“Reverse Polygons” – Elektron MonoMachine & DSI Evolver

May 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Often changing from even to odd time meter. Reverse Effect parts from Lexicon MX300 preset. Sequenced on Elektron MonoMachine SFX-60 Mk1, and sound fx added with DSI MonoEvolver keyboard.

It’s mostly the MonoMachine you are hearing, the Evolver comes in at around (0:23) with a buzzing outdoor ambient like texture. The point of this piece isn’t for the listener to figure out the time signature counts, rather listen for where the drums rhythmically modulate meter from a fusion feel to a half time feel, as it does here (1:01) back to fusion feel (1:14) etc…from this perspective you can hear over the barlines easier.

‘The Tempest’ Analog Drum Machine + Ableton Live – MIDI Sync / Audio Routing Tutorial

May 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

More info: http://bit.ly/12pRSK6
In this video tutorial, DJ Kiva explores the creative possibilities of midi sync and audio routing between Dave Smith Instruments’ Tempest drum instrument and Ableton Live.

The Dave Smith Instruments Tempest is an analog drum machine that was created by two of the top minds in the industry: Dave Smith and Roger Linn. Together they have developed an instrument that takes the traditional drum machine into new realms of sound and control. While exploring the instrument in our studios, Dubspot Ableton instructor DJ Kiva recorded this tutorial in which he syncs the Tempest with Ableton Live and records the Tempest’s multiple outputs as individual audio tracks in Ableton. To finish off the session Kiva plays back the recorded parts and adds his own custom delays through send channels in Ableton Live.

DSI Mopho x4 Demo 2 with Peter Dyer

May 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Special thanks to Peter Dyer! Peter Dyer plays keyboard for Mariah Carey, Aloe Blacc, Van Hunt, and others.

More info at: www.peterdyer.net. Available in 1080p HD.

Peter demonstrates some Mopho x4 factory sounds. Drums provided by Tempest, some effects used where noted.

DSI Tempest 1983

May 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is a new video featuring the DSI Tempest. Tempest is a professional drum machine that generates its sounds using six powerful analog synthesis voices, and uses an innovative, performance-oriented operating system that permits an extraordinary level of control to create, edit, arrange, and manipulate beats in real time without ever stopping.

“This is the first of two videos were I recorded the Tempest 6 individual outputs live in one take into Logic and then afterwards mixed it.

I recorded the DSI Tempest 6 individual outputs straight into the UAD Apollo sound card in one take. Then I played 2 overdubs on the Tempest pads with polyphonic synth sounds.
The reverb, EQ and compressor are from the UAD Apollo and recorded live at the same time. Then some mixing/mastring in Logic. All synth sounds made by DreamProbe.

Check out my website: www.dreamprobemusic.com
There you can listen to my music, download sounds/samples etc.”

Dave Smith Tempest “AERO”

April 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AERO is djgalactic’s first track on Dave Smith Tempest: Experimental music with live jam on this analog drum machine of Dave Smith and Roger Linn.
“I will be working on new music with this new machine, especially for drum and poly synth sounds . So there will be more to come and still a lot to learn from this analog drum machine….”

Prophet 12 Features Overview- Dave Smith Instruments

April 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Full specifications available at www.davesmithinstruments.com
Introducing the Prophet 12! At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Dave Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low-pass and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels.

Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard drone

March 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The DSI Evolver in action, details below:

Single patch drone on the DSI Mono Evolver keyboard, one shot recording, no editing.
VCA is held open with max VCA level with tweaking and editing of various parameters during recording. More details below..

Making extensive use of the modulation routings of all 4 LFOs, FM and RM of the digital oscillators and one of the sequencers switching the wave shape of one of the digital oscillators. Strange pitching effects courtesy of S&H modulation of the delay time on 2 of the delay lines built into the MEK. Nastiness courtesy of the tuned feedback circuit.

All running through Sonnox Oxford reverb for a bit of atmosphere, shame I didn’t have a Roland Space Echo.

Film is edited segments of Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women courtesy of http://archive.org/details/Voyagetoth…

This one goes out to Atomic Shadow. – http://www.atomicshadow.com/

Dave Smith & Roger Linn Interview

March 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ean Golden sat down with electronic music technology pioneers Dave Smith and Roger Linn for a special in depth interview focused on analog hardware and its uses for making compelling electronic music.
This interview was shot in January – Dave Smith has since been awarded with a Grammy, and MIDI turned thirty! Read more here: http://www.djtechtools.com/2013/01/09…

Jam with 2 Moogs, a Mopho (sequenced) and the Roland V-Synth

March 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Synth jam held on March 9th, 2013 by REWO (René van der Wouden). Recorded in one go.

iPod mopho mix – Pushing the boundaries

March 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sequencing a DSI Mopho using a iPod Touch 4G running the Little Midi app w/Midi Mobilizer. The audio from the Mopho is routed back to the iPod via a iRig and filtered through Magellan Jr’s FX (delay/reverb) via Audiobus and then recorded in Audioshare. This pretty much pushes the iPod to its lmits as far as processing is concerned but it works.

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