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PPG Wave 3.V EN2022-11-29T14:38:00+01:00
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Waldorf PPG Wave 3.V is the reincarnation of the legendary PPG Wave Synthesizer, which no doubt is considered one of the most respected high-end synthesizers of the 80s. Developed by Wolfgang Palm, this instrument is featured on countless records, and it inspired a whole generation of producers, composers and listeners. While back then it was your choice to spent your money either for a vehicle or the PPG, the new PPG  Wave 3.V renders this breathtaking sonic character very affordable, comfortably to use for every VST or AU Host.

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.

But the technical possibilities also produced harsh artifacts such as aliasing and others, which could not be omitted back then. Today, although technology is some steps further, Waldorf engineers even managed to get the harshness back in order to recreate the character of the beast.

Wolfgang Palm, the inventor of Wavetable Synthesis, assisted during the development process in order to recreate the PPG as close as possible. “We are very thankful for Wolfgang’s very informative advice and insight during development.” Says Waldorf developer Stefan Stenzel.

The combination of digital waveshapes and analog filters of the PPG was responsible for an unparalleled fat and thrust boosting character. This has been very accurately recreated in PPG 3.v up to the smallest resolution of detail. With PPG 3.V, it is actually possible to switch between several version of the original. Besides PPG Wave 2.2 and PPG Wave 2.3, PPG Wave 2.V and their subtle differences in aliasing and other sources of harshness are adjustable.

Waldorf PPG Wave 3.V is capable of delivering up to 256 voices of polyphony, depending on the host computer. Each voice offers two Wavetable oscillators with optional sample playback with either 8, 12, or 32 bits of resolution. Samples can easily be loaded by Drag & Drop. An 8 part multimode allows multisamples to be used with the same charme and ease of use that the original offered.

Sound is further shaped by a selectable 12 or 24 dB lowpass filter, which is an authentic recreation of the classic PPG Wave 2.2/2.3 Filter, followed by an optional overdrive for extra fuzz. Besides the LFO, three envelope generators serve as modulation sources, either for the original rude or the contemporary smooth modulation.

Up to eight parts can be arranged in poly, dual, quad and mono unison modes, with separate semitone adjustments for automatic chords or melodies. Thanks to the multimode with eight stereo outputs, the instrument is well suited for both studio environment or live on stage.

The Arpeggiator offers up and down modes, besides this an alternate mode and with “cascade mode” a true PPG specialty. For further refinement, several effects are available simultaneously, among these a 4-band equalizer, several overdrive modes, a phaser with up to 12 stages and a chorus with up to six taps. Flanger, stereo delay and reverb are also available.

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.

PPG Wave 3.V features the very same concept, with the slight enhancement of comprehensible parameter names and values. Almost all parameters can be subjected to host automation and convenient MIDI regulation by assigned control numbers. This makes it very easy to integrate PPG Wave 3.V into any existing production environment.

PPG Wave 3.V Plugin

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Specifications

Specifications

General

  • Up to 256 voices per instance (depending on available CPU power)
  • 8 part Multimode
  • 8 Stereo Outputs
  • Host automation of most parameters
  • MIDI Controller automation of most parameters
  • More than 100 new Wavetables created by Wolfgang Palm
  • Original Waveterm B Factory Sample Library
  • Original PPG Wave Factory Sounds

Per Voice

  • 2 Wavetable Oscillators
  • Sample Playback with 8 bit, 12 bit or up to 32 bit
  • Authentic Aliasing Emulation of the PPG Wave 2.2/2.3/2.V or no aliasing
  • 12dB / 24 dB Low Pass Filter
  • Authentic Filter Emulation of the PPG Wave 2.2/2.3
  • Overdrive behind Filter
  • 1 LFO
  • 3 Envelopes
  • Authentic Emulation of the modulation graininess (switchable with True PPG)

Per Part (up to 8 parts available)

  • Poly, Dual, Quad and Mono (8 voices) mode with 8 different semitone offsets to create chords or melodic lines
  • Arpeggiator with Up, Down, Alternate and Cascade (PPG special) mode
  • True PPG Mode switchable between PPG Wave 2.2, Wave 2.3 and Wave 2.V
  • 4-Band EQ
  • Overdrive with various types
  • Phaser with up to 12 stages
  • Chorus with up to 6 stages
  • Flanger
  • Stereo Delay
  • Reverb

Other Features

  • Sample loading via drag&drop or load file dialog
  • Multisample playback by using the 8 part Multimode
  • 8 adjustable Cutoff / Resonance deviations to simulate analog inexactness
  • Finer adjustments of several values in Fine Modulatione mode

Everything runs properly as AudioUnit on Mac, PC, and also on Intel based Mac.

  • stabiles Metallgehäuse
  • 7 Endlosregler aus Edelstahl
  • Grafikanzeige 128 x 64 Pixel, s/w, weiße LED-Hintergrundbeleuchtung
  • mehr als 1000 Sounds
  • 3 Oszillatoren pro Stimme
  • Frequenzmodulation zwischen den Oszillatoren
  • Alle Q-Oszillatormodelle
  • Alle Microwave II/XT/XTk-Wavetables
  • 2 unabhängige Multimode-Filter pro Stimme
  • Filter FM
  • 2 Verzerrerstufen mit wählbaren Verzerrerkurven
  • 3 schnelle LFOs pro Stimme
  • 4 schnelle Hüllkurven pro Stimme
  • frei programmierbares Arpeggiator-Pattern pro Sound mit bis zu 16 Schritten
  • umfangreicher Multimode mit 128 Speicherplätzen
  • bis zu 25 Stimmen
  • 16-fach multitimbral
  • programmierbarer Multimode mit 128 Speicherplätzen
  • 7 Endlosregler aus Edelstahl
  • 5 Taster
  • MIDI LED
  • Lautstärkeregler
  • Netzschalter
  • Stereoausgang
  • Kopfhörerausgang
  • MIDI-Eingang
  • USB-Anschluss für MIDI In/Out
  • arbeitet mit Standard USB MIDI-Treibern aktueller Betriebssysteme
  • Windows ME minimum, Windows XP oder neuer empfohlen
  • Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, Mac OS X 10.3 oder neuer empfohlen
  • Externes Universal-Steckernetzteil

Tutorial

Tutorial

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Soundsets

Soundsets

Sound Demos

Sound Demos

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Pictures

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FAQ + Download Area

FAQ + Download Area

We answer your most frequently asked questions about PPG Wave

We answer your most frequently asked questions about PPG Wave 3.V
Where can I download my software2022-12-02T12:17:03+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where do I find my software licenses2022-12-02T12:30:17+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where can I find the manual2022-12-02T14:11:54+01:00

At the end of the FAQ list you’ll find a download link.

How can I redeem my coupon code2022-12-04T19:02:38+01:00

This also applies to software coupon codes (incl. License SL) purchased from a third-party supplier.

Go to the shop, select your product and add it to the shopping cart. Open the shopping cart and enter your coupon code in the respective field. Click on “Apply Coupon”. After the purchase has been completed, you will find your licences and further information under “Licence keys”

I have purchased a Waldorf plugin before December 2016. Now I want to install the software again, but the eLicenser registration process does not work and the software cannot be installed.2022-12-02T12:37:12+01:00

We made a system change in December 2016. Since then, we no longer work with the eLicenser, but use an in-house licensing system. It is no longer possible to carry out new installations with an eLicenser.

If you need a new licence, please contact our support:

support@waldorfmusic.com

Which licensing system is being used and how often can I install the software?2022-12-02T12:48:40+01:00

We use our own in-house licensing system which is fully software based. A dongle is not neccessary. Our software can not be installed using an eLicenser anymore.

With the purchase of one license, the software can be installed and used on up to 3 computers simultaneously.

The activation of my plugin doesn’t work.2022-12-02T12:56:17+01:00

Enter the activation info manually, not with copy and paste.

Please load the plugin in another DAW. On Mac, you can use Garageband. On Windows, you may use the free VSTHOST/SAVIHost. Activate it there and then load it again from the DAW that you normally use.

I have downloaded and installed the software, but I can’t open or execute it anywhere.2022-12-02T13:01:52+01:00

Our plugins are made to be used as an instrument in a DAW, like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, Bitwig etc. You can call up the plugins within those programs. Runnin them as a standalone application is not possible. The Waldorf Edition contains 3 plugins (Attack, PPG2 and D-Pole). Attack and PPG must be loaded as instruments and D-Pole as audio FX.

I can’t install your software on my Mac! The file I’ve downloaded isn’t executable, my system tells me: Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.2022-12-02T13:21:13+01:00

Right-click (Ctrl+click) the package you’ve downloaded, and select Open or go on Open with and choose the standard installation program. Now click on Open in the next pop-up and the installation will start.

Further information can be found here.

I installed the PPG Wave 3.v but a lot of the presets are missing!2022-12-02T13:43:35+01:00

Some of the presets were removed from the PPG Wave 3.v because of incompatibilities with Native Instruments hardware. They are being reworked and will return in a future update of the software. You can find a download link for the entire factory sounds under the FAQ list.

How can I load presets in PPG 3.v?2022-12-02T13:40:12+01:00

In order to open .fxb/.fxp preset files in the plugin browser, the files must be copied to the following folder:

Windows
C:\Program Fies\VSTplugins\Waldorf\PPG Wave 3.V Sounds

Mac
Macintosh HD\Library\Audio\Presets\Waldorf\PPG Wave 3.V
Also, you can use the Add Scan Folder option to add another folderfor saving and loading .fxb/.fxp.files. For this, you need to right-click Local Library in the plugin browser.

I want to sell my software license to someone else, is that possible and how do I do that?2022-12-02T12:27:18+01:00

A license transfer is possible.

Make sure that your license is on our current system. This is the case when your license shows up in myWaldorf at My Software.
Sell your license to another person. After the sale, send a message using the support form. Your message must contain:

  • which software you want to transfer
  • a copy of the invoice or a proof of purchase of your software purchase
  • the e-mail address that has been used to register the license on you and
  • the e-mail address and name from the person who now owns the license

We will check if everything is OK and then transfer the license to the new owner.

Where can I download my software2022-12-02T12:17:03+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where do I find my software licenses2022-12-02T12:30:17+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where can I find the manual2022-12-02T14:11:54+01:00

At the end of the FAQ list you’ll find a download link.

How can I redeem my coupon code2022-12-04T19:02:38+01:00

This also applies to software coupon codes (incl. License SL) purchased from a third-party supplier.

Go to the shop, select your product and add it to the shopping cart. Open the shopping cart and enter your coupon code in the respective field. Click on “Apply Coupon”. After the purchase has been completed, you will find your licences and further information under “Licence keys”

I have purchased a Waldorf plugin before December 2016. Now I want to install the software again, but the eLicenser registration process does not work and the software cannot be installed.2022-12-02T12:37:12+01:00

We made a system change in December 2016. Since then, we no longer work with the eLicenser, but use an in-house licensing system. It is no longer possible to carry out new installations with an eLicenser.

If you need a new licence, please contact our support:

support@waldorfmusic.com

Which licensing system is being used and how often can I install the software?2022-12-02T12:48:40+01:00

We use our own in-house licensing system which is fully software based. A dongle is not neccessary. Our software can not be installed using an eLicenser anymore.

With the purchase of one license, the software can be installed and used on up to 3 computers simultaneously.

The activation of my plugin doesn’t work.2022-12-02T12:56:17+01:00

Enter the activation info manually, not with copy and paste.

Please load the plugin in another DAW. On Mac, you can use Garageband. On Windows, you may use the free VSTHOST/SAVIHost. Activate it there and then load it again from the DAW that you normally use.

I have downloaded and installed the software, but I can’t open or execute it anywhere.2022-12-02T13:01:52+01:00

Our plugins are made to be used as an instrument in a DAW, like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, Bitwig etc. You can call up the plugins within those programs. Runnin them as a standalone application is not possible. The Waldorf Edition contains 3 plugins (Attack, PPG2 and D-Pole). Attack and PPG must be loaded as instruments and D-Pole as audio FX.

I can’t install your software on my Mac! The file I’ve downloaded isn’t executable, my system tells me: Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.2022-12-02T13:21:13+01:00

Right-click (Ctrl+click) the package you’ve downloaded, and select Open or go on Open with and choose the standard installation program. Now click on Open in the next pop-up and the installation will start.

Further information can be found here.

I installed the PPG Wave 3.v but a lot of the presets are missing!2022-12-02T13:43:35+01:00

Some of the presets were removed from the PPG Wave 3.v because of incompatibilities with Native Instruments hardware. They are being reworked and will return in a future update of the software. You can find a download link for the entire factory sounds under the FAQ list.

How can I load presets in PPG 3.v?2022-12-02T13:40:12+01:00

In order to open .fxb/.fxp preset files in the plugin browser, the files must be copied to the following folder:

Windows
C:\Program Fies\VSTplugins\Waldorf\PPG Wave 3.V Sounds

Mac
Macintosh HD\Library\Audio\Presets\Waldorf\PPG Wave 3.V
Also, you can use the Add Scan Folder option to add another folderfor saving and loading .fxb/.fxp.files. For this, you need to right-click Local Library in the plugin browser.

I want to sell my software license to someone else, is that possible and how do I do that?2022-12-02T12:27:18+01:00

A license transfer is possible.

Make sure that your license is on our current system. This is the case when your license shows up in myWaldorf at My Software.
Sell your license to another person. After the sale, send a message using the support form. Your message must contain:

  • which software you want to transfer
  • a copy of the invoice or a proof of purchase of your software purchase
  • the e-mail address that has been used to register the license on you and
  • the e-mail address and name from the person who now owns the license

We will check if everything is OK and then transfer the license to the new owner.

go to FAQ area for all Waldorf products

Manuals

Manual

Other Downloads

how to install (pdf)
Factory Sounds

Any Questions?

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