Dave Smith Instruments Updates Tempest OS, Adding User-Requested Features

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest analog drum machine

Dave Smith Instruments has released a new operating system for the Tempest drum machine, adding user-requested features, new sounds, beats and projects and more.

The new operating system, OS 1.4, and the new sound set ship with newly purchased instruments. Continue reading

The Best New Hardware Synths Of 2014


2014 was a big year for electronic music gear and 2015 promises to be even bigger.

In our previous Best of 2014 articles, we’ve looked at the best new MIDI controllers and the best new modular synth gear and there were many interesting introductions in both category.

It was an equally interesting year for synth hardware. Here’s our take on the best new hardware synths of 2014: Continue reading

Open Mic: What Electronic Music Gear Or Apps Do You Want To See Introduced In 2015?

2010-NAMM-Show-41The end of 2014 is nearly upon us.

It has been a fantastic year for electronic music gear, and 2015 promises to be even better. The 2015 NAMM Show promises to get the year off to a good start, with double the space for synths, compared to last year’s show.

As we head into the new year – what electronic music gear, software or apps would you like to see introduced in the new year? What gaps are there in your rig and what workflow problems would you like to see companies address?