Cakewalk Announces Z3TA+ iOS Music Synthesizer for iPad

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2014 NAMM Show: Cakewalk announced Z3TA+ iOS for iPad.

According to Cakewalk, Z3TA+ iOS retains the sonic signature of the Mac/Windows versions, but the new touch control capabilities open up new waveshaping sound possibilities.

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Sonic Faction Releases Pathogen Wavetable For Live

Sonic_Faction_PathogenSonic Faction today announced Pathogen, a free wavetable instrument for Ableton Live.

Based on the classic oscillator of the The Sickness (which itself was originally sampled from the Virus TI), Pathogen has, according to Sonic Faction, “the DNA of a truly infectious synth.”

The instrument has three multi-sampled oscillators: Sawtooth, Pulse and Spectral Wave. The wavetable features 64 timbres ranging from “haunting” glass, bells, and mallets, to synthetic textures, “blurps” and bleeps.

Pricing and Availability. Users can download the free instrument at Ableton.com or directly from Sonic Faction’s website. Listen to a demo of Sonic Faction’s Pathogen on Soundcloud.

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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Understanding Wavetable Synthesis

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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.

 

PPG Wavegenerator iPad App From Wolfgang Palm – Sneak Preview

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Here’s an official sneak preview of the PPG Wavegenerator iPad App From Wolfgang Palm.

PPG Wavegenerator is a ‘next generation’ iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, the inventor of the classic PPG Wave keyboard.

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

Wavegenerator has been described as a synth “worth buying an iPad for.” Check it out and let us know what you think!

via PPGWavegenerator