Here’s a series of videos that demonstrate that the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machine is more than meets the eye.
Each of the Tempest’s six analog voices has two analog oscillators, plus two digital oscillators (with a large bank of included samples). They also feature a classic Curtis analog lowpass filter with audio-rate modulation, an additional highpass filter, analog VCA with feedback, five envelopes, two LFOs, a variety of analog modulation routings.
Smith notes, “Although optimized for drum sounds, it excels at tuned sounds as well, and even doubles as a six-voice analog keyboard synth.”
Check out the video, via dreamprobe, that show the Tempest being used for pads, basses and leads, and let us know what you think!