Deluge is a great synth but development is too slow
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....