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Synthstrom Audible Deluge Portable Synthesizer Sampler Sequencer

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Synthstrom Audible is a boutique electronics manufacturer from Wellington, New Zealand. They recently unveiled their new instrument the Deluge. An instrument 3 years in the making as an all in one stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music.

The Deluge was created from the beginning to be original design independent of influences from hardware of the past or currently being manufactured.The unit offers a wide range of specifications.


Full-featured internal synthesizer engine (subtractive and FM).
Polyphony limited only by CPU. Upto 48 unaffected synth voices or 64 unaffected sample voices may play.
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.
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 the SD card.
FX including delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, bitcrushing, 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.


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).
CC control and sequencing on all 16 MIDI channels
Advanced syncing capabilities. Non-standard time signatures supported.
Adjustable swing.
Horizontal note shift.
MIDI program change and bank change.


Loads samples from SD card (up to 32GB SDHC).
All samples are streamed from the SD card.
5mm mic, ¼” line inputs and built-in microphone.
Basic slicer


Two ¼” line outputs, and 3.5mm headphone output.
2x CV outputs. 0 – 10V, individually configurable to between 0.01 and 2.00 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.
Internal speaker, rechargeable Li-ion battery (6+ hours of operation).
Printed manual of software 1.3.0 is included.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog, Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Sampling, Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle
Osc Modulation: Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Sync Hard
Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Sampling Notes:
Maximum of 12 minutes mono sample CD-quality samples at once
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Sequencer
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 48
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 1
Storage: SD Card
Distortion, chorus, flanger, delay, reverb, side chain
limited by Ram
Case: Desktop
Case Details: 128 full RGB pads 16×8 with scrolling and zooming
Keyboard: Pads
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Modulation - Audio Input
Dimensions (WxDxH): 12 x 8.2 x 1.8 inches
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, 1/8" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In
Year Released: 2016

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] synthstrom.com
Retail Street Price: US$899.00 – US$919.00 - convert

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