The World's Most Desirable Synthesizers

Top dollar analogues from VEMIA auctions      18/11/13
  • Korg PS 3200
  • Buchla 200e
  • Rhodes Chroma
  • PPG Wave 2.2
  • Oberheim XPander
  • Wavemaker 4
  • EMS Synthi AKS
  • Original 1960s RA Moog System
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Wavemaker 4

I have never heard of this synthesizer so I'm guessing its a rarity, described as "..  may be the most complex patch over hard wire modular synthesizer ever conceived" in the world ever. (I added that bit). Completed in 1977 just as punk came in perhaps not the best of timings

A brief excerpt from the blurb:

VCOs are triangle core, not the traditional sawtooth core, and the sawtooth output tracks at twice the frequency of the other waveforms. The four stage envelope generators are not traditional ADSRs but operate more like 4 stage Serge DSGs, and can be put into recycle modes that track to trigger multiples. Dual VCAs are normaled pre-filters. The 822 Integrated Processing System is a massively complex array of filters and processing functions.

Thats why this one went for £9903.86

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Mattsynth    Said...

The PPG is a work of art and it sounds unbelievable. I would have to say that in my studio the PPG would get the most use out of all these synth. I would love to have them all but if I had to choose it would be the PPG.

18-Nov-13 12:24 PM


Rodney Gipson    Said...

I second Mattsynth's comment. I owned a PPG wave 2.3 20 years ago and I've many synths and workstations since then. There is nothing like the PPG!

21-Nov-13 08:03 AM


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