CreamWare introduces version 1.1 of Pulsar, the highly acclaimed 24-Bit/96-kHz music production environment. Pulsar is a DSP-based audio environment that integrates mixing, effects, sampling, synthesis, I/0, and routing on the most advanced and powerful audio card available today. Pulsar allows the use of multiple software programs at the same time by mixing signals in the Pulsar DSP environment without any latency, and without draining power from your host processor.
The Pulsar card utilizes four Analog Devices SHARCs, the fastest 32-bit floating-point DSPs available. When all of Pulsar's power is added to your favorite audio/MIDI sequencer, you have the virtual studio of tomorrow on your desktop today! For still more processing power, the S/TDM Bus (Scope Time Division Multiplex) allows you to link several Pulsars, or to connect to SCOPE, CreamWare's forthcoming super-DSP platform. Pulsar offers a total of 20 I/0, including 2 x ADAT, S/PDIF, and stereo analog. Pulsar is fully MME compliant and features an ASIO driver for optimum communication with Cubase VST.
Pulsar's software package features a fully loaded 32-channel digital mixer with 6 aux send/returns and 16 recording busses. Each channel has a 4-band fully parametric EQ, and 4 inserts where you can 'drag-&-drop' additional effects, including a compressor, limiter, chorus, flanger, phaser, 4-pole filter, delay, and new for version 1.1, a reverb. In addition to channel inserts, effects can also be assigned to the mixer's aux sends, or used as'stand alone' devices in the Pulsar environment. Almost all mixing and effects parameters are remote controllable via MIDI.
Pulsar also provides a host of sound generators. Included are several virtual analog synthesizers, a modular synth with more than 70 modules (among them a 3rd-party oscillator from WALDORF featuring their famous wavetable synthesis), an 8-Operator FM synthesizer, a Vocoder with 11 bands, an Akai-compatible sample player, and a best-service CD-ROM with over 400 megabytes of samples.
All new for version 1.1!
- 3 synthesizers: the Inferno, Miniscope MK 11, and U KNOW 007
- Interleaved Wave drivers, e.g. for use with Emagic's Logic Audio
- 30% less RAM consumption
- Enhanced lower-latency MME- and ASIO- drivers
Pulsar retails for US $1298.00.