Deluge firmware V2.0.0 released
We're enormously proud to announce the release of our new Deluge V2.0.0 firmware.
Download it here. (updated to 2.0.2)
Huge new features:
-- Song arranger mode
-- 30 - 50% or more improvement to CPU efficiency (i.e. more voices)
-- Around 30x more RAM available for working on a song
-- New analog-modelling synth engine features
-- Effect tails may now be heard even after a track finishes playing (including outside of the new arranger mode)
-- MIDI CC, pitch bend, and channel aftertouch recording, sequencing and output
-- MIDI note outputs within kits
-- Note velocity now defaults to that of last touched note (per track)
-- Innumerable other bugfixes and improvements
Read all about the new features in our updated manual.
Ron Cavagnaro has made a great introductory video on the new arranger mode.
To accompany this release, we've expanded the supplied collection of synth presets to 168 total, including many user submissions. This will be supplied on the SD cards of all Deluges shipping from today. For those with a Deluge already, you can download it:
-- Entire factory SD card contents (182MB)
-- Synth presets only (216KB - this is all that's actually changed - place these in your SYNTHS folder)
This collection replaces the 92 synth presets which have been supplied with all Deluges up until now, and still contains almost all of the same sounds or improved versions of them. See the manual for the list of preset titles and creators. Replacing the synth presets in your SYNTHS folder will have no effect on the sound of your previously saved songs.
PLEASE NOTE: any songs saved with this firmware will be unreadable by older firmware versions.
Another note - due to the huge changes to the synth engine, there is regrettably a chance that some of your existing songs may sound a little different with the new firmware. We've done our very best to minimize this, but the following cases may need slight tweaks to the parameters to sound exactly the same as before:
-- Sounds with the filter resonance on full
-- Sounds featuring both an LPF and an HPF
To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.