Wolfgang Palm Teases New PPG Infinite Synthesizer

Wolfgang Palm shared a teaser for a new synth, PPG Infinite.

Palm has not shared any details yet, but PPG Infinite will be a software synth that uses a different approach to synthesis than his previous wavetable designs.

Sound design in the demo is by Jean-Luc Nest.

20 thoughts on “Wolfgang Palm Teases New PPG Infinite Synthesizer

  1. Can’t wait. He always does “good product”!!

    Ps, we don’t need the original PPG Wavetable samples AGAIN………

      1. Perhaps you’re unaware that Wolfgang Palm used to have a hardware synthesizer company, Palm Products Gmbh that produced various analog synthesizers and later the famous PPG hybrids with digital wavetable oscillators. My best guess is that mr. AmplifierX refers to the single cycle wave “samples” in the PPG hybrid synths. These waves are still present in the soundlogic serge, many waldorf products and some other wave table hybrids.
        “Knowing” Wolfgang Palm this new synth, as well as his recent products will not be centered at all along this ancient set of wavetables, although it may likely be possible to import or use those to some extent.

  2. There are lots of ways to get these long, evolving, additive/harmonic kinds of tones- that are demonstrated above. However, Wolfgang Palm may have other tricks up his sleeve.

    Choose a grandiose name like “Infinite” for your synth could mean anything (or nothing).

    While lots of synths seem quite good at creating long complex tones, there seem to be very few that are capable of creating very fast complex timbral changes (like filter sweeps or other color shifts). When I say fast, I mean super-long-range-sweeps, that are smooth even with very fast attack/decay times.

  3. Wolfgang Palm has a long record of innovative electronic sound synthesis techniques, of which the hybrid wavetable driven and vowel centered phonem are the two most outstanding for me.
    I’m very curious to this new approach, especially in how it will relate to the Waldorf quantum.

  4. This demo sounds like the sort of thing that I do. Only it takes me hours and hours, days and weeks. Overdubbing signal generators, chopping up the results, editing, arranging and processing. I’m curious to see what he has going on here.

    1. Why would he consider the expense and problems associated with that when it’s much easier to do something like this in software?

  5. If the different pitches in the example sound are created by the software and _NOT_ by sending MIDI note data then indeed there is something interesting about this instrument. To my knowledge, there is no synth – soft or hard – out there that can create complex pitch clusters that move dynamically as we can hear.

  6. There’s another sample using the XYZ axis on his website. This one kinda sounds like the weirdness i could nurse out of my dearly-departed FiZmO 😉

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