PPG WaveGenerator Adds Virtual MIDI In, Background Mode

Wolfgang Palm has released an update to PPG Wavegenerator. Though it’s not a major update, it adds some frequently requested features.

Here’s what’s new in PPG WaveGenerator 1.0.2:

  • Virtual MIDI in
  • Audio mix/ background mode
  • Improvements and bug fixes

PPG WaveGenerator is a software wavetable synthesizer for the iPad.


  • Creation of your own waves and wavetables.
  • Playful sound creation simply by drawing or picking harmonics
  • 3D page, visualization of the wavetables, transformation from photos into wavetables.
  • 256 waves assembled within a wave grid
  • 3 Audio Oscillators
  • 3 Noise generators, for audio and modulations
  • Classic 24 dB Lowpass Filter, combined with an overdrive simulation.
  • Dual amplifier, for versatile control of 2 audio signals as well as panning.
  • 13 Envelopes, for independent control of pitch, waveform, filter and noise gain and panning
  • 4 LFOs
  • Arpeggiator
  • Delay/Reverb effect
  • Audio engine with 2 synthesis modes, and variable wave blending quality.
  • Directly accessible context help inside the app
  • Use a camera, to shoot a picture and then transform it into a sound!
  • Build your own keyboard, with the keys you prefer for your music.
  • Audio recorder, up to 10 min. at 44.1 stereo
  • Audio Copy to the pasteboard
  • File Sharing via iTunes

It’s available in the App Store for $19.99.

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

9 thoughts on “PPG WaveGenerator Adds Virtual MIDI In, Background Mode

  1. All these improvements are welcome. But I’m really only waiting for Midi OUT functionality. I want to be able to record my performance and quantize it.

  2. I’m really impressed with the pace the dev is setting. And I know they read Synthtopia, so:

    Hey, devs!
    +1 MIDI out
    +1 MIDI learn

    You guys are awesome.

    1. I wished all developers paid as much attention to what users have to say, here, at Facebook and at their own sites. Too many put out apps and then you never hear from them again.

      Palm is doing a great job!

  3. This little beauty will become a major fixture because Wolfgang is staying on top of it with practical and welcome adjustments. Thumbs up. About 2 more rounds and the only thing people will be able to ask for is updates for OS revisions. iPads have some growing to do, but its already possible to have a Wakeman-like setup, capability-wise. Sweet.

  4. virtual midi working great with soundprism now. Nice to have soundprism to play on instead of those little rectangles. easy solution though

    still my fav ios synth!

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