More than three years ago, the developers of Synthstrom Audible began to develop the Deluge groove box. Anyone who believes that everything has been developed immediately like on products from other companies is wrong.
As the title of the article already said: everything started with a sequencer.
Everything Started With A Sequencer
The idea of the developers was to build a sequencer. But this idea was transformed into a complete groovebox with the name Deluge that had, in the beginning, a very similar feature list as the Novation Circuit: synth engine, samples, pad layout, and everything can be sequenced.
At first glance, yes, but how it developed until 2019 it was just a coincidence because it was just the beginning of the Deluge adventure.
Deluge Grows & Grows
In the next 2-3 years, the Deluge lost the appearance of a Novation Circuit clone and grew up. The developers published several exciting updates in the last months/years that made the Deluge a very high-performance groove box. So much product care is known from not many manufacturers. These new features are:
- real-time sampling with automatic pitch-detection, time-stretching and pitch-shifting
- arranger view
- upcoming wavetable functionality for the synthesis engine
- live looper with unlimited track length (limited to the memory of the SD card)
No! The developers promise many new updates in the coming years and one thing is confirmed: the Deluge still has plenty of power reserves
At Superbooth 2019, I had the chance to interview Ian from Synthstrom Audible (New Zealand). Our conversation is all about the design, the development phase including prototyping and the future of the Deluge.
Information about new features can be found in many other videos anyway. If you are interested to get a deep insight of Synthstrom Audible and their powerful Deluge groove box, check out the latest SYNTH ANATOMY video story.
Deluge is available now for $899 USD from the official Synthstrom Audible webshop.
More information here: Synthstrom Audible