Synthstrom Audible let us know that pre-orders for their new Deluge all-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler end Nov 25, 2016.
The Deluge lets you do grid-style sequencing, using 128 RGB pads; play samples from SD card (up to 32GB); create new sounds with an internal synth engine (FM & subtractive synthesis); control other gear, via MIDI & CV/Gate outputs; and work anywhere you like, since it has a built-in battery, mic and speaker.
They also shared three videos, which demo different aspects of the Deluge:
The first is a Stranger Things inspired jam, which shows how a song can be performed by muting/unmuting tracks, adding elements on the fly and by effecting different tracks while playing.
The next video is a quick tutorial, which demos pitch shifting and time stretching on the Deluge:
The final video demonstrates using the Deluge as a live improvisational tool, with just one sample:
Synthstrom has also released the Deluge manual.
Pricing and Availability
The Deluge is available with a launch price of $780 USD + $55 shipping (through midnight on Nov 25th, 2016 US ET). At this point, the lead time on production is expected to be four months. They have not announced pricing for the Deluge for orders after Nov 25th, but they expect it to be several hundred dollars more. See the Synthstrom Audible site for details.