Superbooth 2018: Synthstrom Deluge May Blow Your Mind

The Do-it-all portable workstation has more updates      08/05/18

Synthstrom Deluge is an impressive piece of kit, any question that starts "does it..?" seems to generally be answered "yes it does, and it also does this.."

The specifications are impressive, and the frequent updates, also add more and more features. As a stand alone workstation for creating songs, synth tracks, effects and stems, its a very capable device.

Just check the huge feature list:

Synthesizer

  • Full-featured internal synthesizer engine (subtractive and FM)
  • Polyphony limited only by CPU. Up to 48 unaffected synth voices or 64 unaffected sample voices may play simultaneously
  • 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
  • Arpeggiator
  • Dedicated volume and tempo knobs
  • LFOs and envelopes on each synth / sample. Highly customizable modulation matrix
  • Synthesizer engine features LPF / HPF, FM, portamento, oscillator sync, ring modulation, unison detune, and more
  • Four basic waveforms, or select any WAV file from SD card
  • FX including delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, bitcrusher, sidechain effect, live stutter, and more
  • Keyboard mode, where the pads become a live instrument on a 2D grid
  • Preset or custom scales, or chromatic mode
  • Live processing of the audio input including polyphonic pitch shifting (according to sequenced notes), filters, and all FX

Sequencer

  • Piano-roll-style sequencing on 128 full RGB pads (16×8) with scrolling and zooming
  • Sequencing limited only by device RAM (many thousands of notes)
  • 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, as above)
  • CC control and sequencing on all 16 MIDI channels
  • Probability and iteration based step / note conditions
  • Undo / redo note and parameter automation editing and recording. Number of undo steps limited only by RAM
  • Advanced syncing capabilities. Non-standard time signatures supported, Polymetric
  • Adjustable swing
  • Horizontal note shift
  • MIDI program change and bank select

Sampler

  • Streams all samples directly from SD card (up to 32GB SDHC), without limitations based on RAM size
  • Time-stretching
  • Same filters, modulation matrix and FX as synth engine
  • Resampling
  • Slicer feature for cutting a sample into evenly sized slices

Available priced at around $900 US from Synthstrom.com

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