Originally Posted by Spip
I don't understand what you don't like.
The sound ? Name some sounds you like... It will make us easier to understand your problem.
The workflow ? Hard to be better.
The price ? Already bought. The harder is done
The bugs ? Stay with the OS that works. I don't remember the number. There's a thread on it at DSI forum, though. DSI is pretty responsive in that regard.
For me, it's closer to a musical instrument than any of the other drum machines. And as is, need to be learned and practiced. A violin or a guitar sounds crap with a crappy player... You don't see anyone ranting all threads long to say a violin or a guitar sound crap.
I dont know...even from "expert tempest users" I have heard shitty songs. I haven't heard many good songs from people done with it. one guy posted one really good techno track though. But i've heard a lot of crap
What i feel like the tempest is, it's a jack of all trades analog machine. But master of none.
What I kind of want out of my drum sounds is lets say, skinny puppy rabies type sounds, or surgeon type sounds. I was hoping the samples would be hard hitting enough to get this out of it.
Here's the buggy part I dont think is fixable: it's very volatile. There are many differences between the voices, it needs to be calibrated all the time, keeping my tempest on 24 hours really warmed up teh filter, but also I had no PWM wave after 10% until i calibrated it, there simply was no audible sound.
sometimes the sounds get louder for no reason, and I have to track down mod paths, only to find...it needs calibration :-)
The dynamic voice allocation on outputs drive me nuts...
I dont hate the machine fully, it's love and hate, some things i hate, some things I really like.
I think it's due to the variances...sometimes I'm working on something and i'll be really like "This sounds amazing," i'll come back to the same beat the next day and go O_o where'd it go. and recalibrate it, and it becomes sterile, and I dont like the sound anymore...
It DOES sound great through eventide space and space echo, but then again ALL gear does :-)
I didn't really like the tempest until I got the space, but does that mean I like the space and not the tempest?
I like filter sweeping a lot. especially in beat or mute mode, but then It effects my kicks and using it like a drum machine
Like I say, it's love and hate relationship.
Everytime I want to sell it I get sad and dont want to. And I keep it, when kept I end up not liking it...:|
just seems one one of those pieces...