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?)


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Sep.29.2011 @ 6:10 PM
Dont cry Richard Devine.

CR does do it better than you even though he thinks he doesnt.

His cat can step on a bunch of buttons but cant build a quality electro perc line like that.

Sep.29.2011 @ 6:10 PM
Release that shit CR, so just you can claim "FIRST".

Sep.29.2011 @ 6:15 PM
"I'll lay money this is the first time a Tempest hit analog tape. What do I win?"

The Internet, my friend. YOU WIN TEH INTERNET!!!!!

Sep.29.2011 @ 6:16 PM
..all jokin aside..

Can you have squeezed that bassline out of the tetra while it played the melody alongside inside itself eliminating meeblip all together ?

and Great tune dude...

That break that comes in hard at the end..reminds me of the outro to Rakims Microphone Fiend.

Sep.29.2011 @ 6:33 PM
Chris Randall
Either the Tempest or TETR4 could easily have done that bassline, but I like to have different boxes doing different sounds. I don't really care to fuck with multiple sounds coming out of the same shit. Messes with my flow.


Sep.29.2011 @ 6:58 PM
Chris Randall
Oh, and: I ran the tracks out for that song individually, time-corrected all of them (not as easy as it sounds), and did a proper mix. It'll go on L/P/E 2.


Sep.29.2011 @ 9:01 PM
great stuff chris. further validation that pre-ordering just based of the rep of Linn and Smith was the right way to go.

Sep.29.2011 @ 9:52 PM
I still really want one of these even though there's no way in anyone's imagination I could justify a $2k drum machine.
It's my deep attraction to well designed, well built products.


Sep.29.2011 @ 10:30 PM
I'm with bongo_x. I'm gonna go drink some more Devil's Cut and start pumping samples into my SP-505 and pretend.

Sep.30.2011 @ 9:53 AM
re: video content: I'm with ZombieStomper

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