Propellerhead has announced Pulsar, the second Rack Extension from Propellerhead to be available at the launch of the next version of Reason, the company’s award-winning music making software.
Comprised of two LFOs, cross-modulation, lag, shuffle and a flexible envelope, Pulsar brings a fresh take on modulation—from rigid and predictable to groovy and evolving.
“We want all Reason users to get the experience of using Rack Extensions,” says Leo Nathorst-Böös, Product Marketing Manager. “Pulsar is an amazing device that opens up a lot of new possibilities for creative sound-sculpting, and with the included ReFill, it’s something that all Reason users will enjoy—regardless of whether you’re a tweak-head or not. It feels great to be able to provide Pulsar for free to our loyal users.”
Thanks to the Reason rack’s flexible routing, Pulsar integrates perfectly with all Reason devices, opening up new possibilities for creative modulation within the program. With Pulsar it’s easy to create a shuffled tremolo that changes speed as different notes are triggered, or come up with ever-changing wobbles that respond to playing.
Using its audio outputs, Pulsar transforms from a low frequency oscillator to a high-powered synth with plenty of character. The waveforms designed for modulation, combined with the unique lag and shuffle controls, bring tons of unique tones.
For users that are not versed with the modular aspects of Reason, Pulsar also comes with a set of premade patches, containing everything from lush evolving pads to the grittiest of basses.
Pulsar LGM-1 will be released simultaneously with version 6.5 of Reason and version 1.5 of Reason Essentials Q2 2012, at a price of $49 USD/39 EUR. For the first three months of the release Pulsar will be available as a free download from the Propellerhead Store.