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After the huge success of the PPG Phonem VST/AU plugin, we optimized the sound-engine to make it run pretty well on the iPad.

It has also been adapted to make best use of multi-touch and comes with IAA and AU-extension.

PPG Phonem lets the user create expressive vocal synthesis beyond anything ever heard before. With its advanced routing system every aspect of the voice can be controlled and modulated in any conceivable way. Anything from a quiet whisper to a scream. Use the intuitive text to speech tool to make Phonem say whatever you want.

Although the PPG Phonem was originally designed to do just vocal synthesis, it turned out that the system was also capable of producing a wide range of universal synthsizer sounds. So we extended the parameter ranges and made everything accessible to the user, to take advantage of this fact.

▪ Create your own singing style and expressions
▪ Large Phoneme inventory - 46 english/american plus 5 german plus 4 french phonemes
▪ Versatile excitation generator/oscillator
▪ Working with typical voice source or wavetable and time-corrected-samples (TCS)
▪ Extreme time stretching, freezing and reversing
▪ Pitch track - let your robots sing
▪ Control track - let it cry and shout
▪ Song mode - making it easy to compose your synthesized text
▪ Wave page - create your own wavetables and modify time-corrected-samples
▪ Import WTS and TCS files from the iPad WaveGenerator and WaveMapper
▪ All internal parameters available to the user - give your voices a special dialect or individual character
▪ Versatile matrix system - allowing 19 sources to control 40 parameters
▪ Two X/Y control pads freely routable to 40 parameters
▪ 6 Envelopes, for control of filter sweeps, waveform, noise and many modulations
▪ 4 LFOs plus Vibrato, Flutter and Growl generators
▪ Fully programmable resonator filter - allowing production of new sound effects
▪ Delay/Reverb effect
▪ Overdrive/Distortion effect
▪ A/B compare your edited sounds
▪ AU extension - run multiple Phonem instances in AU hosts
▪ IAA - inter-app audio support
▪ Audiobus 2 with statesaving
▪ 10 min audio recording and Audio copy to the pasteboard
▪ Redesigned browser with new listing filters
▪ Directly accessible context help for each module
▪ Freely configurable schematic keypads, with extremely expressive modulation options
▪ 4 Keypads play modes: Poly, Mono, Legato and Multitrigger.
▪ 4 MIDI modes: Omni, Poly, Mono, and Voice-Per-Channel.

What's New

Version 1.0.5

AU extension - parameter automation
AU extension - pages come back as saved in FullState
AU extension - All notes off command
AU extension - iPad Pro compatibility issues
User reported bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Wealth of Options and Instructions


The app allows you to fully control the synth and each aspect of it has a built in help section. Although the synth is designed to focus on vocal synthesis, it is not limited to it.

If you enjoy designing your own presets, this is one to look into. There are also a wide range of presets that come with the app so you can use them to get a better sense of what the app can do. There are many ways of modulating and filtering various aspects of the synth.

You can create presets using the app and use them in an AU instance as well. In AUM you can use MIDI to control all sorts of synth parameters in the AU instance to open up even more options.

Another Kiju like app from Wolfgang

Aka monkey dope

Incredible addition to the already outstanding ppg apps! Many thanks Wolfgang and friends! Supplement.....after a day with this app I am totally BLOWN AWAY! peace Christo

Great synth for making wide variety of sounds!


1-star because there’re bugs which makes the app essentially useless.

1) Wave page: Spectrum editor (where you move bars to change harmonics) is broken. You can’t move them precisely even with an Apple Pencil. (WaveGenerator app has the same bug, but it’s much worse there)

2) When adding new phonems it instantly saves the patch and you quickly end up with a lot of patches when all you tried to do was experiment with variating the sound. There’s no way to select several of them later to delete, so you have to go one by one which if it’s like 50 patches can be a nightmare and the frustration is just not worth using the app.

Latest iPad Pro with latest iOS (but this has been there during last 2 official iOS updates)

I bought all 4 of the PPG apps but unfortunately can’t recommend Phonem and WaveGenerator to anyone in their present state. Do get the WaveMapper meanwhile, which is my 2nd fav after WaveGenerator.

Hope this is fixed soon. I’ll update the review and write a proper 5-star one as soon as this is fixed. The potential of this app deserves no less!


Wolfgang Palm
35.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Wolfgang Palm


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