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PPG wave 2 – loading programs from CASSETTE

I just put a video up on YouTube, showing how to load programs using the CASSETTE port at the back of the PPG wave 2.

This PPG wave 2 probably has a weak battery and loses its programs after a few months if it’s not turned on. The battery will eventually be replaced with a modern, non-rechargeable lithium battery and a diode.
Instead of using a cassette tape, I’m playing the data from my MacBook. The MacBook is set at 100% volume, the PPG seems to be very sensitive about the levels. The program audio that you hear in this video from 0:50 should theoretically work to restore the programs in you PPG. That’s why I chose to keep it at the right level, -5 dB, in this clip.

Korg Polysix arrived

Today my “new”  Polysix arrived. Cosmetic condition is quite good, with the exception of one major dent in the fake wood. It has the CHD midi kit, though I haven’t had time to test it yet.

It’ll need a cleaning and the factory presets, because the current presets are not very exciting at all. The filter sounds amazing, and I really like the built in effects!

Restoring factory presets in the Waldorf Microwave

When I got the Microwave it had a lot of german 90’s techno sounding presets strangely named like “Horny Bitch” and so on (Horny Bitch wasn’t even a brass patch = FAIL).

I guess this isn't a factory preset. Read my other post on how to restore the factory presets.
I guess this isn’t a factory preset. Read my other post on how to restore the factory presets.

I had to get the factory presets back! Fortunately Waldorf supplies these on their homepage.

Go to the Sounds folder and download the midi version. In the zip you’ll find the factory presets and some bonus presets. To transfer them to the MW, simply open the midi file and run it in the sequencer. For me it worked directly, some settings might have to be set first, instructions are in the zip file.

My favorites so far are:

  • factory.mid – The factory banks
  • ppg/mwave2_3.mid – I think these are the factory patches from the PPG Wave 2.3
  • wavepool/digital.mid – A lot of lofi digital sounding patches, very PPG:ish