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

Free Sample Library Features Classic 808 Sounds With Vintage 12-Bit Crunch

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Portland downtempo electronica duo Soquelle has shared a free sample kit, based on a Roland TR-808 drum machine sampled with a vintage E-Mu SP-1200 sampler.
What makes this Roland TR-808 sample kit unique?
The samples were captured first through an E-mu SP-1200. They were then recorded through an Api Channel Strip into an Antelope Orion AD/DA. No effects, eq or processing was applied to the samples other than the natural sound of the TR-808, SP-1200 and Api preamps.
Here’s an audio preview:

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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

AtomoSynth Totem Eurorack Drum Machine

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The AtomoSynth Totem is a complete percussion synthesizer voice EUrorack module.

The company says that the Totem is not meant to emulate any famous drum machine, but designed for creating your own unique analog drum synth sounds.

Here’s a video demo that features four AtomoSynth TOTEM Euro drum modules, each playing a different pattern. Continue reading