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How to play and record external synths through the deluge ?

FraMtxFraMtx FrancePosts: 3

Hi all,

(Didn’t have the Ask a question button so just created a new thread sorry)

So I recently went full hardware, for the same reasons as everyone here, and bought the Deluge along with a Microfreak and a Minilogue Xd

However I’m a total newbie and I’m really confused trying to figure out how I could connect all of this together

The guy at the music shop advised me to buy a Presonus Studio 68c Interface with 4 audio inputs and outputs to connect my synths to the deluge, which I did, but I’m not sure he quite understood what the deluge is

Can I connect my synths to the deluge using such an interface ? I feel like it’s really weird connecting a soundcard into the deluge, shouldn’t it be the other way around ?

Wouldn’t a patchbay be more appropriate to route my synths into the deluge using 6,35mm audio jacks ?

This whole thing is really confusing to me and any help would be truly appreciated

I looked everywhere on the web for answers but apparently it is so obvious for people that no one is talking about it

What audio interface/gear are you guys using to record your synths into the deluge ?



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    Too_MereToo_Mere Chicago, IL, USABeta Tester, Mentor Posts: 993

    Best things to get would be a USB hub, and a mixer or splitter cable. You can hook up your synths to deluge to send and receive MIDI with that. Just make sure to get a USB adapter like the ones sold on the Synthstrom site.

    Then a small audio mixer to route audio to the deluge. Or what I use, is simply a small 1/4” stereo splitter cable. That allows you to connect two audio sources and route them to the L and R channels on the Deluge. That would work with your two synths.

    Not much reason for an audio interface unless you’re planning to hook up Deluge or synths to your computer/DAW for audio recording.

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    FraMtxFraMtx FrancePosts: 3

    Thank you very much mate, you’ve really given me light over this whole setup
    The solution you suggested looks much simpler and functionnal (and cheaper too !) I am gonna try it tomorrow
    Just another question about the audio splitter for my information, can I connect both outputs of the minilogue xd (since it has both a L and a R output) to the splitter using a Y cable ? Will I not lose the stereo information from the minilogue coming into the deluge ?

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    FraMtxFraMtx FrancePosts: 3
    edited December 2021

    Also, is a USB splitter cable really necessary for midi ? Couldn’t I just plug the two synths into the hub separately and control them on different midi channels ?

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    Too_MereToo_Mere Chicago, IL, USABeta Tester, Mentor Posts: 993

    That’s right about the Y splitter. The Deluge input is a stereo jack so it can take a stereo signal or two mono signals that can be routed to separate clips/tracks.

    Yeah no splitter needed. Just need a USB A female to USB B male adapter or B to B cable to connect Deluge to the hub or directly to devices.

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