Francis Preve offers his take on Wolfgang Palm’s new PPG WaveMapper for iPad in the latest issue of Keyboard magazine.
Preve calls WaveMapper ‘an incredibly deep synthesizer’ and praises its user-friendly approach to patch-creation:
Palm takes an elegantly simple concept – mixing and matching important aspects of multiple synth patches – and implements them in a manner that’s strikingly like a board game.
This video features synth designer Wolfgang Palm, creator of the PPG and wavetable synthesis, demonstrating editing with PPG WaveMapper.
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Wolfgang Palm has announced that his second software synthesizer for iOS, PPG WaveMapper, is now available.
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.
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Synth designer Wolfgang Palm shared this intro video for PPG WaveMapper, his latest synth for iOS. In the video, above, Palm demonstrates playing and tweaking sounds in WaveMapper. Continue reading
Synth pioneer Wolfgang Palm has introduced a new software synthesizer for iOS, PPG WaveMapper.
PPG WaveMapper expands on Palm’s work with wavetables and introduces a new synthesis system, which can be seen as a bridge between wavetables and samples. In wavetable systems you have great flexibility in controlling the sound, but sound material is limited to harmonic, noise-free waveforms. On the other hand there are samplers, which have very high sound quality, but very limited editing features.
In WaveMapper there is a new type, the ?time corrected sample? (TCS). This can reproduce a much wider palette of sounds then classic wavetables, but still allows for a total control, for example with an envelope or LFO.
‘It is a completely different way of programming sounds,” Palm says. “You do not start with a lot of detailed setting, but with a combined set of parameters which you can select with the touch and swipe of a finger. And the combination of those parameters belonging to a Module make sense of course, it gives the user (being experienced or not) a very fast way for creating unique sounds.”
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