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Fabulous Silicon Paradigm
Old 20th January 2017
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Fabulous Silicon Paradigm

Someone finally used Anadigm FPAAs in the making of a synth, the Fabulous Silicon Paradigm, to be presented at NAMM 2017:

Fabulous Silicon Paradigm-fabuloussiliconparadigm.jpg

Analog Circuit Configurations:

Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

3x Voltage Controlled Oscillators with PWM, Oscillator Sync (1->2) and Frequency Modulation
1x Multimode filter, 12db or 24db rolloff, Hi-Pass, Lo-Pass, Band-Pass, and Bandstop
Noise Generator (Pink or White)

Polyphonic Hybrid Synthesizer

2x Digital Wavetable Oscillators per note
1x Multimode filter per note, 12db or 24db rolloff, Hi-Pass, Lo-Pass, Band-Pass, and Bandstop

Stereo Analog Multimode Filter + Overdrive Amp

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Last edited by DrJustice; 22nd January 2017 at 11:37 PM.. Reason: Clarity
Old 20th January 2017
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wow.. remember reading about anadigm fpaa and its posibilities, like eons ago.

if this shows up as working proto on the namm, it will be exciting ..
Old 20th January 2017
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Would that mean that the hybrid poly is really paraphonic? Very interesting.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Ai ➑️
Would that mean that the hybrid poly is really paraphonic? Very interesting.
It says 1 multimode filter per note so it looks like full poly.
Old 20th January 2017
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So it's digital filters for the poly then ran through the "stereo analog filter"?
Old 20th January 2017
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It might be new Nord Modular i guess, especially if they wouldn't limit themself to VA paradigm but add more modular features.

Only new/interesting project on this NAMM.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Ai ➑️
So it's digital filters for the poly then ran through the "stereo analog filter"?
I don't think so. Unfortunately the text in my OP was formatted so that it might be ambiguous - sorry for any confusion created, I've formatted it more clearly now.

My guess is that the hybrid configuration uses the 4 Anadigm chips for the filters. I could also speculate that the monosynth configuration used an Anadigm chip for each of the 3 oscillators and the filter.

As for the "stereo analog filter" configuration, that seems to be an analog processor application (not a synth). Bryan Pape of Fabulous Silicon explains in this video that they also see it being used as an analog processor:

Old 25th January 2017
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Fascinating concept. Hope it goes into production someday
Old 25th January 2017
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Very cool! I'm excited to see and hear what this becomes.

He said he's going to taking this to Kickstarter. Hope it reaches it's goal.
Old 30th January 2017
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Fabulous Silicon has released a couple of images of the innards if their Paradigm:

(click images for full size)



Old 30th January 2017
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I actually didn't know about FPAAs until this showing at NAMM.. but ever since finding out about FPGAs which are used in recreation of retro hardware a lot, I've been wondering when we'd get something like this.. definitely keeping an eye on this
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