Sequential today announced that it is retiring the Tempest, their 6-voice analog drum synth.
The Tempest was co-developed by Sequential founder Dave Smith and famed drum machine designer Roger Linn.
“Our users have put Tempest to a lot of really creative uses over the years,” notes Smith. “But a time comes when every good instrument deserves its place in the great electronic retirement community in the sky.”
“On the bright side,” adds Smith, “we’re as busy as ever designing new products, and we’ll be telling you about some of these in the next couple of months.”
The Tempest has been criticized by some for what it can’t do, but has also won many devotees for what its powerful sound engine can do.
The Sequential Tempest drum machine will be available as stock lasts.