Hands On: PPG WaveGenerator – The Beauty

September 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This week, checking out the PPG WaveGenerator for PC / Mac
>> with the beauty aspect of the plugin. Why Beauty;

“It’s because I choose a lot of sounds which has a bright sound and very beautiful to hear. It demonstrate how fantastic the WaveGenerator can sound.”

Part 1 of the video: single use of PPG WaveGenerator
Part 2 of the video: Multi Instruments inside Presonus Studio One Pro

Another video cover the “Beast” side of PPG WaveGenerator which will coming later in this month

Exploring the PPG1002 Synthesizer

December 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Polyphone Aufnahme mit einem monophonen PPG 1002 Sythesizer (1976) an einer 8 Spur-Mixe über ein uraltes Band-Echohall-Gerät entstanden ca. 1987
ca. 4 Stimmen die nacheinander improvisiert eingespielt wurden


Polyphonic recording with a monophonic synthesizer PPG emerged in 1002 (1976) on an 8-track mixes on an ancient tape-echo reverb unit circa 1987
about 4 voices which were recorded successively improvised

Listening in on the PPG wave 2.2

December 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the PPG wave

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer (1982)
drums: KORG KR-55B analog drummachine (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi, internal arpeggiator
fx: reverb and delay

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!


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 


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

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.

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