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PPG 360 Wavecomputer

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    The PPG 360 Wavecomputer was the first instrument produced featuring wavetable synthesis by Wolfgang Palm. The unit was offered in two versions a 4 and an 8 voice configuration. It featured 30 8 bit wavetables, 100 presets with 30 ROM programs.

    The instrument did not offer any filtering but had sliders and buttons to edit/manipulate the sound. An alphanumerical display was onboard for editing. The result being a gritty and grainy digital sound. 40 units were said to be manufactured.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Wave Table
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Wave Table
    ROM Resolution: 8 bit
    Oscillator Notes:
    30 Waveforms
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 4 - 8
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches RAM: 100
    Storage: Internal
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs
    Display Type: LED
    Display Count H: 7
    Display Count V: 1
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
    DAC Bits: 8
    Year Released: 1977
    Year Discontinued: 1980
    Units Made: 40
    Used By
    a-ha, Alphaville, David Bowie, Edgar Froese, The Fixx, Trevor Horn, Propaganda, Jean Michel Jarre, Marillion, Level 42, Art of Noise, Saga, Rush, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Robert Palmer, Psychedelic Furs, Tangerine Dream, The Stranglers, Talk Talk, Tears for Fears, Steve Winwood, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, Wang Chung
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