of the onboard instruments and effects.
The MPC X can be used standalone, or with your turntable, Eurorack modular system, or DAW so there’s almost no excuse not to have one of these in your studio. There might not be support for floppy disks, but it remains as formidable an instrument as ever.
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- Waldorf Pulse 2: Waldorf
- Dreadbox Typhon: Dreadbox
- Polyend Tracker: Polyend
- Pulsar-23 Orange: SOMA Labs
- Akai MPC XL SE: Akai
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