Black Corporation shows the Deckard’s Dream Mk2, the successor of the well-known “CS-80” like Synthesizer with a new tabletop look.
That was quick now. Black Corporation has today introduced the second version of its lovely Deckard’s Dream Synthesizer. Technically, almost everything remains the same in the Deckard’s Dream MK2, only optically there is a nice restyling. The Mk2 comes in a new light, sleek tabletop unit with wood sides or rack-ears (both included). So they adopt the DDRM MK2 to the design of the recently released Xerxes Synthesizer, which already has the same tabletop/desktop layout.
Also new are additional controls over the sustain modes and length. So users of the original Deckard’s Dream don’t panic. There are no real technically changes to your versions. At first glance, I like this design better than the first one. It looks classier and is now more portable.
Deckard’s Dream is not a 1:1 clone of the well-known Yamaha CS-80 but is heavily inspired by it, or as Black Corporation describes it: Replicants. It features eight voices, each with two identical layered parts consisting of a completely analog voltage controlled oscillator made with discrete waveshapers, analog lowpass and highpass filter, each with their own cutoff and resonance settings, noise generator, unique multisegment filter envelope, and VCA + ADSR envelope. Each layer also offers its own independent programming section for MPE-based velocity and polyphonic aftertouch control of its filter cutoff and amp settings. Yepp, that’s amazing to have.
DDRM was created with full expressive performance control in mind, boasting programming sections with global MPE-based control over LFO parameters + pitchbend, as well as global key tracking control over the filter and amplifier settings of both layers. Finally, there is a global portamento/glissando slider affecting both layers simultaneously. The level of expressive control these parameters give over performance is something found in very few synthesizers, and the results are stunning!
Its performance section features global pitch control with coarse & fine-tuning sliders, layer 2 detune slider, independent keyboard range control for each layer, mix balancing between layer 1 and layer 2, global filter cutoff and resonance offsets, and a global LFO to control both layers’ filter/pitch/amplifiers simultaneously.
It also offers full MIDI control and the ability to store 128 presets per bank across 3 banks, integrating the classic synth concept seamlessly into the future of your modern studio needs.
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Black Corporation Deckard’s Dream Mk2 will be available in June 2020 for a price of $3749 USD with a deposit of $1199 USD. Price includes free worldwide shipping with Japan Post International Priority. Courier delivery (UPS, DHL, FedEx etc) is available but will be charged at an additional cost.
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