Pulse Engine by Manifest Audio
A unique generative MIDI device, Pulse Engine is perfect for everything from instant trap high-hats to subtle ear candy to extreme IDM melodic runs and everything in between.
Main Features of Pulse Engine
- Internal or external pitch control
- Highly flexible rhythmic generation
- Fill modes or independent generation
- Pitch, length, and velocity decay
- Powerful randomization
- Built-In LFO
At its most basic, you can think of it as not unlike Live’s Beat Repeat device, but for MIDI. Incoming notes can probabilistically be triggered to repeat at randomized intervals within a variety of constraints. Triggered groups of note repetitions are referred to as Pulse clusters.
The pitch of these notes can be transposed manually or via incoming MIDI and optionally randomized to produce diatonic ornamental flourishes, with all notes filtered through the specified outgoing scale and key. Additive per-repeat transposition offers cascading note runs. The base generated MIDI note pitch can also be guided along a contour by the built-in LFO.
That same LFO can be used to control outgoing velocity, with an adjustable Phase to desynchronize it from note pitch LFO control. Velocity can also be randomized, within constraints, while an optional decay fades repetitions out until a new repetition is triggered.
A variety of playback modes allow Pulse Engine to be used in parallel with incoming MIDI, in conjunction with external MIDI, or simply on its own as powerful MIDI production tool.
Format, Version & System Requirements
Version: 1.51 (2023.04.22)
Requires: Ableton Live Suite 10.1.x or higher running Max 8.1.x on Mac or PC.
Includes: Comes bundled with Utility Boost: eight powerful and handy Max for Live utility devices.