Overdose On ’80s Nostalgia With This Epic Retrowave Playlist

Overdose On ’80s Nostalgia With This Epic Retrowave Playlist

If you’re an admirer the dramatic synth harmonies from electronic music masterminds such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, …

If you’re an admirer the dramatic synth harmonies from electronic music masterminds such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, this nimble new analogue synth will prove to be a sonic treat. Unveiled this year from the mysterious Black Corporation, the compact ‘Deckard’s Dream’ effortlessly reproduces the warm, glossy analogue sounds that both sci-fi and synth enthusiasts have come to know and love.

Debuting at California’s annual NAMM Show, the Deckard’s Dream, affectionately named after Rick Deckard Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi epic Blade Runner, derives much it’s DNA from the classic Yamaha CS-80, a synth used religiously in the eighties by icons such as David Bowie, Gary Numan and Brian Eno. The synth fers polyphony up to 8 voices, with waveform shaping parameters to help you find your desired tone. In addition, the instrument also fers a variety stware compatibility options, such as MIDI out, USB and a VST/AU editor. Finally, for the most dedicated synthesists, a DIY kit is available for the synth, allowing the user to get among the guts the machine.

With such a small instrument emulating some the fattest sounds from the late 70’s early 80’s, it’s safe to say that analogue enthusiasts are in for a blast. Watch the NAMM demo for the Deckard’s Dream below.