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Newsletter - August 2018 (US Tour, new 2.1 firmware tease and more...)

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Ian_JorgensenIan_Jorgensen Wellington, New ZealandStaff
edited August 11 in News
  • Deluge US Tour
  • Deluge 2.0.2 firmware bugfix update
  • Desert Island Synth
  • 2.1 Firmware Feature Tease: Waveform View
  • Europe Photos
  • Wait List / Sold Out

DELUGE US TOUR

Lots of big news in this newsletter, but among the most exciting is that we’re heading to the US very soon for a mix of live performances, workshops and demos! Please come along and hang out, and, if you’re a current user and are keen to play a short set (5 mins or more) at the LA, Portland or Seattle events, please get in touch! (ian@synthstrom.com)

  • Aug 24th, Los Angeles, CA at Coaxial Arts - Demo/Workshop and live performances
  • Aug 25th, Bishop, CA at Mountain Rambler Brewery - Live performance by Ian Jorgensen only*
  • Aug 26th, San Fran, CA at Noisebridge - Demo/Workshop (Meetup event)
  • Aug 27th - Arcata, CA at The Miniplex - Live performance by Ian Jorgensen only*
  • Aug 28th - Portland, OR at Valentines - Demo/Workshop
  • Aug 29th - Seattle, WA at Chop Suey - Demo/Workshop and some short live performances
  • Sept 5th - Brooklyn, NYC at Private Studio - RSVP required - Demo/Workshop
  • Sept 7th - Northeast Electro Music Festival, Homer, NY - Demo, Workshop and live performance
  • Sept 8th and 9th - KnobCon - Chicago, IL - Trade show and live performance

Further details (timing etc) will be announced HERE soon and also on the FB event for this tour.

Other East Coast cities? If you have a space you could host a small event at, let me know and Ian might be able to make it to your city, even just a studio that ten people could hang out in: ian@synthstrom.com

*The Bishop and Arcata events are simply a live Deluge performance by Ian Jorgensen from Synthstrom Audible who will be playing on a bill along with Vaporwave legend from New Zealand, Eyeliner and the LA based Limousine - details on that tour here: www.alowhum.com

## Deluge firmware 2.0.2 (bugfix update)

As you would have heard by now, our epic new 2.0 firmware is out. Well, Rohan has recently just released a bug-fix update as well, 2.0.2, so make sure you update to get the full benefits.
You’ll find details about the 2.0 update HERE (the link there will download 2.0.2, the latest update)

INCLUDES:

  • 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

Arranger mode - basics video with Ron Cavagnaro
Some great videos of the new arranger mode in action:
Including this by Dojo Jones (pictured above)
and by Krzysztof Steplowski

## ## Desert Island Synth

Recently we were blown away when in a discussion about their "Desert Island Synth’s", both Gaz and Nick of Sonicstate.com suggested the Deluge. So honoured.

  • Discussion starts around the 45min point.

## 2.1 Firmware Feature Tease: Waveform View

We’re still a while away from the release of our next update, 2.1, but Rohan is working on some amazing new features and we thought we’d show you one of the new features that he has been developing, 'Waveform View'.
On Facebook
On YouTube

Don’t expect to see this update released till late 2018, lots more features to come :)

Europe Photos

We recently got back from a fun demo/workshop tour around Europe including several live shows by Ian and a special performance by Marika Pratley performing an ambient Deluge set on an original 32 pad "sugarcube" Deluge in Meteora, Greece (pictured above).

Check out some photographs from the trip on our Instagram, and follow our Insta to see photos from the upcoming US trip. See all our users posts who have tagged us on Insta: #synthstromdeluge

Wait List / Sold Out

As maybe you’ve heard, we are currently out-of-stock of the Deluge, orders post Superbooth went kinda crazy. You can still place an order to guarantee one from the next batch. We currently cannot offer a firm date on delivery, though we expect this to be within a few months’ time.
If we cannot supply within 3 months of placing your order, we are happy to offer a full refund if you do not wish to continue waiting.

If instead of placing on backorder you wish to simply go on a wait list to be notified when they are next on sale, please enter in your contact details HERE

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Comments

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    PhilPhil Montréal, Québec, canada
    edited August 19

    Hats off!

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    hexfxtrikshexfxtriks Redondo Beach California

    Was wondering if anyone knew the time of the workshop/performance times for Coaxial in LA on the 24th.

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    nosepeoplenosepeople United States

    @Ian_Jorgensen I emailed you about a possible short set at the Portland appearance and never got a reply.

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    nosepeoplenosepeople United States

    Update - got a reply

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    rdorscherdorsche New York, USA

    Very excited to have Synthstrom coming to neemfest.org!
    A few of us WILL be there with our recently-updated-firmware Deluge units!

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