Login / Register
 
Dave Smith Instruments Tempest
New Reply
Subscribe
Pym
Thread Starter
#1
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #1
Gear addict
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 437

Thread Starter
Pym is online now
Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest
Press release

Unofficial DSI forum for Tempest: Tempest Forum
Soundcloud page with samples: Pym's Tempest Set on Soundcloud

6 Voice Analog Drum Machine

Quick specs:

Voice structure:
  • 2 Analog oscillators and 2 Digital oscillators
  • Digital sources have samples and waveforms (Prophet VS waves and others)
  • Digital oscillator pre/post filter control
  • Samples donated by FXPansion and Goldbaby
  • Each voice has a Curtis lowpass filter and a discrete 2 pole highpass filter
  • 8 Modulation paths
  • 2 LFOs per voice
  • 5 Envelopes per voice, dedicated filter and VCA envelopes, pitch and 2 aux envelopes. Pitch and Aux envelopes have assignable destinations

Hardware:
  • Analog Disortion and Analog Stereo Compression on the master bus
  • 6 individual stereo outputs
  • Light blue 256x64 pixel high contrast OLED screen
  • 16 Pressure sensitive drum pads
  • 2 Position and Pressure sensitive touch faders

Discuss!
__________________
Chris aka. Pym
Dave Smith Instruments

https://soundcloud.com/iampym/the-mermaid

Last edited by Pym; 22nd March 2011 at 01:35 AM.. Reason: Added useful links so people don't have to go through the entire thread
#2
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #2
Gear interested
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 25

spaceship is offline
Called it! whoop whoop
#3
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #3
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,036

DarkPlasma is offline
SIIIICK
#4
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #4
Gear nut
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 96

mc202 is offline
Thougts on the Dave Smith Tempest (NAMM)

__________________
mc202.com - my synth blog | Nisi Dominus Frustra
#5
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #5
Gear addict
 
Rude Talk's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 458

Rude Talk is offline
#6
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #6
Lives for gear
 
Entrainer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: fear and loathing across the country, listening to my 8-track
Posts: 3,215

Entrainer is offline
Now we're talking!!

Audio-rate modulation of the filter.

Can it load samples?
#7
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #7
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 563

jessem is offline
Yes yes yes!
#8
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #8
Lives for gear
 
Entrainer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: fear and loathing across the country, listening to my 8-track
Posts: 3,215

Entrainer is offline
Know what I like best?

They are holding it. It's real. Not a render...
__________________
http://www.drivenmachinedrums.com
2072 Premium Designer Drum Samples
check out the free sounds and demo
#9
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #9
Lives for gear
 
Acid Mitch's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Space is the place
Posts: 2,614

Acid Mitch is online now
Looks great thumbsup. I thought it would never happen.
Pym
Thread Starter
#10
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #10
Gear addict
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 437

Thread Starter
Pym is online now
It is unlikely in version 1.0, and although I'm not ruling it out for version 2.0 it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Entrainer View Post
Can it load samples?
#11
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #11
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,036

DarkPlasma is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym View Post
it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.
Seriously

Who needs samples when you have REAL Analog oscillators???
#12
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #12
Lives for gear
 
Acid Mitch's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Space is the place
Posts: 2,614

Acid Mitch is online now
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym View Post
It is unlikely in version 1.0, and although I'm not ruling it out for version 2.0 it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.

In the video and promo info it says it can. It even comes with Prophet VS waveshapes. w000t!!!!
#13
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #13
Lives for gear
 
Entrainer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: fear and loathing across the country, listening to my 8-track
Posts: 3,215

Entrainer is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym View Post
It is unlikely in version 1.0, and although I'm not ruling it out for version 2.0 it's definitely not the focus of the instrument.
Fair.

Damn, now I want an Octatrak and this...
Was hoping I could dump the Octatrack from the budget
and move the cash over to this.

Any interesting sequencing options, like independent
pattern step length for polyrhythms?

EDIT: Crap, does it even have a sequencer?
I don't see specks on that. I'd be fine without one...
if it had triggers.

Ok, yes:
"The degree of swing timing can be adjusted in real time during playback. Roger used his entire bag of tricks to make the swing sound very human and natural."
#14
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #14
Lives for gear
 
hogberto's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: scotland
Posts: 629

hogberto is online now
Pym
Thread Starter
#15
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #15
Gear addict
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 437

Thread Starter
Pym is online now
There is a good amount of samples in the machine, but users will not be able to load their own in version 1.0. I can say this pretty definitively as I'm programming the OS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid Mitch View Post
In the video and promo info it says it can. It even comes with Prophet VS waveshapes. w000t!!!!
#16
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #16
Lives for gear
 
hogberto's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: scotland
Posts: 629

hogberto is online now
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym View Post
There is a good amount of samples in the machine, but users will not be able to load their own in version 1.0. I can say this pretty definitively as I'm programming the OS
#17
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #17
Lives for gear
 
cryophonik's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,308

cryophonik is offline
Oh.My.Gawd.

Me.want.now.
Pym
Thread Starter
#18
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #18
Gear addict
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 437

Thread Starter
Pym is online now
I'm working very hard on the sequencer right now, there are a ton of features I'd like to see in it and will be doing my best to get them in. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up on the individual possibilities but feel free to discuss or add to the dsiforum.org discussions and I will seriously consider any good ideas.

I will say that there will be at least a couple 'interesting' sequencing options

Quote:
Originally Posted by Entrainer View Post
Fair.

Damn, now I want an Octatrak and this...
Was hoping I could dump the Octatrack from the budget
and move the cash over to this.

Any interesting sequencing options, like independent
pattern step length for polyrhythms?
#19
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #19
Gear interested
 
jonlord's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 19

jonlord is offline
It sounds really really nice. Namm is not good att all for GAS :(
#20
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #20
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Dublin
Posts: 775

Brickman is offline
Finally something interesting....nice going DSI
#21
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #21
Lives for gear
 
Acid Mitch's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Space is the place
Posts: 2,614

Acid Mitch is online now
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pym View Post
There is a good amount of samples in the machine, but users will not be able to load their own in version 1.0. I can say this pretty definitively as I'm programming the OS
Doh!!!! I guess that gives me time toi save up for one
#22
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #22
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,036

DarkPlasma is offline
This will compliment my Pro8 nicely!
#23
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #23
Gear addict
 
Rude Talk's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 458

Rude Talk is offline
Is there stepsequencing?

Is it possible to shift for example 16 programmed 16th notes slightly to left or right manually?? So important to create some groove, however elektron machinedrum sequencer can't do this, everything is 1/16th (only some shuffle sigh)

When can I buy it? (europe)
#24
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #24
Lives for gear
 
Entrainer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: fear and loathing across the country, listening to my 8-track
Posts: 3,215

Entrainer is offline
Preorders?

Seriously.

About time something cool came out
outside the modular world.

The independent hi-pass filters, that's
sick for quick mixing in a live environment.

6 Stereo Outputs! F'in workhorse.
#25
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #25
Gear maniac
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 195

hubiedubie is offline
Wow. I was just thinking it would be another yawn year for NAMM. How wrong was I
__________________
Everything in moderation....including moderation itself.
#26
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #26
Lives for gear
 
seen-da-sizer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Oceania
Posts: 2,473

seen-da-sizer is offline
Finally a color design (NOT YELLOW) I can live with:

#27
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #27
Gear maniac
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 195

hubiedubie is offline
Can you load your own samples? If so how much sample RAM?
#28
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #28
Gear addict
 
Rude Talk's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 458

Rude Talk is offline
ok I read it will be available in june.. damn so long
#29
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #29
Gear addict
 
e-smile-z's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 428

e-smile-z is offline
i m really impressed!!!congratulations!!
does it have audio in?
midi in and out and maybe a poly chain out for triggering a tetra or mopho?
#30
13th January 2011
Old 13th January 2011
  #30
Gear interested
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 24

Mopant is offline
very cool
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.