Deluge is our flagship product. Three years in the making, it is an all-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music.
Below are a few videos including an extensive walkthrough 90minute long video introducing you in-depth to using the Deluge online right now!
We didn't do a good job of recording the audio with these, you can hear a cleaner output of the synth engine to your right with the SoundCloud embed.
We put together this video primarily with first-time users in mind, and the synth/pattern programming is very rudimentary, but as far as an introduction to the Deluge, you can't beat it. Make sure you watch all three.
Part 1 introduces you to "Track View", "Song View" and the Deluges scrolling and zooming, shows how you construct songs and introduces you to some of the sample playback features..
Part 2 goes deep into the Sound Editor and patching matrix and explores the sampling capability of the Deluge.
Part 3 brings a few other instruments into play and showcases the Deluges ability to play with others.
Further videos below the walkthroughs:
Deluge "Stranger Things" jam
Deluge - Time stretching and pitch shifting tutorial
Deluge (improv noise, feedback and texture)
Apologies for the poor quality audio. These really are meant as tutorial videos - not an audio showcase of the Deluge.
Sean Lister, one of the musicians who purchased the original Deluge talks about it below.
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Piano-roll-style sequencing on 128 full RGB pads (16x8) with scrolling and zooming.
Full-featured Internal synthesizer engine (subtractive and FM).
Plays samples from SD card (up to 32GB SDHC).
Sequencing limited only by device RAM (many thousands of notes).
Polyphony limited only by CPU. Typically around 48 synth voices or 64 unaffected sample voices may play.
64MB of sample ram - work with up to 12 minutes (if mono) of CD-quality samples per song.
Live adjustment of synth and effect parameters with two endless-turn encoders with LED level-meters. Easy buttons to select the functions these control. Parameter automation recording.
Advanced syncing capabilities. Weird time signatures supported. Adjustable swing.
Dedicated volume and tempo knobs.
LFOs and envelopes on each synth / sample. Highly customizable patching matrix.
Synthesizer engine features LPF / HPF, arpeggiator, portamento, oscillator sync, ring modulation, unison detune, and more. Four basic waveforms, or select any WAV file from the SD card.
FX including delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, bitcrushing, sidechain effect, live stutter, and more.
Time-stretching of samples
Keyboard mode, where the pads become a live instrument on a 2D grid.
Preset or custom scales, or chromatic mode.
Internal speaker, rechargeable Li-ion battery (6+ hours of operation), and microphone.
3.5mm mic and ¼” line inputs.
Two ¼” line outputs, and 3.5mm headphone output.
2x CV outputs. 0 - 10V, individually configurable to 1, 1.2, 0.26 or 0.32 volts per octave, or to hertz per volt.
4x gate / trigger outputs individually configurable to v-trig or s-trig, with shared voltage switchable between 5V and 12V. Trigger clock output configurable, up to 192 PPQN.
Trigger clock input, also with adjustable PPQN.
MIDI input and output via hardware connectors or USB. Syncing via MIDI beat clock as master or slave.
Simultaneously output separate sequences to all 16 MIDI channels, 2 CV / gate channels and 2 additional gate outputs, in addition to internal synthesizers / samples (limited only by CPU and RAM, as above).
Powered via USB or 9 - 12V centre-negative (pedal-style) power supply (500mA) (not included).
User-upgradeable firmware - expect updates from Synthstrom Audible.
Dimensions: 305mm x 208mm x 46mm (12 x 8.2 x 1.8 inches).
View of the bottom of the Deluge showing built-in speaker and SD slot.
View of the top of the Deluge showing inputs/outputs and power.
All purchasers will have the option of choosing if they would like the Deluges menu shortcut system printed on the top metal panel. We have included a mockup below of what that would look like. You can click on the image to view a larger version.
We will contact customers during the production process to find out your preference.
You can stream a recording of several of the Deluge's synth presets and a short example of its FX applied to samples, below
Our wonderful custom dust cover is also available to order, made by Stardust Covers
*The dust cover sits on top of the Deluge, covering only its top - it is not a carry-case.
Synthstrom Audible have teamed up with some of our favourite artists to do something special. When you receive your Deluge, to get you started making your sample kits, we're providing a bunch to inspire you.
Some amazing artists have donated some mini-sample packs for us to pass on to you, and in return, for each 100 Deluges we sell, we will donate one with instruction materials to a low-decile school (highest proportion of students from low socio-economic communities).
The artists who have contributed to this program is growing, and so far includes (among others):
Campbell Kneale (Birchville Cat Motel)
Jonathan Snipes (Clipping, Captain Ahab)
Alfred Darlington (Daedelus)
Sjionel Timu (Coolies, Cutss)
Chaz Bundwick (Toro Y Moi)
John Atkinson (Aa)
Stefanie Franciotti (Sleep ∞ Over)
Phil Elverum (Mt. Eerie, The Microphones)
Travis Egedy (Pictureplane)
Kody Nielson (Silicon, The Mint Chicks)
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