PPG Wave 2 Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Synthesist Thomas P. Heckmann shares his thoughts on the classic PPG Wave 2 wavetable synthesizer.

Video Summary:

With one of his favorite synths at hand, Thomas P. Heckmann is ready for the last episode of his Devil’s Kitchen series on Telekom Electronic Beats TV.

The PPG Wave 2 is a digital/analog hybrid that capitalizes on wavetable synthesis, but really comes to life thanks to its beefy filters.

Being so versatile it was used famously by a variety of artists including Depeche Mode, Tangerine Dream, David Bowie and many more.

5 thoughts on “PPG Wave 2 Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

  1. Terrible demo. It’s almost as if this guy doesn’t really know how to use this classic instrument. Or even just play. Such a shame.

    The real early adopters of the PPG were of course Tangerine Dream. If you want to hear a fantastic ‘demo’ of this synth, listen to ‘Remote Viewing’ off ‘Exit’!


    1. Agreed! I was thinking the same thing about the “demo”. I was totally in love with the Waldorf PPG VST until it became obsolete on later Windows versions. I loved it so much that I bought the Blofeld hardware synth just to get my hands on some of those moving wavetable sounds again.

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