First of all: I'm absolutely in love with my Deluge! I was waiting for such a device since almost 20 years... the intuitive operation, this 8x16 grid, the size, the possibilities, battery powered, the sound, almost everything. The "big" companies could learn a thing about this (but obviously they don't want?)! For the future I would wish that the sequencer will envolves a bit (like copy/paste bars, nudge notes, automation editing...). Anyway, after I've used this instrument (yes, instrument) I maybe found some bugs/questions:
Confusing structure of own sample folders (not alphabetical):
My sample library is very well organized and contains many sub folders. When I copied it to my SD card, I recognized that the structure of the sub folders is absolutely confusing and not really alphabetical. An (silly) example: if the folders are named "Bd1, Bd2, Bd3, Sd1, Sd2, Sd3, Vc1, Vc2, Vc3", the Deluge shows them in that order: "Bd1, Vc3, Bd3, Sd2, Vc1, Bd2, Sd1, Sd3, Vc2". I can't see any logical order here!? Is that a bug? If I use just big letters, or no numbers the order changes - but it's still not "correctly"...
One shot samples are becoming a "cut" sample if the noise parameter is higher than "0":
As the title says: one shot samples (default setting) are not an one shot anymore if I set the noise amount fom 0 to 1 (or higher).
Audition pads react as the Shift button (in track view):
If I'm in track view and press/hold one of the 8 audition pads + press a button on the 8x16 grid, it activates the shift functions. Is that normal?
Not really bugs but irritating:
Dimmable function is not globally:
With Shift+Learn+up/down you can dim the lights of the Deluge. But when when switch off/on the device the previous setting is gone. I would guess that the users will use the Deluge in most cases in the same location (e.g. in a dark room). So dimming the lights always after switching it on is not very disturbing, bit unnecessary.
Default sample mode in a synth track is "once":
I would say that at least in synth tracks the default sample mode should be set to "cut". In synth mode I like to perform a sample like a synth (note lengths are recognised). Additionally I would prefer when setting steps in synth mode, they will not have the full note length (the length of the sample) automatically. For an intuitive workflow I like that the synth mode behaves "always" the same - regardless when working with the synth engine, or samples.
Ok, enough words for the moment.
Anyway, I like this sweet device as it is, and maybe you like some of my points.