Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

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6-Voice Professional Analog Drum Machine

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The Tempest is a professional drum machine that generates its sounds using six powerful analog synthesis voices, and uses an innovative, performance-oriented operating system that permits an extraordinary level of control to create, edit, arrange, and manipulate beats in real time without ever stopping.

• Complex and rich analog voice structure: two analog plus two digital oscil- lators (with a large bank of included samples), lowpass filter with audio-rate modulation, highpass filter, VCA with feedback, five envelopes, two LFOs, and eight flexible modulation paths. Though optimized for drum sounds, ,it excels at tuned sounds as well, and even doubles as a 6-voice analog keyboard synth. In addition to the six direct voice outputs, there are stereo mix outputs and phones outputs, plus two inputs for foot switches or expres- sion pedals, MIDI in/out, and USB

• The performance-oriented operating system, ninety panel controls, and graphic OLED display work together to provide a tightly integrated, fast, non-stop workflow in which nearly all creation, editing, arrangement, and manipulation operations occur in real-time without stopping play. A high priority was given to producing the highest quality human feel, including the ability to adjust swing timing in real time on playback

• Sixteen pressure- and velocity-sensitive lit pads are arranged in a 2x8 configuration, providing easy access to all fingers and providing the ideal compromise between the popular 4x4 and 1x16 arrangements for both real- time and step programming. The pads can be used to play sixteen drum- beats, sixteen sounds (for each of two banks), sixteen sound mutes, sixteen velocity levels, or sixteen time steps (for step programming). The Roll button permits creating drum rolls or repeated groove patterns by varying pad pressure during record, and doubles as a momentary "stutter" effect when the pads are assigned to play beats

• Two pressure- and position-sensitive Real Time FX slide controllers permit real-time recording of note or beat-wide sound parameter changes into the drumbeat as you play. Real-time effects include stereo analog distortion and compression, plus audio delay and beat "stutter", both produced in the sequencer in order to maintain the pure analog signal path

• USB type B receptacle
• MIDI In, Out
• 6 Individual Voice Outputs
• Left and Right main audio outputs
• Foot switch input
• Expression pedal/control voltage
• Headphone output

Physical Specifications
• Dimensions: 15.4"L x 9"W x 2.5"H
• Weight: 9 lbs

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