Recreating Stevie Wonder’s ‘Village Ghetto Land’ GX-1 Patch On Deckard’s Dream

Synthesist Paul Schilling shared this look at recreating a classic Stevie Wonder GX-1 patch on the Deckard’s Dream.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

A walkthrough of my recreation of Stevie Wonder’s “Village Ghetto Land” GX-1 string ensemble on the Deckard’s Dream synth, with plenty of audio examples.

The Deckard goes beyond what the CS-80 can do, for example by offering PWM LFO sync across all voices and layers (which very few synths offer) and which adds a vibrant airy ensemble-type feel.

Also the Deckard lets you reverse the polarity of the high-pass filter envelopes, so that it behaves either like the GX-1 (HP and LP filters open/close together) or like the CS-80 (they go the opposite way from each other)

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