2017
08/09
PPG Infinite Is Here!
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At the end of the 70s Wolfgang Palm developed wavetable synthesis. This was very successful and used by many synthesizer companies in the 80s and 90s. But this technology has its limitations. The main reason is that all sounds are harmonic. In nature this does not happen very often. Many sounds like a piano string have small offsets from the harmonic frequencies. This is even stronger in sounds like bells or percussion. Infinite overcomes this limitation. The frequencies of the overtones created by Infinite can be totally freely defined. So the sounds it produces are totally free in the frequencies of their overtones. This means that each partial wave can have an arbitrary frequency.
Moreover it is possible to move these overtones independently during the duration of a note.

New system which can synthesize harmonic and inharmonic sounds

Morpher – X/Y controller which morphes 5 user selectable sine resources

Noiser – X/Y controller morphing 3 noise resources and performing modulations on the tonal part

Molder – acts as a digital filter with any amaginable filter sweeps

Two detail editor pages for the Sine resources featuring a 3D display

Import WTS and TCS files from the iPad WaveGenerator and WaveMapper

Import Phonem utterances and use them in the Infinite Molder

Versatile matrix system – allowing 16 sources to control 40 parameters

10 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations

4 LFOs which can be freely routed via the matrix

Delay/Reverb effect
Overdrive/Distortion effect

A/B compare your edited sounds
AU extension – run multiple Infinite instances in AU hosts
IAA – inter-app audio support
Audiobus 2 with statesaving
Export audio to AudioShare
Preset browser with new listing filters
Directly accessible context help for each module

Freely configurable schematic keypads, with extremely expressive modulation options

4 Keypads play modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Multitrigger.

4 MIDI modes: Omni, Poly, Mono, and Voice-Per-Channel.

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2016
10/12
Wolfgang Palm PPG Apps Now With Audio Unit Support
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PPG WaveGenerator For iPad

PG WaveGenerator is the latest development from the inventor of wavetable synthesis, Wolfgang Palm. It is a next generation synthesizer, building on the heritage of the PPG Wave keyboards. The PPG WaveGenerator comes with a multitude of wavetables. The sound material contains the typical sounds from the original PPG wave models, as well as many new sounds generated by versatile analysis tools and also hand edited waves. This app enables the user, to create his own wavetables in a playful way, and to hear the result immediately. Also you can construct the waves by adding harmonics very precise. Another way is to transform a picture into a wavetable. You can load photos from your album or even shoot a picture with the camera. The waves are collected in a grid of 256 fields, to which the 3 oscillators of the synthesizer have arbitrary and independent access. In a 3D display you get a visual impression on how the sound evolves. You can turn around the 3D object and zoom in and out. The Parameters of the synthesizer are divided into modules, which allows easy, yet powerful editing. It contains 3 oscillators with independent control of pitch and waveform. Each oscillator has its own glide, which gives a very dynamic sound. With a sophisticated routing system, the diverse modulation sources can be connected to all important control points. The keyboard is configurable totally freely, so you can setup all well-known musical scales, but also all imaginable custom scales that best fit into your music.

PPG WaveGenerator benefits all advantages of the iPad, like X/Y control after the key on event, or two finder gestures for spectrum control. After a key is hit, the tone may be modified and modulated in various ways, just by moving your finger. A comfortable browser lets you sort the sound programs; you can categorize and rate them. Also complete custom sound banks may be created. All significant parameters are controllable via MIDI.

Wolfgang Palm WaveGenerator

What’s New in Version 2.1.0
AU extension with two pages
Improved wavetable selection
Export audio to AudioShare
30 minutes audio recording
Some minor bug fixes

Key Features:

• Creation of your own waves and wavetables.
• Playful sound creation simply by drawing or picking harmonics
• 3D page, visualization of the wavetables, transformation from photos into wavetables.
• 256 waves assembled within a wave grid
• 3 Audio Oscillators
• 3 Noise generators, for audio and modulations
• Classic 24 dB Lowpass Filter, combined with an overdrive simulation.
• Dual amplifier, for versatile control of 2 audio signals as well as panning.
• 13 Envelopes, for independent control of pitch, waveform, filter and noise gain and panning
• 4 LFOs
• Arpeggiator
• Delay/Reverb effect
• Audio engine with 2 synthesis modes, and variable wave blending quality.
• Directly accessible context help inside the app
• Use a camera, to shoot a picture and then transform it into a sound!
• Using state of the art technologies, but still the versatile and efficient synthesis system.
• Build your own keyboard, with the keys you prefer for your music.
• Audio recorder, up to 10 min. at 44.1 stereo
• Audio Copy to the pasteboard
• File Sharing via iTunes

PPG WaveGenerator

2016
08/10
PPG Phonem iPad Quick Start Guide Tutorial
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PPG Phonem iPad Quick Start Guide Tutorial

The following is a quick start guide for the PPG Phonem iPad voice synthesizer app by Wolfgang Palm. Now if you’re like me you just got this app and said where do I start? It’s a very deep complicated app and I’ve only spent a couple hours with it today so here are some real basic instructions to get Phonem singing for you. There is so much more to this app and it’s capabilities are amazing so please use this video as a starting point and let me know what you have accomplished with the app in the comments below!

How to make singing voices with PPG Phonem

PPG Phonem lets the user create expressive vocal synthesis beyond anything ever heard before. With its advanced routing system every aspect of the voice can be controlled and modulated in any conceivable way. Anything from a quiet whisper to a scream. Use the intuitive text to speech tool to make Phonem say whatever you want.

Although the PPG Phonem was originally designed to do just vocal synthesis, it turned out that the system was also capable of producing a wide range of universal synthsizer sounds. So we extended the parameter ranges and made everything accessible to the user, to take advantage of this fact.

Download the samples:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vadiyi02qycybpi/PPG%20Phonem%20Yay.wav?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4rv3w092yrthkq0/PPG%20Phonem%20SFX.wav?dl=0

▪ Create your own singing style and expressions
▪ Large Phoneme inventory – 46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes
▪ Versatile excitation generator/oscillator
▪ Working with typical voice source or wavetable and time-corrected-samples (TCS)
▪ Extreme time stretching, freezing and reversing
▪ Pitch track – let your robots sing
▪ Control track – let it cry and shout
▪ Song mode – making it easy to compose your synthesized text
▪ Wave page – create your own wavetables and modify time-corrected-samples
▪ Import WTS and TCS files from the iPad WaveGenerator and WaveMapper
▪ All internal parameters available to the user – give your voices a special dialect or individual character
▪ Versatile matrix system – allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters
▪ Two X/Y control pads freely routable to 40 parameters
▪ 6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
▪ 4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators
▪ Fully programmable resonator filter – allowing production of new sound effects
▪ Delay/Reverb effect
▪ Overdrive/Distortion effect
▪ A/B compare your edited sounds
▪ AU extension – run multiple Phonem instances in AU hosts
▪ IAA – inter-app audio support
▪ Audiobus 2 with statesaving
▪ 10 min audio recording and Audio copy to the pasteboard
▪ Redesigned browser with new listing filters
▪ Directly accessible context help for each module
▪ Freely configurable schematic keypads, with extremely expressive modulation options
▪ 4 Keypads play modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Multitrigger.
▪ 4 MIDI modes: Omni, Poly, Mono, and Voice-Per-Channel.

Get Phonem now

2016
08/08
PPG Phonem Voice Synthesizer For iPad
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PPG Phonem Voice Synthesizer For iPad

PPG Phonem lets the user create expressive vocal synthesis beyond anything ever heard before. With its advanced routing system every aspect of the voice can be controlled and modulated in any conceivable way. Anything from a quiet whisper to a scream. Use the intuitive text to speech tool to make Phonem say whatever you want.

Although the PPG Phonem was originally designed to do just vocal synthesis, it turned out that the system was also capable of producing a wide range of universal synthsizer sounds. So we extended the parameter ranges and made everything accessible to the user, to take advantage of this fact.

The human voice is a very complex system, which can produce a wide range of sounds. It is however restricted by natural physical dimensions. Phonem does not impose limits, letting you create all the filter configurations and sweeps you could only ever have dreamed of.
Wolfgang Palm

Features:

Create your own singing style and expressions
Large Phoneme inventory – 46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes
Versatile excitation generator/oscillator
Working with typical voice source or wavetable and time-corrected-samples (TCS)
Extreme time stretching, freezing and reversing
Pitch track – let your robots sing
Control track – let it cry and shout
Song mode – making it easy to compose your synthesized text
Wave page – create your own wavetables and modify time-corrected-samples
Import WTS and TCS files from the iPad WaveGenerator and WaveMapper
All internal parameters available to the user – give your voices a special dialect or individual character
Versatile matrix system – allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters
Two X/Y control pads freely routable to 40 parameters
6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators
Fully programmable resonator filter – allowing production of new sound effects
Delay/Reverb effect
Overdrive/Distortion effect
A/B compare your edited sounds
AU extension – run multiple Phonem instances in AU hosts
IAA – inter-app audio support
Audiobus 2 with statesaving
10 min audio recording and Audio copy
Redesigned browser with new listing filters
Directly accessible context help for each module
Freely configurable schematic keypad, with extremely expressive modulation options
4 Keypads play modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Multitrigger.
4 MIDI modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Voice-Per-Channel.

Get Phonem now

2013
04/15
MiniMapper Synthesizer For iPhone and iPod
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MiniMapper iPhone iPod Synthesizer

PPG MiniMapper is an easy to use performance synthesizer with a wide range of sounds for iOS devices including iPhone and iPod Touch*.

PPG MiniMapper features the same audio engine that powers the highly popular PPG WaveMapper synth, but with limited editing, aimed as the ideal partner to the PPG WaveMapper. Sounds created in the WaveMapper can be imported into the PPG MiniMapper for the ultimate in handheld performance.

PPG MiniMapper comes with 10 pages:

Sound Map – Manual Mode
Sound Map – Accelerator Mode
Sound Map – Magic Mode
Arptor – Start/Stop/Rec, Range, Up/Down/Random
Audio Recorder / Keyboard Editor
Modifiers Page – two X/Y controller with selectable routing
System Setup – Number of Voices, Sample Rate, other constants
MIDI Setup – In / Out and controller
Easy data exchange between PPG MiniMapper and PPG WaveMapper
Preset Browser –
Bank Manager – copy presets between banks

PPG MiniMapper is the third next-generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, who has released the PPG WaveGenerator and PPG WaveMapper to critical acclaim from both press and public.

PPG MiniMapper offers iPhone and iPod Touch users a new way to explore and perform in the studio, on stage or simply on the go. PPG MiniMapper allows the user the opportunity to use limitless sounds from this unique and powerful new technology.

About WaveMapping

Wavemapping uses visual cues to enable sound design. This may not sound too revolutionary, however it is a completely different way of programming sounds: you do not start with a lot of detailed setting, but with a combined set of parameters which you can select with the touch and swipe of a finger. And the combination of those parameters belonging to a Module make sense of course, it gives the user (being experienced or not) a very fast way for creating unique sounds.

MiniMapper is available for $3.99

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