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Black Corporation Deckard's Dream

8 voice analog synthesizer (2018)

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream

"Rackmount eight-voice analog DIY synthesizer based on rare and iconic Yamaha CS80 later updated with a V2"


OVERVIEW Deckard's Dream is an eight-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer in a 19 "rackmount format. It is inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the late 1970s and early 1980s and of course Greek genius Vangelis and the Blade Runner movie by Ridley Scott.
The synthesizer features a fully analog signal path with two independent voice layers. Discrete waveformers help reproduce the oddities of the original waveforms, especially the sawtooth problem, which is a big part of the CS-80's sound. An autotune function ensures that the 16 VCOs are being perfectly tracked. It even offers detuning and microtuning settings for a more vintage feel. With the addition of MIDI implementation, 256 presets (which can be managed on the integrated OLED screen) and an upcoming software editor provided by Spektro Audio, this vintage-inspired synthetic synth feels like home in any modern studio.



For each layer, the synthesizer offers a square, saw, and sinusoidal waveform VCO, discrete 12 dB HP and LP filters with separate resonance controls, an ADSR for the filter with adjustable start and attack levels, and a dedicated ADSR to the VCA. The synthesizer also provides speed and aftertouch controls for filter brightness and volume levels.
Additionally, the polyphonic aftertouch provides the Deckard dream expression that has only been possible in a very small number of synthesizers. MPE technology (using ROLI, LinnStrument, Haken drivers) takes this even further with the addition of polyphonic pitch bend.

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream Specification

8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer
Fully analog signal path
· 2 layers of voice synthesis
256 presets
128 × 64 OLED screen
Layer architecture
· VCO with square, saw and sinusoidal waveforms
PWM with Sine Wave LFO
Manual PW (50-90%)
Discrete 12dB HP and LP filters with separate resonance controls
ADSR filter envelope with adjustable attack and start levels
· ADSR VCA envelope
· Speed ​​and aftertouch controls for filter brightness and volume levels
Master controls
Overall coarse / fine tuning
VCO2 detune
LFO with Sine, Saw, Ramp, Square, and Stepped Random Waveforms
LFO destinations: VCO, VCF, VCA
· Crossfade between layers 1 and 2
· Global filter brightness and resonance control for additional resonance
Polyphonic aftertouch destinations: LFO speed, LFO to VCO amount, LFO to VCF amount, filter brightness, volume level
· Keyboard tracking adjustment for VCF and VCA
· MIDI / MPE with polyphonic aftertouch
Polyphonic pitch pitch
· Unison
· MIDI over USB
· 128 factory presets and 128 user presets
· Alternative scales and tunings
· Software editor by Spektro Audio
DC input (9-24V)
· External modulation input (1/4 ")
Expander connector (DIN5)
USB connector (type B, device / host)
· AUDIO OUT LOW (1/4 ")
· AUDIO OUT HIGH (1/4 ")
· 19 "4U rackmount
Width: 483 mm
Height: 178 mm
Depth: 200mm
· Weight: ~ 4.8kg includes external PSU.

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