Waldorf Nave ‘The Most Impressive iOS Synth’ Yet

Waldorf has announced the availability of Nave, its first synthesizer app for the iPad.

Created by a power trio of Stefan Stenzel (audio algorithms), Rolf Wöhrmann (iOS development), and Axel Hartmann (graphic design), Nave turns the iPad into an advanced wavetable synthesizer.

Sound designer Richard Devine – who created presets for the new synth – calls Nave “the most impressive iOS synthesizer I have laid my hands on to date.”

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PPG WaveMapper Intros A New Approach To Synthesis From Wolfgang Palm

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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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PPG WaveGenerator Updated With AudioBus, Improved MIDI Support

ppg-wavegeneratorWolfgang Palm has released a free update to PPG WaveGenerator, his ‘next generation synthesizer, building on the heritage of the PPG Wave keyboards.’

Here’s what new in PPG Wavegenerator 1.3:

  • Audiobus support
  • MIDI Voice Per Channel mode
  • MIDI mono mode
  • MIDI Sustain pedal
  • Improved Keyboard Octave Shifting
  • Optimization of the audio engine – more voices

PPG WaveGenerator is $19.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used PPG WaveGenerator, let us know what you think about it!

32 Presets For PPG Wavegenerator

Sunsine Audio has released Generation – a sound pack for PPG Wavegenerator. It features 32 presets including 5 basses, 7 leads, 5 keys, 2 arps, 9 pads, and more

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