How do you use your Deluge?
I've had my Deluge for a couple of weeks, and have been lurking around this forum doing a lot of reading. Looking over a lot of feature requests, I started to really wonder what are the common ways people are using this device, and how differently people use it to how I am.
Up until about six months ago I worked 100% in DAWs, but started really getting into this hardware revival and seeing what people were doing. However, music has and always will be just a hobby, so I don't want to go all out buying numerous devices. Thanks to YouTube I really got to like the idea of a smallish, portable, "all in one" device that wasn't an iPad, but with buttons and knobs. The Circuit groovebox was very appealing to me, for being relatively inexpensive, but full featured enough to really stand on its own and be able to have fun making full tracks. Six months later I use the Circuit almost daily.
However, it is a limited device, definitely, and I wanted something similar in form factor and portability but more capable. I wanted to get more into sound design and using sample without needing to connect a separate device. I've been very interested in the OP-1 and finally saved up and ordered one but its been backordered for months, so I wait.
Then Jeremy at Red Means Recording did a video on the Deluge and my first thought was Circuit on steroids, with most of the features I wished the Circuit had. So, here I am. And that's how I use my Deluge so far, really as just a go-anywhere groovebox. Like a Circuit with more voices and tracks. I don't have any other devices to connect it to, other than the Circuit and some pocket operators. I haven't even tried recording or making my own samples or kits on it. I did download the "66 Legendary Drumkits" and a pack of 200 Synth presets someone posted on YouTube. Right now I'm really just trying to get to grips with the synth engines, all the routing/patching options and make some cool sounds, which I've been struggling with. With the DAW background, I'm also GREATLY looking forward to the upcoming arranger mode, and hoping the analog modeled synth engines sound a bit better.
So, post up! Let's here the ways you guys are using this thing, and maybe help inspire or show others some new ways to use it we hadn't thought of!