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In Q1 of this year, Roman Filippov of Sputnik Modular shared with us amazing news about an upcoming DIY Yamaha CS-80 Synthesizer replicant with the name Deckard’s Dream. The name of the Synth is inspired by the man character of the Blade Runner movie where Vangelis socred the soundtrack with an original Yamaha CS-80 Synhtesizer.
Replicants are not clones.
Deckard’s Dream is an 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Using technology available today (and in the near future), you will be able to play the Deckard’s Dream with stunning expressive control.
16 VCO’s: 8-voice polyphony with two independent synthesizer layers per voice, discrete waveshapers help to reproduce the oddness of the original waveforms. Autotune keeps all 16 VCOs tracking perfectly, we even offer the detune settings for a vintage feel.
Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE: MIDI polyphonic aftertouch gives deckard’s dream expression that has only been possible on a very small number of synthesizers. MPE technology (using controllers byROLI,LinnStrument,Haken) takes this even further with the addition of poly pitch bend
Yes it’s DIY kit as well:Besides the built units we provide DIY kits with all digital SMT parts preinstalled. A very detailed building manual, large thru-hole components and a simple calibration procedure will allow even beginners to build this kit.
MIDI, USB, VST/AU editor:With the addition of MIDI implementation, 256 presets and a software editor provided bySpektro Audio, this vintage inspired poly synth is at home in any modern studio.
Analogue effects and CV inputs: 1U rackmount expander is coming later this summer: 16 assignable CV inputs, analogue ring-modulator and chorus, missing Sustain I/II controls. may be used as a standalone effects box and a cv-2-midi convertor.
Designed and built in Japan: We build the synth in Tokyo, Japan and use high quality components and hardware. Shipping is free anywhere in the world.
The developer shared today a massive amount of different short audio demos of the Deckard’s Dream Synthesizer. For me personal, it sounds extremely authentic and capture wonderful the sonic possibilities of the Yamaha CS-80 Synthesizer.
Deckard’s Dream will be available for a price of $3749(built version) and for 999$ as DIY Kit