NAMM 2017: Paradigm – dynamically restructuring synthesis from Fabulous Silicon
What an odd shaped synth – I think I like it. There’s no reason to stick with accepted synthesizer shapes and so brilliantly named Fabulous Silicon have filled their boots with this one. And the shape is not the only thing that doesn’t stick to convention. Paradigm is a synthesizer uniquely capable of dynamically restructuring its own circuitry in real-time. Let’s see if we can get to the bottom of what that means!
No, it doesn’t look like it’s going to become any clearer just yet. They say that it has an architecture that lets you construct and re-construct the analog circuits in real-time. No, I still don’t know what that means or how that’s different from what synthesizers normally do.
Anyway, the facts are that this is an analog/digital hybrid synthesizer. The analog section is monophonic with 3 VCO’s, pulse width, sync, a multimode filter and noise. The polyphonic digital side has 2 digital wavetable oscillators per note and a filter. Then there’s a global filter and overdrive.
Apparently, they are going to drop it on Kickstarter in a couple of weeks where, hopefully, they’ll be able to upack it a bit. Maybe even give us a demo of the sounds and functionality. It would be fabulous if you gave us a bit more info! RRP $1249. Some information on the Fabulous Silicon website. If anyone finds a more detailed video the please let me know!