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
Reader Bruno Fabrizio Sorba let us know about these videos, demonstrating a collection of vintage synth style patches he created for the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest analog drum machine. Continue reading
Here’s what’s new in Tempest OS 1.3:
- 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
Here’s a series of videos that demonstrate that the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machine is more than meets the eye.
Each of the Tempest’s six analog voices has two analog oscillators, plus two digital oscillators (with a large bank of included samples). They also feature a classic Curtis analog lowpass filter with audio-rate modulation, an additional highpass filter, analog VCA with feedback, five envelopes, two LFOs, a variety of analog modulation routings.
Smith notes, “Although optimized for drum sounds, it excels at tuned sounds as well, and even doubles as a six-voice analog keyboard synth.”
Check out the video, via dreamprobe, that show the Tempest being used for pads, basses and leads, and let us know what you think!