The 3rd Wave is a powerhouse wavetable synth with 24-voice polyphony and 4-part multi-timbral capability that’s like having four independent synthesizers at your fingerprints.

Each of its 3 oscillators per voice can be

  • A classic PPG-era wavetable
  • A high-resolution complex wavetable
  • An analog-modeled waveform


Create up to 64 custom wavetables of your own using the built-in Wavemaker. With sample-to-wavetable capability, you can connect an audio source to the audio input and generate a wavetable at the touch of a button.

CLASSIC LEGACY: MODERN SOUND
While the 3rd Wave has roots in the classic digital wavetable synths of the past, it takes that concept into the 21st century with a lush, expansive sound that’s a product of its expanded wavetables and warm, organic-sounding analog filters

It boasts not only a punchy, Dave Rossum-designed 2140 analog low-pass filter with variable saturation, but a second, SEM-style state-variable filter (low-pass, high-pass, notch, and band-pass) for additional tone-sculpting. Run both filters in series for harmonically complex textures.

4-PART: MULTI-TIMBRAL
With 24-voices, the 3rd Wave has enough power for the most note-intensive performances. And that polyphony really comes into play with its ability to layer up to 4 independent parts or split zones — each with a completely different sound, sequence, and dual effect. Each stereo part has independent panning, volume, and a dedicated stereo physical output.

MODULATION: MATRIX
The secret weapon of any synth is its mod matrix, and the 3rd Wave doesn’t disappoint. With 16 assignable slots, 12 additional fixed-source slots, 27 sources, and 114 destinations, it has the flexibility of a modular. And all of this power is per multipart. That means up to 4 independent layers of sound, each with its own mod matrix.

SEQUENCE NOTES: SONGS & PARAMS
The 3rd Wave’s sequencer is an inspiring tool for both composers and sound designers because it is pattern-based and can sequence notes, songs, and parameter changes.

For composing and performing, enter notes and chords in real time with or without quantization for maximum groove and arrange up to 24 patterns of up to 32 measures in length into songs just as easily.

SOUND ENGINE

  • 3 High-resolution Digital Oscillators Per Voice
  • 64 total user wavetable positions with 48 wavetables that contain 64 waveforms per table (32 legacy PPG waves with room for another 16 of this type)
  • 32 original 8 bit wavetables from the PPG 2 series instruments with room for 16 more user created 8 bit wavetables
  • 7 high-resolution modeled analog waveforms (sine, saw, triangle, supersaw, pulse, white noise, pink noise)
  • VCO sync
  • Linear FM
  • 6-stage wave envelope per oscillator with variable time and position that can be looped
  • Optional wave flow section that allows for no wavetable as well as no waveform interpolation
  • Upper wavetable mode as with the original PPG 2 series
  • Unison mode and chord mode with variable voice count

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • 3rd Wave 24-Voice 61-Key Wavetable Synthesizer
Finish
  • Synth
Categories
Made In
  • United States
Number of Keys
  • 61 Keys
MIDI I/O
  • USB MIDI
  • MIDI Through
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Polyphony
  • 24 Voices
Built-In Speakers
  • No
Keyboard Action
  • Semi-Weighted
Key Size
  • Full Size
Analog / Digital
  • Digital

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