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Deluge firmware V2.1.0 released

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rohanrohan Staff
edited January 1 in News

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.

Download it here.

This update contains a huge number of new features and improvements:

Sample engine
-- Multisampling
-- 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

Arranger
-- 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

Media management
-- 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

More
-- 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.

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Comments

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    LunaNova7LunaNova7 Los Angeles

    Thank you so much, I've loved this beauty from the moment I've had it, and your continued dedication is incredible. I can't wait to try this out

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    Yay! Thanks so much for the new year's gift. Have to say, the deluge is an amazing instrument.

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    thank you!!!! its really amazing

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    ClemClem AUckLand Aotearoa NeuZEULOND

    Thanks! After being sick through NYE and today it's great to have this to brighten up the start of 2019!

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    mbangmbang Gothenburg, Sweden

    Fantastic work, thanks!

  • 0

    Happy New Year! Great start to 2019😁 thank you!!

  • 0
    JDiamondJDiamond Brooklyn, New York

    Thank you!
    Happy New Year!

  • 0
    darenagerdarenager Between a rack and a hardware place

    Yay! Happy New Year y’all!

  • 0
    punxdronepunxdrone Deutschland

    Happy new year and thank you so much for your fantastic work!

  • 0
    AngusAngus Melbourne

    Thanx! Great new features!

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    amiga909amiga909 Switzerland
    edited January 1

    Hurray, what a release! It is a bomb :p
    Thank you Synthstrom @rohan @Ian_Jorgensen !

    Some additional commands for the Popular Commands section in the Deluge manual:

    ARRANGER VIEW
    
    Clear Arrangement
    Push ◄► knob + Back
    
    Horizontal instrument shift
    Push ▼▲ knob + turn ◄► knob
    
    Audition instrument
    Press Instrument’s Audition pad (song's root note or a snare drum in kit mode)
    
    Drag “unique” Track-instance to song view
    Hold Grid pad + press Song + turn ◄► knob + release Grid pad
    
    
    SONG VIEW
    
    Drag Track-instance to arranger
    Hold Grid pad + press Song + turn ◄► knob + release Grid pad
    
    since 2.1
    Collect and backup media 
    Press Save/Delete + long-press Save/Delete
    
    since 2.1
    Record to Arranger
    Hold Record + press Song
    
    
    TRACK VIEW: SYNTH MODE
    
    Save synth preset
    Press Save/Delete + SYNTH
    
    since 2.1
    Load entire folder as a multisample synth
    Hold Select in file browser
    
    TRACK VIEW: KIT MODE
    
    Save kit preset
    Press Save/Delete + KIT
    
    since 2.1
    Load entire folder as a kit
    Hold Select in file browser
    
    since 2.1
    Apply parameter change to whole kit
    Hold affect-entire while changing parameter (POLYPHONY, MODE, REVERSE, SPEED, PITCH/SPEED)
    
    Post edited by amiga909 on
    Ian_Jorgensen
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    Wooohoooo thank you so much 🌻

  • 0
    oltecoltec Germany

    Thank you and a happy new year

  • 0

    What a great new year's gift! Thanks so much you guys!

  • 0
    dest4bdest4b Frankfurt, Germany

    :smiley: thx

    www.soundcloud.com/dest4b

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    EdiEdi Ireland

    Thanks a million - really looking forward to playing with all the new updates! Happy new year!

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    thankyou!!!!!

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    Just got mine yesterday! So excited!

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    Just received mine yesterday! Been having so much fun with it already <3

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    doodloodoodloo Lisbon, Portugal

    I don't know if it's just me, but the last Synth Param (I think it's a multisample sort of piano) of the update pack lags a great deal. If notes and lights are late in piano mode when playing, and if I keep playing while the Deluge is lagging behind, it then keeps playing for a long time what I was trying to play.

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    StromerStromer Germany

    Thanx and happy new year!

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    @doodloo said:
    I don't know if it's just me, but the last Synth Param (I think it's a multisample sort of piano) of the update pack lags a great deal. If notes and lights are late in piano mode when playing, and if I keep playing while the Deluge is lagging behind, it then keeps playing for a long time what I was trying to play.

    Are you using the supplied sd card? This might be a read write speed issue?

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    Amazing - thanks so much for your hard work Rohan.

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    doodloodoodloo Lisbon, Portugal

    @RandomAztec said:

    @doodloo said:
    I don't know if it's just me, but the last Synth Param (I think it's a multisample sort of piano) of the update pack lags a great deal. If notes and lights are late in piano mode when playing, and if I keep playing while the Deluge is lagging behind, it then keeps playing for a long time what I was trying to play.

    Are you using the supplied sd card? This might be a read write speed issue?

    Thanks for answering! Yep original SD. But I think Roan is aware of the problem.

  • 0
    phajekphajek Grand Rapids, MI

    Thank you!!! Can't wait to try these new features. You all did a phenomenal job pumping out incredible updates in 2018!

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    Great!!! Thank you, what a nice gift for the new year
    mumumumumumultisssssammmple, yes yes yes

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    @amiga909 said:
    Hurray, what a release! It is a bomb :p
    Thank you Synthstrom @rohan @Ian_Jorgensen !

    Some additional commands for the Popular Commands section in the Deluge manual:

    ARRANGER VIEW
    
    Clear Arrangement
    Push ◄► knob + Back
    
    Horizontal instrument shift
    Push ▼▲ knob + turn ◄► knob
    
    Audition instrument
    Press Instrument’s Audition pad (song's root note or a snare drum in kit mode)
    
    Drag “unique” Track-instance to song view
    Hold Grid pad + press Song + turn ◄► knob + release Grid pad
    
    
    SONG VIEW
    
    Drag Track-instance to arranger
    Hold Grid pad + press Song + turn ◄► knob + release Grid pad
    
    since 2.1
    Collect and backup media 
    Press Save/Delete + long-press Save/Delete
    
    since 2.1
    Record to Arranger
    Hold Record + press Song
    
    
    TRACK VIEW: SYNTH MODE
    
    Save synth preset
    Press Save/Delete + SYNTH
    
    since 2.1
    Load entire folder as a multisample synth
    Hold Select in file browser
    
    TRACK VIEW: KIT MODE
     
    Save kit preset
    Press Save/Delete + KIT
    
    since 2.1
    Load entire folder as a kit
    Hold Select in file browser
    
    since 2.1
    Apply parameter change to whole kit
    Hold affect-entire while changing parameter (POLYPHONY, MODE, REVERSE, SPEED, PITCH/SPEED)
    

    Fantastic

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    Fantastic. Thankyou

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    mike505mike505 Germany

    Awesome Job!! :) Thanks for this great start into 2019!

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    Excellent work. Not had much time to delve into the multisampling as yet but looking forward to tinkering. Waveform view exceeds expectations and loop points brilliant addition. Much better having bar/beat display in arranger too. Great job all round. Thanks.

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