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  • Newsletter - Apr/May 2018


    Deluge 2.0 firmware release coming soon.

    Synthstrom Audible lead engineer Rohan Hill has been working on a number of significant changes to the Deluge’s firmware which make it a brand new user experience, so much so, we’re proud today to announce the imminent arrival of a huge 2.0 firmware update to our Deluge workstation.

    We’ll be unveiling several of the new features at Superbooth in Berlin, May 3rd-5th (come visit us in person at booth E270). The full update and public release will come in June, which as always, will be a free update for all our existing users.

    Stay tuned to your favourite audio YouTube channels in May to see/hear the new features in action.

    Deluge 2.0 firmware update tease.
    See and hear it at Superbooth, Berlin, May 3rd-5th 2018
    Estimated release, June 2018

    New features include (among others):
    ARRANGER
    We believe this to be the most powerful and flexible song arranging mode of any modern hardware sequencer.
    VIRTUAL-ANALOG SYNTH ENGINE IMPROVEMENTS
    New analog-modelled filter "drive" and oscillator types are a significant addition to the Deluge's already feature-rich synth engine.
    MEMORY MANAGEMENT IMPROVED 30-FOLD
    You read that right - since firmware V1.2.0 added the streaming of all samples directly from the SD card, the Deluge's 64MB RAM chip has for the most part been sitting unutilized. With firmware V2.0, this memory is shared with the Deluge's general functions, making around 30x more working memory available for your song and its tracks, synths, notes and parameter automation.
    CPU EFFICIENCY
    Major overhaul of Deluge's audio and synth engine for significantly improved CPU efficiency (by 30-50%).


    Superbooth Pre-party.
    As well as Superbooth (booth E270) being our first proper synth trade-show appearance, we are super excited about throwing a special free party in Berlin the night before Superbooth featuring short performances from 13 Deluge users!
    Details here on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407510309660864/
    May 2nd, 8pm at Acud Macht Neu
    Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin


    Official Tshirt
    The first official Synthstrom Audible tshirt – a Wellington collab. Amazing illustration by Stacy Eyles and printed by Artisan Screen Prints, both from Wellington.
    (Gold and white ink on black tee)
    https://synthstrom.com/product/synthstrom-audible-robot-tee/

    Special Superbooth EU Deal.
    We'll be bringing some Tshirts with us to Germany, so if you place an order by APRIL 20, we'll ship your tee from Germany in early May meaning no customs charges and cheaper shipping for European orders to the following countries:
    Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
    https://synthstrom.com/product/synthstrom-audible-robot-tee-eu-special-superbooth-deal/


    User Performance Videos
    In this newsletter I thought I'd take the opportunity to show work by one Deluge user who goes by the name of EZBOT (still from video above).
    EZBOT has a bunch of great performance videos with his Deluge + Eurorack set-up.
    Follow him on Facebook
    Make This Right:
    2HP Free Glitch:
    The Gates of Hell:
    Mangrove Acid Bath:
    He is also on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ezbot


    Deluge Europe Summer Tour
    Are you in Europe and keen for Synthstrom Audible to come visit your studio and give a private demo to you and some friends? Send us an email!
    Do you have a DIY space? In a synth meet-up group? Have synth get-togethers? Let's play :) Email: ian@synthstrom.com


    The Synthstrom Audible Internet Wormhole
    Here is everything Synthstrom Audible online:
    Our support content: http://forums.synthstrom.com/categories/deluge-support-content
    Official forums http://forums.synthstrom.com/
    Manual (online version): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FAeJ5f1sl3kKJgvbKmGRe3PIMjkaYrh3eAXF05PAV6k
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SynthstromAudible
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/synthstrom/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/synthstrom
    Website: www.synthstrom.com
    Shop (Buy a Deluge here!) https://synthstrom.com/product/deluge/
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/synthstrom
    Synthstrom Audible on Facebook
    Our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/synthstromaudible/

    Synthstrom Deluge (Open Group)
    This FB group is for anybody, not just owners
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1901933516792895/

    Official FB Users (Closed Group)
    This is owners only. If your FB name doesn’t match your name your purchased Deluge with, email me to verify your identity.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/delugeusers/

    Our firmware testers group. This is where you can download and try the next version of the software (once we have one for you to try). Bare in mind it is unreleased, so save often as crashes do happen. Each time we release new features, the users here will get to test them before we put into the wild.
    (Again, this is for owners only, so please verify your identity)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/DelugeBetaTesters/

  • Hey guys it's me DNSB and I'm from the UK! Thoughts so far!

    Chur chur, welcome to the team!

    Haha, so you know, we market very lightly and passively, as we only just keep up with demand as is, if we went out with a big campaign we'd sell out instantly and run out and disappoint people - we went through that cyclical stage in the past and we're trying to just keep in stock constantly now, which is difficult - we don't want to go back to waiting lists again (if we can help it). We basically do what we need to do to keep ticking along. Our videos are DIY because we make them in our lounges on rickety tripods (and then record the audio poorly) :)

    Rather than spending too much energy on visible marketing we spend that time fielding enquiries, engaging in public demos and developing the software, there is truth to the adage that when you make something good that it sells itself. There is marketing going on in the background, but its very different to other companies etc. Ie, you'll see us do things like demos at peoples houses, throw parties, workshops. I just spent today doing around 6 hours of workshops. We do these all over the place. We're a very personal company - we like to sell our devices direct to people and we like to meet people. You'll see lots more of that from us this year through lots of countries - we're throwing a party next week in Berlin with a dozen of our users, we just like hanging out, meeting people and sharing our passion - I'd rather spend effort doing that than anything else, much more rewarding personally.

    I'll be in the UK in late June doing some workshops and events, so maybe see ya there!

    It is still very early days for the forum, we don't have the user base that other product have, plus many users like using the "open group" on Facebook, and hey, if the platform works for them, it works for them.

    Welcome :)

  • I'm about to purchase but just wanted to understand the following :)

    1. I am pretty sure you'd only be limited by letters here. A-Z. I haven't tried in practise. Anyone?
    2. No, after you've cloned a track any changes to make to one won't also affect the others, you would probably just reclone the track again if you wanted at that point, or make the adjustments manually.
    3. Yes, it's called "Song Sections". You assign a colour to a group of tracks (verse, etc) and then you can just hit one of the rows with the colour of whose tracks you want to launch and all will launch at once.
    4. Currently no. It is something that is planned for implementation at some point (MIDI import that is).
  • How to deal with CPU overload?

    Yes, this is being worked on with a huge improvement in the next firmware release. We'll be showing off some new features at Superbooth (May 3rd), but it is unlikely we'll be ready to release it by then, this is a big update.

  • bug with sd cards

    Alien_brain, as we have told you numerous times, if you have a problem with your Deluge, we will sort it. The user in question here emailed Rohan about their issues and we were able to trace the exact issue. Some people's SD issues stem from their use of WiFi cards and Downrush which we can't do anything about.
    If there was a problem
    Yo, I'll solve it
    Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it

  • External Gear does not retrigger

    Thanks Eddy, that is operating exactly as intended. If the note fills the screen it will not retrigger. If you want the note to retrigger simply have the note one pad short of a full screen, you can always zoom into 64th notes and just chop off one 64th note at the end. This video of Ron's explains it:
    He has 30 odd tutorial videos, definitely worth watching.

  • Deleting all sequenced notes in a track

    There is currently a delete automation option I believe? I think you hold down record and then press the gold knob responding to the parameter you just added - but double-check the manual for clarity.