Tempi is a 6 channel polyphonic time-shifting clock module from Make Noise. It can provide complex clocking arrangements within Eurorack modular systems. It’s a digital device that can store and recall up to 64 configurations. They’ve just released a new firmware for it that brings in some interesting features.
So you have 6 programmable, patchable clocks that can be programmed by humans or machine. The video below talks a lot about Shift and Run/Stop which are channel and clock modification behaviours but it just makes me think about the Commodore 64. Anyway, here are the new features.
Button 1 can now be set to Leading Tap Tempo. When on, Button 1 sets the tempo for all channels when calculating division and multiples. There are some new shortcuts for machine programming. There’s a new CLOCK EDIT page where each channel can be set to clock or trigger. This is also where you can set Button 1 to Tap Tempo. On the Program Edit page Run/Stop and Shift (doesn’t of course load a C64 program) can now be enabled at once. Button 6 can now select Jumbled or Unjumbled for both Shift and Reset.
As the man in the video says:
“this gives us the capability of new rhythmic juxtapositions that may not have been possible before without multiple state programming.”
So, if you currently understand the Make Noise Tempi then these new features are probably really useful. If, like most humans, Make Noise modules make you stand there with your mouth hanging open then simply know that the mysteries of Tempi are slightly quicker to use than they once were – and everyone should be happy about that.
More information on the Make Noise website.