At this year’s NAMM Show, Black Corporation unveiled Deckard’s Dream, a new analog synth inspired by the classic Yamaha CS-80 and Vangelis' score for Blade Runner.
The new synth features 8-voice polyphony with two independent synthesizer layers per voice, plus an array of analog effects. This allows Deckard’s Dream to deliver a cinematic sound similar to those used in films from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
For the more adventurous musicians, Deckard’s Dream is also available in a DIY kit, which features a very detailed building manual and large thru-hole components that allow even beginners to build the synth.
Synthtopia was able to link with Black Corporation at NAMM to capture Deckard’s Dream in action with an intimate demo. Watch the video below.
For more on the score of Blade Runner, watch a mini-documentary released by Soundworks that provides an impressive look into the incredible sound design of the sequal Blade Runner 2049 here and read Mixmag's full review of the film.
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