MATRIXSYNTH: The Bladerunner Synth (Yamaha CS-80) With Meris Mercury 7 & Hedra

Thursday, April 01, 2021

The Bladerunner Synth (Yamaha CS-80) With Meris Mercury 7 & Hedra


video by Perfect Circuit

"Few synthesizers have achieved the legendary status of Yamaha’s CS-80, and it’s always a treat when one comes through our store. When it was released back in 1977, it was state of the art for its time in offering a generous number of presets (some fixed and some programmable), two synth layers per voice, and excellent performance features like polyphonic aftertouch and a flexible ribbon controller.

Among the most iconic uses of the CS-80 was in the score for the 1982 film Blade Runner, written by Greek composer Vangelis. Along with the synthesizer itself, the music of the film is renowned for its use of space and ambience supplied by lush reverbs and effects processors. Coincidentally, expert pedal and pro audio designers Meris have a Blade Runner inspired reverb pedal called Mercury 7 that aims to recreate these dramatic reverberant textures with ease. Pairing this pedal with the CS-80 was an obvious choice, and we also made use of their Hedra pitch shifter to add another layer of magic to some sounds.

Mercury 7 available here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/meris-...​

Hedra available here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/meris-...​

Timeline

00:00​ - Intro
01:02​ - CS-80 Background
01:25​ - Meris Mercury7
01:39​ - Jam w/ Mercury7
02:57​ - Meris Hedra
03:13​ - Jams w/ Mercury7 & Hedra
09:06​ - Outro"

1 comment:

  1. With the googly eyes, it is difficult to tell if that is Vangelis or Marc Doty.

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