This set of videos, via 12bitrec, demonstrates the PPG Wave 2 digital synthesizer.
The PPG Wave 2 was a digital + analog synthesizer created by Wolfgang Palm, of the German company Palm Products Gmbh. The PPG Wave combines digital waveforms with analog filters and VCA’s, creating a “warmer” sound than was then possible with digital synthesis.
Three versions of the PPG Wave 2 were produced:
- Wave 2: 1981-82
- Wave: 2.2 1982-84
- Wave 2.3: 1984-87
Waldorf has released a virtual version of the PPG Wave 2, PPG Wave 2.v Classic Wavetable Synthesizer.
The PPG Wave 2 was used by Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Gary Numan, Art Of Noise, Thomas Dolby and Ultravox.
- 8 Voice
- 2 to 16 Oscillators per voice (using Digital Waveforms)
- 30 Wavetables with 64 waves per table
- Analog 24 dB/oct lowpass VCF filters with ADSR envelope
- Curtis VCAs
- 8 Part multitimbral
- Sequencer: 8-track; 6000 notes/99 patterns/99 songs
- 61 note keyboard with aftertouch
PPG Wave 2 Resources: