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  • Deluge firmware V2.0.0 released

    We're enormously proud to announce the release of our new Deluge V2.0.0 firmware.

    Download it here. (updated to 2.0.2)

    Huge new features:

    -- Song arranger mode
    -- 30 - 50% or more improvement to CPU efficiency (i.e. more voices)
    -- Around 30x more RAM available for working on a song
    -- New analog-modelling synth engine features
    -- Effect tails may now be heard even after a track finishes playing (including outside of the new arranger mode)
    -- MIDI CC, pitch bend, and channel aftertouch recording, sequencing and output
    -- MIDI note outputs within kits
    -- Note velocity now defaults to that of last touched note (per track)
    -- Innumerable other bugfixes and improvements

    Read all about the new features in our updated manual.

    Ron Cavagnaro has made a great introductory video on the new arranger mode.

    To accompany this release, we've expanded the supplied collection of synth presets to 168 total, including many user submissions. This will be supplied on the SD cards of all Deluges shipping from today. For those with a Deluge already, you can download it:
    -- Entire factory SD card contents (182MB)
    -- Synth presets only (216KB - this is all that's actually changed - place these in your SYNTHS folder)
    This collection replaces the 92 synth presets which have been supplied with all Deluges up until now, and still contains almost all of the same sounds or improved versions of them. See the manual for the list of preset titles and creators. Replacing the synth presets in your SYNTHS folder will have no effect on the sound of your previously saved songs.

    PLEASE NOTE: any songs saved with this firmware will be unreadable by older firmware versions.

    Another note - due to the huge changes to the synth engine, there is regrettably a chance that some of your existing songs may sound a little different with the new firmware. We've done our very best to minimize this, but the following cases may need slight tweaks to the parameters to sound exactly the same as before:
    -- Sounds with the filter resonance on full
    -- Sounds featuring both an LPF and an HPF

    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

  • Deluge firmware V3.1.0 released

    Today we are releasing Deluge firmware V3.1.0, containing a number of new features and improvements.

    Important: songs saved with V3.1 will not be readable by older firmware versions. Please back up your songs and / or save them as new files.

    Download it here.

    New features include:
    * Default resolution for new songs is now 384th-notes (at which the max zoom level is 128th-notes). This default is double what it was before, and may be set even higher (up to 6144th-notes!) without consuming any additional CPU power
    * Horizontal note nudge - hold down a note’s pad, and hold down and turn the <> knob to move the note in increments of the song’s minimum resolution unit (384th-notes default for new songs)
    * Note repeat - hold down a note’s pad, and hold down and turn the vertical scroll knob to dial in more or less repeats of the note, which will be spaced as equally as possible within the time interval represented by the pad you’re holding
    * Default velocity may be set. Settings menu -> DEFAults -> VELOcity
    * The Deluge can now host USB hubs, allowing multiple USB MIDI devices to be connected
    * The Deluge now sends MIDI to hosted USB MIDI devices. Previously it would only receive
    * Jitter (timing errors) when playing to an incoming MIDI or trigger clock has been drastically reduced, especially when CPU load is heavy
    * You can now mute and unmute rows of a kit while stutter is engaged
    * The colours which appear on the mute/launch pads can now be changed for active, muted, stopped, and soloing rows. Settings menu -> PADS -> COLOurs

    Documentation
    The new features are documented in the newly updated V3.1 edition of the official Deluge guidebook.

    Or to read about the new features only, an "addendum" is provided.

    Installation
    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your work to be safe regardless.

  • Deluge firmware V3.0.0 released

    Deluge firmware V3.0.0 is released today, another major update adding some of our biggest new features yet.

    Download it here.

    New features
    * Audio clips (an all-new type of clip, in addition to synth, kit, CV and MIDI)
    * Live looping of audio and instrument / MIDI clips, including easy overdubbing / layering, and automatic tempo setting
    * Audio clip live looping includes option to record additional audio "margins" either side of loop (from before you even pressed record), to allow a brief crossfade to eliminate click at loop point
    * Auto-extending of clip length during note recording
    * Recording count-in
    * Recording audio or MIDI directly into arrangement tracks
    * Audio thru
    * Alphanumeric keyboard, allowing text-based names of presets and files
    * Deleting of audio and preset files
    * New preset-loading interface, with "clone" function for adding multiple preset instances
    * USB host mode for MIDI devices
    * Ability to switch off automatic sample previewing
    * Expanded MIDI control of functions for pedal control of live looping
    * Further CPU optimizations to allow an even greater number of sounds to be played at once

    The Deluge manual has been updated for all new features, so please refer there for detailed instructions.

    Loopop has created an excellent walkthrough video on the Deluge to coincide with the V3.0 firmware release. Skip to 30mins to just check out the new features, but watching the whole video offers a nice little refresh over some of the core functionality.

    Installation
    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your art to be safe regardless.

  • Deluge firmware V2.1.0 released

    Happy New Year to all our users! Today we're very excited to release Deluge firmware V2.1.0. This is another huge update which has been my primary output for the last 6 months.

    Download it here.

    This update contains a huge number of new features and improvements:

    Sample engine
    -- Multisampling
    -- Waveform view
    -- AIFF file support, and WAV file support extended to include 8-bit files
    -- Sample loop point support - UI, and import from tagged files
    -- High quality 16-point windowed sinc interpolation now used for sample pitch adjustment / sample rate conversion
    -- Better quality pitch shifting and time stretching - also ~60% more efficient
    -- Automatic pitch detection and transposing of all samples loaded into “synth” instruments, including single-cycle waveforms

    MIDI / gate
    -- Greatly reduced jitter on MIDI, gate, and trigger-clock output, regardless of CPU load
    -- When MIDI clock or trigger clock output is enabled, stopping all tracks and then starting one again no longer restarts the clock
    -- Can set to ignore MIDI clock input

    Arranger
    -- Arrangement recording from live performance in song view
    -- Can now add / delete instruments, and learn MIDI input channels to them, directly in arranger
    -- Automation of “affect entire song” params, in arranger only

    Media management
    -- Can import a whole folder of samples as a kit
    -- Collect media tool - copies all song’s samples to a folder for export
    -- For certain sample params (POLYPHONY, MODE, REVERSE, SPEED, PITCH/SPEED), can now apply change to whole kit by holding affect-entire button

    More
    -- CPU efficiency improved another ~15% (on top of the 30 - 50% gained in V2.0)
    -- Horizontal scroll position numeric indication is now present in arranger, and has been changed everywhere to the more standard “bar.beat” format. The same numeric format is now shown when editing track length
    -- Settable defaults and randomness for tempo, swing, key and scale
    -- Multiplying a track now alters notes’ iteration dependence to keep the piece sounding the same where possible
    -- Sidechain and pitch are now adjustable at the “kit” level, using “affect-entire”

    Read all about the new features in our updated manual.

    Ron Cavagnaro has a great video showing the new arrangement recording feature, and will have more videos on his channel on other V2.1 features before the end of the day.

    Just like we did with our last big update, we've asked our users to contribute some new sounds to be supplied with all new Deluges - this time focusing on samples. They've contributed some beautiful sounds to work with. For existing Deluge users, you can easily download this content too.
    -- Entire V2.1.0 factory SD card contents (332MB) - most useful if you're wanting to start afresh with a clean SD card.
    -- New V2.1.0 content only (154MB) - you can paste the contents of this zip file "on top of" your SD card. This will add kit presets 15 thru 29, and (multi-sampled) synth presets 168 thru 170. If you've already put custom presets at these numbers, you'll probably want to rename their files to a different number first - or choose to overwrite them.

    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your art to be safe regardless.

  • Deluge firmware V3.0.4 released

    Deluge firmware V3.0.4 is now released - a minor bugfix release.

    Download it here.

    Fixes include:
    * Fixed bug relating to arming audio clips to solo or stop soloing
    * Fixed possible unexpected behaviour when unmuting a track in arranger if playback had been begun from part-way through the arrangement
    * Fixed - clearing the contents of a MIDI clip would reset all MIDI CC params to value 64, when it should have just cleared automation

    Installation
    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your work to be safe regardless.

  • Third Party Software for the Deluge

    3rd-party Deluge software developers, I've put together some basic documentation for the new XML file format that the Deluge saves to - updated for firmware V3.0. I'll be adding to this more over time, and edit-access will also be granted to developers of established / released 3rd-party Deluge software.

    Hope this is helpful for you - obviously it's not a complete specification - let me know if there are particular areas you need further info on and I'll update it as I have time.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/11DUuuE1LBYOVlluPA9McT1_dT4AofZ5jnUD5eHvj7Vs/

  • Deluge firmware V3.0.1 released

    Introducing Deluge firmware V3.0.1 - a bugfix update to our V3.0.0 release last month.

    Download it here.

    Key bugfixes and improvements:
    * Continuous layering overdubs now always have the same length as the clip they were created from. As opposed to basic, one-off overdubs, whose length may default shorter to the currently-zoomed screen width
    * Fixed - if using swing, and if CPU load heavy, the tempo could drift slightly in rare cases
    * Improved stability when DIN MIDI input overloaded with a lot of MIDI very fast
    * Overwriting a song now writes the new version into a temporary file first, so in the rare event of a crash during save, the old file is preserved
    * Fixed - analog delay on audio clips had far too little headroom, usually sounding completely distorted
    * Fixed problem where MIDI input assignments to sounds within kits could get incorrectly copied to another kit when switching presets
    * Fixed problem where at the end of an audio clip, even if it wasn’t going to loop, you could sometimes hear a split-second of its start again
    * User is now forbidden from browsing into the SAMPLES/CLIPS/TEMP folder, whose contents are routinely rearranged by the Deluge anyway
    * Added protection against malfunction if an audio file had been replaced with a shorter one
    * Fixed sluggish response when simultaneously editing thousands of notes using cross-screen
    * Improved resillience to SD card errors while recording audio clips
    * Fixed stuck note bug when learning an incoming MIDI channel to a MIDI track, while MIDI thru is also on
    * Fixed - recorded / automated MIDI pitch bend could get played back on the wrong MIDI channel
    * Fixed waveform rendering bug where final column could fail to display
    * Fixed rare crash relating to looping/overdubs when using CV tracks

    Installation
    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your art to be safe regardless.

  • Deluge firmware V2.0.1 released

    Deluge firmware V2.0.1 is a minor bugfix update to V2.0.0, which was released last month.

    Download it here.

    Fixes include:
    --Improvements to SD card writing procedure, including now always checking afterward that the file has been written correctly
    --Overloading CPU could result in audible crackling in some cases
    --Fixed unwanted harsh noise, occurring with sped-up time stretching or downward pitch shifting when CPU under load
    --Fixed clicking that could occur when a voice finished sounding if mod fx active
    --Step automation for volume wasn’t adjusting instantly enough, leading to wrong behaviour especially for drum sounds
    --Fixed harsh sounding glitch which could occur if modulating depth of phaser or chorus
    --Fixed unwanted noise which could result from using PW on analog saw under CPU load

    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

  • Deluge firmware V2.1.2 released

    This is another minor bugfix update from us, which we recommend you install.

    Download Deluge firmware V2.1.2

    Bugfixes
    * Fixed - samples in CUT or STRETCH mode could cut out while recording from song view to arranger
    * Fixed bug when a folder contained both files with note numbers in their names, and files without
    * Fixed rare misbehaviour relating to editing or recording into the arranger
    * Fixed potential crash if you press the keyboard button while in a menu
    * Fixed bug where song’s stored tempo could end up slightly off after playing with Deluge slaved to another device
    * Fixed minor visual glitch in arranger view when playing many samples
    * Fixed problem which could result in vertical scroll ending up far out of range
    * Fixed bug where wrong kit sounds could be triggered via audition pads if a different track was currently being played back on that same kit
    * Beginning playback mid-way through a long arpeggiated note now lets it sound

    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    We recommend you take the opportunity to back up the contents of your SD card while it's in your computer.

  • Deluge firmware V3.0.5 released

    Deluge firmware V3.0.5 is now released - a minor bugfix release.

    Download it here.

    Fixes include:
    * Fixed - incorrect transpose / pitch setting could result when loading a new single-cycle waveform into a sound which already previously had one
    * Fixed problem where unmuting an audio clip in the arranger could fail to take effect until its next repeat
    * You can now operate the record button (e.g. for exiting record mode) while holding down a note in keyboard view
    * Fixed misbehaviour which could occur after playing sections with a set number of repeats up until the last one, when playback stops
    * Fixed - if an undo/redo took you back to a different clip, the "display" (the colour illuminating each pad) would fail to update
    * Fixed occasional “CARD” message which could appear on boot even if SD card present

    Installation
    To install the update, place the .bin file onto your SD card, ensure there are no other .bin files on there, put the card back into your Deluge, and then hold down the shift button while powering on. A spinning animation will display, and the firmware will be permanently installed.

    Please take this opportunity to back up the data from your SD card while it's in your computer. Any storage technology can fail, and we want your work to be safe regardless.