All Hail The Beat: a short history of the Roland TR808

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DSI Tempest – so is this going to be the hottest groovebox on planet?

Demo by Richard Devine:

Tempest – Beat Exercise from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

Just playing a rhythmic beat exercise on the new Tempest Drum machine by Dave Smith and Roger Linn. Interesting drum synthesis and parameter control allows for some really cool beat manipulation. The sounds featured are from 4 different analogue synthesis kits I created and programmed.

Roger itself on the machine: [Read more…]