DSI Tempest Synthesized Clavinet


I recently programmed this synthesized clavinet sound using the DSI Tempest. There are no samples involved, only analog oscillators. It turned out to be quite effective thanks to the speedy envelopes in the Tempest synthesis engine. I added a little reverb and delay to give it a little bit of space. I also used a sustain pedal on part of the phrase, something that you cannot do on a Hohner E7.

Tempest Synthesized Clavinet

4 thoughts on “DSI Tempest Synthesized Clavinet

  1. Hi Amaysin. Actually you can download the system exclusive data so that you can load it directly into the Tempest. But, if you don’t have a Tempest and are looking for a tutorial on how to create a synthesized clav sound using subtractive synthesis in general, let me know and I can post some steps.

  2. Probably far too late for this, but I do not have a Tempest, and I would very much like to see some of the basic steps to creating a clavinet-like sound with subtractive synthesis.

    (For having a pretty good understanding of how synthesis works, it sure doesn’t come easily for me.)

  3. Hi James, it’s not the easiest thing to do with subtractive synthesis alone. I would have to take a look at the patch to remember what I did, but I’ve made pretty successful clav sounds on a number of analog or analog modeling synths including: Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80, Juno-106, Korg MS2000, DSI Tempest, and Elektron Analog 4. It’s mostly about getting the envelopes right, but filtering and cross mod are also helpful. Karplus Strong synthesis would be a better way to model the string sound of the clavinet than subtractive synths, but it’s still doable if you’re after a more synthesized quality.

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