"Replicants are like any other machine - they're either a benefit or a hazard."
"CS-80s are like any other machine - they're either a benefit or a hazard." - Mostly likely a hazard, especially if you're trying to move it....
Roman Filippov has shared these images of Deckard's Dream, an 8-voice polyphonic DIY clone of the original Yamaha CS-80. And like many any people you're probably thinking that you don't want to build a CS-80... Well luckily for you there is also a built version in the works.
You may well be looking at these images and think that there is a lack of CV control, however there is a complex CV expander unit planned. So this may well be a patchable CS-80 in the end!
There is also a lack of ring mod , chorus and spring reverb which Roman explains will be coming in a 1U expander.
The expressiveness of the original CS-80 came mainly from the implementation of polyphonic aftertouch, however with a rack mounted version you loose all that... So to address this, possibly major pitfall, Roman has stated that he will be looking into maybe implementing MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression).
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