Synthstrom Audible has released an update for its Deluge sampling workstation that adds SD sample streaming, resampling, live audio processing and more.
Here’s what’s new in Deluge version 1.2.0:
- SD streaming. All samples are now streamed from the SD card, instead of being completely loaded into RAM first. You don’t have to do anything differently – you’ll now just never run out of RAM or have to wait for whole samples to load. Polyphony and other features are unaffected.
- Resampling. Now you can record the output of the Deluge right back onto the SD card. Options are provided for recording exactly for the duration of a loop, and for beginning recording exactly as a sound (e.g. an existing sample) begins.
- Live audio input. Use the input as an “oscillator” source, and treat it like a synth in every other way. Live pitch shifting responds to the notes played on the instrument.
- Monosynth and legato modes.
- Random arpeggiator mode. In addition to the existing “Up”, “Down” and “Both” modes.
Here is a video overview by loopop:
The software is a free download for all existing users from Synthstrom site.
Users can make suggestions for future firmware updates at the Deluge forum.
Pricing and Availability
The Deluge is available to order for US $899. It’s currently back-ordered, but Synthstrom expects to have stock available again in December. See the Synthstrom site for details.