Deluge firmware V2.1.0 released
Happy New Year to all our users! Today we're very excited to release Deluge firmware V2.1.0. This is another huge update which has been my primary output for the last 6 months.
This update contains a huge number of new features and improvements:
-- Waveform view
-- AIFF file support, and WAV file support extended to include 8-bit files
-- Sample loop point support - UI, and import from tagged files
-- High quality 16-point windowed sinc interpolation now used for sample pitch adjustment / sample rate conversion
-- Better quality pitch shifting and time stretching - also ~60% more efficient
-- Automatic pitch detection and transposing of all samples loaded into “synth” instruments, including single-cycle waveforms
MIDI / gate
-- Greatly reduced jitter on MIDI, gate, and trigger-clock output, regardless of CPU load
-- When MIDI clock or trigger clock output is enabled, stopping all tracks and then starting one again no longer restarts the clock
-- Can set to ignore MIDI clock input
-- Arrangement recording from live performance in song view
-- Can now add / delete instruments, and learn MIDI input channels to them, directly in arranger
-- Automation of “affect entire song” params, in arranger only
-- Can import a whole folder of samples as a kit
-- Collect media tool - copies all song’s samples to a folder for export
-- For certain sample params (POLYPHONY, MODE, REVERSE, SPEED, PITCH/SPEED), can now apply change to whole kit by holding affect-entire button
-- CPU efficiency improved another ~15% (on top of the 30 - 50% gained in V2.0)
-- Horizontal scroll position numeric indication is now present in arranger, and has been changed everywhere to the more standard “bar.beat” format. The same numeric format is now shown when editing track length
-- Settable defaults and randomness for tempo, swing, key and scale
-- Multiplying a track now alters notes’ iteration dependence to keep the piece sounding the same where possible
-- Sidechain and pitch are now adjustable at the “kit” level, using “affect-entire”
Read all about the new features in our updated manual.
Ron Cavagnaro has a great video showing the new arrangement recording feature, and will have more videos on his channel on other V2.1 features before the end of the day.
Just like we did with our last big update, we've asked our users to contribute some new sounds to be supplied with all new Deluges - this time focusing on samples. They've contributed some beautiful sounds to work with. For existing Deluge users, you can easily download this content too.
-- Entire V2.1.0 factory SD card contents (332MB) - most useful if you're wanting to start afresh with a clean SD card.
-- New V2.1.0 content only (154MB) - you can paste the contents of this zip file "on top of" your SD card. This will add kit presets 15 thru 29, and (multi-sampled) synth presets 168 thru 170. If you've already put custom presets at these numbers, you'll probably want to rename their files to a different number first - or choose to overwrite them.
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.
Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your art to be safe regardless.