PPG Phonem Synthesizer Now Available For iPad


Wolfgang Palm has released PPG Phonem for iPad – a software synthesizer designed for expressive vocal synthesis – for US $19.99.

You can use a  built-in text-to-speech tool to make Phonem say anything you like. And an advance routing system lets you tweak and control every aspect of the synthesized voice. 

Here’s a video demo:

Using the Phonem program browser:

Using the Phonem Audio Unit Extension:

Using the load-filter to create new sounds:


  • Create your own singing style and expressions
  • Large Phoneme inventory – 46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes
  • Versatile excitation generator/oscillator
  • Working with typical voice source or wavetable and time-corrected-samples (TCS)
  • Extreme time stretching, freezing and reversing
  • Pitch track – let your robots sing
  • Control track – let it cry and shout
  • Song mode – making it easy to compose your synthesized text
  • Wave page – create your own wavetables and modify time-corrected-samples
  • Import WTS and TCS files from the iPad WaveGenerator and WaveMapper
  • All internal parameters available to the user – give your voices a special dialect or individual character
  • Versatile matrix system – allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters
  • Two X/Y control pads freely routable to 40 parameters
  • 6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
  • 4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators
  • Fully programmable resonator filter – allowing production of new sound effects
  • Delay/Reverb effect
  • Overdrive/Distortion effect
  • A/B compare your edited sounds
  • AU extension – run multiple Phonem instances in AU hosts
  • IAA – inter-app audio support
  • Audiobus 2 with statesaving
  • 10 min audio recording and Audio copy to the pasteboard
  • Redesigned browser with new listing filters
  • Directly accessible context help for each module
  • Freely configurable schematic keypads, with extremely expressive modulation options
  • 4 Keypads play modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Multitrigger.
  • 4 MIDI modes: Omni, Poly, Mono, and Voice-Per-Channel.

Pricing and Availability

PPG Phonem Synthesizer is available now for US $19.99.

If you’ve used Phonem, share your thought on it in the comments!

3 thoughts on “PPG Phonem Synthesizer Now Available For iPad

  1. I’m really loving Phonem! It’s very unique & the mod matrix is fun to program once you get used to it 🙂 keep it up Wolfgang! 🙂

  2. Although the answer to my question should be obvious, it isn’t clearly stated or demoed: does this app take input from voice via a mic, making it available for filtering, etc.? Or am I confusing it with a vocal studio type of app?

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