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about to buy Deluge, we have some questions

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1) Is the MIDI timing tight when syncing with other gear?
2) Does the arpeggiator output MIDI notes?
3) What is the polyphony per track?
4) Inside, for instance, an 8 bar pattern- can bar 3 be looped to be worked on without having to listen to 8 bars every pass?
5) What sample rates and bit depths can be used for imported samples?
6) Do the effects sound good?
7) Does the build quality give you confidence?

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    dest4bdest4b Frankfurt, Germany
    edited May 17
    1. yes it sounds tight.
    2. yes
    3. "Polyphony limited only by CPU. Up to 48 unaffected synth voices or 64 unaffected sample voices may play simultaneously" ( from the Product description )
    4. No but: http://forums.synthstrom.com/discussion/74/loop-screen-cycle-region/p1
    5. high .. .but maybe some one knows the upper limit ?
    6. Delay and Reverb are good. Distortion is a bit harsh.
    7. yes, i like it
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    minigoatminigoat cincinnati ohio usa

    Ditto to what @dest4b said
    I like the decimator a lot, and the delay is mental how fast it it can run, though bpm sync could use some attention.
    Its solid.

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    build is fair but not without some issues that have shown up on the forums. they seem to be taken care of when they show up however.

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    there are some fanboys here tho so beware of ultra positive pundits... best to assume truth when confirmed by many voices

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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    dest4bdest4b Frankfurt, Germany
    edited May 17

    yah.. beware of the fanboys in here .. they are is sickening :tired_face:

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.

    Hey everybody-
    Thanks so much for the help!
    Great answers, just what I was hoping for. I’m especially surprised and happy the arp outputs MIDI, that isn’t always the case.
    I have to wait a few weeks before I can order, I’ll be reading the manual through and watching all the videos while I try to be patient. I’m excited about it.
    Thank you!

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    @dest4b said:
    yah.. beware of the fanboys in here .. they are is sickening :tired_face:

    heres one fanboy, all too ready to tell you that everything is perfect and that they cant imagine a need for features theyve never used and that they love workarounds hahahaha

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.

    I can understand being really happy with a great piece of gear. Everyone has different needs. I'm coming from using a Pyramid, there are many work-arounds with that sequencer.

    When I saw the superbooth video where Ian explained the new song mode and how simple it was to create unique patterns I knew I had to have a Deluge.

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    SamSam WellingtonModerator, Staff

    Hi @pfrf! @dest4b's list answered a lot - I'm just jumping in to answer number 5: the upper limit is 32bit, 96k :smile:

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.

    @Sam
    Wow, that’s fantastic, thanks!
    What is the resolution of the sequencer in ppqn? Is it 192?

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    amiga909amiga909 Switzerland
    edited May 22

    @pfrf said:
    What is the resolution of the sequencer in ppqn? Is it 192?

    yeah, specs say so. there is a setting to record without quantize. for editing on the grid max depth is 1/64th triplet. which is well enough i reckon. even smaller note divisions dont make sense on a hardware grid controller, lack of space i guess.

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.

    @amiga909
    Thanks for the information. 192 is great because it’s easy to sync to Logic’s swing settings. I’ve had trouble before trying to get two pieces of gear to swing together, this should work perfectly.

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    192 presumably allows for a tighter data stream and reduced jitter ‘scale’ wrt events that are supposed to happen on the same tick. if you can purposefully move an event a tick in one direction, voila, it no longer competes with the other event and there is no need for it to float around like it might when priority is dynamically applied to the stream. then if you need to get ridiculous, you can compensate with start point manipulation and some silence before the transients of your samples...

    this all presumes that some other process isnt affecting the jitter amount.

    i posted and you had to read it. get over it.

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