Blader Runner: Sounds from Deckard’s Dream #MusicMonday
Deckard’s Dream is an 8-voice analog synth that sounds a lot like the classic Yamaha CS-80 Vangelis used to create his iconic score for Blade Runner. Just how much can Deckard’s Dream sound like the original? Here’s the answer from sound designer Christian Henson:
Henson describes his video as a “poor mans homage to Vangelis‘ seminal score, from Ridley Scott’s seminal film Blade Runner.” The video focuses on recreating the Blade Runner Brasssound, one of the iconic sounds of synthesis…. But, while you can get close to the sound with a microKorg, a Behringer D or a Little Phatty – the sound is so familiar that recreations tend to have an ‘uncanny valley’ quality. This is in large part because of the unique design of the CS-80. The Deckard’s Dream synth design is close enough that it comes close to nailing the classic CS-80 sound.
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