PPG WaveMapper Intros A New Approach To Synthesis From Wolfgang Palm


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!

Free Version Of PPG WaveGenerator Now Available

Wolfgang Palm has released PPG Free – a feature-limited version of the PPG WaveGenerator app.

The app features a selection of the sound library from the full PPG WaveGenerator, but editing functions are disabled, and voice count is 5 maximum, with a sample rate of 44.1Khz.

The sound material contains the typical sounds from the original PPG wave models, as well as many new sounds generated by versatile analysis tools and also hand edited waves.

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PPG WaveGenerator Update Now Available

Wolfgang Palm has updated PPG WaveGenerator – his ‘next generation synthesizer’ for the iPad.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Audio recorder, up to 10 min. at 44.1 stereo
  • Audio Copy to the pasteboard
  • File Sharing via iTunes
  • Keyboard octave shifting
  • More routing possibilitys – enabling ringmod and more
  • Updated factory presets
  • Bug fixes

PPG WaveGenerator is available now for $19.99.

If you’ve used the new version, let us now what you think of it!