MATRIXSYNTH: PPG Infinite :: Rauschwerk Factory Presets & Full Details

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

PPG Infinite :: Rauschwerk Factory Presets & Full Details

Rauschwerk Klang
Published on Aug 2, 2017

"You are listening to the pure PPG Infinite synthesizer.
Audio/Video demo by using the Rauschwerk factory presets, only.

Directly recorded .. no additional effects.

Sound-Design / Audio / Video by RAUSCHWERK

All rights reserved (c) 2017"

Details via

"At the end of the 70s Wolfgang Palm developed wavetable synthesis. This was very successful and used by many synthesizer companies in the 80s and 90s. But this technology has its limitations. The main reason is that all sounds are harmonic. In nature this does not happen very often. Many sounds like a piano string have small offsets from the harmonic frequencies. This is even stronger in sounds like bells or percussion.

Infinite overcomes this limitation.

The frequencies of the overtones created by Infinite can be totally freely defined. So the sounds it produces are totally free in the frequencies of their overtones. This means that each partial wave can have an arbitrary frequency.

Moreover it is possible to move these overtones independently during the duration of a note.
This has always been my dream. A system which can reproduce all kinds of sounds and transform them into a universal set of parameters. Thus all these sounds are completely morphable.

Another important part of most natural sounds is noise. Be it a flute or when a drumstick hits the drumhead - and this all can be reproduced in Infinite.

Furthermore the noise source can be used to modulate the tonal part which results in very powerful effects.
Besides these new digital features, we still have the typical 24db Lowpass filter, 2 VCA with stereo out and effects. All this is controlled by 10 envelopes, 4 LFOs and a modulation matrix.

Maybe the greatest innovation in Infinite is the Morpher. It is so easy to create new timbres and real-time effects by morphing the gains and frequencies of sounds with the X/Y controller. To get an impression of the morphing possibilities watch this short video.

Infinite comes with more that 300 tonal resources, which can be loaded into the 5 fields inside the Morhper. But it does not stop there. You can edit these in detail on two extra pages and can import your own sounds from the PPG WaveGenerator and WaveMapper apps.

On the SineEdit 1 panel, you edit the sine tracks with a set of parameters for each track. A track is the time sequence of one sine componente over the full length of the sound. A 3D display gives a good impression of the whole resource.

[image above] Example of a 3D view showing the FMo 2 resource which features strong frequency moves."

"On the SineEdit 2 panel, you edit the fine structure of a track in a bargraph. A FREQ mode lets you do this for the frequency."

"The Parameter page edits the program parameters like Oscillator Pitch, the VCF (a 24dB lowpass filter), gain envelopes and LFOs. PPG Infinite is equipped with 10 envelopes. Some are fixed to a certain function, others can be freely connected with the matrix."

"The browser page offers a number of easy ways to manage your programs. To group a selection of programs in a browser list, you have several filters and modes available. You can create a new list and then copy single entries from the browser list into the target list."

"Key Features
New system which can synthesize harmonic and inharmonic sounds
Morpher - X/Y controller which morphes 5 user selectable sine resources
Noiser - X/Y controller morphing 3 noise resources and performing modulations on the tonal part
Molder - acts as a digital filter with any amaginable filter sweeps
Two detail editor pages for the Sine resources featuring a 3D display
Import WTS and TCS files from the iPad WaveGenerator and WaveMapper
Import Phonem utterances and use them in the Infinite Molder
Versatile matrix system - allowing 16 sources to control 40 parameters
10 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
4 LFOs which can be freely routed via the matrix
Delay/Reverb effect
Overdrive/Distortion effect
A/B compare your edited sounds
AU extension - run multiple Infinite instances in AU hosts
IAA - inter-app audio support
Audiobus 2 with statesaving
Export audio to AudioShare
Preset browser with new listing filters
Directly accessible context help for each module
Freely configurable schematic keypads, with extremely expressive modulation options
4 Keypads play modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Multitrigger.
4 MIDI modes: Omni, Poly, Mono, and Voice-Per-Channel."

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