For those looking at sync solutions with a DAW, a list of current options.
Since I've been researching sync options as I already have much invested in VSTs but now wanting to go hybrid I thought I'd share my findings.
Sample accurate sync with DAW (DAW as master) choices:
DC coupled Audio Interface + Expert Sleepers USAMO + iConnectivity or other relative MIDI router/hub.
This probably the cheapest solution if you already have an audio interface that is DC coupled and want sample accurate sync between hardware and DAW. The USAMO only has one MIDI out hence the MIDI router/hub. You split the clock signal out to all your external gear, like the Deluge. Only issue is any latency induced from your MIDI router/hub to your external gear and whatever latency is induced from the Deluge to any external gear connected to it.
Expert Sleepers ES-40 + ESX-8MD + doepfer mini case
8 separate outs means you can clock 8 devices direct. You can also expand with more ESX-8MD modules up to I think 40.
4 outs of either MIDI, DIN or Analogue all of which can be turned on/off at the push of a button, can be it's own master for hardware only setups. MIDI router/merger, manual shift and shuffle, LFO.
Innerclock Systems - Sync Gen Pro II
5 DIN + 5 MIDI as well as TRS analog variable division arp trigger output.