The Dave Smith Instruments / Roger Linn Design Tempest Drum Machine was one of the hottest introductions at the 2011 NAMM Show.
The Tempest has a great pedigree, coming from one of the pioneers of thesynthesizer, Dave Smith, and the father of the modern drum machine, Roger Linn.
“The design of Tempest reflects a rethinking of what a drum machine needs to be in the current era,” says Linn. ”It’s not so much a drum machine as a new musical performance instrument for the creation, manipulation, and arrangement of beat-oriented music, with an intuitive and efficient use of human gestures.”
Here, Roger Linn himself gives an in-depth demo of the Tempest drum machine, which looks and sounds fantastic.
The release date for the Tempest is to be announced. Details at the DSI site.
Check it out and let us know what you think of the new Tempest Drum Machine!