Originally Posted by UroWho
So a drum machine you can only play live. No export of control cc's so it cannot be controlled via my daw or external sequencer. Great if you want to play one pattern all day when you are playing other instruments or great if you are a solo tempest player but to me not much more than fun.
uh, but the whole point of it is to play it live, it's quite possibly the funnest most creative drum machine i've ever played and i am quite a DM fetishist (808,909,707,MDUW,MPC...)
if you wanna control everything with your DAW then you might as well just load a plugin like Geist or maybe a hybrid solution like Maschine..
i don't mean to sound smart but i really think people are missing the whole point of something like tempest... it's really a modern version of the LinnDrum, MPC sequencers, Roland TRs... the internal clock is super duper tight, the swing quantize is superb, the beat fx/sliders are incredibly fun, the analog pathway sounds fat...you've got a 6 voice analog poly synth, 4 osc per voice, hundreds of samples including classic drum machines, a lot of controls, OLED display, WOOD....lol..really thats quite a lot already for a drum machine!!!
of course its still missing crucial features, and i'm a bit skeptical on MIDI out port capabilities... but there also is a lot enhancements yet to come, and even in its present state its a no brainer if you can afford it. i will even admit i was skeptical myself before trying it, but within 30 minutes of proper use it just all came together and i knew i had to own one...