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$1,600 · Dave Smith Instruments Tempest Analogue Drum Machine and Synthesizer

Great condition, wonderful and powerful tool for learning, practicing, and performing synthesis and drum sequencing.

Selling due for need for cash and because I have two of these lovely machines, I will sell the newer one that's in better condition and is less sentimental to me.

Six voice with four oscillators per voice (two analogue and two digital)


Dave Smith Instruments Tempest Analog Drum Machine Features at a Glance:

16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive backlit drum trigger pads in an 8 x 2 matrix

6 analog voices, each with 2 analog oscillators and 2 digital oscillators, loaded with a large bank of included samples

Modulation path includes Dave Smith's classic analog lowpass filter with audio-rate modulation, highpass filter, analog VCA with feedback, 5 envelopes, 2 LFOs, and an extraordinary variety of analog modulation routing options

Doubles as a 6-voice analog synth

6 direct voice outputs plus stereo mix outputs, headphones outputs,

2 inputs for foot switches or expression pedals
MIDI in/out


90 panel controls

Bright 256 x 64 OLED display

real-time and step recording

ROLL button permits creating drum rolls or repeated groove patterns by varying pad pressure as
the beat records

ROLL button doubles as a momemtary "stutter" effect when the pads are assigned to play beats. Sustain button holds the note of tuned parts (like a keyboard's Sustain pedal) or to choke drum sounds or drumbeats when the pad is released

2 pressure- and position-sensitive Note FX slide controllers permit real-time recording of note or beat-wide sound parameter changes into the drumbeat as you play

A variety of unique effects:

Stereo analog compressor and distortion circuits affect the stereo output mix

Beat-synced delay is achieved by generating additional delayed note events within the sequencer

A beat-synced "stutter" effect is created entirely within the
sequencer by looping short portions of the drumbeat on demand

Adjustable swing timing with real-time control
Dimensions: 15.4" L x 9" W x 2.5" H

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Ad Id31594852
CategoryPro Audio
PostedApril 17, 2018
Renewed June 19, 2018
Expiry July 19, 2018
Status SOLD
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