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Deckard’s Dream (Yamaha CS-80 Inspired Synth) Audio Demos

At Knobcon 2017, Scott Rider, aka Old Crow, brought his build of the Deckard’s Dream, a new polyphonic analog synth inspired by the Yamaha CS-80.

Synthesist and sound designer Paul Schilling shared this collection of audio demos that he recorded. Riders’s Deckard’s Dream is a work in progress, and had one voice card out of eight, but the audio demos offer an interesting preview of the upcoming synth. 

Here’s what Schilling has to say about the demos:

At KnobCon I had the fantastic pleasure of spending an hour with a one-voice Deckard’s Dream, owned by Scott Rider aka Old Crow, the designer of the amazing CS-80 filter clones in the DD. What Roman Filippov has put together here is truly astounding.

The fact that this unit had “only” one voice card allowed me to focus in on the details of the sound of it. Rather than going through the presets I spent the whole hour tweaking the voice’s two parallel synth lines, which to me sounded absolutely wonderful and as close to the CS-80 as I’ve ever heard. Imagine what 8 voices of this beast would sound like!

Check them out and let us know what you think!

Pricing and Availability

Deckard’s Dream is available to pre-order, priced at US $3,749 for the pre-built synth and $999 for the DIY version (additional components expected to cost around $1,000.)