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I was dying for faster preset scrolling and/or subfolders until I re-organized all of my presets to start with the instrument type e.g. 'k.' for keys, 'p.' for pads, etc. Now I just open the search and type in 'k' and if anything it's faster than sub-folders. The dot is a helpful tip I picked up from someone on this forum. It acts as a nice visual spacer without taking up one of the four characters in the display.
I just gave it a quick try with my regular Minilogue XD. I'm able to control the Deluge from my XD via USB but not vice versa. I can press play on the XD and that starts the sequencer on the Deluge. I can also midi learn the keyboard to play the Deluge synth. But when I set up a midi track on the Deluge it doesn't send notes to the XD.
I'm guessing the challenge is supporting an external software package in a small company. It takes a ton of resources and places you on a never ending treadmill. Even if you only support iOS (enraging half the population), you end up getting forced to do maintenance and even major overhauls ever few iOS releases. And you'll still get people wanting Android, Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Each with their own matrix of versions to support over time. It's a huge effort.
An easier route might be to expose midi and midi sysex messages and leave it up to the community to build UIs. But I have no idea how complex that gets and what sharp edges exist from a long term supportability perspective.