Fans of the Blade Runner movie and the Vangelis soundtrack will know where the name of this new rackmount synth comes from. We brought you preliminary news of it earlier this year and now it's available for pre-order for the rest of this month. Deckard's Dream is described as an 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the late 1970s and early 1980s. It's makers say that using technology available today (and in the near future), you will be able to play the Deckard's Dream with stunning expressive control. Here's more details from them...
8-voice polyphony with two independent synthesizer layers per voice, discrete waveshapers help to reproduce the oddness of the original waveforms. Autotune keeps all 16 VCOs tracking perfectly, we even offer the detune settings for a vintage feel.
Polyphonic aftertouch and MPE
MIDI polyphonic aftertouch gives deckard's dream expression that has only been possible on a very small number of synthesizers. MPE technology (using controllers by ROLI, LinnStrument, Haken) takes this even further with the addition of poly pitch bend.
Yes, it's DIY kit as well
Besides the built units we provide DIY kits with all digital SMT parts preinstalled. A very detailed building manual, large thru-hole components and a simple calibration procedure will allow even beginners to build this kit
MIDI, USB, VST/AU editor
With the addition of MIDI implementation, 256 presets and a software editor provided by Spektro Audio, this vintage inspired poly synth is at home in any modern studio.
Analogue effects and CV inputs
1U rackmount expander is coming later this summer: 16 assignable CV inputs, analogue ring-modulator and chorus, missing Sustain I/II controls. may be used as a standalone effects box and a cv-2-midi convertor.
Designed and built in Japan
We build the synth in Tokyo, Japan and use high quality components and hardware. Shipping is free anywhere in the world.
Pricing and Availability:
Built: $1,199 deposit. The total price is $3749 with a free worldwide shipping, the remaining balance of $2550 is to be paid when the product is ready for shipping.
Kit: $349 deposit. Total price is $999 with a free worldwide shipping, the remaining balance of $650 to be paid when the product is ready for shipping.
We sat down with Rob to discuss the creative process and what lead him to using a modular