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Soundbrenner Pulse: Worst gear ever?
Old 7th January 2017
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Soundbrenner Pulse: Worst gear ever?

This just seems so wrong on so many levels.
Old 7th January 2017
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What was it like when you tried it ?
Old 7th January 2017
Indeed this is stupid,... if you can't get that groove going, just stop, no machine is going to help you.
Old 10th January 2017
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So i guess it is terrible when you tried it then ?
Old 10th January 2017
I don't need one, I've got the groove....

Just imagine an 80 piece orchestra running on 80 not synched clocks.... this will be fab

Next stop a concert grand where the keys light up to tell you wich notes to hit, now everybody can play in an orchestra

If you are training with a metronome it could be replaced by this, but that's it, I see no further use for this.
Old 10th January 2017
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Aaah ok, so you have never used it but its rubbish
Old 10th January 2017
Did you make this thing or what ?

So you have to try it before saying anytrhing about it ?

Well, go swallow a turd and tell me what it tastes like ... I think I'll pass on that one.
Old 11th January 2017
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Wow, so you haven't tried the product, you then bad mouth it, then swear at me for pointing out how ridiculous that is, well done, i guess you decide what food you like the same way right ?
Old 26th February 2017
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Inevitable product. My fitbit buzzes all the time for this or that. Texts, phone calls, reminders, etc. It looks like a great idea for a drummer. I bought this tuner. It`s kinda like this tiny tuner that clamps on and hides behind the headstock. When you`re not tuning, it flashes to the beat you're strumming. Good-bye click tracks. I can see a real use for this. Especially when you can "feel" the beat.
Old 20th March 2017
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Actually, if you are a beginner drummer just starting out I could see this being a godsend; right now it's a metronome + headphones
Old 20th March 2017
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Looks like a pretty dope idea. Playing with inears, feeling nothing from the drummer. This might actually help when its syncable with ableton or something.
Old 23rd March 2017
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I got the Soundbrenner Pulse 2 days ago and today I decided to return it. I still think it can be quite useful but it didn't work for me.
The pulses (even at the lowest intensity) felt kind of uncomfortable to me (almost painful; especially when close to bones). I also find it irritating to have the pulse only at one side of my body (as opposed to a click in both ears) and I couldn't find a place on my body to put it and where it feels right.
The Pulse itself is well made and vibrates very strongly at high settings. 99 bucks is reasonable price I think.
The app is really good, too. Controlling and setting up the Pulse works nicely + it has Ableton Link. Lots of adjustments you can make within, too.
By the way: the app can be used as a plain metronome without the Pulse and it's for free. So if you're looking for a metronome for your Iphone or Ipad I definitely recommend that one.
To sum it up: One of the things where I'd say: Give it a try. I could work for you. I don't want to strictly advise against it. The tendency, I guess, is the more you are used to a normal metronome, the less you're going to like it. But it could be really useful to people who are new to playing.
Old 8th April 2017
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Was excited to use at church since we don't have in ears. Purchased 2 but ended up returning. App is great allowing you customize and set up a song list each with it's own bpm. Syncing via Bluetooth worked great but the pulse required too much concentration and was distracting. The only way I can describe it is it was like trying to play to a click you can barely hear. Tried placing it on arm, wrists, leg etc. Just didn't work and I have no problem playing to a click. Might work for practicing but not live purposes. Try it out. Maybe it will work for you.
Old 24th February 2018
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I too returned this.

I simply don't feel the pulse from Soundbrenner Pulse while playing guitar. Thought I would use it around the ankle, but could not fix it there appropriately, and didn't feel it sufficiently even at max with the sharpest pulse. Around the wrist it felt awkward and still didn't work for me. When using my hands for playing I cannot concentrate on feelings elsewhere in my body. Sync'ing to the sound of music/drums seems to work better and is more natural too.

Great idea, nicely implemented with good software and all, but doesn't work for me.

Returning to Thomann was easy, but funnily there is no way I can review this product in their site after having returned it. This no doubt will result in negative reviews being subtracted from the the spectrum of opinions with obvious reliability problems.
Old 19th December 2019
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I found that it indeed took some getting used to, but my tinnitus gets so exacerbated by a click on my ear, that I stuck with it. Works well for me! YMMV.
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