According to an IG post: new synth company Groove Synthesis is working on 3rd Wave/3 Wave, a new wavetable Synthesizer with PPG Wave optics.
Groove Synthesis hasn’t announced all the features yet, but there is an official sound demo. Sounds very promising.
With Wavetable Synthesis you automatically connect the legendary PPG Wave Synthesizer by Wolfgang Palm. Behringer has been working on a replica/clone of this classic for some time. So far no delivery date.
However, wavetable is a synthesis that is not only found in PPG synthesizers. It is currently one of the most popular forms of synthesis in hardware and software. And it looks like there’s another big new wavetable Synthesizer coming this year from a new company.
Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave/3 Wave
On the Instagram page of the sound designer and voicing expert Kurt Kurasaki, a video of a new very PPG-like Synthesizer has popped up. It doesn’t appear to be a PPG clone/replica, nor the previewed Behringer version. 3rd Wave comes from the new company Groove Synthesis from developer Geoff Farr. A developer who already worked for UDO Audio, or on the tube Synthesizer Knifonium.
According to the picture and developer info at Gearspace it will be a 4x multi-timbral 24-voice wavetable Synthesizer with 3 wavetable oscillators, 2 analog filters (SVF morph & ladder lowpass), 4 LFOs, 4 envelopes, 2 FXs, and a sequencer.
In the picture below, you can also see that there are three dedicated sections for each wavetable including controls for pitch, fine, wavetable, wave offset, and level. There are also mysterious wave flow and wave surfer functions. Plus volume and hold.
3rd Wave has a big user interface with a huge number of knobs. So the operation is probably very hands-on and direct. That would be awesome. Further, there are classic white buttons and a big screen wrapped with knobs and buttons.
The design is extremely similar to the legendary PPG Wave with its blue and white buttons but with a much more modern design language. Could it be the evolution of the PPG Wave? Wavetables with analog filters? It would be desirable.
According to the Groove Synthesis website, 3rd Wave Synthesizer will be announced in 2022. Looking forward to the full feature set.
More information here: Groove Synthesis