Creamware Pulsar II Classic
Pulsar II gives you a professional digital mixer, a full rack of
effects, a collection of high-calibre synthesizers, a powerful studio
sampler, a routing patchbay, and dozens of additional studio tools - all
right inside your music computer. Working perfectly along with your
favorite audio sequencer. And all of it behaves just like external
hardware equipment. You can even integrate external audio signals live.
The unique SCOPE DSP technology makes it all possible
- Full-featured 24/48-channel digital mixer for internal and external
- More than 50 excellent 32-bit effects processors, incl. high-end
- Nine virtual synthesizers: Analog, Wavetable, Vector synthesis and
- Modular Synth with over 140 modules and 80 patches
- Tausende inspirierender Sounds
- Thousands of inspiring sounds
- Professional DSP-based studio sampler STS-3000
- Live processing with no latency whatsoever
- 32-bit floating point processing
- SCOPE Live Bar for complete studio control from one central spot
- Expandable with all plug-ins of the SCOPE Fusion Platform
- PCI card for PC & Mac with six SHARC DSPs
- On-board processing of all software studio tools (32-bit floating
- Flexible multi-I/O system with four different I/O options (all
between 20 and 28 I/Os)
- All inputs and outputs in 24-bit / 96 kHz for compromise-free sound
- Ultra-Low-Latency Interface with hardware-based ASIO support
- Highspeed drivers for ASIO 2.0, MME, DirectSound, tripleDAT, GSIF,
Sound Manager, OMS
- MIDI Interface (In, Out, Thru)
- DSP power and I/Os flexibly expandable via S/TDM
- Live Features
- Coordination with the Audio Sequencer
- Main Studiotools
Imagine this: a professional digital
console, a full rack of effects, a collection of high-calibre
synthesizers, a powerful studio sampler, a routing patchbay and dozens of
additional studio tools - all right inside your music computer. Working
perfectly along with your favorite audio sequencer. And all of it behaves
just like external hardware equipment: no latency, no delays, no
overburdening of your computer, no installation headaches, no compromises
in the sound quality department. The entirely unique SCOPE DSP technology
makes all of this possible.
Furthermore, you can integrate external audio signals
live: regardless whether they originate from a microphone, electric
guitar, analog synth or 19" effects rack. The SCOPE Fusion Platform brings
everything together. It's the ideal environment for your
- Route your microphone live through the excellent
MasterVerb reverb plug-in or send your guitar live through the SCOPE
Platform's tube-simulation effects.
- Route audio tracks from your sequencer in realtime
through the 19" effects rack in your studio.
- Integrate your external sound generators and effects
devices live into the audio sequencer.
- Work with professional monitoring during recording
sessions - without the slightest ASIO delay.
- Mix and route all audio signals in your studio within a
single environment, without limitations.
- Play virtual synthesizers and samplers really live.
SCOPE eliminates the timing and latency problem, instead of just
Coordination with the Audio
All SCOPE Fusion Platform products have been
outfitted with the newly developed Live Bar, from which the complete SCOPE
setup can be controlled. You select synthesizers and samplers, dial in
sounds, open mixers and set up signal routings - all from this central
control spot. If desired, the Live Bar can be made to overlay your audio
sequencer, so that you always have all of your SCOPE studio tools within
SCOPE Fusion Platform systems are the ideal
extension for any audio sequencer you may choose. Perfect coordination is
ensured by the extensive driver set for Windows and Macintosh (ASIO 2.0,
DirectSound, MME, tripleDAT, GigaSampler, Sound Manager and OMS).
Furthermore, the PCI cards of the SCOPE Platform are equipped with the
Ultra-Low-Latency Interface (ULLI), which provides hardware-based ASIO
support. This makes latencies of as low as 1 msec possible! Audio drivers
simply don't get any faster than this.
If you work with a VST-compatible recording
program, you can also operate the instruments and effects of the SCOPE
Fusion Platform from directly within that program. The XTC mode, which is
a feature not only of Pulsar XTC but of all other CreamWare DSP systems as
well, makes this possible. In this mode, you use the SCOPE studio tools
exactly as you use VST plug-ins and instruments - but without placing any
extra load upon your computer. The Direct Play feature even lets you play
SCOPE instruments in XTC mode completely latency-free.
This assortment of mixers, effects processors
and other studio tools is included in every SCOPE Fusion Platform system.*
With the two mixers, you can mix all of your signals "live", regardless of
whether they come from internal sound generators, external hardware
instruments, audio tracks or VST instruments from your recording program.
The special 5.1 surround mixer equips you superbly for multimedia or film
STM 16 S: 16 channel strips, mixed to six busses (L, C,
R, Ls, Rs, LFE)
STM 1632: 16 channel strips, individually mono/stereo
switchable (up to 32 inputs)
2 slots for insert effects per channel, two master
4 aux paths (pre/post selectable)
Switchable direct outs
Margin and peak meter displays
Settings can be stored as presets
Remote-controllable and automatable via MIDI controllers
The highlight of the high-calibre collection of DSP
effects is the outstanding MasterVerb - most likely one of the
best-sounding reverbs you've ever heard. So dense and smooth - you'd swear
it was a big studio processor. Also included: various dynamics and
modulation effects, as well as filters and a graphic equalizer. All of
these effects are likewise live-computed by the DSPs and place no demand
upon your CPU's computing capacity.
High Cut Filter
STM 1632 - 16/32
channel Recording Mixer
STM 16 S - 16 channel 5.1 Surround
VRC-S - ADAT Remote Control Unit
Various audio Tools (Control
Various MIDI Tools (Monitor, Merger,
Mixer Package I
highlight of this package is the deluxe STM 2448 Mixer - a professional
mixing console which need not shrink from comparison with large studio
consoles, but which is nevertheless easy and intuitive to use.
- 24 channel strips, individually mono/stereo switchable
- 8 recording busses (subgroups) with global routing
matrix, 2 Inserts per bus
- Internal effects per channel: EQ (dynamic 4-band EQ
with selectable filter type per band: peak, notch, high-/low-pass,
high-/low-shelf), compressor with sidechain, compensation delay
- 4 effect inserts and a direct out per channel
- 6 mono aux paths and a stereo aux path, 2 inserts for
the aux returns
- Mute, solo, mix, solo defeat, exclusive solo, 8 fader
groups and 8 mute groups
- Master section with two 2 switchable monitors, talkback
and 4 effect inserts
- 5 different measurement points within channel strips
for the peak meter and margin display
- Presets can be created for individual channels,
individual effects and the complete mixer
- Remote-controllable and automatable via MIDI
- The two additional mixers - the Dynamic Mixer and the
Micromixer - are outstandingly well suited for use as submixers. Each
one offers up to 32 mono channels or 16 stereo channels, mixer presets,
VU meters and long-throw faders. In addition, the Dynamic Mixer is
outfitted with effect inserts and fader groups.
Effects Package I and
of high-quality DSP effects processors. All are computed with 32-bit
precision algorithms and are thus perfectly suited for 24-bit productions.
All effects in the SCOPE Fusion Platform operate live and completely free
of latency*. They can therefore be used with both internal and external
signal sources - without DSPs, that would be unthinkable!
Effects Package I
Standouts in this collection are the delays with up to 5
seconds delay time and the high-quality modulation effects such as the
extremely warm Hexa Chorus.
Delay LCR Long
A collection of especially sophisticated studio effects.
Chorus and flanger of the Master series, MIDI-controllable filter and
tremolo, tube-simulation effects, wild-sounding single-sideband
turns your music computer into a professional sampler! With the DSP card
as the reliable hardware and the STS-3000 as very powerful sampling
software, you have a complete studio sampler right inside your computer.
And it offers you fantastic possibilities.
Just some highlights:
- Stereo sampling at up to 32 bits / 96 kHz, resampling
- Import/export: Akai S1000 & S3000, Soundfont 2,
- Multimode filters with resonance
- Comprehensive editor for sample-accurate editing
- Keygroup editing, velocity-switch, velocity-crossfade
- Stereo out and 8 individual outputs
- Load samples from the host computer's CD-ROM or
- Polyphony of up to 64 stereo voices
The system comprises a complete collection of high-calibre
synthesizers. From Analog to Wavetable, Vector and Drum synthesizers -
everything is available. Even a complete Modular System with over 140
modules and 80 ready-to-use patches is at your disposal.
The sonic possibilities of the SCOPE Fusion Platform are
virtually limitless. Let yourself be
Synthesizer Package I and II
Each of these two collections contains a complete
palette of high-calibre synthesizers - replicas of well-known classics as
well as completely new creations. SCOPE DSP technology ensures top sound
quality, without compromises. Fat analog sounds, potent drums, inspiring
wavetable and outrageous Vector Synthesis sounds! With these packages, you
obtain in one fell swoop a synthesizer collection that others only dream
And since these sound generators are computed by DSPs, the
boundaries between virtual and "real" instruments are blurred - because
the SCOPE synthesizers can be played just like hardware instruments.
There's no latency between keystroke and sound. You've never before been
able to work so professionally and creatively with virtual
"The software synths available for this platform are among
the best-sounding and most innovative I've seen yet."
Synthesizer Package I
Vectron Player: Inspired by the legendary
Prophet VS, Vector synthesis guarantees breathtaking sounds.
Miniscope, Miniscope MK II: You'll
recognize these ones as soon as you see the wood side panels and familiar
U KNOW 007: Another legend. Don't worry -
you'll know it.
Blue Synth: Analog synthesis at its
EZ Synth: "Easy to use" Synthesizer. And
EDS 8i: Analog drum synthesizer with
Lightwave: Wavetable synthesizer with 128
wavetables, two powerful filters and an integrated effects
Prisma: Fantastic-sounding virtual analog
synth with an extensive modulation matrix.
Inferno: Ideal for fierce basses and
Arpeg 01: Powerful but easy to use
arpeggiator. Adds motion to your music!
you ever bought 80 synthesizers at one time? With the Modular V2 this is
now within anyone's reach. Because it gives you a spectacular collection
of virtual instruments in one go: dozens of synths with hundreds of
sounds, along with effects processors, sequencers and drum-computers.
With the Modular Synthesizer V2 you can also build
yourself the instruments of your dreams! The system comes with a giant
number of software modules which can be freely combined. You'll find
oscillators, envelope generators, effects, pattern sequencers, filters and
so on - in short, everything you need to construct synthesizers, drum
machines, effect processors and more. Experiment and create your own
The PCI hardware of Pulsar II is every bit as innovative and
efficient as its software. In addition to the power of the six SHARC DSPs,
the Pulsar board features a flexible I/O system. Audio inputs and outputs,
as well as a MIDI interface, are located on a daughterboard which mounts
directly onto the DSP card.
There are four such I/O options to choose from. Each of
them offers between 20 and 28 I/Os comprising combinations of analog,
S/PDIF, AES/EBU, ADAT and Z-Link* inputs and outputs. For ultimate sound
quality, all I/Os work with 24 bit and 96 kHz resolution.
The unique on-board Ultra-Low-Latency Interface ULLI
allows for lightning-fast audio drivers. ULLI features hardware-based ASIO
support and makes driver latencies of as low as 1 millisecond possible!
Audio drivers simply can't get any faster.
Furthermore, the Pulsar card is equipped with two S/TDM
busses to facilitate smooth integration of additional SCOPE-family
hardware. Thus, you can upgrade your system with extra DSP power and more
I/Os in a highly flexible manner.
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