MATRIXSYNTH: PPG Waveterm System (1982) waves, wavetables, sampling, resynthesis

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PPG Waveterm System (1982) waves, wavetables, sampling, resynthesis


Published on Jan 16, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

PPG Waveterm A and Wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982.

Only 500 Waveterm A&B are made in the early 80s
price WT-A: 15.000 DM

The Waveterm is the heart of the legendary PPG system and based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.

- creation of Waves and Wavetables
- fourier analysis / resonator
- additive synthesis
- 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
- sequencer / event generator
- storage of sounds on 8" disc

this demo video shows only a few functions (creation of waves, wavetables) of the Waveterm.
More coming soon."

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