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Comparison PPG to Wave 2.V

The PPG Wave 3.V has a considerably extended and enhanced feature set compared to its predecessor, the PPG Wave 2.V. The following table highlights the most important new features and improvements.

 

PPG Wave 2.V

PPG Wave 3.V

Number of Voices per instance

64

256

Number of Wavetables

30

All Wavetables from PPG Wave 2.2.

164

All Wavetables from PPG Wave 2.2 and PPG Wave 2.3 (two Wavetables are slightly different).

New Wavetables created by Wolfgang Palm.

Preset Sounds

Ca. 1000

Reprogrammed factory soundsets plus various new soundsets.

Ca. 3000

Original factory soundsets, all soundsets from PPG Wave 2.V, new sounds and multis with effects, samples or the new wavetables.

Samples

2

The original PPG Wave 2.2 Saxophone and Piano sample in Wavetable 31

Unlimited in AIFF and WAV format with Drag&Drop support.

Contains the whole (as known and available) PPG Waveterm B Sample Library in all its glory.

The Waveterm B samples can be played back with 8- or 12-bit resolution, AIFF and WAV samples can be played back with 8-, 12- or up to 32-bit resolution. Playback in 8- or 12-bit resolution results in the typical grungy sound known from early samplers.

Browser

Bank, Sound and Sample Browser with full Drag&Drop support. Files can be dragged between PPG Wave 3.V and the desktop or between multiple instances of the PPG Wave 3.V.

Import

Imports system exclusive data from PPG Wave 2.2 or PPG Wave 2.3 with OS V8.

Imports samples and sounds from Waveterm B disk images.

Oscillators

Approximation of aliasing of the original PPG Wave 2.2 and PPG Wave 2.3.

Oscillators are calculated exactly like the original PPG Wave 2.2 and PPG Wave 2.3 with a very high sample rate but no interpolation at all resulting in an exact reproduction of the original aliasing and behaviour.

Filter

24 dB Low Pass Filter modelled after the analog SSM filter chip of the PPG Wave 2.2 and PPG Wave 2.3.

24 dB Low Pass Filter modelled after the analog SSM filter chip of the PPG Wave 2.2 and PPG Wave 2.3.

Additional 12 dB slope.

8 adjustable Cutoff and Resonance offsets plus one total Cutoff and Resonance offset to emulate the inexact calibration of the 8 filters of the original PPG Wave 2.2 or PPG Wave 2.3.

Filter Drive

Post-filter Overdrive circuitry with selectable Diode or Tube characteristic.

Envelopes

Good approximation of the envelope shapes of the original PPG Wave.

Close emulation of the behaviour and shape of the envelopes of the original PPG Wave, which even changes in shape with different rate settings.

Modulation

Original modulation destinations, amount and behaviour. Some modulations can only be switched on or off, others can be set to 8 different depths.

Original modulation destinations, amount and behaviour.

Additional "FINE" mode offering further modulation destinations and fully variable depths.

Outputs

2 Stereo Outputs.

8 Stereo Outputs.

Multi Mode

8 Sounds playable on MIDI Channels 1 to 8. No layers, key splits, velocity splits etc.

8 Sounds. Selectable MIDI Channel for layer sounds, free key and velocity range for splits, individual transpose, detune, volume, pan and output selection per part. Also used to create multi samples.

Effects

Each part has its own set of 6 effects resulting in up to 48 effects at once (optionally Part 1 can be set to process the effects for all parts, which is useful for e.g. multi samples).

Effects on non-played parts don't consume processor power.

Equalizer

4-band fully parametric Equalizer.

Overdrive

Stereo Overdrive with types Light, Medium, Heavy, Clip, Tube, adjustable output gain and post-drive filter with tone and emphasis.

Chorus

2- to 6-stage Stereo Chorus / Flanger with variable stereo spread.

Phaser

2- to 12-stage Stereo Phaser with variable stereo spread, spacing and feedback.

Delay

Stereo- und Ping-Pong-Delay, synchronizable to incoming tempo information, low and high damping in input and feedback.

Reverb

Stereo Reverb with eighties sound character.