Tempest Drum Machine Users Petition For An OS Update

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machineA group of owners of the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest have launched an online petition, asking the company to make updating the operating system of the drum machine a priority.

Signees feel that “there is still a sizable list of problems and glitches to address” with the Tempest.  Continue reading

Techno On A Buchla Music Easel

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Peter Maas, captures a synth jam, Chicago Love, that explores using the Buchla Music Easel in a context in which it’s rarely heard – old school technoContinue reading

DIY Arduino Based Minipops 7 Rhythm Box Clone

Developer Jan Ostman let us know that he’s released source code for an Arduino-based Minipops 7 clone.

The Korg KEIO Minipops was featured prominently in Jean Michel Jarre’s classic electronic album, Oxygène

Ostman says that the code should work unmodified on any Arduino.  Continue reading