Wolfgang Palm is a German inventor who originated wavetable synthesis in the late 1970s. Since then, the man and his company, Palm Products GmbH (PPG), have been going strong and getting on with the times – making iPad synths, for example. Phonem, Wavemapper, Wavegenerator and Minimapper have been something of a staple in the arsenal of enterprising iOS musicians. Bar their slightly cryptic interfaces, these synthesizers are very capable and cutting-edge.
With a reputation like this, it’s beyond doubt that a brand-new upcoming PPG synth for iOS is exciting news! The company shared a showcase video of PPG Infinite that looks very promising. Definitely PPG’s best-looking synth yet, it’s of the wavetable type and seems quite elaborate. A modulation matrix and XY pads can be seen, as well as tons of knobs, envelopes, and a really cool 3D waveform display. It looks like PPG is taking complete advantage of iOS devices’ growing hardware power and is leaving no holds barred in bringing this synth to life!
Unfortunately, we haven’t been given a single clue as to when this beast is going to be released, or how much it will cost. Given how finished the synthesizer looks, we don’t expect PPG to be withholding it for much longer.
If you aren’t familiar with other PPG iOS synthesizers, you can explore them on the company’s web-page.