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Waldorf Pulse2X Getting Started (EN) Chapter 2

User Manuals Knowledge Level

Everything you need to know about our plug-in install, setup steps, configuration and usage of various features

for Waldorf Pulse2X Editor & Librarian plug-in by Mystery Islands Music

v1.0.1 – 2020-03-30

Waldorf Pulse2X User Manual

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Prepare your Synthesizer to work with the Plug-in

The following content is critical in order to make the communication functional between the plug-in and the synthesizer:

  • Make sure you have direct connections between your Pulse 2 and your DAW with MIDI or USB.
    • Pulse 2 MIDI out to MIDI device MIDI in.
    • MIDI device MIDI out to Pulse 2 MIDI in.
  • Make sure your Pulse 2 is powered up and double check your MIDI connections.

Pulse 2 Setup Instructions

Click and hold SHIFT + Global and apply the settings below:

  • MIDI CHANNEL                             =                   1
  • MIDI THRU                                     =                   OFF
  • TX ARP CLOCK                              =                   OFF
  • TX ARP NOTES                              =                   OFF
  • TX PARAMETERS                          =                   CC+SYS
  • DEVICE ID                                      =                   0 (If you have multiple units, make sure they have different ID).

Now you can click Exit and move to next step!


Check configuration guide for your system from the plug-in / standalone application below. Start from the “Setting MIDI Devices” guide and then check your DAW guide.

Guides can be found from the data folder. See above for data locations on our HDD.


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Insert the plug-in into your project

First Run / Plug-in Scan

After reading the configuration guide for Setting MIDI Devices and configuration guide for your DAW, we can safely open the plug-in in our DAW and start the plug-in scanning process.

If the plug-in scan fails, please open the Editor LOG file and check if it ends to reading a patch file like this:

PATCH LIBRARIAN: loaded file C:\Users\yourUserName\Music\Mystery Islands Music\[PLUGIN NAME]\Patches\Soundset X.mid

If that is the case, move the Soundset X.mid to another location and try to scan the plug-in again. If it fails again, redo the process until the scan is successful. There might be several soundsets which are not compatible with the plug-in for some reason – If you would like us to figure the issue out, head down to our forums and start a new thread. From there you can do private reply to your own message with the soundset attached and so we can investigate it.

Register plug-in with license.key

First of all, we couldn’t be happier that you have decided to support our long journey of coding this plug-in, constantly improving it and drawing the graphics ourselves! THANK YOU.

Registered owners can enjoy the full advantages of the plug-in, like:

  • Plug-in parameters can be automated directly from your DAW.
  • Librarian is fully functional and allows full editing possibilities.
  • You are able to save your UI Data (full arrangement) to HDD.
  • You are able to save your MIDI CC maps to HDD.
  • Total Recall: Once you open your project after your last session, all the the data used in your previous session will be automatically sent to your synthesizer.
  • Get tech support and updates with lifetime license or while subscription is active!

If you purchased plug-in license from our store, you can download the license.key from https://www.mysteryislands-music.com/downloads/ page after you login.

Download, unzip and run the FULL version installer from https://www.mysteryislands-music.com/downloads/ before you proceed.

Manually placing the license.key

If you have plug-in inserted to your project, now it is time to delete the track / plug-in instance from your DAW.

Move the license.key manually to plug-in data folder (see location mentioned on page 9). Before you continue, check and make sure the license is called license.key ! If all is good, you can now re-insert your plug-in to your DAW. Image below from macOS.

Plug-in User Manual - Placing the license.key manually

Plug-in User Manual – Placing the license.key manually


Register plug-in from User Interface

Once you’ve installed the FULL version and you have your plug-in user interface opened, enter Browser [1], click Bank Edit [2] and choose Register Plug-in [3] from the menu once you open the plug-in in your DAW for the first time.

Plug-in User Manual - Register the plug-in via Bank Edit menu

Plug-in User Manual – Register the plug-in via Bank Edit menu


A file dialog will popup and you must navigate to the downloads folder and select the license.key from there.

After you have chosen the license.key, remove the plug-in instance from your DAW and insert it again. Plug-in display should now indicate “REGISTERED” in the top right corner.

IF the plug-in shows “** DEMO VERSION **” you haven’t installed the FULL version yet or you might have the plug-in installed in several locations! Check solution from Troubleshooting section.

[macOS] Filter incoming MIDI data from physical port

I would like to point out that in order to prevent duplicate MIDI data flow passing to our plug-in, take a good look at your DAW user guide how to filter or block MIDI messages from external devices.

Here is an example: I’m using JP-8080 and JP-80×0 plug-in in my project. If I move a Filter Cutoff slider from the synthesizer, it will send MIDI out data to physical MIDI device. Now, from there, your DAW will process this message and pass it into your record / monitor enabled track if it is not blocked / filtered. We don’t need this data to pass thru twice since we are going to open the physical ports in the plug-in user interface. I hope that made sense 🤨


[Windows] Disable physical MIDI ports from your DAW

One of the most important things, especially on Windows platform is that you disable your physical MIDI ports which are used to connect your synthesizer from your DAW settings and make sure that the ports are not used within your DAW at all! If the port is used inside your DAW and you try to assign MIDI input / MIDI output in the plug-in, it will crash hard and you might lose your work!

Links above for DAW Configuration Guides.

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