Wolfgang Palm – founder of PPG (Palm Products GmbH) and pioneer of digital and hybrid synthesis approaches – has announced that he is retiring.
PPG synthesizers helped shape the sounds of many artists, including Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre and Depeche Mode.
In recent years, Palm has released a series of high-regarded synthesizers for iOS – including Wavemapper, Wavegenerator and Phonem – and then MacOS & Windows counterparts.
Palm announced his plans on his personal site:
after 50 years of creative work in the field of sound synthesis I decided to stop doing business. I’ve been thinking about this step for some time now, especially since I’ve turned 70 this year. Therefore, I am very happy to have found a competent company in Brainworx Audio GmbH that will take over and continue my products and ideas.
I would like to thank you for the support I’ve received over the last six years. PPG VST plug-ins and iOS apps are no longer available for purchase. We will continue to provide downloads of your previous plugin purchases until end of 2020.
However, we do not recommend updating the hosts or the operating systems, as we cannot guarantee that our products will still run perfectly.
Customers of PPG plugins will receive a mail from SendOwl, which gives more infos on how to connect to Brainworx.
The future of the iOS apps has not been decided yet.
Thank you again for your support.
March 2020, Wolfgang Palm
Palm is featured in a new interview at the Plugin Alliance site.