Groove Synthesis Intros 3rd Wave Desktop Module, Adds MPE Support


Groove Synthesis has announced the 3rd Wave Desktop Module.

The company says that the 3rd Wave Desktop Module offers “all the power, all the features, all the ins & outs, and all the awesome sound of the keyboard”.

In addition, they’ve added MPE support to the 3rd Wave.


  • 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
  • 1 Analog Low-pass Filter
  • 1 State-Variable Filter
  • 4 ADSR+ Delay Envelopes
  • 4 Low-Frequency Oscillators
  • 2 Digital Effects, including BBD, stereo delay, tape delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion pedal, rotating speaker, ring mod, room reverb, hall reverb, super plate reverb – most modeled on famous hardware devices
  • Syncable to master clock BPM
  • Parameters modulatable via mod matrix
  • Sequencer and Arpeggiator
  • 16-slot Modulation Matrix Per Multi-Part
  • 500 factory programs. User rewritable
  • Connectivity:
    • 4 Stereo outputs
    • Headphone out
    • MIDI In, MIDI Out, and MIDI Thru
    • USB port for bidirectional MIDI communication
    • Audio Input for creating user wavetables from external audio source
    • Audio Input can also route audio through the filters, output chain, and effects
    • Sustain/footswitch input
    • Volume pedal input
    • Expression pedal input

Pricing and Availability:

The 3rd Wave Desktop Module will be available in November, 2023, priced at $3495 USD.


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