MATRIXSYNTH: Rare Wolfgang Palm Vintage 1975 PPG Modular Synthesizer For Sale

Monday, January 11, 2021

Rare Wolfgang Palm Vintage 1975 PPG Modular Synthesizer For Sale

via this auction

Check out the groovy aesthetics of the user manual font & art below. Kind of interestring. It was the 70s...


Wolfgang Palm is a German musician and inventor who was the founder and owner of Palm Products GmbH (PPG) and the inventor and creator of various pioneering technical designs for analog and digital synthesizers. He is widely acknowledged as the father of digital synthesis and as a trendsetter in the use of computer technology in the making of electronic music.

Palm's interest in synthesis technology began as a keyboardist in various local bands in his hometown of Hamburg, Germany. His namesake corporation began operating as early as 1975, manufacturing modular synthesizers in small numbers for electronica act Tangerine Dream and other musicians.

Palm is arguably most famous for the invention of wavetable synthesis, a concept which he developed in the late 1970s when he created his Minimoog-like synthesizer - the 1020 - featuring digitally controlled oscillators instead of the voltage-controlled oscillators that his 1002 synthesizer and all other analog synthesizers of that time were using. He also created the 360 Wavecomputer that would later become the renowned PPG Wave series. Palm's design was the impetus for the creation of the highly successful PPG Wave synthesizer, which was used by numerous bands throughout the 1980s and beyond.


100, 200, and 300 Modules
2 Cabinets 1 Keyboard
Each Module Hand Labelled by Wolfgang Palm

Cabinet one consists of :

3x 301 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
2x 104 Low Pass Filter
1x Oscillator with 3 Oscillators and Oscillator Driver
1x Wolfgang Palm Noise Generator
1x 217 Voltage Controlled Filter
3x 103 VCA
1x 309 Signal Mixer
4 x 109 Premix Interface
1x 111 CV interface/Reverb/Output Bass Treble/Power Supply

Cabinet Two Consists of:

3x107 Envelope Generator
3x 307 Dual Envelope Generator
1x 213 Step Sequencer
322 Duophonic Digital Keyboard

Notes: The keyboard comes with all the original German Manuals 230V Power supply and various patching cables

Users: PPG Synthesisers have been favored by a number of artists most famously the German Band Tangerine Dream / Klaus Schulze with such classic albums as Rubycon, Stratofear, Sorcerers"

Listed for $83,799.20 +$1,420.33Shipping

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