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

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

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest Gets OS Update

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machineDave Smith Instruments has released a new OS for the Tempest analog drum machine.

Here’s what’s new in Tempest OS 1.3:

New Features:

  • Playlist playback and live recording added
  • MIDI remote pad play and sound/beat/mutes triggers added
  • Undo/Revert sound function added
  • Huge change in sequencer code, improving latency and many timing related features
  • Polyphonic pad pressure handing implemented in 16 tunings/levels
  • System menu navigation improved
  • Improved voice stealing algorithm
  • Added pad calibration routine

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Anti Laptop Live Tempest Jam Takes Drum Machines Into Unexplored Territory

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Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures r.domain performing a live improvised set at the Anti Laptop Music Event II. 

The only gear used was a Dave Smith Tempest, Korg Kaoss Pad 2 and an Eventide Space pedal. The Tempest was the only sound source.