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Sunday, June 09, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave peaceful soundscape II - More than we know

video upload by MIDERA

"A second soundscape."

Friday, June 07, 2024

How to Create a Basic PPG-style Sound With the 3rd Wave

video upload by Groove Synthesis

"Learn how Groove Synthesis' sound designer Kurt Kurasaki quickly creates a beautiful and lush PPG-style pad sound from scratch using some of the basic concepts and features of the 3rd Wave.

Coming to you from Superbooth 2024, Kurt starts from a clean slate by initializing a preset to reset the settings of the synth. He then works with a single oscillator choosing one of the classic PPG type wavetables included with the 3rd Wave. Using the amplifier and wave envelopes, he adds movement to the sound. But the true magic to creating the iconic PPG sound lies in copying the settings of one oscillator to the other two and slightly detuning the oscillator to each other. Utilizing the 3rd Wave's multitimbral capabilities, Kurt then creates a stack of sounds that he can spread out into the stereo field by panning and detuning them ever so slightly. Within a matter of seconds, he ends up with a beautiful, shimmering, and lush PPG-style patch."

Bad Gear - Korg MPC ZERO

video upload by AudioPilz"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world’s most-hated audio tools. The evolution of electronic musical instruments is mysterious: while we have seen vast improvements in the fields of design, bling bling per square inch and workflow elitism, the spec sheets are oftentimes outclassed by the feature sets of many vintage instruments.

Today we are going to talk about the Electribe 2 Sampler. This most recent installment of the iconic groove machine range was brought to the market in 2015 and not only combines the aforementioned limitations with the product family’s trademark primitivism, Korg also managed to make it look REALLY bad when compared to its predecessor."

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave dreamy soundscape - A search for tomorrow's sun

video upload by MIDERA

"Yesterday I had made my first impression video and stumbled through the 3rd wave. It was quite interesting the different tones I could pull out of it - and I knew it would be fun to make a soundscape with it. Actually, yesterday I pulled it out TO make a soundscape, but remembered my friend wanted me to do a 'first impression' video first. So I decided to do that video and then today do this video.

I'm glad I did it that way, because I was able to familiarize myself with the unit before I made the soundscape. I even learned things after I messed around with it that helped me today.

Well - you know, I think it sounds really nice. Unfortunately the FX themselves began to clip. I didn't realize that would happen. My apologies for that.

No external FX used."

3rd Wave Sampling Demo - Drum 'n' Bass with Kurt Kurasaki

video upload by Groove Synthesis

"Enjoy this short and sweet demo of an old-school Drum 'n' Bass preset with the legendary Amen break hosted by Groove Synthesis sound designer Kurt Kurasaki. The version 1.8 firmware of the 3rd Wave includes a powerful new enhancement to the sonic capabilities of the synth, giving it the ability to support sampling. With this, we believe we have added the missing piece to its PPG heritage enabling you to achieve the sampled sounds you could get with a PPG Waveterm System."

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

3rd Wave How To Make And Use Samples - OS 1.8 Tutorial and Video Manual

video upload by Groove Synthesis

"This video will show you how to use the new sampling feature being released with OS 1.8.
Learn how to bring in samples from wav files or make samples directly from the rear input, change the sample rate, change the bit depth, assign a sample to a note, tune the sample, loop the sample, and learn to crossfade the loop. Also, learn to manage the sample memory by saving or loading from a computer. Visit us at

00:00 - Intro
00:10 - Sample memory and getting samples into the 3rd Wave
06:46 - Save the program
07:37 - Bulk sample import
10:12 - Editing samples and multi-samples
11:33 - Add and remove multi-samples
12:15 - Looping
15:19 - Copy and other sample editing
16:43 - Set note and tuning
18:59 - Loading from a computer with examples
19:37 - Loading an OS update
22:28 - Loading wav files as samples
24:54 - Make a multi-sample and a program
26:41 - Manage multi-samples
27:00 - Add samples to a multi-sample slot
29:47 - Looping and crossfading multi-samples in a slot
34:15 - Playing and saving the program
35:53 - Saving .bin file to the computer
37:13 - Export sample library
38:09 - Saving the program that uses the samples
39:14 - Bulk import multi-samples and programs
43:29 - The program and the multi-samples together"

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave first impression and walkthrough

video upload by MIDERA

"A few notes: I think it's clear that the OS version on this unit is not current. I'll figure out what it is later and post it, but looking at the website it appears that it now has poly unison - something I wasn't able to use in the video. I'm also hoping it fixes whatever happened with 'Make Waves' where it crashed twice. I read up on it later and this is for recording incoming sounds to 'make waves' and was arming the input. However, I do think it should allow me to exit, so I hope other owners can chime in and say whether that's been 'fixed' (if there is indeed something off with what happened to me).

Again, please realize I basically spent zero effort looking into this before playing it. Think of this as your friend testing this out in the most likely way that you might do so yourself before using it.

Also note - that because I didn't spend any money on it (this is borrowed) it's very easy for me to be dismissive of certain features. If I pine after something for months and then get it, I usually feel like I can 'trick myself' into believing it's the most amazing thing in the world. Although - that's possibly not entirely accurate, because when I got the Prophet 10, I kind of hated it for how much I spent. I have grown to love that thing as a top 5 synth I've ever used... but when I don't put any money into it, I can see myself saying 'Well, cool, but what's the point?' And that sort of thing could give it a negative spin on something, especially when the only thing I know about it is that it's like a modern PPG.

I'm now sitting here wondering if I could have held the source and destination, LFO, and other buttons and twisted the controls to 'connect' things easier - that would be nice, but something that didn't occur to me during this first video.

No external FX used. I chose not to in this video because, well, it has FX."

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SUPERBOOTH24: Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Groove Synthesis revealed a major update for the 3rd Wave at this year's Superbooth show, kitting out their powerful instrument with 35 seconds of sampling."

Friday, May 17, 2024

3rd Wave Now with SAMPLING // Superbooth 2024

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The latest update from Groove synthesis - the 3rd Wave now has sampling

This is the first look at the firmware - only uploaded to this machine this morning. The Update should be available within the next week or so."

Sounds like Talk Talk in the demo.

See the announcement post for details and an additional demo.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Superbooth24: Groove Synthesis Debuts Sampling for 3rd Wave Synth

See the demo here.

Press release follows (image via the release):

Orinda, CA, May 15, 2024 — California-based electronic instrument maker Groove Synthesis today announced that they have added high-resolution sampling capability to their critically acclaimed Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer, the 3rd Wave.

This much-requested new feature allows owners to sample up to 30 seconds of 16-bit, 48 kHz, monophonic audio into the synth directly or by importing audio over USB, and use it as a new oscillator type alongside the 3rd Wave’s powerful wavetable and virtual analog sound engines. This significantly expands the sound palette of the synthesizer. Now owners can create custom sounds that feature sampled acoustic instruments, sound effects, and other sources.

The company will preview a new OS that provides this capability at the Superbooth24 music expo in Berlin, Germany from May 16-18 at booth #0246. The upgrade will be available free of charge to 3rd Wave owners as a download from the company’s website upon official release.

“As fans of the original PPG and its ultra-rare Waveterm sampling option, we thought it would

be exciting to add that capability to the 3rd Wave’s existing architecture — if it was technically possible,” said Groove Synthesis founder Bob Coover. “It took some tricky programming, but we did it and we think 3rd Wave owners are going to love it. It’s a dream come true for everyone who wanted the full PPG-plus-Waveterm experience, and now it’s within reach.”

While the 3rd Wave has roots in the classic digital wavetable synths of the past, it takes the concept firmly into the 21st century with a lush, expansive sound that’s a product of its expanded wavetables and analog filters. It’s hybrid design features 24-voices and 4-part multi-timbral operation, which is the equivalent of having four independent 6-voice synthesizers controlled by a single keyboard. Each of its three oscillators per voice can generate a classic PPG-era wavetable, a modern high-resolution wavetable, an analog modeled waveform — and now multi-sampled audio. With its industry-first WavemakerTM tool, users can create custom wavetables in a single step through proprietary sample-to-wave technology, allowing almost unlimited sound sculpting opportunities.

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave now supports SAMPLING!! // Exclusive First Look Demo

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer Desktop Module w/ Original Box

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Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave 61-key Advanced Wavetable Keyboard Synthesizer

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Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Custom Patches Vol. 2 // Sound Demo No Talking

video upload by Miles Away

"Buy these 100 custom programs for the 3rd Wave here (25% off first week!):

The much anticipated sequel to one of Miles Away's most popular custom synth banks! Vol 2 for Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave provides you 100 more Custom High Quality patches for your synth, from Synthwave, Pop, Film Score, Ambient, EDM, Hip Hop and more. Out now!"

Playing Synthesizers...with a Guitar?! Jamstik Visits the Perfect Circuit Showroom

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Jamstik makes a line of wildly fun guitars—but hey, you might be wondering...why does a synth shop like Perfect Circuit give a heck about a guitar? Well, for one, all instruments are beautiful—and two, Jamstik makes MIDI GUITARS. They function perfectly well as standard electric guitars, but they also use proprietary technology to translate your guitar playing into MIDI data that synthesizers understand.

Not only that, they use a clever mapping of detected audio data in order to generate MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) data...making them a nuanced and quite powerful and expressive means of interfacing with MPE-capable synthesizers.

Jamstik recently came by our Burbank, CA showroom to see what they could do plugging their guitars into our synthesizers. With the expert guidance of our very own Jacob Johnson, they narrowed in on the Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave, Roland Juno X, and, of course, a Eurorack modular system featuring Tiptop Audio's new ART-equipped modules.

Learn more about Jamstik on our blog, Signal

Pick up a Jamstik guitar of your own"

Friday, May 03, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Digital Synthesizer | Demo Video | Retro Gear Shop

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Can one single synth patch really inspire us to create?

video upload by Scott McAuley Sounds

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave videos

"Patches will be available at or

Decided to quickly put together a synthwave styled track , based on Patch 100 from 3rd Wave - Dynamica Volume 1 - Patch Name 'SM Love the Wave'

Only spent a few hours on this tonight, so far from a completed masterpiece, mainly just to let folks see that inspiration or ideas CAN come from one patch that may inspire you, or trigger something that leads you to create something special!

To accompany the patch - I added a few other custom sounds, from

1 - OB6 filtered Sweep Pad on left (Patch O23 - SM Big Sky Me from Venture Vol.1)
2 - Take 5 - sizzle pad on right ( Patch D01 - SM Film Poly from Ethereal Vol.1)
3 - Prophet 6 - Synced Lead (Patch006 - SM Daft Sync from Divinity Vol.1 - )
4 - Prophet 6 - Main Lead (Patch048 - SM Smooth Lead - from Divinity Vol.1)
5 - UB-Xa Sub When Main Lead Comes in - (patch 58 - SM Reese Bass from Sonorous Vol.2)
6 - UDO Super-6 - Bell like arp (PatchB3 - SM Check That Pulse from Virtuality Vol.1)
7 - Drums are LM1


© Scott McAuley. All rights reserved."

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Desktop SN 1146

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"Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Desktop

- Immaculate condition

- Fully boxed as new

- Protective film still on the screen

- Updated to OS v1.7b

- comes with custom made dust cover

- 4 month old"

Monday, April 01, 2024

Vintage PPG Wave vs Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave

video upload by Starsky Carr

Featuring the PPG Wave used in Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".

Monday, March 18, 2024

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Wavetable Synthesizer

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