Tempest Drum Machine Tour By Roger Linn

The Dave Smith Instruments / Roger Linn Design Tempest Drum Machine was one of the hottest introductions at the 2011 NAMM Show.

The Tempest has a great pedigree, coming from one of the pioneers of thesynthesizer, Dave Smith, and the father of the modern drum machine, Roger Linn.

“The design of Tempest reflects a rethinking of what a drum machine needs to be in the current era,” says Linn.  “It’s not so much a drum machine as a new musical performance instrument for the creation, manipulation, and arrangement of beat-oriented music, with an intuitive and efficient use of human gestures.”

Here, Roger Linn himself gives an in-depth demo of the Tempest drum machine, which looks and sounds fantastic.

The release date for the Tempest is to be announced. Details at the DSI site.

Check it out and let us know what you think of the new Tempest Drum Machine!

2 thoughts on “Tempest Drum Machine Tour By Roger Linn

  1. this thing looks amazing im just wondering how you can construct whole tracks with only six voices, or am i missing something. i dont think there is any other drum machine this powerful with pads like that and internal synth sounds. i wish elektron would make a machinedrum with pads like that though. 2 grand aint no joke either.

  2. Really? They can charge $2K for a drum machine, but can’t film the start guide in HD so that we can actually read the screen?! Fail!!

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