Wolfgang Palm has released PPG WaveMapper for iPad – his second iOS synth which features the “Sound Map”. This is said to map the various sounds for easy access and experimentation. The app also features a new synthesis system which maps the waveforms of a sound into a new kind of wavetable, preserving the sound characteristics better than classic Wavetable synthesis.
“The Mapping window is the visualisation of a pool of programs on which “modules” float. Those modules represent certain parameters of the synthesiser engine and each module can be placed on one of 32 programs. The moment an item is placed on map then the parameters of that module will take on the settings of those parameters in the underlying program on the Mapping window.
People who do not posses synth-programming skills can use this mapping technology as a starting point to create complex sounds. For example a user can drag a string sound source onto a drum envelope, or a guitar sound onto a string envelope – the concept is simple, yet incredibly powerful.”
New Sound map concept – create new sounds playful and experimental
3 types of synthesis – the optimal type for kind of each sounds
Classic wavetables – for the typical PPG sounds
Time compressed samples – more authentic sounds, allowing analysis of user samples
Pure samples – classic sample playback Analyzer – convert your own samples into the new format or into wavetables
3 oscillators capable for totally independent sound sources
90 sound resources – a huge sound palette, from real instruments to abstract wavetables
4 parameter editor pages – comfortable and detailed access to all the parameters
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 – with 5 waveforms
Flexible Step Sequencer / Arpeggiator combination
Schematic touch keyboard – Build your own keyboard, with the keys you prefer for your music.
Powerful sound browser – sorting by category, bank management
Virtual and Hard-MIDI in/out – sending/receiving keys and controllers.
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