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PPG Wave 2.2

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    Description
    The PPG Wave Synthesizer, is no doubt considered one of the most respected high-end synthesizers of the 1980s. developed by Wolfgang Palm. Its featured on countless records, and it inspired a whole generation of producers, composers and listeners.

    The PPG Wave 2 was the very first digital Wavetable synthesizer with analog filters that allowed completely new worlds of sound and endless sonic possibilities. Shortly afterwards, the successor PPG Wave 2.2 came out and was born to make history. With a gigantic arsenal of waveshapes, it could not only reproduce known analog sounds, but also brilliant choirs, bells and whistles. The digital sounds of wavetables had been unheard until then and offered sensational sonic evolutions by smoothly going through 64 waves back and forth. A characteristic anomaly of the Wave's sound was harsh artifacts and aliasing. At the time of it's release it was considered a caveat by critics of the instrument, however now it is a desired aspect of it.

    The combination of digital waveshapes and analog filters of the PPG was responsible for an unparalleled fat and thrust boosting character.

    The original PPG featured a unique user-interface, the "Analog Control Panel" offered direct access to many parameters, while digital menus were edited with somewhat cryptic acronyms that you had to look up in the manual in your lap.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Wave Table
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Wave Table
    ROM Resolution: 8 bit
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, Mod Wheel, Velocity
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    2 x ADSR
    1 x AR
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Delay
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 100
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: SERIAL
    Sequencer
    8 tracks
    10 sequeces
    1000 notes
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch - Lever, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 32
    Display Count V: 2
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Notes: 8 x 1/4" mono outputs
    DAC Bits: 8
    Production
    Year Released: 1982
    Year Discontinued: 1984
    Units Made: 300
    Used By
    Serge Blenner, David Bowie, Edgar Froese, Trevor Horn, Jean Michel Jarre, Art of Noise, Brian Kehew, Geddy Lee, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Robert Palmer, Psychadelic Furs, Robert Schroeder, Klaus Schulze, Tears for Fears, Talk Talk, Tangerine Dream, Ultravox Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder
    Manuals & Documents
    Reviews
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: £5000 - convert
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