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Just want to share a test I did to evaluate sync stability or "tightness" for live usage.
Got a very good impression, hope Deluge gets added here http://innerclocksystems.com/New ICS Litmus.html, I suspect Deluge would look very good.
Did this test with every hardware sequencer I got:
Slave sync is the tough part. Usually master sync is not a problem. So I set up an external hardware sequencer (Cirklon) to slave Deluge. Both seqs play a 808 kick pattern (so I get 2 sounds). If the sync is tight it sounds like one kick drum with a flanger effect. Drifts are audible very quickly. Now, the hard part for sequencers seems to be to ensure perfect slave sync in any situation (busy cpu, io, fast tempo, ..), most of my hardware sequencers cant provide stable slave sync all the time (old Akais and Cirklon do). For example Analog Rytm is likely to drift if I change patterns quickly.
Did not notice any sync problem, very cool! Tested with switching sections, loading songs, etc. Likely there are situations where Deluge would loose sync, maybe if you slice a large sample .. However, stoked about the result!
Just got that thing today and would like to say hello to the community and share a first impression.
Which deserves loads of consideration as I am in the music gear game since 25y and the first impression - although uneducated - of new gear is what seems to have a strong hold for me.
So there we are. Here it comes. ;-)
Nice gear Rohan! I cant believe this thing has one of the best step sequencers seen in hardware and I can just plug it out everywhere and play on via the internal loudspeaker. It its truly unbelievable how a small company from a faraway island single-handed steps up what I thought is possible with portable music making. Deluge would be a superb sampler without battery mode or even the internal synth.
For 1000 it is a steal. Thanks for the excellent shipping too. Expecting to get served in January maybe, I was stunned to hold in my hands within 5 days (Central Europe).