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….”
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.
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/
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…
Synth jam held on March 9th, 2013 by REWO (René van der Wouden). Recorded in one go.
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.
Improvisation in one go by REWO on the Moog Minimoog Voyager supported with a 3-line sequence by the DSI Mopho, Moog Little Phatty and the Arturia MiniBrute. The bass-strings come from the Korg Wavestation EX.
REWO = René van der Wouden = www.renevanderwouden.net
Not sure the music is really up to my taste, but they are clearly having a blast LOL
A collection of short jams from the Dave Smith Instruments booth at the 2013 NAMM convention featuring Peter Dyer on Prophet 12 & Mopho x4, Carson Day on Tempest, & Zach Rudulph on bass. Camera mic only.
Dave Smith at his home studio in Napa Valley, CA. Interviewed by Eric Chasalow, filmed by Barbara Cassidy 1997.
Copyright 1997 The Video Archive of Electroacoustic Music, all rights reserved.
Background video description:
A synthy cover of the M83 x Big Black Delta remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall”….using just the Prophet 12 splits and Tempest (in playlist mode). More music at http://peterdyer.net/
Once again, the creative and talented Carson Day jammed on this w/ me at Namm ’13, tweaking the Tempest live, but since no video emerged of it, I wanted to share the sounds, as it was an absolute blast to play, and I’ve got to hand it back for now. I’ll try to abstain from anymore Tron OST or covers of remixes for a while.