A product bearing the names of Dave Smith and Roger Linn was always going to spark an obscene amount of interest, and fortunately, the Tempest lives up to the two designers’ lofty reputations.
It’s an analogue/digital beast based on tweaked Evolver/Tetra/Prophet 08 voice chips, allied to an MPC-style sequencer and built with live performance in mind.
Tempest doesn’t do sampling, but no other drum machine on the market is as powerful in terms of hands-on synthesis. It’s every inch a classic in waiting.
FULL REVIEW:Dave Smith Instruments & Roger Linn Design Tempest
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