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  • Creating an open community platform?

    In our community are a lot "hands" willing to help for a lot of things. Therefore I would like to ask if there is an interest from Synthstrom that we, the community, try to help to create a new, better manageable and open platform for Synthstrom and the community.
    Just one example, there are a lot people that would like to join the beta program and help on the work for the final release. But unfortunately they have good reasons not to join facebook.

    If there is an interest we could start a suggestion and evaluation discussion, where community people suggests projects with some evaluation (not just dropping URLs)

    1. Discourse ( as a free and open Forum Plattform
    2. ( as a Blogging platform for articles from synthstrom and maybe articles from the community. Like
    3. Social Network like Friendica, Pleroma , Mastodon or some other as replacement for Facebook or Twitter
    4. Gettogether or Molbilizon as an event plattform, instead of Facebook or Meetup

    And maybe we go further with
    1. Peertube as an Youtube replacement
    2. Funkwhale as a Soundcloud replacement

    There are a lot more Infos from the site (France) about tools for the community.

    The biggest advantage of such opensource tools is, that they already using or start using a shared communication protocol called AcitivityPub or just RSS feeds to communicate or publish.

    So, if there is any interest on creating such a platform, maybe the community can help with their experience, their knowledge and their motivation to help. Because 3 eyes see more than just 2 eyes ;)

    May I ask your opinion @Ian_Jorgensen ?

  • Arranger recording automation wanted

    It would be great if you could record and edit filter, effect, envelope etc on the arranger view, like you can do in the track view. That would help to master a song for half or full "playback" as well for live sessions, where you want to change many things at the same time, but you are too slow and you don't have enough hands and fingers ;)

    PS: The arranger automation should only apply to the arranger and should not change the automation of the original track.

  • Song Editor and MPE support (Roli, Linnstrument, etc.)

    Yes it seems to be one of the "coming soon" features

    X and Y (coming soon) - MIDI MPE support will be added in a future Deluge firmware update. These modulation sources refer to the horizontal and vertical sideways pressure which a user of an MPE-compatible MIDI controller may apply to each key with the finger pressing it.

    I hope when implementing MPE the MIDI implementation will be done together with
    1. a finally full implementation of Midi
    2. finalize the half implemented Midi 1.0 standard
    3. the rework of global and local Midi definition clutter
    4. the removal of the weird 50 step options in favor of 127 steps ... or
    5. maybe Midi 2.0 ?

  • Can Synthstrom hire sound designers to design more modern synth presets?

    I like that we could have a central repo. BUT the license should be crystal clear. Otherwise the owner of the repo is maybe running in problems with other license owners.

    AND if you made the presets yourself, you should put a LICENSE file in there and I would suggest a creative commons "CC BY" license (Attribution 4.0 International)

    You are free to:
    1. Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    2. Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
    This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

    Under the following terms:
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

    No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

  • ADSR = finer increments wanted overall

    There are several threads about this"50" thingy . e.g. . I don't understand why this is still not fixed to the old Midi standard in FW 3.0. Noise and Bitcrusher are not usable in some cases, because they "bomb" into the sound with too much volume.

  • April 2018 Community Newsletter

    Sounds really amazing! And I'm very curious what is behind the new "ARRANGER" ;)

    Is there a Beta Testing Group outside FB? I don't have and want a FB account.

  • Keep an eye on little and logical issues, and complete functions


  • More precise / accurate parameter control


  • A Discord for Delugians

    Thanks. Joined :)

  • Open source firmware

    @muleskinner said:
    I have dealt with an awful lot of open source projects. I know the benefits in theory but in practice it often doesn't work out. It's an awful lot of work maintaining a genuine community-based open source project and what you tend to end up with is 'forks' managed by individuals which represent a bunch of interesting alternatives rather than a single, improved 'whole'. This can be interesting in itself but I think the Deluge is too complex a piece of hardware for that approach to really work out.

    I don't think there is a will to fork the work of the deluge. even if it would be possible. And if somebody would fork, I personally wouldn't want to use it.

    And people talking about opensource shouldn't go with the "everything has to be a whole new world" idea. Just let's face this: The Deluge is awesome and if there would be an opening to opensource, people could send in not only ideas they could send in code, tables, patches and so on. The maintainer, in this case Synthstrom, would decide what will come into the project and what not.

    For example people could work on the reverb effect, that it would sound not that metallic, while the developer(s) could work on improving the code or on new features. The work could be shared with people that are skilled enough.

    The "I had so much bad experience with" doesn't help, even that i'm sorry for you, that it didn't work out in that areas you where searching. On the other hand, there are so many many projects, that are pointing in an completely other direction like success. It all depends on the community and the maintainer.

    You know, even if the Deluge would become OpenSource, Synthstrom as maintainer has no obligation to only take one single patch of the community

    It does work out sometimes (I use an open source project for the bulk of my development work) but it needs a lot of time from a lot of dedicated individuals to make it happen.

    Yes and even if there is nobody sending in patches, you donn't lose anything. You only can win, because a lot people just like "there is the possibility" chance.

    I had a typo in my text: "Deluve" ... and I luv it ;)