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Waldorf announce PPG Wavegenerator for iPad

Correction: Waldorf is not involved with this app, as has been clarified by Russ Hughes in the comments here. My fault, I think I just got used to tacking "Waldorf" to the front of the letters PPG.

Synthtopia pointed out a little tidbit on Facebook, as Waldorf announces a new app coming "in the next few weeks" for iPad.

Yes it's true; from the Father of the PPG Wave comes the future of synthesis on the iPad... coming soon are going to be sound samples, pictures and more info from the man himself. Like this page to find out more about this exciting new iPad App - it really sounds like nothing else you have ever heard.

Exciting news! The Waldorf PPG Wave is an advanced wavetable synth on PC/Mac, itself a recreation of a high-end synth from the late 80s produced by Palm Products GmbH, which was later absorbed into Waldorf.

The only screenshot we have of the app is this one, held by PPG Wave inventor Wolfgang Palm.

NWave -Click for higher-res screenshot!

This is an entirely separate app from the NWave app in development from NLog developer, Tempo Rubato, with Waldorf. The screenshot on the left reveals a distinctly different visualizer and layout.

I contacted Tempo Rubato's Rolf Wöhrmann for comment. He said that official details would be coming very soon, but emphasized that they are indeed separate apps.

"NWave is a different beast... !"
-Rolf Wöhrmann

Waldorf must be taking iOS music pretty damn seriously to be investing in two apps!

Clarification: As Zymos points out in the comments here, Wolfgang is not Waldorf. It may be that this is done independently from Waldorf. That is really unclear, though Waldorf is not mentioned anywhere on the Facebook page. Since PPG has just been a part of Waldorf for so long, I am under the impression that any use of the PPG Wave name is authorized by Waldorf.

Reader Comments 9

It's certainly been an amazing year so far, and this is just the cherry, on the icing, on the cake.

August 15, 2012  | person_outline Blebhead

Awesome. Can't wait to see/hear those two.

August 15, 2012  | person_outline ChrisG


August 15, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

"Waldorf must be taking iOS music pretty damn seriously to be investing in two apps!"
Wolfgang Palm is not Waldorf- headline is misleading.

Great news though- hoping they are priced within my reach!

August 15, 2012  | person_outline Zymos

Thanks for pointing that out, Zymos. You raise an interesting question, and I hope to have more details when the NWave announcement is made.

In fact, it's the opposite. Waldorf "borrow" the PPG name from wolfgang. Things done by himself alone have nothing to do with waldorf, this included.

August 16, 2012  | person_outline Nahuel Mijal

I am getting very worried now that my ipad1 will need replacing soon. Has anyone read about first gen compatability?

August 16, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

WOW. I've just seen (and heard) a sneak preview...
This looks fantastic.

August 16, 2012  | person_outline Trueyorky

Hi Guys
Thanks for the story, we really appreciate the interest, although as you point out, the headline is incorrect. This App is from Wolfgang Palm the inventor of the PPG Wave.

We have tried to be as clear as possible about this in the info on our Facebook page, "PPG Wavegenerator is a next generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, the inventor of the classic PPG Wave; from one of history's great synths comes a future classic."

Hope this clears things up.

If it is possible to update the headline then that should prevent any further confusion and help users make an informed choice.

If you have any more questions simply visit the page where we are posting updates several times a day.

August 16, 2012  | person_outline Russ Hughes

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