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Deckard's Dream Analog Synthesizer Is Available For Pre-Order

Deckard's Dream Analog Synthesizer Is Available For Pre-Order

Deckard's Dream is the new 8-voice polyphonic rackmount analog synthesizer the creation of which was inspired by Yamaha CS-80 classic super synth sounds. The unit is now available in two versions – DIY kit and an assembled one, both featuring quite an inhumane price tag limiting the target audience blowing away those who care a bit more about price/quality ratio.

Deckards Dream

The new rackmount synthesizer offers 16 VCOs which are in tune thanks to autotune function. They could be detuned as well to bring that vintage feel to the sound. Each voice can carry 2 independent layers.

The synthesizer supports polyphonic aftertouch and MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) technology which until now has been used only in such instruments as ROLI Seabord, LinnStrument, Haken.

Besides, in summer 2017 an expansion 1U module will be shipping: 16 assignable CV inputs/outputs, analog circuitry, chorus effect. You can use this expander as a standalone effects processor and a MIDI-CV converter.

Basic features:

  • 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer
  • Fully analogue signal path
  • 2 synthesis layers per voice
  • 256 presets

Sound layer architecture:

  • VCO with square, saw and sine waveforms
  • PWM with sine-wave LFO
  • LFO with sine, saw, ramp, square and stepped random waveforms
  • Manual PW control (50-90%)
  • 2-pole HP and LP discrete filters with separate resonance controls
  • ADSR filter envelope with adjustable initial and attack levels
  • ADSR VCA envelope
  • Velocity and aftertouch controls for filter brilliance and volume levels

Control elements:

  • Global coarse/fine tune
  • VCO2 detune
  • LFO with sine, saw, ramp, square and stepped random waveforms
  • LFO destinations: VCO, VCF, VCA (attenuator)
  • Crossfade between layers 1 and 2
  • Global filter brilliance and resonance control for additional resonance
  • Polyphonic aftertouch destinations: LFO speed, LFO to VCO amount, LFO to VCF amount, filter brilliance, volume level
  • Keyboard tracking adjustment for VCF and VCA

Control:

  • MIDI/MPE with polyphonic aftertouch
  • Polyphonic pitchbend
  • Unison
  • MIDI over USB
  • 128 factory and 128 user presets
  • Alternate scales and tunings
  • Software editor by Spektro Audio

Screen:

128×64 OLED display

Physical specifications:

  • 19'' 4U rack-mount
  • Weight: ~ 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs) incl external power supply unit.

Pricing and Availability

Deckard’s Dream is ready for pre-order. The unit is priced at US $3749 as a pre-built synth and $999 as a DIY version. Additional components might cost you about $1000.

Published: 18:08 04.05.2017
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