Waldorf PPG Wave 2.V

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The amazing and classic PPG Wave 2.V synthesizer is now available as a VST Instrument for your PC or Mac VST system! It looks, functions and sounds just like the original Wave 2.3 but with all the power, control and flexibility of a VST environment, such as Cubase VST! The outputs appear directly in the VST mixer, so effects and EQ can be applied like any other audio channel. MIDI tracks are routed directly to the input of the PPG Wave 2.V and all parameters are real-time controllable! Velocity and Aftertouch sensitivity is also available.

The Wave's most interesting feature was its ability to sweep through 64 waveforms in what PPG called a wavetable. Over 2000 waveforms are available within the Wave's 32 internal wavetables for an incredibly broad range of sounds, from animated pads and textures to bass, leads and effects. Polyphony now depends solely on the amount CPU power you have. You can layer up to 8 PPG Wave 2.Vs, each with 8 times multitimbral capability, allowing for almost limitless sounds. A new graphical page offers easy editing of envelopes, generators and the low-pass filter. A must have for any Cubase VST user!

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13 Visitor comments
March 23, 2014 @ 4:01 am
Synth forum law #1:

Anyone who spent thousands on a vintage keyboard will say that the cheaper modern recreation doesn't sound as good.
Trent Collins
January 9, 2012 @ 11:00 pm
I view this VSTi as its own instrument and offers very narrow insight to the PPG world. I've owned the 2.2 and 2.3 since 1983 and they've both been a primary staple in my studio and sound and one I can't do without. This plugin is another story all together. If you're looking to understand a general concept of the PPG structure this may help but again is very different. The 6809 hardware processor and operating language of a real PPG is something you could never understand in the plugin world and offers a sound I've never heard from a computer plugin.
December 23, 2011 @ 7:58 am
gridsleep, when it comes down to recreations of digital synths it doesn't matter if you recreate the components.It's just a program running on an cpu just the same as it does on your computer so the PPG or the Korg Wavestation are just that same software but then made compatible with your pc or mac. And if we are talking about wich brand is best for recreating analog hardware through software it's Yamaha by far (they where commissioned to do software emulations of Neve designs)
June 15, 2011 @ 10:43 pm
I have had this VST for about 4 or 5 years now. It is very old in VST years!
I love the odd squelchy sound of it. Modulating a wavetable with a wavetable for an lfo? sure! If you want a hard digital sound, harder than DX7 or CZ1000, this is it!
The filter? Meh, I never use it. I like the naked wavetables.
May 24, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
I recently purchased the 3.V version of this software and can't do without it. Sold my Blofeld in favor of this software. It and FM8 have become staple software in my works. The best things about it, besides the sound, is that you can setup how close to an actual PPG (2.2 or 2.3) that you want the sound. Another underrated softsynth and excellent piece of work by Waldorf.
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Number of voices depends on CPU power
  • Oscillators - 2 oscillators per voice; 32 wavetables with 64 different waveforms each
  • LFO - 1 LFO
  • Filter - low-pass filter with Emphasis
  • VCA - 3 envelopes (2 ADSR, 1 AD)
  • Memory - Unlimited
  • Macintosh - Power Macintosh or compatible system
    Min. 604e/250 MHz processor
    Min. 64 MB of free RAM
    Mac OS 8.0 or higher
    Cubase VST 4.1 or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
  • Windows/PC - Min. Pentium 266 MHz processor
    Min. 64 MB of free RAM
    Windows 95 or 98
    Cubase VST 3.7 or higher, Nuendo or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
    PC equipped according to the specifications of the host software
  • Date Produced - 2000
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Waldorf.

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