Wolfgang Palm’s PPG Synths company will be taken over by Brainworx aka Plugin Alliance with immediate effect and both parties will work closely together
In the business world, it is often the case that small companies are taken over by large ones. Today there was news that one of my favorite plugins & app manufacturers was bought by a large plugin company. This is PPG Synths, the plugin company from Wolfgang Palm. Exactly the Wolfgang Palm, who has built legendary hybrid synthesizers in the past, including the PPG Wave 2 or the modular Synthesizer series 100 and 300.
In the past years, he made a comeback as a software developer and released brilliant Synthesizer plugins and iOS apps. These were not simple emulations, no. They contain the beloved PPG DNA but also many new technologies. Now the company PPG Synths has been bought out by Brainworks aka Plugin Alliance and finds a new home here. According to Dirk Ulrich CEO of Brainworx, they will now work closely with Wolfgang Palm together and tries to evolve the brand and products.
What happens to the iOS Synthesizer is not known. Hopefully, they will continue to update them. If not, it would be a big loss.
Welcome to the Alliance: PPG Synths acquired by Brainworx! Plugin Alliance is proud to announce that founding member Brainworx has acquired the assets of Wolfgang Palm’s iconic PPG brand. PPG will join the Alliance very soon with its famous synth products, updated by BX in close cooperation with the man himself, founder Wolfgang Palm (who is universally recognized as the originator of the wavetable synthesis)!
Together Brainworx and Wolfgang plan to take the PPG brand and advance its digital products into the future, following Palm’s planned retirement at the end of March 2020 – after 50 years in the creative field of sound synthesis! Wolfgang Palm “I am very glad to have found Brainworx and Plugin Alliance, who appreciate my work from the past and want to continue my legacy. They have a great team of competent developers, product specialists, marketing, and all that is needed to make a company successful. I support their work to make the transition as smooth as possible, and it will be exciting to see how this evolves. Also, I think that this collaboration will result in a much wider audience than before.”
PPG synthesizers found a place onstage and in productions of artists such as A-ha, Alphaville, David Bowie, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Depeche Mode, Jean Michel Jarre, Level 42, Rush, Talk Talk, Tangerine Dream, Tears For Fears, Ultravox, Stevie Wonder, and many others.
Dirk Ulrich “We are proud that Wolfgang Palm put his brand and product into our hands. We will make sure to carry his legacy with the respect it deserves and we are looking forward to evolving the brand and products for years to come.“
More information here: Plugin Alliance