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eBay ALERT: PPG Wave 2 Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 10th September 2011
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Seriously though, why would anyone want to pay that much for an 8-bit machine?

Y'all old-school synthpoppers: give us a raw clip so we can hear it in all it's vintage glory, then we might join the drool fest!

8 bit, it's like my old ZX spectrum heh

dude seriously? at first i thought you were just trying to rattle someone's monkey cage but now i'm leaning to you really don't have a clue about the ppg at all except for said youtube clips...

the number of bits in the osc section has no bearing on the resultant sound from the synth.

prophet vs.
esq-1
kawai k3
etc...

low bit rates all of em and yet they have a following and can do things a 16 bit or greater machine can't.

if you really don't know what the ppg sounds like try this video the brassy bass stab is the ppg.
Old 10th September 2011
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..now i'm leaning to you really don't have a clue about the ppg at all except for said youtube clips...
Yea, I don't know much about it at all.

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low bit rates all of em and yet they have a following and can do things a 16 bit or greater machine can't..
-Do you mean that they have the early digital sound signature which you happen to like, because then I'd think there was indeed a difference revealed in specs alone? You made me google for further specs and this quote came up: " But even with more complex waveforms, [Wolfgang] Palm eventually realized that 8-bit digital sound was too brittle. 'I found that wavetable switching wasn't smooth enough,' he says, 'So I returned to analog and connected a VCF and VCA to the digital oscillator. That was the Wave 2." Despite the analog filter and vca it does sound rather distorted/aliased (a bit like the prophet vs), but I admit it also gives it some 'cool' vintage character.

-Or do you mean that the architechture (and wave selections) of the synths is different from modern machines and that's what you like?

Here's a video by a local guy, he loves vintage digital :


Tbh. I can see how it would fit great in a vintage digital setup like 12bitrec's, but dang, some like it harsh
Old 10th September 2011
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if you really don't know what the ppg sounds like try this video the brassy bass stab is the ppg.
Sounds good, but not worth $3000+, and definitely not something that can't be done in cheaper, more efficient ways.
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