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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.

Technical Specifications
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

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.ppg.synth.net

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