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In an interview with [KMAG](http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/black-sun-empire-interview.html) Black Sun Empire say "We have two rooms. The main one and the small one are almost the same when it comes to PCs and synths; [Cubase5](http://equipboard.com/items/steinberg-cubase-5) with RME soundcards, Nord Modular G1 and [G2](http://equipboard.com/items/clavia-nord-modular-g2-synthesizer) and some random machines like Waldorf Pulse, [Korg Z1](http://equipboard.com/items/korg-z1) and an Evolver Keyboard."more
This is so flexible in terms of modulation. Poor man's modular synthesizer. Shame that the interface makes it so hard to take advantage of that which is why I sold this to buy a Dreadbox Erebus instead.
The 1 knob per million functions makes it a pain to program, impossible to understand the patches, and something which put me off outboard synths for 10 years. Sounds good though
The Pulse is actually meant to be a Minimoog clone with extended features. In fact it has too few in common with the Minimoog to be that. On the other hand it's a great synth with a great filter and a fair amount of features. It isn't too percussive although the envelopes are fast enough to support solid basses. All in all it could make a good Roland with CC control and some memory. Its sound is between screaming , supersoft and emotionally deep, far away from being precise or super vintage while the filter is amazingly singing at high resonance.