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Step automation is really per note rather than per step. From the manual:
“Automation can also be manually set "per step". Simply hold down a note's pad in track view, and turn a parameter knob. The parameter value will be set just for the region of time beginning at that note and ending at the start of the next note.”
So if I’ve entered a whole note, for instance, I cannot “step” automate the filter cutoff to open every quarter beat.
To create per step automation- I input a “false” note at the place and for the duration I want the step effect, press the pad for that note, adjust the gold knob, then I erase the note but the automation remains.
I don't recall this happening with 3.1.4, but haven't used it that long.
On 3.1.5, if I lay down some synth notes spanning a few octaves, then switch to kit, then switch back to synth, it somehow changes one or a few of the notes.
For example, I lay down some random notes: c6, a5, d.5, f.3, d4. I switch to kit. I switch back. The notes are now f5, d5, a.4, d4, f.3.
p.s. this could be a user thing where i was using notes outside of the (c major) scale, entered in the piano roll, and maybe it doesn't make sense.
Yeah, that's always been an issue. And, I'm pretty certain, always will be. Someday, after you've spent hours composing your sequence then accidently hit the kit button, you will cry and curse the name Synthstrom and strongly consider throwing your Deluge off the balcony. But instead you will ask a Santeria priest to call on Ogun to put a hex on Synthstrom for you. I know man I've been there.
I recommend sampling every note. I've tried to sample four notes per octave, I'm very organized about file names etc, but since v3 the Deluge keeps mistaking the pitch of the files and placing them on the wrong note. When I move them to the correct note, the Deluge thinks I want them pitch shifted. It's a pita. So sample every note to avoid the trouble (and the aliasing).
Added to the post above, the Deluge makes a fantastic tempo based guitar effects processor. I connect my guitar to an Ethos preamp/cab simulator then to the Deluge. I set up an input, add effects (and notes if I want to), automate some parameters, press play, and play the guitar.
I have 30 "songs" saved that are more accurately guitar effects patches with motion- simple set-ups like reverb with tremolo, and also completely crazy patches that include lots of automation, filtering, and real time pitch shifting. Creating these "songs" is addicting and they sound great.
Mesmerizing, I love this!