A photo appeared on the Black Corporation Instagram account showing a pair of Deckard’s Dream Expanders being prepared for NAMM 2018. It will be the first time the Deckard’s Dream is being shown outside of Japan, but also the first time anyone has seen the Expander.
Deckard’s Dream Expander
If you haven’t caught up yet the Deckard’s Dream is a wonderful polyphonic analogue synthesizer inspired by the Yamaha CS-80 and the Blade Runner soundtrack. It costs $3749 and units started shipping at the end of 2017. Part of the development promised many more features and control via a 1U Expander module. It’s this module that we are seeing for the first time.
The Expander has 16 assignable CV inputs, analogue ring-modulator, tremolo and chorus along with the missing Sustain I/II controls. It can also be used as a standalone effects box and a cv-2-midi converter.
There were a few reports from the Tokyo Festival of Modular, where a Deckard’s Dream was on demo, that it didn’t sound as awesome as people hoped. Some new sound demos have emerged from Pandomonium that, I believe, set the record straight on that. I mean, just check this out:
No news on the pricing of the Expander. I Imagine you can expect it to be a quality piece of premium gear. Key an eye on our NAMM 2018 coverage for more photos and information as we get it.