Waldorf – PPG Wave 3 V v1.3.2

Overview of PPG Wave 3.V: PPG Wave 3.V is a modern reinterpretation of the legendary PPG Wave, a highly regarded synthesizer from the 1980s originally designed by Wolfgang Palm. This digital powerhouse has been reborn as a VST or AudioUnit plugin, making its iconic sound accessible to everyone. Wolfgang Palm himself was extensively consulted during the development to ensure that PPG Wave 3.V lives up to the legacy of this German engineering marvel, preserving the immersive audio character of the ’80s.


  • General:

    • Supports up to 256 voices per instance, depending on available processing power.
    • Offers 8-part multimode capabilities.
    • Provides 8 stereo outputs.
    • Allows host automation for most parameters.
    • MIDI controllers can automate most parameters.
    • Includes over 100 new wavetables created by Wolfgang Palm.
    • Features the original Waveterm B Factory sample library.
    • Comes with the classic factory PPG Wave sounds.
  • Per Voice:

    • Equipped with 2 wave oscillators.
    • Capable of playing samples at 8-bit, 12-bit, or up to 32-bit.
    • Offers authentic PPG Wave 2.2/2.3/2.V aliasing emulation or without aliasing.
    • Includes a low pass filter (12 dB / 24 dB) with authentic PPG Wave 2.2/2.3 filter emulation.
    • Features overdrive behind the filter.
    • Provides 1 low-frequency generator.
    • Includes 3 envelopes.
    • Offers authentic modulation grain emulation (switchable via True PPG).
  • Per Part (up to 8 parts available):

    • Supports Poly, Dual, Quad, and Mono modes (8 voices) with 8 different semitone offsets for creating chords or melodic lines.
    • Includes an arpeggiator with Up, Down, Alternate, and Cascade modes (special PPG).
    • True PPG mode with the ability to switch between PPG Wave 2.2, Wave 2.3, and Wave 2.V.
    • Features a 4-band equalizer.
    • Includes overdrive with different types.
    • Offers a phaser with up to 12 steps.
    • Includes chorus with up to 6 steps.
    • Provides a flanger.
    • Includes stereo delay and reverberation.
  • Other Features:

    • Supports loading samples via drag-and-drop or file upload dialog.
    • Enables playing multisamples using 8-part multi-mode.
    • Offers 8 adjustable cutoff/resonance excursions to simulate analog inaccuracy.
    • Fine-tunes multiple values in Fine Modulation mode.
    • Works seamlessly as an AudioUnit on Mac, PC, and Intel-based Mac.

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