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Posted on November 2, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Self explanatory title really! Get your hands on one before someone else does! The Tempest is a unique analogue drum machine, capable of producing twisted percussive synth sounds like nothing else can! It features 16 backlit pads, a number of dials and buttons and two pressure and velocity sensitive control pads. However, the real highlight of the Tempest is most definitely its sounds. Check out the video below for an example (jump to 2:07 to hear them!):
Posted on March 8, 2011 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
Well here is a Blast from the Past. I am writing this review because despite the fact that I have written to Roland and Boss on the matter of upgrading this machine, 6 years have passed and this is still their top drum machine - why is that? Whilst I know I like hardware drum machines, a great many people prefer to use software but this machine was aimed at a slightly different market - the guitarist.
Posted on February 21, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Time to look at another NAMM 2011 product – the Arturia Spark! It’s not yet been released, and is instead currently available for pre-order, but there’s no harm in having a look into what this highly anticipated product is capable of doing!
ARTURIA SPARK – INTRODUCTION
The Arturia Spark is a powerful hardware/software hybrid drum machine, combining the power of analogue (modeling) synthesis, physical modeling and samples. It has been designed to streamline your beat production work, saving you time when searching for the perfect kit, and offer simple, yet essential controls for creating the ideal rhythm. So if you’re looking for a new and intuitive way to create your drum patterns, the Arturia Spark could quite possibly be your answer!
Posted on February 17, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
For me, and also judging by our recent poll, the Dave Smith Tempest was one of the most exciting products to come out of the recent NAMM 2011 show. It wasn’t exciting because it was big, did everything, or offered something completely revolutionary. It was simply exciting because it made fantastic sounds, and brought past analogue technology into one new and modern unit. If you want to get a flavour of the type of sounds that it is capable of producing, then I suggest flicking through the following video: