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Free Arturia CS-80v Preset Nails Iconic ‘Blade Runner Blues’ Sound

Synthesist and sound designer Paul Schilling has shared a free patch for Arturia CS-80v that nails the sound of Vangelis‘s iconic ‘Blade Runner Blues‘ CS-80 patch. 

Check it out let us know what you think:

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

The Blade Runner Blues lead / harmonica patch is one of the most expressive patches Vangelis ever did on the CS-80. Among other things it features sensitive and fine-tuned velocity and aftertouch response, with quite different settings for each of the two synth lines.

Since it is not directly derived from the CS-80’s preset buttons (many of his other go-to patches were), and especially because it has so many expressive nuances, it is not a straightforward patch to recreate.

After many hours of micro-tweaking every possible parameter on the CS-80V3 and much A/B comparison, this is the closest I have gotten.

The pad background was created with the Roland VP-03 strings to emulate Vangelis’ gorgeous VP330, and some Rhodes flourishes were added.

If you’re a Arturia CS-80v v3 owner, you can dowload the patch for free via Google Drive. Click on the link then click on the download icon on the upper right.