Tempest from Dave Smith and Roger Linn is a professional drum machine that generates its sounds using six of Dave’s powerful, highly-acclaimed 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. Original ‘gearhead’ Richard Devine took this beast for a spin.
Richard Devine: “Just playing a rhythmic beat exercise on the new Tempest Drum machine by Dave Smith and Roger Linn. Interesting drum synthesis and parameter control allows for some really cool beat manipulation. The sounds featured are from 4 different analogue synthesis kits I created and programmed.”