I agree with the reviewers who say that Plex is under-rated. I've used this synth and produced what I consider fantastic results. I'll also say there's some truth that the high end sounds piddley and that the synth is overall tinny. HOWEVER, with a simple tilt EQ and a tiny bit of compression, the signal becomes wide and alive. I've always viewed the thinness as being due to the lack of compression the synth applies in it's processes, where many synths ladle it on. This makes sense to me because orchestral instruments don't react well to being smashed with compression. The real excitement with Plex is that it has a totally unique approach to sound design. Instruments are divided into four components which may be mixed at your will. How about an instrument that's the high spectrum from a violin, with the lower spectrum of a pipe organ, and the filter characteristics and amplitude envelope of a choir? Wild combos are possible. Worth a download if you are into exploring new sounds.
Full documentation in german, english... and french! Great.
Wolfgang Palm was the owner of PPG and its chief designer. As far as I remember he made his first synthesizer in 1975 with the help of... Tangerine Dream! He is the creator of the digital wavetable oscillators that were used for the first time in the famous PPG Wave 2. When PPG ceased to exist (in 1987 if my memory doesn't fail) he continued his work with Waldorf, which is now reknowned for their fabulous synthesizers developed around his digital wavetable synthesis and used by many of the most famous musicians all around the world.
This is a very fun little synth. Just drag and drop the 3 waveforms into the various sounds and the parameters seem endless! Right click the mouse in a section for a drop down menu to add sounds to each section. Many presets to choose for starting points, too. This thing has kept me up late quite a few nights. Haven't even got to thinking about a manual yet. Very nice for a freebie.