But it’s expensive.
The team behind the Blade Runner-inspired Yamaha CS-80 clone have opened up pre-orders for the synth.
Deckard’s Dream (named after the hero of the cult sci-fi movie) is an unofficial recreation of the synth Vangelis used to write the classic Blade Runner score, and is now available as a pre-assembled unit. The price? $3,749.
While it costs as much as Moog’s recent Minimoog Model D reissue, it does look and sound impressive, as recent images and videos shared on Instagram have shown.
It’s also considerably less expensive than buying a CS-80 on the second-hand market: vintage models are currently on sale for as much as $19,000 on eBay. However, it’s much more affordable if you’re prepared to build it yourself – a DIY kit is just $999.
If you’ve got the cash to spare, Deckard’s Dream is available for pre-order now. The pre-order runs until June 1 with a build time of 2-3 months.
Deckard’s Dream isn’t the only classic synth to get an unofficial clone in recent months. Behringer is planning its own versions of the Minimoog, ARP 2600 and OSCar.