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Esper Synth Explained

Early in the 21st Century, UNEARTHED SAMPLING advanced synth sample recording into the ESPER phase - a kontakt instrument virtually identical to a handful of sounds found on an actual CS-80 synthesizer, known as a Replicant -  The ESPER SYNTH is used Off-World as slave labor in sci fi scores or Bladerunner score re-creations, and usually during the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.








A film which any self respecting film buff will tell you is a masterpiece due to many factors including the mesmorizing synth score by mastermind composer Vangelis.  As composers, we've all sought the perfect recreation of the lead sound which defined this score, well look no further, the brass lead which permeates the Bladerunner score has been UnEarthed!


Esper Synth sets out to accurately recreate some of the most iconic sounds heard from Vangelis iconic score such as the awesome brassy lead and pad found in Main Titles and Blade Runner Blues.


This isn't a synth recreation, or samples taken from the soundtrack.  Esper Synth is sampled directly from patches painstakingly re-created on an actual CS 80 synth which is, in essence, the sound of Bladerunner.  The brass leads are the highlight of the library and are extremely playable out of the box.  No knob turning, no digging for the perfect reverb, just load and play.


In most cases, the volume of each patch is mapped directly to the modwheel for easy dynamic control (so remember to tweak the modwheel if you're not hearing anything!).  The Noir Sci-fi styled GUI contains controls for LOW, MID, and HI EQ as well as attack / release sliders, a reverb / space control knob, and a button to turn the patch from poly to monophonic if you're after authenticity.  


There are 5 versions of "the" brassy lead sound, 4 pads, 2 bell instruments, and even a HUGE offworld percussion section (inspired by the bladerunner main title cue) with reverb baked in.  12 patches in total.


Are these exact re-creations?  Nope, but extremely close and heck of a lot of fun to play.  Perfect for Bladerunner fans or your next scifi score.  Curious just how close we got in this re-creation experiement?  Just check out the demos to the right!  Everything heard is from Esper Synth.




Demo Songs
Video Walkthrough


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