PPG WaveGenerator Editing Tutorial From Wolfgang Palm

May 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Wolfgang Palm shows how to edit a sound in PPG WaveGenerator for iPad.

For more information visit http://wolfgangpalm.com

Product description:

The PPG WaveGenerator comes with a multitude of wavetables. The sound material contains the typical sounds from the original PPG wave models, as well as many new sounds generated by versatile analysis tools and also hand edited waves.
This app enables the user, to create his own wavetables in a playful way, and to hear the result immediately. Also you can construct the waves by adding harmonics very precise.
Another way is to transform a picture into a wavetable. You can load photos from your album or even shoot a picture with the camera.
The waves are collected in a grid of 256 fields, to which the 3 oscillators of the synthesizer have arbitrary and independent access.
In a 3D display you get a visual impression on how the sound evolves. You can turn around the 3D object and zoom in and out,
The Parameters of the synthesizer are divided into modules, which allows easy, yet powerful editing.
It contains 3 oscillators with independent control of pitch and waveform. Each oscillator has its own glide, which gives a very dynamic sound.
With a sophisticated routing system, the diverse modulation sources can be connected to all important control points.
The keyboard is configurable totally freely, so you can setup all well-known musical scales, but also all imaginable custom scales that best fit into your music.
PPG WaveGenerator benefits all advantages of the iPad, like X/Y control after the key on event, or two finder gestures for spectrum control. After a key is hit, the tone may be modified and modulated in various ways, just by moving your finger.
A comfortable browser lets you sort the sound programs; you can categorize and rate them. Also complete custom sound banks may be created.
All significant parameters are controllable via MIDI.
There is a built in context specific help for all pages and modules.

PPG Wavegenerator run through

February 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Wavetable generator by Wolfgang Palm, the guy who created the PPG Waves from the 80’s. Has 3 oscillators for control of pitch and waveform. 3D display for viewing sound from any angle and the ability to import or take your own photo to generate a waveform. This video is just a quick demo using one waveform. More videos to come. Buy it from the itunes store for $20.99.
Key Features:

• Creation of your own waves and wavetables.
• Playful sound creation simply by drawing or picking harmonics
• 3D page, visualization of the wavetables, transformation from photos into wavetables.
• 256 waves assembled within a wave grid
• 3 Audio Oscillators
• 3 Noise generators, for audio and modulations
• 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
• Arpeggiator
• Delay/Reverb effect
• Audio engine with 2 synthesis modes, and variable wave blending quality.
• Directly accessible context help inside the app
• Use a camera, to shoot a picture and then transform it into a sound!
• Using state of the art technologies, but still the versatile and efficient synthesis system.
• Build your own keyboard, with the keys you prefer for your music.
• Audio recorder, up to 10 min. at 44.1 stereo
• Audio Copy to the pasteboard
• File Sharing via iTunes

PPG WaveMapper – Show and Tell

January 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An extensive show and tell of the new PPG WaveMapper app from Wolfgang Palm.

For more info visit http://www.wolfgangpalm.com

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.

WaveMapper Audio Demo From Inventor Wolfgang Palm

January 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

http://wolfgangpalm.com/

PPG WaveMapper – second next-generation iOS synth by Wolfgang

January 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Wolfgang Palm has announced PPG WaveMapper, the second next-generation iOS based synthesizer by Wolfgang, which allows the user the opportunity to create limitless sounds from a 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.

PPG WaveMapper 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.
  • Flexible Step Sequencer / Arpeggiator combination.
  • 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.

The app is scheduled for release in February 2013, priced at $19.99 USD.

Get it here >>

PPG Synth: J.S. Bach – Two Part Inventions No. 8

January 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An extremely rare PPG 1020 Synthesizer recently repaired by The Analog Lab in NYC. This little beast was released in 1976 and was very ahead of its time by having 2 DCOs! You would almost think its an 8-bit machine at times if you have the square waves set just right. It also has a Ring Modulator.

A monphonic synth, the 1002 had analogue oscillators, the 1020 had digital oscillators, other than that, there’s no difference between the two!

We thought Bach would be appropriate for a quick little demo. Enjoy!

www.theanaloglab.com

Generation – 32 presets for PPG Wavegenerator

December 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Generation –
Sunsine Audio’s new pack for PPG Wavegenerator features 32 presets including 5 basses, 7 leads, 5 keys, 2 arps, 9 pads, and more. In addition 20 unique wavetables have been included, and exchanging these between presets allows a large degree of tonal variation very easily. Each preset has parameters mapped to both the horizontal and vertical keyboard control for expressive performance opportunities.
*Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later and PPG Wavegenerator.*

Format:
• 32 Presets in 1 .bin file
• 20 WaveTables in .wts files
• Full horizontal and vertical key modulation support.
• Easy Installation Instructions

Price: $1.49

Available from – www.sunsineaudio.com
Free Preview Pack – http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/unlxtv

Time machine: PPG wave 2.2 synthesizer – “Dark Voices”

October 31, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

all sounds self-programmed: PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982
recording: multi-track without midi
fx: a little bit delay and reverb

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 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.

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

PPG modular demo

March 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Before Mr Palm of PPG made his famous blue PPG Wave polysynthesizers he made some analog modulars and mono synths. On the video is a small PPG modular system including a step sequencer shown at the Frankfurt Musik Messe. Very few where made and Tangerine Dream is the most notable user in the late 1970’s.

Vintage Synthesizers I PPG wave 2.2

March 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A voyage into the heart of the PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982.
Polyphony – 8 voices | ssm filter chip module based.
It has been used by Trevor Horn, Gary Numan, Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Depeche Mode, Propaganda, Saga and many more!
Exploration by Marko Ettlich

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