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Potential purchaser noob questions

joefrost01joefrost01 London/UK

Hi Delugers,

I'm considering buying a Deluge to partner with my TR-8S for live techno jams. I'd mainly be looking at the Deluge for playing back sample based instruments and sample loops that were already at the correct tempo and didn't require stretching.

I have a few questions and I apologise in advance if they have been answered elsewhere but I did some Googling and looked at the manual but couldn't find an obvious answer.

  1. Is sample playback stereo?
  2. If I wanted to have a whole 'set' of material loaded and simply move between 'scenes' of sequences without loading new songs during the set, what's the best way to map this onto the Deluge's workflow
  3. If I use a looped sample taken post oscillator mixer from something like DIVA, how easy is it to get to a reasonable sounding VA style patch?
  4. How easy is it to improvise stuff on the fly with Deluge?

Thanks for your help in answering the above, I'm sure there will be more questions...

Kind regards,



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    MatthewGeorgeMatthewGeorge Cologne, Germany
    1. Yes
    2. This is a hot topic at the moment.,,
    3. Really easy. And the internal synth engines are pretty good at some nice VA sounds.
    4. Easy. After a few months I had memorised the shortcuts.
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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    2 will be your major dealbreaker but we are trusting the man to produce. he doesnt say much however so a deluge will require a little faith. if your better judgement tells you to wait, you could do worse. i sometimes wish i had.

    tbh to get your set to that point will require another sequencer. the good news is that you can load a lot of sounds at once and as long as you have a tight midi sequencer, the deluge works well as a sample playback unit with trix (for the kids)

    the sound coming from the outputs is quite nice however. eh, if you have $900laying around just get it because eventually it might be more like what you want but ask the man yourself!

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    MatthewGeorgeMatthewGeorge Cologne, Germany
    edited March 22
    So yeah RE: 2 check out the song mode threads and also this video may be of interest to you also.
    Post edited by MatthewGeorge on
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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    vid is not werkin

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