Excellent news coming from New-Zealand today. Synthstorm Audible released a massive feature update for its Deluge synthesizer & sampler groove-box. For a long time, the Deluge was compared to the Novation Circuit because they had very similar features. This new feature update completely changes it and makes it much stronger and more flexible. This update includes new SD sample streaming, resampling, live audio processing, a new random arpeggiator mode and much more.
The new sample streaming as well the resampling feature raise this device to a new instrument level in my opinion. You can stream all your samples now from the SD card instead of loading them from the RAM. The resampling feature allows you to record the output of the Deluge right back onto the SD card. That’s super practical to create new loops on the fly.
An amazing update in my opinion and I’m pretty sure that the developers will not stop here with the further development and that we will see more new features in the future.
New in Deluge version 1.2.0:
- SD streaming. All samples are now streamed from the SD card, instead of being completely loaded into RAM first. You don’t have to do anything differently – you’ll now just never run out of RAM or have to wait for whole samples to load. Polyphony and other features are unaffected.
- Resampling. Now you can record the output of the Deluge right back onto the SD card. Options are provided for recording exactly for the duration of a loop, and for beginning recording exactly as a sound (e.g. an existing sample) begins.
- Live audio input. Use the input as an “oscillator” source, and treat it like a synth in every other way. Live pitch shifting responds to the notes played on the instrument.
- Monosynth and legato modes.
- Random arpeggiator mode. In addition to the existing “Up”, “Down” and “Both” modes.
Check out here the loopop Deluge Firmware update v.1.2 review
More information here: Synthstorm Deluge review