A MAGIC TRICK!! - rediscovering the mighty Deluge
Ok, perhaps it's not 'magic', and perhaps many of you have already experienced this, but....
I've had my little box for about a year and really enjoy my time with it.
The other day, for the first time, I hooked up a 61 note midi keyboard to control my Deluge.
Wow! What a great experience.
I'd been using the Deluge as a standalone piece of gear for so long, I'd overlooked it's full potential as a sound source.
Once I was able to play the synth patches, as well as dozens my own sample instruments WITH VELOCITY, from a large, traditional keyboard controller, it immediately came alive and took on a new identity - one of great nuance and playability.
If you've only used it as an isomorphic controller, without velocity, I'd highly recommend taking a few moments to plug it in and play it as you would any other synth/sampler/piece of hardware.
It truly resurrected my appreciation of the synth engine sounds because of this expressive playability.