Everything you need to know about our product install, setup steps, configuration and usage of various features
Custom Added Functions
Our plug-in includes a lot of custom added functions as requested by the users.
In this part we will walk you through each of the functions and how they can improve your workflow.
USER INTERFACE SIZE
You can adjust the plug-in user interface size with * 0,75 / * 1,25 zoom function. Click * 1,00  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.
Note #1: You must reload your project / session in order to reload the plug-in graphics with new size option.
With RANDOMIZE  button, you can trigger current program randomization process.
TIP #2: To make the most out of Randomizer, use Section Locks  in conjuction with Randomizer to get better results. i.e. If your randomized Patch has a great AMP Envelope & Oscillator setting, toggle on the Section Lock for those sections in order to prevent them being randomized! Read more about the Section Locks further below.
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 [1-12] symbol in it. More locks available in Mod Matrix / Arpeggiator  Page
When LOCK  is toggled on at any section, RELEASE ALL LOCKS  button will allow you to release all 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.
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.
REQUEST DATA ON PROGRAM CHANGE
This means that if the plug-in receives program and/or bank change message from MIDI input, plug-in will initiate data request from the Pulse 2 to the plug-in user interface.
Inputs valid for this function:
- Plug-in MIDI In port (Plug-in).
- DAW gateway (Plug-in).
- Plug-in Program Change buttons (*1).
- Plug-in Program Number display (*2).
- Plug-in Bank Number display (*3).
(*1 See below for Program Change Buttons).
(*2 See below for Program Number Display).
(*3 See below for Bank Number Display).
LOAD FROM LIBRARY SWITCH
LOAD FROM LIBRARY  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.
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?!
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 Global Channel set to channel 1, no action will be taken.
PROGRAM – / + BUTTONS (*1)
–  button will change to previous program.
+  button will change to next program.
This will trigger MIDI Out message with appropriate program number based on the Program Number Display (*2) value.
PROGRAM NUMBER DISPLAY / SELECTION MENU (*2)
Program Number Display  acts as a menu as well as a display to show the current Patch program number. You can quickly navigate to different banks of programs without having to click INC / DEC buttons like crazy.
In default status, program 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  switch: You can now view currently active Program Bank program names being listed on the popup menu and browse them directly from the main UI!
Check above for further details about the Library Control function.
BANK NUMBER DISPLAY / SELECTION MENU (*3)
Bank Number Display  acts as a menu as well as a display to show the active Program bank number.
Like with Program Number Display, this menu will behave completely different when LOAD FROM LIBRARY  is toggled on. You can now view all available Program Banks located in Patches folder.
PATCH LIBRARIAN  tab allows you to send, request, store and manipulate your patch banks.
Double click any item to send it to hardware temp memory. Drag and drop patches from one slot to another and save your custom bank as you go. Rename patches directly in librarian view.
Read more about patch librarian functions in its own section.
PATCH NAME DISPLAY
Patch Display  will show you the current program name. Click the name field to change the patch name. Data will be sent to the hardware after the name is changed or if it is changed at all.
NOTE #1: Renaming single patch from the “Control Display” does not change the name in the librarian. If you want to rename librarian items, check further down the manual for librarian functions.
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, if 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:
1) Your MIDI interface is no longer in the system, or it is hooked into a different USB port.
2) 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 knowledge base for more details about that.
Cancel current request / writing task by clicking ABORT PROCESS  button, if process is taking too long, or if you get constant MIDI Channel checks while any data request is active.
This same ABORT PROCESS  button appears next to plug-in control display when Librarian tab is not open.
Abort Process button will disappear after plug-in has scanned MIDI Channels and if the request process has timed out.
MOD MATRIX & ARPEGGIATOR
As you know, Pulse is shipped with powerful Arp and Mod Matrix feature. To access these parameters, you need to click the MOD MATRIX / ARPPEGGIATOR  button.
From MOD MATRIX / ARPEGGIATOR  edit area, you can manipulate more Pulse 2 controls.
Loading patches between different models?
You can load patches created with Pulse 2 as well as programs created with Waldorf Pulse / Pulse+. Some legacy parameters and functions are not available in Pulse 2 model.