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With the 3rd Wave Desktop Groove Synthesis presents a synthesizer with hybrid sound architecture that knows how to impress.  All product info

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  • Manufacturer: Groove Synthesis
  • Construction / Number of Keys: 61
  • Keyboard: light weight
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Keyboard Split: Yes
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Product information - Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave Desktop

Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer

  • Hybrid Synthesizer
  • Wavetable Synthesis
  • 4-Part Multitimbral
  • 24 voices
  • 3 oscillators
  • Lowpass Filter
  • State Variable Filter
  • Modulation matrix (27 sources, 114 destinations)
  • 4 LFOs
  • 4 ADSR envelopes
  • 3 12-step wave envelopes
  • WaveSurfer
  • 2 effect blocks
  • Voice modes: Poly, Mono, Legato, Unison, Chord
  • Step sequencer
  • Arpeggiator
  • Wave Maker
  • 500 presets

3rd Wave Advanced Wavetable Synth - Demos

The royal class in the wave pool

With the 3rd Wave Desktop, Groove Synthesis presents a synthesizer with hybrid sound architecture that knows how to impress both visually and functionally. The main focus of the 3rd Wave Desktop is on wavetable synthesis, which has been implemented comprehensively and convincingly in every respect. The three oscillators are also capable of reproducing classic analogue waveforms and the original 8-bit waveforms of the Wave 2. A special feature is the WaveSurfer with which you can shift the wave offset of all three oscillators at the same time. It is one detail of many where you can see how much heart and soul went into this instrument. The clearly designed desktop model comes with fewer controls than the keyboard version, but much is only a keystroke away and all settings can be made via the Display or the controls of the function group.

A dream in blue - the 3rd Wave Desktop Hybrid Synthesizer

Sound architecture

Each of the 3rd Wave Desktop's 24 voices has three oscillators, offering a choice of access to 64 modern wavetables, 32 original 8-bit PPG 2 series wavetables, or seven high-resolution modelled analogue waveforms including white and pink noise. If this impressive selection is not enough for you, you can create your own Wavetables with the integrated WaveMaker tool. The overtone-rich drone sound from your modular system inspired you? Turn it into a wavetable! 32 memory locations are available for this purpose, swapping and exchanging with the computer is possible at any time. Hardsync is switchable between the tone generators while the sound palette is extended by linear FM. The carefully constructed and (if desired) modulated sound spectrum leads into two analogue filters connected in series. The first is a 24dB Lowpass filter based on a classic SSI 2140 circuit by Dave Rossum. The second is a State Variable Filter, which is astonishingly close to the SEM filter in terms of sound and especially function. The end of the signal path is marked by an analogue stereo VCA with panning capability. The final polish is given to the sounds by two effect blocks that generate various delays, phasers, chorus, Distortion and reverb effects, among others, and can even be synchronized to Clock.

In seventh modulation heaven

No less than four synchronizable LFOs with nine waveforms each, four ADSR envelopes and three wave envelopes give the sounds in the 3rd Wave Desktop the necessary movement. Thanks to the extensive modulation matrix, which includes a full 16 entries, 27 sources with 114 destinations can be connected at will. In this way, despite a fixed signal path, the 3rd Wave Desktop achieves flexibility in modulations that could otherwise only be found in a modular system. Two ADSR envelopes are permanently assigned to the filters and the VCA, two more are freely addressable. Especially for the modulation of the Wavetables there is a separate 12-stage envelope for each oscillator, which consists of six time and level elements each. The control times of the envelopes range from crisp and percussive to floating and ambient.

Four 3rd Wave in one!

Since the 3rd Wave Desktop is quadruple multitimbral playable, you can play four sounds on different MIDI channels polyphonically at the same time depending on the available voices. For each multipart there is a separate stereo output. For combinations with four sounds there are several multiprograms additive to the 500 memory locations for single sounds. Likewise, the programmable arpeggiator, the polyphonic step sequencer and the voice mode, which allows the choice between poly, mono, legato, unison and chord, belong to each sound.


The videos show the keyboard version, regarding sound and features both models are identical.

A Fistful of 3rd Wave Presets

3rd Wave Virtual Analog Sounds - Part 1

Meet The 3rd Wave - Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer

3rd Wave Demo - CONTENTS

Groove Synthesis 3RD WAVE: What makes it special?

The 3rd Wave: Wavetable Shenanigans!


  • Manufacturer: Groove Synthesis
  • Construction / Number of Keys: Desktop without keyboard
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Keyboard Split: Yes
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Sound Generation: Hybrid analog/digital
  • Polyphony: 24
  • Number of Sounds: 500
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Integrated Effects Processor: Yes
  • Number of Knobs: 41
  • Number of Keys: 43
  • Display: Yes
  • Mounting Options: MIDI Step Sequencer
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • USB MIDI Interface: Yes
  • LINE IN: Yes
  • LINE OUT: Yes
  • Headphone Connection: Yes
  • Volume Pedal Connection: Yes
  • Sustain Pedal Connection: Yes
  • Power Supply: Adapter, external
  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes
  • Width (cm): 42.1
  • Height (cm): 21.3
  • Depth (cm): 7.9
  • Weight (kg): 4.6
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