Warped Freqs comprises of Marcus H / Phil Davis. Originally thought up as a side project too Marcus H’s Soiled project (Mojo, Wire Magazine, BBC 6 Music). This all changed when Phil Davis (Das Wunderlust, Ch*pman F*mily, J-Force) became the drummer & sound enforcer. Warped Freqs evolved into a live venture. There will be a official release on Linear Obsessional recordings this year and a series of rehearsal releases via Elm Lodge Records Uk. warpedfreqs.bandcamp.com
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Having done a quick Hangout with #iFSS where we discussed the DaveSmith Instruments – Tempest (2011) drum machine, it confirmed what I always believed, YES, I definitely want a DSI-Tempest it would make a great addition to my current studio setup.
As I mention in the video (link below), I like the fact that it is its own stand alone unit with its own sounds. The fact that you can’t add samples to it or sample with it adds to the mystique of the instrument. To me the tempest is an instrument not just a bit of kit to add a bit of sparkle to your production.
It requires dedication and as mentioned it isn’t currently expandable, like a traditional instrument e.g. piano or saxophone, violin etc…
The fact that you are limited by its options doesn’t leave your starring at it like a blank canvas, much the same way as other DAW controllers/instruments with forever expanding capabilities. There is a starting point.
For me, the boundaries of what you have, you have to make do, which forces you to find something new, innovate and be different. Otherwise you will always sound the same.
I can image its like a true analogue synth, in so much as you become part of the sound, part of the whole design, part of the machine.
The first Meek Kit is available for download. All you have to do is fill out the details and answer a few questions then hit subscribe !
The Meek Kit #1 is made up of 13 quality sounds, that can be used in your musical projects under creative commons license.
These sounds were created at high resolution 32bit – 96khz capturing all the nuances and subtleties of nice fat analogue warmth. The downloadable Meek Kit #1 is presented to you at CD quality 16 bit – 44.1khz .wav files.
Meek Kit #1.wav sounds included:
2x Special Bell(s)
2x Special analogue modular sequences
1x Special analogue modular drone
1x Special Rumble
The Meek Kit #1 was designed with film, motion picture, games and beats in mind.
Powerful analogue kicks will give you great depth and power to lift and add warmth to your tracks. The drone is pleasant, comforting and doesn’t give you ear fatigue; great for that ambient minimalist or epic project.
Big and wide analogue bass sounds provide tons of low end to fill out the sound of your project. The bass sounds wouldn’t go a miss on a dance or techno track !!
Lush bells help create the perfect background eerie horror ambience for dark and sinister moods or together with the drone create a peaceful meditative vibe.
Thats it folks!!
Enjoy the kit, and remember to share your creations you use your meek kit on!!
I look forward to hearing your creations and reading your reviews of the first Meek Kit #1
The first in a series: The history of the drum machine part 1
Meek (#meekpoitier) and the Infamous Foreign Sound Society (#iFSS) discuss the development and history of the drum machine, from 1949 to 1980.
Please excuse, my phone kept falling down, hence sometimes I disappear.
See the individual drum machine videos we discuss here: