September 29, 2011
More Tempest Stuff...
by Chris Randall
Richard Devine put up a video the other day that got me all bummed out because (through complete coincidence) I was working on one showing exactly the same thing, the fun to be had with the quantized pattern switching and ribbon controllers. Richard is necessarily better at this sort of thing than I am, and once I saw his video, which went up right as mine was rendering, I was all "DAMN YOU RICHARD DEVINE! DAMN YOU TO HELL!"
Then I planned to do a different video.
Then I thought "fuck it" and whacked the Upload button. So here you go. Essentially the same sort of thing Richard was demoing, the quantized pattern switching in Tempest which allows you to switch patterns in the middle of a measure and maintain the measure position, along with some ribbon controller fun. The left ribbon is assigned to decay of all voices, and the right ribbon is assigned to relative pitch of all voices. I'm also using a MeeBlip (the sorta-bass-sound-thing) and a DSI TETR4 (the melody thing). The result is what I feel is a reasonable example of the Crunkstepno genre. Enjoy.
(PS: I did get one ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!! on this bitch, though. I'll lay money this is the first time a Tempest hit analog tape. What do I win?)