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Old 13th January 2011
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Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest
Press release

Unofficial DSI forum for Tempest: Tempest Forum
Soundcloud page with samples: Pym's Tempest Set on Soundcloud

6 Voice Analog Drum Machine

Quick specs:

Voice structure:
  • 2 Analog oscillators and 2 Digital oscillators
  • Digital sources have samples and waveforms (Prophet VS waves and others)
  • Digital oscillator pre/post filter control
  • Samples donated by FXPansion and Goldbaby
  • Each voice has a Curtis lowpass filter and a discrete 2 pole highpass filter
  • 8 Modulation paths
  • 2 LFOs per voice
  • 5 Envelopes per voice, dedicated filter and VCA envelopes, pitch and 2 aux envelopes. Pitch and Aux envelopes have assignable destinations

Hardware:
  • Analog Disortion and Analog Stereo Compression on the master bus
  • 6 individual stereo outputs
  • Light blue 256x64 pixel high contrast OLED screen
  • 16 Pressure sensitive drum pads
  • 2 Position and Pressure sensitive touch faders

Discuss!

Last edited by Pym; 22nd March 2011 at 02:35 AM.. Reason: Added useful links so people don't have to go through the entire thread
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Called it! whoop whoop
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SIIIICK
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Thougts on the Dave Smith Tempest (NAMM)

Any thoughts on the Dave Smith Tempest Drum machine? I'm undecided.

Dave Smith Tempest Drum machine (namm news) Β« filter env
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Now we're talking!!

Audio-rate modulation of the filter.

Can it load samples?
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Yes yes yes!
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Know what I like best?

They are holding it. It's real. Not a render...
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Looks great thumbsup. I thought it would never happen.
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It is unlikely in version 1.0, and although I'm not ruling it out for version 2.0 it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.

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Can it load samples?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym ➑️
it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.
Seriously

Who needs samples when you have REAL Analog oscillators???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym ➑️
It is unlikely in version 1.0, and although I'm not ruling it out for version 2.0 it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.

In the video and promo info it says it can. It even comes with Prophet VS waveshapes. w000t!!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym ➑️
It is unlikely in version 1.0, and although I'm not ruling it out for version 2.0 it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.
Fair.

Damn, now I want an Octatrak and this...
Was hoping I could dump the Octatrack from the budget
and move the cash over to this.

Any interesting sequencing options, like independent
pattern step length for polyrhythms?

EDIT: Crap, does it even have a sequencer?
I don't see specks on that. I'd be fine without one...
if it had triggers.

Ok, yes:
"The degree of swing timing can be adjusted in real time during playback. Roger used his entire bag of tricks to make the swing sound very human and natural."
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There is a good amount of samples in the machine, but users will not be able to load their own in version 1.0. I can say this pretty definitively as I'm programming the OS

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In the video and promo info it says it can. It even comes with Prophet VS waveshapes. w000t!!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym ➑️
There is a good amount of samples in the machine, but users will not be able to load their own in version 1.0. I can say this pretty definitively as I'm programming the OS
heh
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Oh.My.Gawd.

Me.want.now.
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I'm working very hard on the sequencer right now, there are a ton of features I'd like to see in it and will be doing my best to get them in. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up on the individual possibilities but feel free to discuss or add to the dsiforum.org discussions and I will seriously consider any good ideas.

I will say that there will be at least a couple 'interesting' sequencing options

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Fair.

Damn, now I want an Octatrak and this...
Was hoping I could dump the Octatrack from the budget
and move the cash over to this.

Any interesting sequencing options, like independent
pattern step length for polyrhythms?
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It sounds really really nice. Namm is not good att all for GAS :(
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Finally something interesting....nice going DSI
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym ➑️
There is a good amount of samples in the machine, but users will not be able to load their own in version 1.0. I can say this pretty definitively as I'm programming the OS
Doh!!!! I guess that gives me time toi save up for one
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This will compliment my Pro8 nicely!
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Is there stepsequencing?

Is it possible to shift for example 16 programmed 16th notes slightly to left or right manually?? So important to create some groove, however elektron machinedrum sequencer can't do this, everything is 1/16th (only some shuffle sigh)

When can I buy it? (europe)
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Preorders?

Seriously.

About time something cool came out
outside the modular world.

The independent hi-pass filters, that's
sick for quick mixing in a live environment.

6 Stereo Outputs! F'in workhorse.
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Wow. I was just thinking it would be another yawn year for NAMM. How wrong was I
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Finally a color design (NOT YELLOW) I can live with:

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Can you load your own samples? If so how much sample RAM?
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ok I read it will be available in june.. damn so long
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i m really impressed!!!congratulations!!
does it have audio in?
midi in and out and maybe a poly chain out for triggering a tetra or mopho?
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very cool
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