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From the other forum

Postby guy smiley » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:28 pm

OK, it's not very well formatted, just copy and paste from the same named thread on the other forum. May save someone else trawling through the entire thread though..

no credits given. sorry. wasn't my intention to post here, but then i had it on my desktop and thought a bulk dump may be helpful
refer here for full texts / further explanations.

1 Enter edit menu (press erase and copy together)
2 Select option 8 insert bars
3 To insert 2 more bars after the first 2: Select 2 for bars to insert and before bar 3.

There is also a shortcut...
In '16 Time Steps' mode hold down copy and shift
While holding copy and shift, hit the pad corresponding to the bar you want to copy (in this case, hit pad 1)
Still holding, hit the pad corresponding to the bar you want to copy to, even if it doesn't exist yet. If you hit pad 2, it would just copy bar 1 to bar 2. If you hit pad 3, it would copy bar 1 to bar 3. If you hit bar 4, it would copy bar 1 to both bars 3 and 4.

Couple tips for realtime groove manipulation...

Assign All Env Attack to one of the Note FX to a relatively low amount setting and use the slider in realtime to push notes recorded to the sequence
If you set envelope attack to 20 or so on all the envelopes so the note takes a moment to start, you can also do something of a push/pull effect using the slider, the note tightening up as the attack gets shorter and then coming in later as it's pushed. This can be more effective if you use the modulators to make the attack curve more exaggerated and will some more like the note is starting later rather than the envelope is being manipulated.
Assigning attack to the pad velocity is also very effective, especially when used in conjunction with the 'roll' switch. The harder you press down, the tighter the groove becomes. I find it very useful if you set it this way to the filter envelope amount and the VCA decay as well so you get a wide range of notes depending on the pressure... it starts sounding more like a real live drum loop

an option where the 16 steps scroll along current playin bars. the 909 does this when chaining patterns allowing constant and rapid step changes ..
Press and hold the 16 sounds button, select a pad, release the 16 sounds button.

I'm sitting here working on new kits and stuff, found a kick-ass trick for claps

Use aux 1 & 2 envelopes on the VCA with short decays (also have a short decay on the main AMP envelope)

Set the 'Delay' parameter on Aux 1 Envelope to about 6-8, and to about 12-16 on Aux 2. That gives the illusion of multiple 'slightly offset' claps occurring a few ms apart. Sounds very 'clappy'.

Copying Bars:

In 16 time steps, hold down shift+copy. From there follow the screen... press one pad
to select the bar to copy and a second pad to select the bar to copy to. It adds bars
up to the bar you are copying to... so if you have a 1 bar loop and copy bar 1 to bar 4
, it copies bar 1 to bars 1,2,3 and 4

There are soft knobs for the distortion and compression.
Under the Delay parameters if you select down it will bring you to the Dist/Comp settings.

By reducing the duration (DUR) of a kick sound to 1, (ie. shortening the gate of the envelope) - the kick sounds 'punchier' than the default duration of 2.

I've been using an LFO routed to the pan of a sound at a high rate (120+) to create a cool stereo widening effect. It can be extreme or soft. It's also fun to use an envelope routed to the amount for the LFO to create animated widening.

1. THE BEAT SMASHA - Assign one of the mod sliders' position to beat roll rate and then assign the slider's pressure to envelope decay - now you can roll the beat and "smash" it to bits by applying a litttle pressure. Really cool. Extra cool if you assign the other slider to two other beatwide parameters (one for position, one for pressure) also - you can really mangle the beat.

2. Not a 303, but still funky - Set synth voice to mono (assign to a voice). Write a cool sequence with a short decay/percussive sound. Go into the step edit mode and stick in extra notes, set to reverse. They'll slide into the next note but immediately be cut off by it when the next note triggers. Great funk!

Hold down "mod paths" when changing beats to retain beat FX settings.

-Play beat
Tap roll to turn on
hit beat pad which turns off roll But the light stays on
Now roll beat by pressing beat pad instead of roll button

- in 16 beat mode you modify the groove with BW FX
- you copy the modified beat into another beat slot - it modifies the individual sounds!

When you: hold copy and press a pad (in 16 souds mode) on the display on the top row you'll see: sound / seq / notefx / mixer < all with possibilities to turn them on or off with the soft encoders. If you don't see these, update your Tempest to a later (beta) version.

When turning the shape / 1\2mix / pitch-knob (either one works) in the oscillators section while holding down the 'select' button, all the buttons of the oscillators light up and you get an pitch-overview in the oled-screen where you can change all the separate pitches at once!

Attack for Beatwide FX can be suuuuper expressive & fun.
I also like to assign either pitch or BeatRoLL to the Pressure of the same FX slider, too much Fun :c)

I found how to sequence external gear in an old thread. Best explanation ever, from juansolo :

1. Got into the system menu page
System:MIDI Polyphonic Keyboard Play
2. Scroll down to #5 MIDI: Sequencer Out Channel,
set this to the midi channel that your external instrument is receiving on.
It has to be a unique channel, Tempest will not allow you to share channels you are already using for Tempest, and you will see a dim #(USED) message
3. Scroll to #6 MIDI:Sequencer Sound, choose a pad you want to use to sequence your external instrument.
4. Exit the System Menu
5. On the pad you chose to sequence your external instrument, set the amp envelope amount to 0, and the amp velocity to zero. If you do not set these to zero you will get a distorted clicking when external instrument is receiving notes.
6. Make sure the pad you chose is not muted
7. Make sure the mixer volume for this pad is set anything above zero
8. Make sure the volume in the feedback display is set to anything above zero
9. Set the envelope for this pad to ADSR, to record durations of held pads

Factory reset to delete all sounds etc
Hold both Shift buttons and hit system...Option 8 let's you format the flash drive..
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