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Open-Box Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer Condition 1 - Mint

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Powerhouse wavetable synth with 24-voice polyphony and 4-part multi-timbral capability.

The Groove Synthesis 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 fingertips. 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.

Each of its three oscillators per voice can be a classic PPG-era wavetable, high-resolution complex wavetable and analog-modeled waveform.

Classic Legacy, Modern Sound
While the Groove Synthesis 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 four 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 this power is per multipart—that means up to four independent layers of sound, each with its own mod matrix.

Sequence Notes Songs and Params
The 3rd Wave’s sequencer is an inspiring tool for both composers and sound designers because it’s 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.


  • 3 high-resolution digital oscillators per voice
  • 1 analog low-pass filter
  • 1 State-Variable Filter
  • 4 ADSR+ Delay Envelopes
  • 4 Low-Frequency Oscillators
  • 2 Digital Effects
  • Built-in custom Wavetable Maker
  • Performs both note and parameter sequencing
  • 1 Arp per multi-part
  • 16-slot modulation matrix per multi-part
  • 500 factory programs. User rewritable

Four synthesizers at your fingertips. Order today.


3rd Wave Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer Specifications:

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
1 Analog Low-pass Filter
  • Dave Rossum designed, classic, 2140 low-pass resonant filter
  • 24dB per octave slope
  • Variable saturation amount
  • Optional resonance compensation
  • 1 State-Variable Filter
  • 12dB per octave slope
  • Continuously variable between low-pass, notch and high-pass, operation with optional band-pass mode
4 ADSR+ Delay Envelopes
  • Filter, Amplifier, plus two additional envelopes switchable between exponential and vintage PPG-style response
  • Freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations
4 Low-Frequency Oscillators
  • Triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, pulse 1, pulse 2, pulse 3 and random (S&H)
  • Variable delay
  • Note reset
  • Syncable to master clock BPM
2 Digital Effects
  • 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
Wavemaker Tool
  • Built-In Custom Wavetable Maker
  • “Sample-to-wave” functionality. Connect an audio source to the 3rd Wave’s Audio In port, press “Make Waves” and the synth samples the audio to create a custom wavetable
  • Samples to convert can also be brought in as a 96kHz wav file through USB
  • Store up to 32 custom wavetables
  • 64 waveforms per wavetable
  • Accepts pitched or un-pitched material as input
  • 96kHz sampling rate
  • 16-bit resolution
  • 1,024 cycles per waveform, converted automatically to cover entire keyboard range
  • Flexible wave-sampling length
  • Imports Serum wavetables
  • Performs both Note and Parameter Sequencing
  • 4 parts per sequence
  • 24 sequences per preset
  • Up to 32 measures per sequence
  • Variable quantization resolution per sequence (32nd, 16th, 8th, quarter, half, whole note or quantization off), that is settable in real time
  • Variable swing
  • 1 Arp per Multi-part
  • Up, down, up/down and assign modes
  • Variable range (1, 2 or 3 octaves)
Mod Matrix
  • 16-slot Modulation Matrix Per Multi-Part
  • 16 slot modulation matrix with 27 mod sources and 114 mod destinations
  • 12 additional fixed-source mod paths
  • Modulation assignment buttons enable quick and easy modulation routing
  • Mod Matrix runs at audio rates
  • Sequencer can record and play mod parameter changes in real time
  • 77 knobs and 39 buttons enable deep, comprehensive editing with minimal menu diving
  • Pitch and Mod Wheels
  • Full-sized, five-octave, semi-weighted, premium Fatar keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • 500 factory programs. User rewritable
  • 4 Stereo outputs (2 x 1/4" phone jack per part)
  • Headphone out (stereo 1/4" phone jack)
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out, and MIDI Thru
  • USB port for bidirectional MIDI communication
  • Audio Input for creating user wavetables from external audio source (1/4" phone jack)
  • Audio Input can also route audio through the filters, output chain and effects
  • Sustain/footswitch input
  • Volume pedal input
  • Expression pedal input
  • 1 universal IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 100–240V, 50–60Hz, 65 watts maximum power consumption
  • Synth Dimensions: 38.5" x 14.25" x 5", 27 lb.

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