Pulsar 1178

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Pulsar 1178

The Pulsar 1178 is a powerful compressor software that offers a wide range of features and settings to help you achieve the perfect sound. With the all-buttons-in mode and Pulsar’s added saturation models, you can access characterful, colorful tones for your vocals, bass, drum overheads, and acoustic guitar.


  • Topology Preservation Technology guarantees a perfect emulation of the original device’s behavior
  • Saturation stage featuring four saturation flavors: Tape, Warm, Triode, and Clip
  • Mid-Side processing enables a signal’s mono and stereo information to be processed separately with different settings
  • Look-ahead or Look-behind delay stages, up to 20ms for the former or up to 10ms for the latter
  • Powerful sidechain EQ to help perfectly tailor your signal and arrive at the ideal detection response
  • External sidechain opens a very wide range of applications: ducking, de-essing, filtering the sidechain signal with your favorite EQ, or even applying dynamic processing
  • Advanced metering section
  • Smart GUI with draggable resize handles that streamlines based on output configuration

The 1178 has been used by great producers including Chris Lord-Alge (My Chemical Romance), Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera), Yvan Bing (Phil Collins) and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead)..The Mac version of this software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems

System Requirements

Windows 7 with SP1 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 (all 64-bit only)

CPU: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon or AMD Quad-Core minimum

Memory: 4 GB RAM & 1 GB free disk space

GPU: OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Monitor: Minimum 1024×768 Resolution (recommended 1920×1080) & 60 Hz Refresh rate

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