Deckard's Dream - Inspired by the Yamaha CS-80 and Now Available for Pre-Order

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Deckard’s Dream is an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer inspired by the famed Yamaha CS-80 from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Specs are reported to be as follows by the manufacturer:

Synthesizer features

8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer
Fully analogue signal path
2 synthesis layers per voice
256 presets

Layer architecture

VCO with square, saw and sine waveforms
PWM with sine-wave LFO
Manual PW (50-90%)
12dB HP and LP discrete filters with separate resonance controls
ADSR filter envelope with adjustable initial and attack levels
ADSR VCA envelope
Velocity and aftertouch controls for filter brilliance and volume levels

Master controls

Global coarse/fine tune
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 brilliance and resonance control for additional resonance
Polyphonic aftertouch destinations: LFO speed, LFO to VCO amount, LFO to VCF amount, filter brilliance, volume level
Keyboard tracking adjustment for VCF and VCA


MIDI/MPE with polyphonic aftertouch
Polyphonic pitchbend
128 factory and 128 user presets
Alternate scales and tunings
Software editor by Spektro Audio


128×64 OLED display


DC input jack (9-24V)
External modulation input jack (1/4″)
Expander jack (DIN5)
USB jack (type B, device/host)
MIDI IN jack (DIN5)
AUDIO OUT LOW jack (1/4″)
AUDIO OUT HIGH jack (1/4″)

Physical specifications

19″ 4U rack-mount
Weight: ~ 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs) incl external PSU brick.

Deckard’s Dream is now available for pre-order online at

Pricing is $3,749 assembled and $999 in kit form.