Video: ‘The Tempest’ Innovative Analog Drum Machine / Synth from Dave Smith + Roger Linn

In this video, electronic musician and Dubspot instructor James Bernard takes a deeper look at the Tempest, an innovative analog drum machine and synthesizer from electronic musical instruments design giants Dave Smith Instruments and Roger Linn Design.

In this video, James Bernard demonstrates the performance capabilities and creative possibilities of the innovative Tempest analog drum machine and synthesizer from Dave Smith Instruments and Roger Linn Design.

He first breaks down the drum machine and explains how it lets you create and manipulate beats and sounds in real time, demonstrating various ways you can utilize the well-thought-out pad bank for a dynamic live performance: the Tempest has sixteen pressure- and velocity-sensitive pads to which you can assign thirty-two unique drum sounds with different settings for each.

Bernard also explains the synthesis aspect and showcases some of the rich sounds you’ll find in the Tempest, essentially a six-voice analog synthesizer with four oscillators per voice, as well as many original effects devices. The Tempest is not your average drum machine or synthesizer: whether in the studio or in a live performance environment, the sonic possibilities with this machine are boundless.

Sound Design Komplete Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers most common synthesis methods available for music production in the DAW of your choice.

Discovering the right sound is like finding a needle in the digital haystack. Learn the fundamentals to make this easier, and gain the depth of knowledge to make a good sound better. Factory content is great, but everyone has it – your mix needs something special.

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  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete 8
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  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Instruments
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Music Production w/ Ableton Live

Morning Classes: April 29, 2013; Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, 10:15am-1pm
Evening Classes: May 1, 2013; Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:15pm-9pm
Weekend Classes: June 2, 2013; Sundays, 1:00-6pm

ONLINE COURSES in session with seats still available. Register today!

From the studio to the stage, learn to use Ableton Live to create, record, produce, and perform your music. Learn about linear and improvisational styles of producing electronic music as we help you master the software’s innovative interface.

After completing this program, you will leave with four completed tracks (an EP), a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

    • Ableton Live Level 1: Shake Hands with Live
    • Ableton Live Level 2: Completing Your First Track
    • Ableton Live Level 3: Production Essentials
    • Ableton Live Level 4: Sound Design & Instrumentation
    • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Composition & Production
    • Ableton Live Level 6: Taking Your EP Global

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