Waldorf Edition 2 Now Available


Waldorf Music has announced that Waldorf Edition 2 – an updated to its PPG Wave 2.2v, Attack & D-Pole bundle – is now available.

In addition to an updated user interface, the new version brings an expanded effects section (with Delay, Equalizer, Drive, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, and Reverb) into play.

Here’s what’s included in Waldorf Edition 2:

  • PPG Wave 2.2V is a virtual reincarnation of its namesake cult classic, coming to prominence with the trailblazing PPG Wave series starting back in 1982.
  • Attack is a percussion synthesizer powered by an analogue synth sound generator. It transports the trademark sounds of classic Eighties analogue drum machines and the progressive electronic club beats of the Nineties onwards and upwards into 21st Century production environments.
  • D-Pole is a versatile filter plug-in with five filter types (lowpass, bandpass, high pass, notch, and resonator), Sample Rate Reduction, Ring Mod, Overdrive (ranging up to +52 dB), and stereo delay.

Here are the official Waldorf Edition 2 audio demos:

Pricing and Availability:

Waldorf Edition 2 is available now. Owners of the original Waldorf Edition can get a 33% discount on upgrades:

  • Full version – 69,00 € (minus 33% until end of March)
  • Upgrade for Waldorf Edition 1 – 15,00 € (minus 33% until end of March)
  • Upgrade for other WE versions – 49,90 € (minus 33% until end of March)

For more information, see the Waldorf site.

18 thoughts on “Waldorf Edition 2 Now Available

  1. Also make sure and check out the new sampled waveforms (besides hihat and cymbal) in Attack. I didn’t even see them mentioned but they really add a new dimension to the plug-in.

    1. That would be nice!

      I checked their site, though, and PPG 3 costs close to three times the price of this bundle. They’d have to jack up the price on the bundle, or they’d undercut themselves.

  2. Unfortunately Wladorf doesn’t offer a (time- or feature-limited) free demo of the product. I had the offer of upgrading my version Waldorf Edition 1 license for about 10 EUR, but I still would have liked to test the new version with my DAW before buying. I was told by Waldorf support that they are not able to provide a demo for a product in that price range. So I bought the upgrade blindly, and, suprise, suprise, the new Attack version doesn’t load in my DAW (Tracktion) whereas the old version never had problems. The other two plugins work, though, and I can use Attack 2 in Reaper at least.

      1. Yes I’m like you fatnurse I only use software released in the last 7 days. You’re cool like me. Let’s go and take the lunch money off people using older software.

  3. It’s not so much a *big deal*, as it is just a nice little upgrade. I was stoked for the new FX, samples, and larger UI elements for just $11. Not sure I love the UI redesign but it is easier to click and read. I do wish they had put Program Changes back into the PPG, but ehh, I don’t turn to that synth very often nowadays. I do despise having to choose presets with a pop-up window though.

  4. ooh actually you can select a new preset/program change with the up and down arrow keys. Well that’s almost as good, I ‘spose.

    1. I hate that preset dropdown list they have. Its so 1990s. Please make it easier to navigate or ‘UI update’ doesn’t really make sense.

  5. Other Waldorf software products have allowed installation on only one computer unless you use a dongle to move the license each time you wish to switch computers. Is that true of this one as well? The Waldorf website doesn’t appear to say and I have no interest in buying it in order to find out.

    1. I was wondering that as well. I guess so, probably one of the reasons for selling an updated version of the Waldorf edition. Love the synths, but the decision to use copy protection that makes you long for a cracked version and making people wait a long, long time for a 64 bit updated of their software, really screams “Don’t buy our products!” One wonders: How do other, smaller outfits that live on software synths and FX alone and don’t have a hardware business on the side, manage to use unobtrusive copy protection that works on any number of computers and doesn’t become a royal pain in the behind if you reinstall the operating system on the same computer? If someone at Waldorf reads this: Please, guys, be cool, and treat paying customers with the respect they deserver. I can imagine that you will be no worse off for it.

    2. The original Waldorf Edition used a serial number and so does the upgrade. I seem to remember when I bought the original PPG Wave VST it came on a CD-ROM. I still have that, and I think it also used a serial number. I think you need to have the original installed for it to work as when I got the upgrade I had to enter a different Serial # provided in an email. Either that or Waldorf has seriously messed up and anyone can use an upgrade without owning the original.

      1. i recently purchased the Lector “upgrade” from the Powercore D-Coder plug-in they made years ago. there was no verification of my ownership in the purchasing process, which I felt was somewhat odd.

  6. So I’m effectively paying to replace the cool UI graphics of a PPG Wave with a bland black synth graphic. Same goes for the Attack. Its more of a downgrade than an upgrade.

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