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
In this pair of tutorial videos, creator Wolfgang Palm offers tips and tricks for working with the new PPG WaveGenerator app for the iPad.
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.
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!
This is a sneak preview of the Space Hardware Cygnx – a hybrid digital/analog wavetable monosynth.
This ‘Project Preset’ video, via Torley, takes a look at their latest software synth, Cyclop. In this series, Torley explores the sonic capabilities of various synths by demonstrating different patches.