Originally Posted by Pym
Dave Smith Instruments Tempest Press release
6 Voice Analog Drum Machine
-Hi pass filter: Cool, so, here it is!
-Analog efx: Very cool! Distortion as well as feedback, analog compression!
-MIDI delay (mentioned in the video) is a fine solution for keeping the price down imo., although I'm unsure what will be possible.
Pym, can you say whether one will be able to assign delay to individual sounds, or not? If yes, would it be technically possible to slave the lo-pass filter to the delay echoes, to get darker echoes, closing the filter a bit for each echo? And maybe other paramaters could be interesting too? (Trust me, this is a non vital issue, it is just an idea. And it might even sound awful, lol, as it would affect the whole sound, of course.)
-Slide controllers: Love it, especially that they are assignable.
- It's got a decent amount of knobs, though we always want more of them dedicated knobs, of course. But then I know they come at a price, so it's always a balance. In the end I think this is a really good machine for getting to work a bit outside the box. I wonder if the knobs/some of them will be assignable?
- Soundwise, in the video it sounds a lot like my Mopho, in the video. Are they the same oscillators, basically, can you say anything about that Pym? And are the digital oscillators the same as the Evolver's?
-Concerning the visual design, I must admit I'm not a big fan of the grey front. On Linn's page the image is in high contrast and I kinda like the blueish tint it gives. Perhaps it also relates to the texture of it as opposed to the woody/smokyness of the frame and body. We can't leave out any details here
-The only other thing I might wish for (besides VCOs,
) would be a CV control/gate/filter out, but I guess you can't have everything and connectivity is otherwise fine.
- All in all a very desireable machine, this will be very high on my wanted-drum machines list, for sure. It's a bit pricey for me personally, for a drum machine, - but then it also has a lot of cool features.
- Can't wait to hear it in actual tracks! And to hear it making pad sounds
Pym, on another note, I wonder if a DSI produced MIDI-controller could be an idea? For controlling the Mo-module, Tetra, Evolver-module and the Tempest. Knobs with markings to control the common parameters, and a certain amount of knobs unmarked for the uncommon features. Loaded with pre-made setups and the possibillity to switch between setups on-the-fly would be very cool.