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Sunday, January 15, 2017

PPG Wave 2.2


via this auction

"This Synth is in original/ excellent condition externally and is in the final stages of a complete internal overhaul by leading Synth engineer James Walker, making it as robust as a PPG Wave 2.2 can be. It comes with factory MIDI and features separate voice outputs in addition to the left/ right and headphone outputs. It also has the latest software... It is one of only 200 made between 1982 - 1984. As you might expect, with it being 35 years old it is not in absolutely perfect condition but a synth dealer was in the work shop and he said he thought it was really nice and in this condition the price was realistic. Whilst the 2.3 has a 2.2 mode I feel it is worth pointing out that it doesn't actually sound the same. There are a number of reasons for this but the main one the 2.2 is 8bit and the 2.3 is 12bit making them quite different in character. A shared common view is that the 2.3 is more clinical and accurate whereas the 2.2 is edgey and warmer sounding (sonically more fulfilling). This unit has an ivory keybed and it looks really nice."

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