Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Hybrid Wavetable Desktop Synthesizer
California-based sound aficionados, Groove Synthesis, are making waves with the launch of their 3rd Wave Hybrid Wavetable Synthesizer. This latest offering is a 4-part multi-timbral, 3-oscillator wavetable synthesizer seamlessly blending the warmth of analog filters in a streamlined desktop version. The 3rd Wave Advanced Wavetable Synth was crafted out of a profound respect for the iconic wavetable synths of yesteryears, particularly paying homage to the legendary PPG Wave of the 1980s. While the new desktop configuration mirrors its keyboard counterpart in connectivity, it has been modestly adjusted with a fewer number of knobs and buttons, ensuring an intuitive user experience without compromising on functionality. Every voice on the 3rd Wave is empowered with 3 oscillators, analog low-pass filters, a digital state-variable filter, and multi-stage wave envelopes. Furthermore, Groove Synthesis has magnified its tribute to the classic PPG Wave by integrating a feature that enables users to create bespoke wavetables using the groundbreaking Wave Maker™ tool, harmoniously marrying vintage allure with contemporary innovation.
- Voice and Timbral Capabilities:
- 24 diverse voices ensuring a broad sonic capability.
- 4-part multi-timbral functionality, laying the foundation for complex sound structures and layers.
- Oscillator Features:
- Three high-resolution digital oscillators bringing together the best of analog-modeling and wavetable synthesis.
- A rich array of 64 user wavetable positions accompanied by 48 preset wavetables, each packed with 64 waveforms, including the 32 legacy PPG waves with space for 16 more.
- VCO sync and linear FM, adding depth and versatility to sound design.
- 6-stage wave envelope per oscillator, loopable for varied sound textures and a unique wave flow.
- Filter Attributes:
- Analog 24dB lowpass filter, taking inspiration from the Dave Rossum-designed 2140 filter, complete with resonance compensation.
- A versatile 12dB state variable filter.
- Envelope and LFO:
- 4 ADSR envelopes with an added delay feature and an option for the vintage PPG-style response.
- 4 multi-wave LFOs, equipped with variable delay, note reset, and sync.
- Effects and Modulation:
- A comprehensive multi-fx section with two slots, catering to a myriad of effects from BBD, stereo delay, tape delay, to the likes of chorus, phaser, flanger, and a plethora more.
- A 16-slot modulation matrix per multi-part, ideal for those intricate sound designs.
- Wavetable Creation and Support:
- A dedicated Wave Maker™ tool, allowing for custom wavetable creation right on the hardware.
- Full compatibility with popular Serum wavetables.
- Sequencing and Arpeggiation:
- A built-in sequencer for both note and parameter sequencing, allowing for 4 parts per sequence and 4 sequences per preset.
- An integrated arpeggiator for crafting compelling melodies on-the-fly.
Groove Synthesis’s 3rd Wave is a bridge between the illustrious legacy sounds of yore and the progressive patches of the modern world. The desktop version, a compact reflection of its keyboard counterpart, houses all these features with minor adjustments to the interface. This Hybrid Wavetable Engine promises sound designers and music producers an expansive sonic palette, merging vintage charm with modern-day innovation.