Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Synthesizer – The Complete Guide

Synth education guru Marc Doty has put together a mammoth collection of videos, embedded as a playlist above, looking at the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 synthesizer.

The OB-6 is a new 6-voice synthesizer, developed by Dave Smith & Tom Oberheim, featuring an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters. Continue reading

DSI Tempest Drum Machine Update In The Works

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We recently reported on a petition, organized by owners of the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machine, asking for DSI to prioritize Tempest OS updates.

There was a huge amount of discussion on the post – and DSI’s Carson Day provided a very detailed response. In his comments, he addressed each of the issues listed in the petition, noting whether they’re known issues and whether the company considers them bugs or feature requests.

His response was qualified, though, by this statement: “We will be revisiting the Tempest OS, and hopefully soon, but the Change.org petition has no bearing on our timeframe, and we can’t specifically guarantee when will dive back in.”

A month later, though, it looks like the wheels are in motion for some updates to the Tempest.  Continue reading

Pioneer DJ + Dave Smith Toraiz SP-16 Sampler At Musikmesse 2016

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At Musikmesse 2016, Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments introduced the Toraiz SP-16 Sampler.

Here’s a video overview, via Sonic State:

The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, dual analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link.

Pricing and Availability

The TORAIZ SP-16 will be available this summer (2016) with a suggested retail price of €1,599. For more information, check out the Pioneer DJ site.

Pioneer DJ Partners With Dave Smith On Toraiz SP-16 Pro Sampler

Musikmesse 2016: Pioneer DJ has announced their first sampler – the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler with Dave Smith Instruments analog filters.

The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link. Continue reading

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