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Waldorf Pulse2X Chapter 4 – Main Functions

User Manuals Knowledge Level

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.


You can adjust the plug-in user interface size with * 0,75 / * 1,25 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.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – User Interface Size

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 [1] button, you can trigger current program randomization process.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Randomize Button

TIP #2: 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 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.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Locked Sections


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 [13] Page

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Section Locks

When LOCK [1] is toggled on at any section, RELEASE ALL LOCKS [2] 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.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Release All Locks

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.


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).
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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Request Data on Program Change

(*1 See below for Program Change Buttons).
(*2 See below for Program Number Display).
(*3 See below for Bank Number Display).


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.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Load data from Library

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.


–  [1] button will change to previous program.
+ [2] button will change to next program.

This will trigger MIDI Out message with appropriate program number based on the Program Number Display (*2) value.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Program Change


Program Number Display [1] 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.

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Pulse2X User Manual – Program Change Trigger

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

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Pulse2X User Manual – Program Menu without Lib Control

But things get exciting when you toggle on LOAD FROM LIBRARY [1] 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!

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Pulse2X User Manual – Program Menu with Lib Control On

Check above for further details about the Library Control function.


Bank Number Display [1] acts as a menu as well as a display to show the active Program bank number.

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Pulse2X User Manual – Bank Select

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 Program Banks located in Patches folder.

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Pulse2X User Manual – Bank Select Menu with Lib Control On


PATCH LIBRARIAN [1] 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.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Patch Librarian


Patch Display [1] 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.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Program Name

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 [1] button, if process is taking too long, or if you get constant MIDI Channel checks while any data request is active.

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Pulse2X User Manual – Abort Process in Librarian View

This same ABORT PROCESS [1] button appears next to plug-in control display when Librarian tab is not open.

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Pulse2X User Manual – Abort Process in Main View

Abort Process button will disappear after plug-in has scanned MIDI Channels and if the request process has timed out.


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 [1] button.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Mod Matrix / Arpeggiator Button

From MOD MATRIX / ARPEGGIATOR [1] edit area, you can manipulate more Pulse 2 controls.

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Pulse2X Editor User Manual – Mod Matrix / Arpeggiator View

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.


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