Wolfgang Palm’s PPG WaveGenerator – a new wavetable synth for the iPad – is now available.
PPG WaveGenerator is the latest development from the inventor of wavetable synthesis, Wolfgang Palm. Palm describes it as a “next generation synthesizer, building on the heritage of the PPG Wave keyboards.”
PPG WaveGenerator lets you create your own waves and wavetables, offers 3 oscillators, a virtual analog 24 dB lowpass filter, 13 envelopes, 4 LFOs, an arpeggiator, delay & reverb, extensive modulation options, custom keyboards and more.
PPG WaveGenerator is available now for $19.99.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it!
Here are the details……
Palm Sounds has published a ‘waiting list‘ of music apps for the iPad that have been announced, but haven’t been released yet.
Among the new apps are seven that look like they will bring some fairly deep capabilities to the platform:
- AudioBus - promises to let you route and mix audio between iOS applications
- Akai MPC Fly - a virtual MPC workstation for the ipad
- Borderlands - a new take on granular synthesis
- Csound Touch - a multitouch version of the Csound computer music language
- Impakton - an acoustically controlled, physical modeling percussion synth
- PPG WaveGenerator – a new wavetable synth, created by Wolfgang Palm
- Waldorf NWave – another wavetable synthesizer, inspired by the early PPG synths
It seems like not only is the number of new music apps being announced for the iPad growing, but the caliber of apps is improving, too.
Are there any apps you’re looking out for?
Tim Webb (discchord) offers his thoughts on understanding wavetable synthesis, demonstrating with Animoog on the iPad.
Wavetable synthesis was pioneered by Wolfgang Palm in his PPG synths of the 70s and 80s. With wavetable synthesis, a library of relatively complex wave shapes, rather than sine, square or triangle waves, are used as building blocks of sounds. Dynamic sounds can be created by mixing or morphing between different wave shapes.
Note that Moog calls the heart of Animoog its ‘Anisotropic Synthesis Engine’, which combines elements of wavetable synthesis and subtractive synthesis. Animoog lets you animate the modulation of your wavetable source(s), and then lets you filter the result with virtual-analog filters.
In addition to Animoog’s default wavetables, Moog offers wavetable packs as in-app purchases – and you use Webb’s hack to load your own.
Wolfgang Palm has announced that PPG Wavegenerator for the iPad has been submitted to the App Store.
“Yesterday, the WaveGenerator app was sent to Apple for approval,” notes Palm. “We hope that it will be in the Apple App Store soon”
“It is good to be back and to be able to share my creative ideas with the world in these new ways,” he adds. “It has the DNA of my first baby, but this grandchild has a 21st century personality.”
Here’s a demo song created with PPG Wavegenerator:
PPG Wavegenerator will be priced at $19.99.
For specifications and audio demos, see our earlier PPG Wavegenerator post.
This video is an official demo video for Electronic Music Works’ Wave Composition Oscillator – a Eurorack format synth module:
In this initial video we present a sample of some of the waveforms that can be produced by our Wave Composition Oscillator in Eurorack format.
Many others can be generated by combining the waves using different mixing levels and more waveforms. No filter or effect was used.
The EMW Wave Composition Oscillator is available now, priced at US $169.