The Tempest Drum Machine from Dave Smith Instruments is a powerful 6-voice, hybrid analog/digital drum machine.

It has 16 lit touch and pressure sensitive pads arranged in a 8x2 formation, as well as 2 pressure and position sensitive touch sliders. Each of its 6 voices has 2 analog and 2 digital oscillators. The digital oscillators provide access to over 450 samples and waveforms, while the analog oscillators can produce sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle, and variable pulse square waves. To further sculpt your drum sounds, each voice also has a sub-octave generator, 5 envelope generators, 2 LFOs, and high and low-pass filters.

You can also apply a range of effects to your sounds via the onboard stereo analog compressor and distortion. Additionally, the Tempest has a beat-synced delay and stutter effect. Each of its 6 voices can be routed out to its own 1/4" output in addition to the master stereo 1/4" outs. The Tempest has 5-pin DIN MIDI input and output as well as USB MIDI control.

Pads 16 pressure and velocity sensitive lit pads
Voices 6
Oscillators 2x analog oscillators with hard sync per voice
2x digital oscillators with over 450 drum samples and waveforms per voice
Waveform Type Sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle, and variable-pulse-width square
Generators 1x sub-octave generator per voice (one octave below oscillator 1)
Low-Pass Filter 1x analog Curtis low-pass filter per voice (switchable 2 or 4-pole) with audio rate modulation; self-oscillating in 4-pole mode
High-Pass Filter 1 per voice
LFO 2 per voice
Modulation 8 x 8 modulation matrix
VCA Analog
Envelope Generators 5 per voice (ADSR plus hold)
Controls 2x pressure and position sensitive touch sliders
Glides Portamento, separate rates per oscillator
Programs 650 sound program locations
Effects Analog compressor (on main audio outputs)
Analog distortion (on main audio outputs)
Display 256 x 64 OLED
MIDI 1x 5-pin DIN MIDI input
1x 5-pin DIN MIDI output
1x USB type B
Audio Output 2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) unbalanced main outputs
6x 1/4" (6.3 mm) unbalanced voice outputs
1x 1/4" (6.3 mm) stereo TRS headphone output
Connections 2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS pedal/control voltage inputs (3.3 V DC maximum)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.4 x 9.0 x 2.5" (39.1 x 28.8 x 6.4 cm)
Weight 6.50 lb (2.95 kg)

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