Really really juicy synth in "Pulstar". Very dusty and mysterious and collates a lot of the potential of the MLM's in one place. Fantastic GUI and I dig the "simple" or "advanced" choices. It only takes minutes to craft a very unique sound with all the anomalies of vintage gear, some of it broken or of questionable origin.
I've been using it in the studio and it immediately holds its own with dignity and authority against some pretty big sounding tracks. It is maybe the ultimate pad generator.
Another addictive and rewarding creation from HS.
Fabulous. Great sounds. Another winner from Hollow Sun.
Kieran - email
This will be invaluable in my work. Thank you.
Den - email
great sounds, great graphics, love it
psylinc - email
Awesome as always Steve, can't wait to get stuck in with this one, many thanks!
Crawford - email
Wow. Wow. And yes......wow.
I loved what I heard of Pulstar during my visit to the hallowed halls of Hollow Sun Towers, but back here at GTK Central things have just gotten very interesting. The depth of texture and tonality is quite extraordinary, and I will say, quite seriously rivals that of some seriously priced "high-end" synths currently on the market, namely the leviathan that is xxxxxxxxxx. The different controls on the main GUI really do give a lot of control, but when you dip under the surface into the gubbins of the thing, everything changes. This is potentially my favourite HS gizmo to date.
I've been mixing Pulstar with some of the MLM's and holy mother of fcuk, I could do an entire album with just evolving pads and swirly things. My new album just got a whole lot easier - Pulstar, 130P and Cathotron layered and fed through a some seriously dense and long reverb (on an auxillary bus) is something else.
Brilliant work again Stephen, and I feel quite humbled to have been given the opportunity to enjoy this. My weekend will now be lost to Pulstar. Completely.
Neil Fellowes - Geigertek
Wow! I just stumbled upon your site based on this post and have ended up buying several of your instruments. Really fantastic stuff, and very well priced too. Thanks for making these!
Frankymax - Gearslutz
Just got back from India yesterday. Today first day back on the computer and your email arrives (right on cue again!) with details of Pulstar -- how could I resist?
Just had a quick play through the presets and fiddled with some of the settings... YES, another wonderful gem from HS.
Fantastic stuff Steve, already my creative juices are flowing again. Can't wait to get stuck in properly...
Love, love, love your stuff
Pete Tytler - email
Loving the new Alien Designs idea. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Pulstar is really great. Great sounds.
Harri - email
That damned GUI is just so great. Those dials man. Awesome work
mcfarlane - email
Bought, downloaed and installed Purstar yesterday. All I've got to say is "WOW!!!". What lush, rich sounds are to be found here. This one is a triumph. Nicely done indeed!
dmbaer - kvr
I just want to tell you how great Pulstar is. What a great assortment of sounds, and also the aesthetics of the programming are superb! The independent and doubled 64 + 64 groups is a great idea.
I have been making music and creating sounds with digital toys for some time now and I really have to say that I feel like I've stumbled upon something that finally just feels "right" in terms of the entire Hollow Sun approach. Pulstar and the whole crop of MLM's truly have no equal. Pure, immediate visual and aural Bliss! Inspiring in so many ways!
Dean Warner - email
i bought Pulstar and ZapZorn Elements and all i can say is i purchased a "Duo Infernale"!
Murnau - KVR
One of your best yet - maybe your best ever. Stunning sounds and not just pads. I can't wait to what you come up with next in this new range.
Gregg - email
I think Pulstar is one of the best things Hollow Sun have done, and the possibilities are endless with this thing. In an age of austerity, Hollow Sun's affordability is almost as incredible as its fantastic instruments!
Vicsphere - KVR
I got Pulstar today. It's a great instrument!
If you like pads and soundscapes, smooth or complex, you've got them!
It's power seems to me even greater creating multis: to edit and layer patches is pure fun and always pushes me to create more.
Thank You Hollow Sun!!
Mateogk - KVR