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Hi, i bought a Tempest recently....


Hi, i bought a Tempest recently....
« on: September 22, 2020, 01:29:35 AM »
... and I love it!
I always liked the concept and sound since release, but did read some not so good things about it.
Now when I heard it's discontinued, I had to get one. Bought it used and it's a really really nice machine! There is not a lot to loose I thought.
Should have bought it earlier!
But I also think without the 8 bars length I would have been a bit disappointed.
I own a mek too, since I don't know when the pot edition was released and it's one of my favorite synths!
The only small thing I miss is the osc as mod source. But that's not a real big thing for me. A machine without limitations would be boring!
It can do crazy things for sure. Love the direct pattern change.
As I said I love it and I think I will never sell it again after owning it now a few weeks.

Made a video on the first day owning it.
For me it was mostly easy to understand, I read some poeple think it's too complicated. Ever owned a mfb? :)


Re: Hi, i bought a Tempest recently....
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 10:29:51 AM »
MFB, yes. I had a Tanzbär. Oh my god I loved the sound so much. But I had to sell it because the Tempest was just so flexible, intuitive, and easy to use! Every time I tried to do something other than the very basics with the TB was a hassle and sometimes difficult even while following the manual word for word.

I do have a Dominion 1, which is likewise an MFB product: amazing sound with poor usability. But being a synth, it's a little more straightforward and worth dealing with imo.

Welcome to the Tempest club! Thanks for sharing your jam. I hope it treats you well!
Dark synth-punk from Portland, OR. Music for the debtors.