Was the Tempest overhyped, or did it fulfil expectations?
Old 28th December 2012
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hard to get a decend kick out of it is not what i want to hear about a drum machine really..
I guess that would depend on what you're trying to get, and what type of music you're making.

It's certainly not a universal opinion.

I don't have any trouble getting kicks I like out of it. YMMV.
Old 28th December 2012
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When was the last time something came out and everybody loved it?
Micromac. I do agree with the general thrust of your post though.
Old 29th December 2012
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I'd rather buy a used M3X LOL

Micromac is most definitely legit but it is a lot for what it is. I think price weighs into these debates as well. Certainly is the case with the Tempest. I think if it was a lot cheaper then people would be a lot kinder. People are being a lot nicer to the Minibrute because it is cheap so expectations are lowered.
Old 29th December 2012
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I'm one of those with the evolving Tempest relationship too. I'm in the "meh" phase at the moment. I wouldn't say it's for a lack of want to make my own sounds, I've actually gravitated a bit towards using Zebra within Ableton Live drum racks. I recently picked up a NanoPAD2 and have my default pad layout set to the same as Tempest which I find incredibly intuitive.
Old 29th December 2012
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I'm one of those with the evolving Tempest relationship too. I'm in the "meh" phase at the moment. I wouldn't say it's for a lack of want to make my own sounds, I've actually gravitated a bit towards using Zebra within Ableton Live drum racks. I recently picked up a NanoPAD2 and have my default pad layout set to the same as Tempest which I find incredibly intuitive.
Do you know of a way you could mimic the Tempest's 16 Tunings mode in Live with the NanoPAD2? Since I learned keys via the school of rock music and beer, I find that mode super helpful when writing.
Old 29th December 2012
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Do you know of a way you could mimic the Tempest's 16 Tunings mode in Live with the NanoPAD2? Since I learned keys via the school of rock music and beer, I find that mode super helpful when writing.
Not sure how you mean. You can set up "scenes" to play any pitches you like.

If you want to be able to select a sound in a beat and instantly map it across the 16 keys, I would imagine it could be done with some Max For Live programming.
Old 29th December 2012
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Do you know of a way you could mimic the Tempest's 16 Tunings mode in Live with the NanoPAD2? Since I learned keys via the school of rock music and beer, I find that mode super helpful when writing.
Use the scale plug-in.
Old 29th December 2012
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Like the Minibrute, there was an enormous amount of hype and fervid discussion about the Tempest. I still hear a lot about the Minibrute whereas things appear to gone very quiet, at least for those of us not giving our dedicated attention to the Tempest.
Tempest costs $2,000, and wasnt quite finished when it was released
Minibrute costs $500 or less, and pretty much met everyones high expectation

You do the maffs

P.S.

I dont think this needed its own thread
Old 29th December 2012
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Mixed.

As a production tool the sound is a deal breaker to me. Weak, thin, honky, fizzy, noisy,... - you'd be much better off with samples ITB, and things like 808/909/101/SP12(00)/ SP950 are on another planet.

That said, as a live tool and for jamming the lag-free all-realtime multi-processor interface designed by Roger Linn is awesome. The reverse feature alone makes for an amazing effect.
Old 29th December 2012
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you'd be much better off with samples ITB, and things like 808/909/101/SP12(00)/ SP950
I think that would depend on what style you're going for.
Old 29th December 2012
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What I see, is that there is no answer to this thread.

Groundbreaking inventions like the Tempest do not come to fulfill expectatives, they just change things

Best innovations, take a lot of time to receive the deserved recognition.
Old 29th December 2012
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I agree (balma)

I know this baby isn't going anywhere soon, having too much fun with it Made a few basekicks that really sound very nice for minimal techno/techhouse etc.. going to create a lot of other percussion soon as well.. I'm used to the workflow so i can work out pretty fast what i have in mind.
Old 29th December 2012
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Mine crashed and froze all the god damn time and was generally just a tremendously frustrating thing to work with. Fun synth, I didn't mind the sound, incredible sequencer, but the broken OS was a dealbreaker for me.
Old 29th December 2012
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Mine crashed and froze all the god damn time and was generally just a tremendously frustrating thing to work with. Fun synth, I didn't mind the sound, incredible sequencer, but the broken OS was a dealbreaker for me.
Did you update your OS to the last version ?
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