Tokyo Festival Of Modular 2017: Deckard’s Dream Synthesizer Sound Demo

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Over the past few months, the Deckard’s Dream Synthesizer by Roman Filippov has caused quite a stir in the synth communities. Especially because he try to be a modern interpretation of the legendary Yamaha CS-80 analog Synthesizer. In the past weeks, there was not a lot of news about this upcoming new product. On this year’s Tokyo Festival of Modular, I had the chance to check out the Deckard’s Dream. Unfortunately, the developer was sick and was not available for an interview.

Although the Deckard’s Dream doesn’t have the original design of the CS-80 from the past, the instrument is visually very successful. From the sound it’s not absolutely accurate to the well-known character but very close. Maybe they can even improve the whole device through firmware updates. If you search the sound of the CS-80 but with modern features like polyphonic aftertouch than check out absolutely this new Synth made in Japan.


  • 16 VCO’s: 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 ROLILinnStrumentHaken) 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 truth 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.

Deckard’s Dream will be available for a price of $3749 (built version) and for 999$ as DIY Kit

More information here: Deckard’s Dream 

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