P42 Climax MOD

Overview

Pulsar Modular P42 Climax is an innovative multifaceted powerstrip for tone shaping/coloration, saturation and conjures more of the idea of working with multiple pro-grade audio hardware units. P42 Climax begins with the heartbeat of a hardware line amp, and ends on every single track because it has the cpu coverage to do so (more than 300 instances in a single session). Sculpt your perfect sound whether processing a single instrument, grouped tracks, the 2-bus or even when mastering. The sound is simply… unbelievable!

P42 Climax is a chameleon like, able to assimilate many different coloring hardware devices, but never intended to copy any single one! P42 Climax works magic on drum bus, snare, and of course the bass guitar. Inserting P42 on the 2-bus track, immediately opens up your mix and exposes hidden gems in your mix. With its Mid/Side processing and detailed metering (peak, RMS and LUFS) and Auto. Gain Compensation workflow, P42 fits nicely into your mastering signal chain, making it an essential tool to most Mastering engineers around the world.

Features

  • Organic hardware-like feel & behavior.
  • Pulsar Modular signature Shelving EQ (Low & High).
  • Signature LPF and HPF 
  • Tube-like odd harmonics saturation slider.
  • Super low cpu tax and zero sample latency!
  • Works with Mono, Dual Mono or Stereo signal.
  • All parameters are exposed to your DAW for automation.
  • macOS: AU, AAX and VST3 formats.
  • Windows: VST3 and AAX formats.
  • Linux LV2 format coming soon!

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Audio Examples

Artist Reviews

Scott Weiser (AKA Jackal & Hyde)

Lunar Lander is INCREDIBLE! Realistic BBD Delay behavior.

Scott is responsible for some of the most head strong electrocore bass-bangers such as Dark Star, Go Bang, Beyond, This is the Sound of Underground and Bad Robot.

Marc Codsi

Extremely lush melodic plate reverb emulation. I use it when I want to add character to a sound.

Marc Codsi is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and film composer.

Jérémie Regnier

I am stuck on Lunar Lander plate reverb 3- so much cream – Wow!

Composer, producer and performer.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AU, VST3, AAX.

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.12+
Windows 7+

Mac
Apple Silicon M1 Native and Intel CPU (Universal 2 Binary)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Copy Protection
A one-time challenge & response over the internet. License works on up two separate machines.

Downloads

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For previously authorized computers

  • Code optimization.
  • Address bugs specific to certain users’ installations.
  • Air Band goes up to 16 kHz.
  • Delta Solo allows you to hear what the plugin is doing.
  • Additional MOD features:
    • Based on your DAW sample rate, LPF can go up to 40 kHz.
    • Dual Mono behavior for DAWs that do not support dual-mono plugins.
    • Switch the shelves EQ to proportional Q.

                  

  • Official release. Compatible with Prev. version 2.
  • Dual GUI.
  • Many features you can check in the User Guide.

                  

  • GCC is now a parameter ready for automation.

                  

  • Real-Time Gain Compensation Calculation (GCC).
  • Extensive set of metering: Peak Hold, RMS, RMS Peak and LUFS values.
  • Additional M/S signal routing.

                  

  • Updated GUI.
  • Disengage HP and/or LP Filters.
  • Updated preset management indexing.

                  

  • HPF up to 500 HZ
  • AIR freq point variable from 5 to 12 KHz
  • Up to +12 dB DRIVE knob
  • Saturation is @ Input or @ output (currently at output)
  • Oversampling
  • Main out knob now goes to -24 dB
  • P42 works at any audio sampling rate.
  • Mix Dry/Wet now smooth transparent blending.
  • Smooth knob and slider movement.
  • Trial period- remaining days left.

                      

  • Optimized GUI refresh rate, helps with DAW GUI metering redraw.
  • Improved movement of the dials and sliders with your mouse.
  • Hovering the mouse over a dial exposes its value.

                      

  • AAX plugin for macOS is now working.
  • Extended the saturation slider to 150%
  • AAX on Windows still not ready. Next update.

                      

  • This version has a non working AAX for macOS.
  • Fix phasing issues when inserting P42 on mono track for DAWs that support Mono tracks (Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase)
  • Zero sample latency implementation
  • A Mix knob to blend in the Dry signal
  • A polarity flip switch.

                      

P42 Climax Line Amp

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Whether you are after that Motown sound, tone shaping, creamy saturation or advanced mastering workflow, you will find all of that and more in P42 Climax. Don’t underestimate the power under the P42 hood.

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P42 Climax MOD (Full Version)

$264

  • EUR: € 267
  • TRY: 4,906 ₺

MOD Upgrade

*For v4 users. v3 to v4 update is free of charge and available in the download section.

$70

  • EUR: € 71
  • TRY: 1,301 ₺

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  1. Allan Klinbail (verified owner)

    After using P42 – Pulsar for more than a year, I can absolutely confirm it’s the best most natural sounding saturation plugin I’ve used.

    It’s my go to plugin for saturation.. The weight it adds to a mix is amazing, but without being harsh..

    BUT – when I heard about the MOD additions, I initially didn’t think it would be worth it. I haven’t typically used the shelf EQ, even though they sound good, I didn’t have a place for it.

    I did test it though, and I tested it quickly on a client project.
    There were some elements that needed just a slight boost to enhance ~700hz.. I’d got a good result with another well known colour EQ plugin… I did quick try with the new MOD proportional EQ and dialled in a much better result, much faster.. So, I bought it on payment of the very next invoice..

    Playing around with extreme boost I found it to be altogether pleasing, although not something I’d use in mastering, it would be fantastic for mixing.

    So if you are a new user – it’s well worth the whole package.

    If you are an old user, try the proportional Q.

    Want to ask me more about it – go to the contact page on https://steam-mastering.com

    Cheers

    Allan

  2. sam.lench (verified owner)

    Great sounding and, importantly, very quick and easy to use plugin. Excellent for general tone shaping.

  3. Greg Pritchard (verified owner)

    This plugin lives on my mix bus and has really added something lovely to my tracks. I was looking for something to bring that analog “aliveness” to my mixes and demo’ed the P42 as well as a few different Pultec and Massive Passive style EQ plugins. The P42 won the shootout and was an instant buy for me. I just use a subtle amount of saturation with the AIR setting activated and set to about 8K and it’s fantastic. I haven’t even tried this plugin for shaping the tone of individual tracks and busses yet but I’m sure it will be fantastic for that as well. I highly recommend the P42!

  4. enricocremonesi (verified owner)

    It’s really rare this days to be so surprised with the sound quality of a plugin…
    I own alot of them and it happens often that after a while i replace them with something “new and better”
    This is definitely a keeper !
    Really special,addictive and useful…
    Higly recommended…

  5. immortalmobbin (verified owner)

    Hello, I purchased the P42 Climax and wanted to tell everyone how fantastic it sounds! The P42 Climax plugin is used on my mixes every day and on every mix! Sounds absolutely fantastic!😁

    Vicente Ramirez