• Thought this fits right for the electroheadz here, at almost 2000 $ a bit pricey: :o

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  • Quote from Genista;50633

    It does look nice,

    So does mercury but ya sure as hell wouldn't wanna drink it Genista ;D
    Tempest drum machine did nothing for me at all. Too ping pongy sounding, not enough "oomph"! Too much pissing about with the little Saturday Night Fever dance floor light display on the top - a thumbs down from me.

    The price tag is criminal too!

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  • Quote from AITCH-SKI;50657

    So does mercury but ya sure as hell wouldn't wanna drink it Genista ;D
    Tempest drum machine did nothing for me at all. Too ping pongy sounding, not enough "oomph"! Too much pissing about with the little Saturday Night Fever dance floor light display on the top - a thumbs down from me.

    The price tag is criminal too!

    I know what you mean, but I think it's tough to tell from a camera recording or crappy video. This is the same reason I'm waiting for the direct line out recordings...see if the oomph is there :) They said they're still tweaking the sound/filters, and don't want to release the audio until they are happy with it.

    As far as the price, I have no problem with it if it sounds good. I wish more people would attempt to make modern quality analog machines.

  • Quote from Tech44;50660

    I know what you mean, but I think it's tough to tell from a camera recording or crappy video. This is the same reason I'm waiting for the direct line out recordings...see if the oomph is there :) They said they're still tweaking the sound/filters, and don't want to release the audio until they are happy with it.

    As far as the price, I have no problem with it if it sounds good. I wish more people would attempt to make modern quality analog machines.


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    They said they're still tweaking the sound/filters, and don't want to release the audio until they are happy with it

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    :uglywonder: .........."still tweaking"?..... 2K?......Nah, sorry man, for that money there should be no tweaking at all ::)

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  • Quote from AITCH-SKI;50686

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    :uglywonder: .........."still tweaking"?..... 2K?......Nah, sorry man, for that money there should be no tweaking at all ::)

    Not sure I'm following you. You don't think they should take their time building the product until the are happy with the results?

  • Quote from Tech44;50726

    Not sure I'm following you. You don't think they should take their time building the product until the are happy with the results?


    Is this drum machine just a DEMO model?

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  • Quote from Dj Eddie B;50729

    For that kind of dough it better come with a guaranteed hit already programmed in it, lol

    And a blow job whilst looking at the Saturday Night Fever disco lights layout ;)

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  • I think everyone's hatin on it cause they can't afford it really ;D . Seriously though, if you don't like the sound or look, then ok, I get that. But if you price out a comparable analog drum machine with sequencer or a 6-voice analog synth (which you get both in this), the price isn't much higher than what you'd expect.

    Jomox 999 - $1800
    Top MachineDrum (not analog, but more versatile) - $1700
    808 - $2300
    Acidlab Miami - $1400

    ...and you can't use any of these as a 6 voice analog synth.

  • Quote from Tech44;50750

    I think everyone's hatin on it cause they can't afford it really ;D . Seriously though, if you don't like the sound or look, then ok, I get that. But if you price out a comparable analog drum machine with sequencer or a 6-voice analog synth (which you get both in this), the price isn't much higher than what you'd expect.

    Jomox 999 - $1800
    Top MachineDrum (not analog, but more versatile) - $1700
    808 - $2300
    Acidlab Miami - $1400

    ...and you can't use any of these as a 6 voice analog synth.

    Shop around for 808's.....still the dogs bollox
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Roland-TR-808-…=item3cb5296894


    Tech, you didn't answer my question with regards it being a demo model mate ::)
    I stand by what I say - as you explained in an earlier reply if this company are still not happy with their own product then why are they selling it for 2k? I just think it's wrong?
    It's the equivalent of a salesman selling you a lovely looking new car with all the gadgets, flashing lights n all that but its got wooden wheels. Sure, it drives but something just doesn't feel right. Maybe the wheels need to be taken back to the garage & tweaked? Or maybe the garage shouldn't have sold the car in the first place ;)

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    ..and you can't use any of these as a 6 voice analog synth


    A drum machine just be what it says on the tin mate imho :-/ I like to see the Mini Moog & Seqential Circuits next to the 808 & DMX's.......keep it old skool!!! No Nu Skool without Old Skool ;D

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  • Quote from AITCH-SKI;50760

    Shop around for 808's.....still the dogs bollox
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Roland-TR-808-…=item3cb5296894


    Tech, you didn't answer my question with regards it being a demo model mate ::)
    I stand by what I say - as you explained in an earlier reply if this company are still not happy with their own product then why are they selling it for 2k? I just think it's wrong?
    It's the equivalent of a salesman selling you a lovely looking new car with all the gadgets, flashing lights n all that but its got wooden wheels. Sure, it drives but something just doesn't feel right. Maybe the wheels need to be taken back to the garage & tweaked? Or maybe the garage shouldn't have sold the car in the first place ;)

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    A drum machine just be what it says on the tin mate imho :-/ I like to see the Mini Moog & Seqential Circuits next to the 808 & DMX's.......keep it old skool!!! No Nu Skool without Old Skool ;D

    It's a prototype. Its not for sale yet. Street date is estimated to be June. They are still making changes before it goes into production. This is pretty much how building hardware works...not sure what the problem is? They don't want to make recordings and distribute them if the sound might change for the production model.

  • Quote from Tech44;50762

    It's a prototype. Its not for sale yet. Street date is estimated to be June. They are still making changes before it goes into production. This is pretty much how building hardware works...not sure what the problem is? They don't want to make recordings and distribute them if the sound might change for the production model.


    http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/news/tempest.php

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    They are still making changes before it goes into production


    I read, I watched, Dave & Roger seem genuinely very happy with the product ::) No mention at all about any tweaking of the Tempest ??? Who's told you this? If it's on the net can you please cut & paste coz I am just really interested to find out more about these changes - thanks pal.
    I was waiting for one of them to make reference to the product being, as you say," a prototype" and some of the sounds were being looked at to hopefully improve upon but no - nothing.

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  • Quote from AITCH-SKI;50769

    http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/news/tempest.php

    I read, I watched, Dave & Roger seem genuinely very happy with the product ::) No mention at all about any tweaking of the Tempest ??? Who's told you this? If it's on the net can you please cut & paste coz I am just really interested to find out more about these changes - thanks pal.
    I was waiting for one of them to make reference to the product being, as you say," a prototype" and some of the sounds were being looked at to hopefully improve upon but no - nothing.

    The person that seems to be doing the majority of the programming is Chris, and goes by Pym on some boards. I think he's the guy in a couple of the NAMM vids with the long hair.

    He's replied to some questions here:
    http://prophet5.org/viewtopic.php?t=827
    and here:
    http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron…ts-tempest.html

    Long threads, but the one comment he made about still working on things was in reply to someone requesting audio here:

    http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron…tempest-14.html

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    I'm not posting audio demos because we're still tweaking the hardware. We're looking into extending the filter response and improving the distortion/compression before I start posting demos. Be patient, they're on the way soon!

  • At long last, thanks Tech ;D
    Still not overly keen on the thing though. I'm not convinced by the sounds that I heard. Ping pongy & metallic. Yes I would have to listen to it live but in saying that if I listen to an 808 or a DMX on my laptop BOTH wipe the floor (for me) over that Tempest.

    Good luck to Rog n Dave though. Maybe they could do some plug ins for it for old skool drum boxes ;)

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  • Quote from AITCH-SKI;50816

    At long last, thanks Tech ;D
    Still not overly keen on the thing though. I'm not convinced by the sounds that I heard. Ping pongy & metallic. Yes I would have to listen to it live but in saying that if I listen to an 808 or a DMX on my laptop BOTH wipe the floor (for me) over that Tempest.

    Good luck to Rog n Dave though. Maybe they could do some plug ins for it for old skool drum boxes ;)

    Based on the initial clips, I agree it does seem to lack the low end balls. I'm hoping better samples show more. I like a the 'ping pong' blips and what not though personally.

  • LOL - fair enough Tech ;D As it goes when it comes to ping pong sounding stuff I do like the old CR78 & CR8000 still (probably coz they remind me of Blondie, Peter Gabriel, Ultravox :D )

    Cheers fella

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