I want to experiment with FPGAs to build audio synthesizers. They would end up being manufactured in quantities of less than 100. I have very little knowledge of FPGAs, but I thought LabVIEW looks like the most intuitive programming option for a beginner. Another option is that I have a programmer friend who is learning OpenCL and keen to learn FPGAs.
I have built many analog synthesizers, and I have also studied simple digital hardware like counters, adders, shift registers.
I don't have this problem that other people seem to have about FPGAs, when they complain that it is not like sequential programming. I don't like the idea of using sequential programming to do real time audio. To me FPGAs seem more natural. This is a reason why I thought of using an FPGA with LabVIEW, as opposed to a microprocessor like the STM34.
Can anyone think of problems I am likely to encounter?