A Synthesizer in VHDL emulating a Microwave XT
(c) 2008 Jürgen Schuhmacher
A special setup of the VHDL Synthesizer together with a virtual MIDI controller is used to emulate a Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer.
Virtual MIDI Console
A recent LAPTOP of Type Siemens Amilo XI ´2550 is used to control a virtual console and driving the VA-Synthesizer via MIDI. Common 8 Bit MIDI is used in this case..
Front End for Keyboard Control
The versatile Cinema 4D Software is used to reproduce the Waldorf like Surface of Synthesizer. Knobs are dynamic during rendering phase and thus can be recorded at various angles to show 3D-behaviour in the future. In the current version a static view is used.
VCO - Synthesis Unit
Logical representation of the FPGA Design (VA Oscillators)
FPGA - Design Spartan 3
Physical FPGA Design of the VA wrapper.
MIDI - Data is sent to the FPGA board which produces the sound. VA Synthesis and Wave Table Synthesis is possible. See the Audio DSP pages for details.
Download a full resolution example of the screen: XT-Screen
Download an example sound file produce with the audio workstation: Arpeggios