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Name/Version: Tempest 1.5
Author: bongo808  
Description: Tempest is a simple utility for Dave Smith's and Roger Linn's Tempest analog drum machine.

You can access and automate the parameters that are available on the Tempest in a simple and intuitive way. The tempest os used is There is only one thing to set up in Tempest system, please read carefully :

The parameters are:
- Beat FX All Osc Frequency
- Beat FX Feedback
- Beat FX Lowpass Filter Cutoff
- Beat FX Lowpass Filter Resonance
- Beat FX Lowpass Filter Audio Mod
- Beat FX Highpass Filter Cutoff
- Beat FX All Env Attack
- Beat FX All Env Decay
- Distortion
- Compression
- Revert Beat FX params to defaults

The virtual pads show both bank A and B. These pads are clickable and send midi notes, the MIDI notes used are a chromatic scale from C0 to G2 (assigned from pad A1 to pad B16). Be aware that C0 received and sent by the Tempest is a C2 for Ableton Live, so you must set up your tempest according to that scale in the system preferences.

On the download page, you can choose to download the m4l device alone, or the Ableton effect rack containing the m4l device. The rack as pre-mapped parameters and pre-mapped notes so the pad numbers appears in your midi clip.

All devices are free, feedback, thank you messages, and donations are welcome ;)

In heaven, everything is fine.

Device Details

Tags drum, utility, hardware
Live Version Used: 10.1.9
Max Version Used: 8.1.3
Date Added: Jan 12 2016 13:31:11
Date Last Updated: May 19 2020 17:41:29
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives

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