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Steinberg today announced the PPG Wave 2.V virtual reincarnation of a cult synthesizer for Mac and Windows VST systems. The Wave 2 series was the first digital wavetable synthesizer with analog filters, heralding a revolution in both sound and concept. The Wave's most interesting feature was its ability to sweep through 64 waveforms in what PPG called a wavetable.

Almost 2000 waveforms were available within the original Wave's 32 internalwavetables. The result of this wavetable technology is that the PPG instrument has a much broader palette and more animated sound than typical analog synthesizers of the early 80's, which tended to have only a few static waveforms such as sawtooth, pulse, or triangle. ThePPG sound was unique and identifiable.

Now Waldorf - the leader in wavetable synthesis - brings this exclusive sound back to life with all the advantages a completely integrated software production environment that Cubase VST has to offer. The outputs appear directly in the VST mixer, so effects and

EQ can be applied like any other audio channel. MIDI tracks are routed directly to the input of the PPG Wave 2.V without involving the vagaries of MIDI cables and interfaces.

The polyphony now depends solely on the CPU power of your computer and opening up to 8 PPG Wave 2.Vs, each with 8 PART multitimbral capability, gives you more than enough space for your sound imagination. A new interface page offers easy editing of envelopes, generators and Cutoff/Emphasis.

The combination of modern software technology and massive sound potential of the "old" digital days results in a unique instrument which brings back individuality and pure fun:

The PPG Wave 2.V. Features:

  • Modeled accurate after the PPG Wave 2.3
  • 32 wavetables with 64 different waveforms each
  • 2 oscillators per voice
  • Low-pass filter with Emphasis
  • Graphical interface for envelope generators and Cutoff/Emphasis
  • 8 times multitimbral
  • Up to 64 voices per unit (depending solely on CPU power)
  • Real-time MIDI control and automation of all parameters
  • Up to 8 units can work at the same time (depending on CPU power)
  • Complete unit and all settings can be saved with the song (Cubase VST)
  • Sound rendering (Cubase VST)

System requirements:

Windows PC,Min. Pentium 266 MHz processor (400 MHz recommended), Min. 64 MB of free RAM, Windows 95 or 98, Cubase VST 3.7 or higher, Nuendo or other VST 2.0 compatible host software, PC equipped according to the specifications of the host software

Macintosh, Power Macintosh or compatible system, Min. 604e/250 MHz processor (G3 or better recommended), Min. 64 MB of free RAM, Mac OS 8.0 or higher, Cubase VST 4.1 or other VST 2.0 compatible host software

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