New Video by James Jaret Kojac (Syndicate Synthetique) “Beat flipping” on the DSI Tempest


Back in October I did a post called A First Look at the DSI Tempest Drum Machine with Sound Designer James Kojac (Syndicate Synthetique). James is fellow Denver artist and pinged me on Facebook the other night to let me know he finished another video using Tempest. Checkout  Syndicate Synthetique on the DSI Tempest – Live Improv Sound Design and BeatFlipping Demo 01.

What’s going on here? Checkout his notes:

My name is James Jaret Kojac / Syndicate Synthetique. I'm a Sound Designer and one of my latest projects has been w,’orking with DSI on the Tempest Drum Machine.

This video is primarily a showcase of what my friends and I have been calling "beat flipping" on the DSI "Tempest". Beat Flipping is essentially an exercise in live improvisation to see how far one can take the same 4bar pattern on one device.
All Patches/Sounds and patterns are all designed from zero'd out custom patch initializations and designed by myself for DSI and/or Myself.

This video is 100% Live Tempest. It was recorded into an MBox2 into Reaper at 48/24 .wav with no pre- or post-processing except normalization.
In this video I demonstrate use of polyphonic synthesis, reverse, beat roll, pad pressure modulation routing and obviously a bunch more. As time goes on and I add them, the timed comments should go over a few things as I do them.
Enjoy! More to come…

Tempest OS 1.1

DSI has also updated Tempest since my last post on this to OS 1.1 which now allows you to play use MIDI notes to play the synth engine as assigned to pads. You can see what’s new in the 1.1 ademdum pdf here.

JamesJaret Kojac Links


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