PPG WaveMapper 2 For Mac & PC – Sneak Peek

October 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A sound demo video of the PPG WaveMapper For Mac & PC. The new synth will be shipping late October and don’t miss out on our very special deal.

Performance on the PPG wave 2.2

March 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the PPG wave 2.2

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synth (1982)
drums: Roland TR-707
recording: multi-tracking
sequencing: Doepfer Dark Time step sequencer
fx: reverb and delay

The German made PPG (Palm Products GmbH) Wave 2 series of synthesizers are incredibly great sounding analog/digital hybrid vintage synths. They use digital samples of wavetables and feature analog VCA envelope and VCF (filter) sections for a classic and warm sound. The Wave 2.2 has oscillators that can generate over 2,000 different single-cycle 8-bit digital waveforms! Covered by knobs, the Wave still looks analog and this comprises the “Analog Control Panel”. More complex and new-wave editing of the wavetables and samples is covered by the “Digital Control Panel” where there are several key-pad buttons and an LCD screen. Another familiar treat to analog junkies is the inclusion of an 8-track sequencer which features automation of pitch, loudness, filter cutoff, waveforms and more. A cool feature – its onboard sequencer will also record any filtering and wave changes, in real-time!

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The more commonly encountered Wave 2.3 (pictured) followed the 2.2 and had enhanced sample-playback capabilities. The sampler was pretty full-featured for its time and included upgraded 12-bit digital waveforms, Fourier analysis and linear playback of samples. The 2.3 model also featured 8-parts multitimbrality and MIDI implementation. The PPG Waves are know to create excellent pads, brass and bass sounds.

PPG 1984

January 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

PPG Company 1984, Production, 10 year anniversary celebration
music by Michael Wehr 2009 and from PPG-demo 1983

Synth designer Wolfgang Palm, pioneer of wavetable synthesis and creator of the PPG Wave and PPG WaveGenerator, uploaded this video, which takes a look at the creation of the PPG Wave 2 synthesizer.

PPG Wavegenerator. Wavetable create with Audio Term.

December 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Make a wavetable for the incredible PPG Wave Generator with Audio-term.

PPG WaveGenerator Coming to PC & Mac

November 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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You can follow the progression of this here >>

Performance on the PPG wave 2.2 – “Electroplankton”

October 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
“Electroplankton”

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer (1982)
I use the internal arpeggiator for the main sequence.
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

Time machine: PPG wave 2.2 + Waveterm A

August 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track

all sounds: PPG wave 2.2 synthesizer + Waveterm A
using some factory samples from the original Waveterm A sample library.
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: a bit reverb and delay

The PPG Waveterm A – or just PPG Waveterm – was PPG’s first entry into a full studio solution.

The PPG Waveterm A does NOT produce any sound itself meaning you will need a PPG Component like the PPG Wave 2.2, PPG Wave 2.3 or PPG EVU if you want to hear anything you do on it.

The PPG Waveterm made PPG owners able to produce their own wavetables and to save their own programs to floppy disk instead of tape using the Cassette interface.
It also made PPG owners able to create songs and to – most importantly to most – sample something and play it back using the PPG Wave 2.2.

The PPG Waveterm is based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II based on the Motorola 6809 processor, and can be set up to run the ‘ordinary’ Eurocom II software (Flex 9).
You can also hook up a keyboard and a printer to it to have a ‘fully featured’ home computer – a very expensive one though.

The PPG Waveterm was not cheap – but it was a giant leap in music technology, and the quality of the samples you could produce using the PPG Waveterm was astonishing back then in all its 8 bit glory.

Time machine: PPG Waveterm A – Original Factory Sample Library (8bit)

June 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo of the PPG Waveterm. The PPG Waveterm A – or just PPG Waveterm – was PPG’s first entry into a full studio solution. The PPG Waveterm A does NOT produce any sound itself meaning you will need a PPG Component like the PPG Wave 2.2, PPG Wave 2.3 or PPG EVU if you want to hear anything you do on it. The PPG Waveterm made PPG owners able to produce their own wavetables and to save their own programs to floppy disk instead of tape using the Cassette interface. It also made PPG owners able to create songs and to – most importantly to most – sample something and play it back using the PPG Wave 2.2. The PPG Waveterm is based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II based on the Motorola 6809 processor, and can be set up to run the ‘ordinary’ Eurocom II software (Flex 9). You can also hook up a keyboard and a printer to it to have a ‘fully featured’ home computer – a very expensive one though. The PPG Waveterm was not cheap – but it was a giant leap in music technology, and the quality of the samples you could produce using the PPG Waveterm was astonishing back then in all its 8 bit glory.
all 8 bit samples are from the original PPG Waveterm A sample library (1982) played over the PPG wave 2.2 synth.
no PPG wave 2.2 sounds used!

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The Waveterm A is the heart of the legendary PPG system and based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.

– creation of Waves and Wavetables
– fourier analysis / resonator
– additive synthesis
– 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
– sequencer / event generator
– storage of sounds on 8″ disc

more info over the PPG Waveterm A:
http://www.retrosound.de/PPG-Waveterm…

Time machine: Exploring the PPG wave 2.2

June 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The German made PPG (Palm Products GmbH) Wave 2 series of synthesizers are incredibly great sounding analog/digital hybrid vintage synths. They use digital samples of wavetables and feature analog VCA envelope and VCF (filter) sections for a classic and warm sound. The Wave 2.2 has oscillators that can generate over 2,000 different single-cycle 8-bit digital waveforms! Covered by knobs, the Wave still looks analog and this comprises the “Analog Control Panel”. More complex and new-wave editing of the wavetables and samples is covered by the “Digital Control Panel” where there are several key-pad buttons and an LCD screen. Another familiar treat to analog junkies is the inclusion of an 8-track sequencer which features automation of pitch, loudness, filter cutoff, waveforms and more. A cool feature – its onboard sequencer will also record any filtering and wave changes, in real-time!!

The more commonly encountered Wave 2.3 (pictured) followed the 2.2 and had enhanced sample-playback capabilities. The sampler was pretty full-featured for its time and included upgraded 12-bit digital waveforms, Fourier analysis and linear playback of samples. The 2.3 model also featured 8-parts multitimbrality and MIDI implementation. The PPG Waves are know to create excellent pads, brass and bass sounds.

In fact it was Tangerine Dream who helped the company and the Wave develop. 1978 saw the development of the PPG Wave Computer 360. But the Wave Computer sounded harsh and tinny. In 1981, the PPG Wave 2 was released which added analog VCF and VCA filter and envelopes to warm the digital sound. The original Wave 2 had 8-voice polyphony, like the 2.2 and 2.3, but it had only one oscillator per voice. The 2.2 offered two oscillators per voice which opened up a whole new realm of sonic possibilities because two separate wavetable sounds could now be combined.

Vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound
“Miami Nights”

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer (1982)
drums: Roland TR-707
sequencing: internal sequencer
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: a bit reverb and delay

more info: http://www.retrosound.de

PPG WaveMapper Tutorial From Wolfgang Palm

May 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Creator of the PPG and Wavetable synthesis, Wolfgang Palm, gives an editing tutorial for WaveMapper users.

PPG WaveMapper is the second next-generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, who in 2012 released the PPG WaveGenerator to critical acclaim from both press and public.

In final development the PPG WaveMapper offers iPad users a second synthesiser to compliment the already loved PPG WaveGenerator from Wolfgang Palm. PPG WaveMapper allows the user the opportunity to create limitless sounds from this unique and powerful new technology.

PPG WaveMapper features the Sound Map, which maps the various sounds in a way to easily access and experiment with them, more importantly the PPG WaveMapper features a new synthesis system which maps the waveforms of a sound into a new kind of wavetable which preserves the sound characteristics better than classic Wavetable synthesis and at the same time allows for the manipulations which make WT synthesis so unique.

The Mapping window is the visualisation of a pool of programs on which “modules” float. Those modules represent certain parameters of the synthesiser engine and each module can be placed on one of 32 programs. The moment an item is placed on map then the parameters of that module will take on the settings of those parameters in the underlying program on the Mapping window.

People who do not posses synth-programming skills can use this mapping technology as a starting point to create complex sounds. For example a user can drag a string sound source onto a drum envelope, or a guitar sound onto a string envelope – the concept is simple, yet incredibly powerful.
Power users can delve deep into the back end of any sound using a full set of professional features;

▪ New Sound map concept – create new sounds playful and experimental
▪ 3 types of synthesis – the optimal type for kind of each sounds
Classic wavetables – for the typical PPG sounds
Time compressed samples – more authentic sounds, allowing analysis of user samples
Pure samples – classic sample playback
▪ Analyzer – convert your own samples into the new format or into wavetables
▪ 3 oscillators capable for totally independent sound sources
▪ 90 sound resources – a huge sound palette, from real instruments to abstract wavetables
▪ 4 parameter editor pages – comfortable and detailed access to all the parameters
▪ 3 Noise generators, for audio and modulations
▪ Ringmodulator
▪ Classic 24 dB Lowpass Filter, combined with an overdrive simulation.
▪ Dual amplifier, for versatile control of 2 audio signals as well as panning.
▪ 13 Envelopes, for independent control of pitch, waveform, filter and noise
▪ Gain and panning
▪ 4 LFOs – with 5 waveforms
▪ Delay/Reverb effect
▪ Arpeggiator
▪ Schematic touch keyboard – Build your own keyboard, with the keys
you prefer for your music.
▪ Powerful sound browser – sorting by category, bank management
▪ Virtual and Hard-MIDI in/out – sending/receiving keys and controllers.
▪ Audiobus support.
▪ 10 min audio recording and Audio copy.

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