Modular polyphony – First try with the Vermona QMI
qMI is a quad MIDI-to-CV converter-module suitable for modular synthesizer systems in eurorack format. qMI is based upon the voice allocating unit of VERMONA’s PERfourMER MKII and supports monophonic as well as polyphonic playing.
Each of unit’s four output channels offers output for Key-CV (1v/oct.), gate as well as two additional CV-outputs to redirect MIDI-controllers like modulation wheel or pitch bend. The output channels can be freely combined or used independently with individual MIDI-channels. Combined output channels can be played in unison, monophonically with rotating voice allocation or polyphonically.
qMI offers four clock-divider-outputs, which convert incoming MIDI-clock to analogue gate-voltages. A reset-output allows MIDI-start/stop-commands to be converted to control components of your modular synthesizer system, e.g. a step-sequencer and keep it synchronized this way.
Simple handling and immediate access to all parameters is an important part of qMI’s concept. Therefore, qMI allows a straightforward combination of your modular synthesizer and MIDI-system.