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The day, which started promptly at 11:00am, was organised by John Moore and Paul Maddox. On display was almost the full range of PPG equipment, Wave 2.2 , Wave 2.3 , Waveterm B, PRK-fd, EVU and HDU. Also at this event were other wavetable based synthesisers, Waldorf were there with the 2.V plug in, Wave and Micro Wave, the Korg Wavestation was also present and an as yet unreleased design the Modulus MonoWave and the Waveterm C project. All were available for the avid PPG fan and the curious to play and hear. The owners of these synthesisers were also on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions about their machines. Clicking on the pictures will show the full sized versions.
were given, the first on the Waldorf Wave. The architecture and sounds
capability were both discussed and demonstrated by Till Kopper from Germany,
a Wave owner for many years. Next a demonstration of the Waldorf 2.V plug
in for VST, was delivered by Wolfram Franke of Waldorf. He highlighted
some of the work that went into creating the 2.v and hence the sound that
makes PPG synthesisers so characteristic. Finally a presentation of the
Waveterm C project was presented by Paul Maddox of Worcester. This is a
piece of hardware with software that is aimed at giving PPG users access
to a Waveterm and its many sound manipulating features. Also followed a
brief description of some of the projects that are currently underway on
the wavesynth web-site. These include a polyphonic version of the MonoWave;
a 3.5 inch floppy disk drive replacement for Waveterm owners who are finding
5.25" media hard to get; and a keyboard interface for the Waveterm A/B.
slightly disappointing attendance a great day was had by all, it proved
that wavetable synthesisers are here to stay and are not just a passing
fashion. A further event is planned for next year, we hope that this will
bring more visitors and even more interesting developments.