80 Presets For The Deckard’s Dream Synthesizer

Synthesist Paul Schilling has created an 80-patch sound library for the Deckard’s Dream analog synthesizer.

Schilling‘s patches showcase the range of possibilities of the CS-80 inspired synth.

See Schilling’s Soundcloud page for more examples and information.

You can preview a selection of the presets below:

14 thoughts on “80 Presets For The Deckard’s Dream Synthesizer

  1. They need someone to master this and make this instrument really sing. I’m sure it’s really great. Even if it’s only 90’% as good as what it emulates, it would be still be phenomenal. But without the right demos, it sounds like a slightly mediocre vst. The promos really needs to live up to the product their promoting.So far this has not been the case.

    1. I had a quick listen. it’s not that they’re bad. It’s just that so much of the CS80 sound is in the performance, something that should be easier with mpe and interfaces like Roli. This expression was not apparent in these demos, a big oversight. As it is, they just sound like a standard poly synth.A missed opportunity.

      1. You’re right that in these demos I didn’t emphasize the MPE / expressive aspect. One thing that took me by surprise is that with Deckard, Roman Filippov created what is easily one of the most beautiful polysynths I’ve ever laid hands on. It’s truly stunning, even without the velocity/aftertouch / MPE aspects.

        In the following group of demos I did explore the MPE / poly AT aspect more, but admittedly I’m only beginning to scratch the surface. And I need a lot more practice 🙂

  2. Very good indeed. Uli where are you?? We need a Behringer CS80 clone asap.
    Well – then I could afford to get four of them and build my dream machine… a GX1 clone (!). 😀
    (Oh – I have already built a multi manual organ console to control it.. pedals and all… )
    Uli please?? 😉

  3. I’m impressed, of course, because the thing sounds pretty true to me. Its not quite as (seemingly) lush/gritty as the CS-80 and CS-60 I remember playing, but its easily at the 95% level. I do agree that some $4k-5k synths justify the price, but the CS-80 isn’t really some galactic grail. Anyone who has two sawtooth waves to detune, some reverb and a minimal sense of pitch bending can make the Blade Runner sound. I don’t fault all-modular people or those who stack up several multi-thousand-buck slab synths for being drawn to their own methods, but I also wonder why they don’t just build those sounds themselves. Most of them are known because of how they were applied, not the oscillator drift characteristics, duh! Being all knotted up over filter curves is like being a rock band whose rider demands only red M&Ms and a cheese platter the size of a trampoline.

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