Wolfgang Palm announced that the initial Infinite Synthesizer will coming very soon as plugin for PC and Mac. Same as the iOS version is Infinite not a wavetable Synthesizer but a new kind of Synthesizer. It goes behind the thinking of wavetable and is a combination of a Synth and a Re-Synthesizer. Main big advantage compared to classical wavetable Synthesizer is here that users can define the frequencies of the overtones totally freely and each partial wave can have than an arbitrary frequency. Also new and powerful is the way how to work with the noise generator. In Infinite Pro, sound designers as well as musicians can build any kind of noise source from different noise timbres. Wolfgang Palm created here a new kind of Synthesizer that offers a much larger spectrum of sonic possibilities and eliminates on top the original limits of wavetable synthesis.
New in the plugin version (Pro) is that you can synthesise also harmonic and inharmonic sounds. Infinite Pro is my opinion an new innovative Synthesizer plugin that opens new sound design world and don’t try to emulate an hardware device per example. The iPad version is already a stunning Synthesizer with endless possibilities and perfect for creating extraordinary sounds. Pretty sure that the plugin version will raise the quality bar again.
At the end of the 70s Wolfgang Palm developed wavetable synthesis. This was very successful and used by many synthesizer companies in the 80s and 90s. But this technology has its limitations. The main reason is that all sounds are harmonic. In nature this does not happen very often. Many sounds like a piano string have small offsets from the harmonic frequencies. This is even stronger in sounds like bells or percussion.
Infinite PRO overcomes this limitation. The frequencies of the overtones created by Infinite PRO can be totally freely defined. So the sounds it produces are totally free in the frequencies of their overtones. This means that each partial wave can have an arbitrary frequency.
Moreover it is possible to move these overtones independently during the duration of a note.
Another important part of most natural sounds is noise. Be it a flute or when a drumstick hits the drumhead – and this all can be reproduced in Infinite PRO. Furthermore the noise source can be used to modulate the tonal part which results in very powerful effects. Besides these new digital features, we still have the typical 24db Lowpass filter, 2 VCA with stereo out and effects. All this is controlled by 10 envelopes, 4 LFOs and a modulation matrix.
Maybe the greatest innovation in Infinite PRO is the Morpher. It is so easy to create new timbres and real-time effects by morphing the gains and frequencies of sounds with the X/Y controller. To get an impression of the morphing possibilities watch this short video.
Infinite PRO comes with more that 300 tonal resources, which can be loaded into the 5 fields inside the Morpher. But it does not stop there. You can edit these in detail on two extra pages and even analyse your own sounds in a sophisticated analyzer.
- New system which can synthesize harmonic and inharmonic sounds
- Morpher – X/Y controller which morphs 5 user selectable sine resources
- Noiser – X/Y controller morphing 3 noise resources and performing modulations on the tonal part
- Molder – acts as a digital filter with any imaginable filter sweeps
- Two detail editor pages for the Sine resources featuring a 3D display *
- Analyser with 6 modes for directly converting your own sounds
- Noise separation lets you create own resources for the Noiser
- Import WTS and TCS files from WaveGenerator and WaveMapper
- Import Phonem utterances and use them in the Infinite PRO Molder
- Versatile matrix system – allowing 16 sources to control 40 parameters
- 10 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
- 4 LFOs which can be freely routed via the matrix
- Delay/Reverb effect
- Overdrive/Distortion effect
- Preset browser with new listing filters
- Directly accessible context help for each module
- Freely configurable schematic keypads, with extremely expressive modulation options
- 4 MIDI modes: Omni, Poly, Mono, and Voice-Per-Channel (MPE).
Wolfgang Palm PPG Infinite Pro will be available in December 2017 for PC and Mac (VST/AU). Price TBA
More information here: PPG Infinite Pro