"After 4 years of heavy programming and gigging with tempest, I was interested to see how others were approaching the machine. Yorgos has an amazing ear. He's made sounds that I didn't think were possible. His sounds make me use tempest like a classic drum machine. Happy to let these kicks do their thing. Serious job mate.I bought your Snare/Claps also. 10/10!"
"I'm not usually into using too many of other people's presets. I'm no purist or anything, I just like to tweak :P But given all of Yorgos' efforts over the last however long to help improve the inner workings of the Tempest, and all of the time he's also dedicated in helping other Tempest users come to grips with "the Beast" - i thought I'd buy his Ultra Pack and give it a spin...
I can honestly say that there are some incredibly well sculpted, tight drum sounds in these packs. I feel that they are not only useful for anyone who is looking for some pre-made sounds, but also for those who might need a practical lesson in reverse engineering to help spur on their own sound design endeavours.
It goes without saying that the Tempest demands attention, and lots of it. Blending oscillators, massaging envelopes, discovering those little sweet-spots. It all requires patience and perseverance. I'd encourage Tempest owners to pick up these patches, load them into that minx of a drum synth and hit your 'Mod Paths' button immediately. There's a lot going on under the hood, and Yorgos' patches are a good example of how to get the most out of the T.
Taming the beast ;)"
"I love user made patches like these. paying a couple bucks helps support a community of artists and builds on collective creativity. Yorgos made some beautiful patches that offer artists a glimpse into the deeper workings of the tempest. The joy of this machine is echoed in these patches: instant fun and playability combined with in depth programmability."
"Patches like these are the reason why my Analog Rytm can't come out and play. You da man, da Tempest Man."
"Thank you so much Yorgos! I think "Dirty Snare" is my favorite and it is so simple. You're an inspiration!"
Eric Christianson AKA Mojav
"Finally got a chance to load up the snares and claps over the weekend - very very nice. Great job Yorgos! Some unique sounds there."
"This is just what I was looking for. These Claps & Snares patches cover a wide variety of sounds. So much attention to detail! Thank you for your hard work and help Yorgos."
"Amazing sounds here, great consistent kicks, crispy in your face claps and snares. Thanks!!!"
"Just loaded these up and had a blast. Great work Yorgos!
I would have loved it if the Tempest shipped with really solid bread and butter patches like this. Kudos."
"Shout out to yorgos for these wonderful drum patches.Definitely make it easier for a tempest newbie to get up and running quickly on this machine.Thanks again!"
"I like the sounds!Nice Kicks,claps & snares.Great work..can't wait to start making beats..Greeting From Australia"
"These patches are great :)
The kicks in particular are fantastic as they allow for excellent tweakability and sound mega. There is no sweet spot for these sounds. The whole thing is a sweet spot. Highly recommend."
"Picked up the 808 kit today, love it. Really nice to jam with. Made a quick 1 bar loop straight away in around 1 minute and then jammed with it through some FX."
"These kicks sound great, Yorgos. Good work.These are definitely worth the purchase."
Kal Mollison - Sandcastle Theory
"All I have to say is hats off for Yorgos! Great work dude! I'll be enjoying these."
"Hi Yorgos, The Ultra Pack was a great re-energising of my Tempest! The Wav files both processed and unprocessed have also been put to good use in my sampler. Great patches! Great work!"