Waldorf Pulse2X Main Functions (Chapter 2)

User Manual Chapter 2 – Main Functions

for Waldorf Pulse2X Editor & Librarian plug-in by Mystery Islands Music

v1.0.1 – 2020-03-30

Functions of custom added controls

In this plug-in, we have included some handy custom controls and switches to make it easy for you to use the plug-in together with your Pulse 2.

User Interface Size

You can adjust the plug-in user interface size with * 0,66 / * 1,33 zoom function. Click * 1,00 [1] in the plug-in and choose a different size. Note that our graphics are not yet vector based, which means the plug-in will zoom the graphics making them a bit blurry if I may say so.

Basic user interface size is 1500 pixels by 757 pixels which is more than enough for modern setups.

You must reload your project / session in order to reload the plug-in graphics with new size option.

Randomize Patch

With RANDOMIZE [1] button, you can trigger single patch randomizing process.

TIP #1: To make the most out of Randomizer, use Section Locks [1] in conjuction with Randomizer to get better results. i.e. If your randomized Patch has a great Oscillator settings, toggle on the Section Lock for that section in order to prevent it being randomized! Read more about the Section Locks on page 22.

Program INC / DEC buttons

INC [1] button will change to next program – DEC [2] button will change to previous program. This will trigger MIDI Out message with appropriate program number based on the Program Number Display [3] value. See below how it will behave when Load From Library button is toggled on / off.

Program Number display / selection menu

Program Number Display [1] acts as a menu as well as a display to show the current Patch program number depending on the currently set mode. You can quickly navigate to different banks of programs without having to click INC / DEC buttons like crazy.

In default status, this popup menu will display program numbers in different banks of programs. See image below.

But things get exciting when you toggle on LOAD FROM LIBRARY [1] switch: You can now view currently active Patch Bank patches being listed on the menu and browse them directly from the main UI!

We are going to cover more of the LOAD FROM LIBRARY functions later in this manual.

Bank Number display / selection menu

Bank Number Display [1] acts as a menu as well as a display to show the current Patch bank number. You can navigate to different banks and the bank will be changed in the hardware as well.

In default status, this popup menu will display bank numbers available to browse. See image below.

Like with Program Number Display, this menu will behave completely different when LOAD FROM LIBRARY [1] is toggled on. You can now view all available Patch Banks located in Patches folder.

Load From Library switch

LOAD FROM LIBRARY [1] switch allows you to take control of your library patches with incoming program changes via MIDI or with the plug-in user interface DEC / INC buttons and Bank Number Display / Program Number Display menus.

If the LOAD FROM LIBRARY switch is toggled on and you send a program change message from your master keyboard / controller to the plug-in, it will send the corresponding program from the librarian to the hardware – isn’t that just neat?!

You can also quickly view the banks located in your Patches folder and programs contained in the current bank with the Bank / Program Control Displays. See above for instructions.

Note #1 Patches are sent to the hardware only to the currently selected slot.

Note #2 If the program change message is received from MIDI channel 4 and you currently have plug-in set to channel 1, no action will be taken.

Patch Browser

PATCH LIBRARIAN [1] tab allows you to send, request, store and manipulate your patch banks. See more details about the librarian usage further below in this manual.

Patch Name display

Patch Name Display [1]. Display will show you the current patch name. Click the name field to change the patch name. Patch data will be sent to the hardware after the name is changed or if it is changed at all.

Section Locks

We added functionality to lock certain sections of the plug-in to prevent changes up on program changes. If you find a perfectly adjusted filter or lfo modulation you can lock the section to keep those settings while browsing other patches.

You are able to lock any of the sections which has the LOCK [1-11] symbol in it. Keep in mind that there are more Section Locks in the Mod Matrix / Arpeggiator [12] edit page!

Locking anRELEASE ALL LOCKS [1] button allows you to release all of the locks with one click. This is ideal if you have overlooked your layers and data is being transmitted back and forth even if you don’t want that. When any of the locks is toggled on, it will change the lock image from “unlocked” to “locked” [2].

Note #1 While you have sections locked, there will double the amount of SysEx traffic in the MIDI stream due to the fact that the plug-in has to send the ”locked” info back to hardware after the patch is requested. If you scroll patches from librarian, then the data stream is normal.

Total Recall

This is one of the best features we can think about our plug-in, total recall. It does what it says: recalls your saved session data from the plug-in user interface to your synthesizer, without the need of doing it manually! It is all automated, as long as you have the same MIDI device hooked into your setup as it was when saving the project.

It there are any trouble with the total recall, please check below for further instructions how to Push Data to HW manually.

Possible reasons for failure of total recall are that the MIDI interface is no longer in the system, or it is hooked into a different USB port.

Plug-in update does not fully support the previous version data package. There is a work-around for that as well, so be sure to check out our support site for more details about that.

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