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    Return Receipt (new tune, sorry no mellotrons)

    My Deckard's Dream synth has been out west for a "spa day" for the past couple of months but finally returned home yesterday. While putting it through some tests and checks, this kind of happened. Everything is from the 'Dream, except for the pad which is a layering of a few other synths.

    Not prog at all, but whatever. I'm actually really pleased with it, thought I'd share.

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    Geriatric Anomaly progeezer's Avatar
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    Batts - Quite lovely. I see film scoring in your future.
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    Good poop, dude!
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    Sweet...24 hours in and 100% "Steve" coverage on the tune

    Thanks gents, glad you liked!
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    Count me in, too, John. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    Batts - Quite lovely. I see film scoring in your future.
    I think John is too modest to mention this, but he did do a wonderful soundtrack to the silent movie Der Golem, even performing it live alongside the viewing of the film at a local theater.
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/album/der-golem

    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    My Deckard's Dream synth has been out west for a "spa day" for the past couple of months but finally returned home yesterday. While putting it through some tests and checks, this kind of happened. Everything is from the 'Dream, except for the pad which is a layering of a few other synths.

    Not prog at all, but whatever. I'm actually really pleased with it, thought I'd share.
    Beautiful, great work here John and the DD sounds fantastic
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    Very nice! I had no idea this synth even existed. The word "evocative" comes immediately to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    Very nice! I had no idea this synth even existed. The word "evocative" comes immediately to mind.
    John can provide a much more in depth description than i, but until then here is some basic info.
    The Deckards Dream synth is a DIY project, but can also be purchased assembled. It's based on the Yamaha CS80 synth.
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    The Deckard's Dream was kind of a "dream" synth for me (excuse the pun), as a true CS-80 is incredibly expensive and extremely difficult to keep working without maintenance.

    Made by the Black Corporation, it is a true analog 8-voice synth that essentially replicates the architecture of the CS-80. It has some additional features too; most importantly, it supports MPE as well as polyphonic aftertouch, so if you have either a keyboard with polyAT (Midiboard, old Ensoniqu, cKey, etc.), or an alternate controller for MPE (Linnstrument, Roli, Continuum, KBoard Pro) then you can take advantage of MPE (which lets you have per note velocity, aftertouch, AND pitch bend).

    Technically there are two parts to the DDRM: the 4U main unit and a 1U expander that adds the ring modulation as well as chorus, delay, tremelo and reverb effects.

    https://www.deckardsdream.com/
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    For example...in the tune above, there's no envelope on the lead sound. That's me using a Linnstrument and varying the VCA/VCF for each note individually.
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    Thanks for posting, John! I'll check it out as soon as I can have some quality listening time.

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