Dave Smith Instruments’ Tempest is a love or hate machine, but we love it’s organic sound!
I don’t need it to be an 808, 909 or whatever other replica people expect it to be… It’s a Tempest! It has its own character. And its synth engine is powerful enough to keep you creating sounds forever. And yes, it sounds alive and organic as no other drum machine I’ve listened.
So, here is our DSI Analog Tempest pack, maintaining our “raw” philosophy, sampling the drum machine with top class preamps and avoiding any further compression or processing.
Countless hours designing, sampling and editing samples to bring you one of the most versatile drum packs on our catalogue
Get your hands on thousands of interesting new sounds and twist them to your like inside your favourite sampler!
Are you prepared for the Tempest?
4000 ONE SHOTS
815 ABLETON KITS
65 AKAI MPC KITS
65 MASCHINE KITS
WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT DYNAMIC RANGE IN SAMPLE PACKS?
“For a start, compression and normalisation are processes that are almost impossible to counter. Of course you can use expanders to regain some dynamic range, but the negative artifacts of compression and volume normalisation will still be there.
If you think twice, most serious producers have their own set of preferred tools and dynamic processors So if you want to use dynamic sounds in say, a more “laid back” production, you just can’t do it with regular libraries.
When dealing with synthetic analog sounds, dynamics are key. Unlike real drum and instrument samples, synthetic sounds are already very undynamic, so having the option to “let them breathe” a bit is certainly a good idea.
It’s as close as having the machine yourself. The “real deal” doesn’t sound compressed, it breathes and it sounds RAW!”
– BORJA RUIZ & PEPE COCA