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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by AK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:38 pm

Never owned any of these products but that encoder thing was a shocking read. Incidently, I was amazed how many Tempest drum machines have appeared on ebay already.... (-)

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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by lem » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:03 pm

I gotta say that I havent heard one good tempest demo. Although I dout they have the same encoders as the duff prophets....
....i dont kno if its just a prophet thing. I would have thought they would use the same encoders as the p8.. but the problem doesnt seem so common for the (older) evo....

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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by AK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:19 pm

lem wrote:I gotta say that I havent heard one good tempest demo. Although I dout they have the same encoders as the duff prophets....
....i dont kno if its just a prophet thing. I would have thought they would use the same encoders as the p8.. but the problem doesnt seem so common for the (older) evo....
I don't think I have ever mentioned it on here really, I kept my mouth shut as some people were thinking of getting it but I was following the 50 - odd page thread on gearslutz for ages when the hype was around regarding the Tempest and I never got past the opinion that I may as well be listening to a VST drum synth. I appreciate everyone has different tastes but I have yet to hear a DSI product I actually like. I've tried really hard to like them but I just can't. :(

That said, if you include Sequential, I'd gladly take a Pro-One.....

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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by Hades » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:33 pm

AK wrote:
lem wrote:I gotta say that I havent heard one good tempest demo. Although I dout they have the same encoders as the duff prophets....
....i dont kno if its just a prophet thing. I would have thought they would use the same encoders as the p8.. but the problem doesnt seem so common for the (older) evo....
I don't think I have ever mentioned it on here really, I kept my mouth shut as some people were thinking of getting it but I was following the 50 - odd page thread on gearslutz for ages when the hype was around regarding the Tempest and I never got past the opinion that I may as well be listening to a VST drum synth. I appreciate everyone has different tastes but I have yet to hear a DSI product I actually like. I've tried really hard to like them but I just can't. :(

That said, if you include Sequential, I'd gladly take a Pro-One.....
what bugs me more than anything about the tempest is its interface.
I mean, come on ! one look at the video's will show you it's not intuitive at all to program.
I'm glad I decided to get me an xbase888, I doubt I'll ever regret not getting a tempest...

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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by lem » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:18 pm

Hades wrote:
AK wrote:
lem wrote:I gotta say that I havent heard one good tempest demo. Although I dout they have the same encoders as the duff prophets....
....i dont kno if its just a prophet thing. I would have thought they would use the same encoders as the p8.. but the problem doesnt seem so common for the (older) evo....
I don't think I have ever mentioned it on here really, I kept my mouth shut as some people were thinking of getting it but I was following the 50 - odd page thread on gearslutz for ages when the hype was around regarding the Tempest and I never got past the opinion that I may as well be listening to a VST drum synth. I appreciate everyone has different tastes but I have yet to hear a DSI product I actually like. I've tried really hard to like them but I just can't. :(

That said, if you include Sequential, I'd gladly take a Pro-One.....
what bugs me more than anything about the tempest is its interface.
I mean, come on ! one look at the video's will show you it's not intuitive at all to program.
I'm glad I decided to get me an xbase888, I doubt I'll ever regret not getting a tempest...
What bugs me more about the tempest is the sound! It just sounds like an Evolver, but it costs a million pounds? Ok exaggeration maybe....But it seems way over priced for the market.

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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by hydrogen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:52 am

lem wrote:
Hades wrote:
AK wrote:
lem wrote:I gotta say that I havent heard one good tempest demo. Although I dout they have the same encoders as the duff prophets....
....i dont kno if its just a prophet thing. I would have thought they would use the same encoders as the p8.. but the problem doesnt seem so common for the (older) evo....
I don't think I have ever mentioned it on here really, I kept my mouth shut as some people were thinking of getting it but I was following the 50 - odd page thread on gearslutz for ages when the hype was around regarding the Tempest and I never got past the opinion that I may as well be listening to a VST drum synth. I appreciate everyone has different tastes but I have yet to hear a DSI product I actually like. I've tried really hard to like them but I just can't. :(

That said, if you include Sequential, I'd gladly take a Pro-One.....
what bugs me more than anything about the tempest is its interface.
I mean, come on ! one look at the video's will show you it's not intuitive at all to program.
I'm glad I decided to get me an xbase888, I doubt I'll ever regret not getting a tempest...
What bugs me more about the tempest is the sound! It just sounds like an Evolver, but it costs a million pounds? Ok exaggeration maybe....But it seems way over priced for the market.
doesn't it have way more voices than an evolver?

i had a brief moment with the tempest its very pretty and i love the form factor. Pretty simple to use and program, way more so than the elektron instruments.
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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by Casanova808 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:36 am

I have no dog in the race, but the Tempest OS isn't even finished yet. It is a bit early to say what it is and isn't.

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Re: Dave Smith Evolver

Post by lem » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:28 am

Casanova808 wrote:I have no dog in the race, but the Tempest OS isn't even finished yet. It is a bit early to say what it is and isn't.
Thats a whole new can of worms there! Why release something that isn't finished?

Also I think certain instruments need time before people learn how to use them properly (or improperly) like the 303...
hydrogen wrote:doesn't it have way more voices than an evolver?

i had a brief moment with the tempest its very pretty and i love the form factor. Pretty simple to use and program, way more so than the elektron instruments.
Yeah it must have way more voices, but I can't help but feel that it sounds across between a circuit bent drum machine and an evolver....

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