It looks sweet from what I read. I realize it's a new analog instrument, but it sure would have been cool if they somehow pulled off to incorporate the old Linndrum samples , 12 bit converters and with midi automation of tuning, decay parameters etc. :-)
-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, heh) 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.
Ha, I love how cool these two are in interviews...
"It’s funny, I’ve been through this cycle so many times. And it’s really hard to predict ahead of time, because so much of this is just a fashion thing, where if the right people decide this is the thing that everybody has to have right now, then it will go crazy. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll still sell a lot, but it can make a pretty big difference."
Judging from this thread, they got the fashion thing right.
OOH LA LA!! NAMM 2011 product of the show already?! Finally the DSI Roger Linn drum machine makes its appearance. That is exciting enough in itself but this looks like a seriously deep drum machine. Anyone still interested in the new Arturia drum machine? No, me neither! Not even remotely!!
I know everybody would rather have the Tempest but I'm wanting a desktop Evolver 2.0 similar in size to the Tempest and with that beautiful LED display and a UI similar to the MEK instead of the matrix editing. Rackmountable too.
Don't tell my lm-1/lm-2/forat 9000 I'm pre-ordering and saving from now ....Linn and Smith are really back on the spotlight now, it sounds great at first listening, let's have more demos please! Only "disappointing" part is the non-sampling choice, why oh why ? -
Looks killer. I got question about sequencer. Dear Pym - is the sequencer going to have advanced options like the Octatrack one? I mean - microshift forward and backward of the steps, different pattern lenghts? Would it be possible to controll externall Midi gear with it?
A MAP of $1999 is a bit high in today's economy. If it's street price was around $1499 - $1549 they would be unstoppable and grab more market share. At $1999 it only really appeals to the niche market. At that price the Machinedrum UW+ is $250 cheaper and Jomox's XBASE 999 roughly $175 cheaper. Ignoring the pricing it's very interesting though. Bring the price down and I'm sold.