"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).
Using Chains and automation to switch keyboard setups