Black Corporation has introduced Deckard’s Dream mkII, a sleeker and lighter version of the original Deckard’s Dream synthesizer.
The Deckard’s Dream is a modern synth design, inspired by the classic Yamaha CS-80 and the Vangelis score of the movie Blade Runner. The MK2 delivers everything the previous versions of DDRM have done, plus it adds additional controls over Sustain modes and length.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
DECKARD’S DREAM (DDRM), 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 features its own independent programming section for MPE-based velocity and polyphonic aftertouch control of its filter cutoff and amplifier settings.
DDRM’s perfomance 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.
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!
DDRM features full MIDI control and the ability to store 128 presets per bank across 3 banks, integrating this classic synth concept seamlessly into the future of your modern studio needs.
Pricing and Availability
The Deckard’s Dream mkII is priced at $3749. It’s available to pre-order now, with delivery expected in June 2020.