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Deluge is a great synth but development is too slow

magneticummagneticum Posts: 20

I have Deluge, Digitone&Digitakt, MPC One and of course computer with logic pro x and I have bitwig also.
I sent email to Synthstrom already, but I want to post the idea here.
Deluge is really great, fast workflow after you learn it.
But Deluge lacks some necessary features like stereowidth/second reverb/compressor. Also it has some problems with sound engine, sounds like synth from the past. Design - I would also like to have smth more stylish, modern looking.
I like it also because of its size, it is compact, also I think they could make it more compact, since it has some more space inside to compress.

What I think is that development of software (and hardware) is very very slow since they have only one person working on it. I understand, it is a boutique production etc.
But I like Deluge and would like that it would be better both software and hardware. I think it would be better if they hire sound designers to create modern sounding drum kits and synths (maybe after improving synth engines).

Of course you can stay as it is now, and everyone will have his answer on what I wrote.
But I think if they push the software and hardware development forward Deluge could be #1 of hardware synths.

Maybe they do not have money for development or maybe their strategy is different from what I think it should be... I do not know.
Maybe they need some help from us, e.g. if you can create quality songs you need to advertise it to show people that Deluge is capable of big things and it would help Synthstrom to go further in development of software and hardware.... I do not know....

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    staubistaubi Erlangen/GermanyPosts: 29

    I agree to your wishes for improvements of the FX section.
    But I disagree to your general statement. I think synthstrom audible does an extraordinary job in fixing bugs and releasing new software versions. I bought my (used) deluge in June 2019 and it has received more than 5 firmware updates since then. I see do not see any other company taking care and releasing software that often.

    • sounds: discussed in this forum before. The boards of deluge sets are great.
    • features: permanent discussion in this forum. I prefer Synthstrom audible to focus one hardware and doing a good job here.
    • what if they do not want to be the #1 synth company in the world? We already have a big copycat B with loads of money in the market. We need small companies with unique products in the market. Synthstrom is a good example.

    Brass side of life: JTK and SHCB

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    magneticummagneticum Posts: 20
    edited July 13

    sounds: discussed in this forum before. The boards of deluge sets are great.

    I bought before some time the 3d edition of those presets, they sound nice.
    I also made some synth samples with Sylenth1 and added stereo width correction to sound well in the mix.... that is ok
    We have something, but in general it still lacks sounds

    what if they do not want to be the #1 synth company in the world?

    that is also ok, but I would have approach to the general concept like the USA and not like USSR.
    The company and its synth is not a goal, the goal is clients satisfaction. That is why I think I could ask improvements that seem for me in demand. And to be #1 is also not a bad idea, because Deluge is really unique device.

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