The DRM1 MKIII is an analogue drum synthesizer.
It offers eight instruments, each with seven knobs for forming the sound plus a panorama- and a volume-controller. The user interface is absolutely clear and intutitve – one knob, one function.
The instruments on the DRM1 MKII are as following:
Mainly but not only for making big and fat kick drums.
- DRUM1 and DRUM2
Very flexible instruments that can generate kick- and tom sounds a s well as bongos. Anything from zapp to bling and fantastic PIUU…
Three oscillators can be detuned and gives you nice cowbell-like sounds. If you like submarines you can create a nice sonar ping.
What can we say about that? Well, you get what you expect.
- Hi Hat1 and Hi Hat2
That’s analogue (heavy- or soft-) metal.
Classic analogue hand claps.
The instruments of the DRM1 MKIII can be triggered by MIDI (of course velocity-sensitive). There is also an optional trigger option avilable that connects the drum machine to your analogue step sequencer or whatever gives out gate voltage or switch trigger. Beside the main outputs each channel is equipped with an individual output that also can be used as an channel insert.
Background video description:
One of the best versatile analog drum expanders currently made. Awsome KICKS, jazzy SNARES, weird dubby FX, the beast electronic CLPAS I ever has and the right mixture of CAMBALS
Background video info below:
I got a brand new Rocket today, so… here goes!
Bass: Waldorf Rocket
Drums: Vermona DRM1, Acidlab Miami, MPC
Strings: Korg Wavestation SR
Pluck: Casio CZ3000
FX: Roland Alpha Juno 2
Vocoder: MAM VF-11
Vocoder Synth: DSI Tetra
I’m switching the Rocket between chord and mono modes over MIDI. To play chords, set the oscillator wave to sawtooth (CC #31 = 0), and the osc tune&shape knobs to max (CC #70 & #79 = 127). I’m also setting the mod wheel for some chord vibrato.
This was a set of recordings done entirely on the Vermona Mono Lancet analog mono synthesizer. All the sounds you hear were generated on the Mono Lancet save for the 707 kick and snare on the very first clip. This was recorded as part of a review for DV 24/7 Magazine in London, England in 2011. I used a Fireface 400 firewire interface and Logic Audio for this recording.
The reasoning for using multitracking and effects processing was to show real-world applications of an analog monophonic synthesizer. The Vermona Mono Lancet, due to its discrete design, provided a rich sound palette that could easily be tamed with minor compression and equalization.
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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.
Live session of “Rundfunk” with Elektron Octatrack + Analog Four and Vermona DRM1 MKIII. Original track: https://soundcloud.com/ohrwert/ohrwer…
A voyage into the heart of the Vermona Analog Synthesizer from the year 1982.
Exploration by Marko Ettlich (RetroSound)
very rare analog synthesizer made in east-germany (GDR)
also called “Zonen-Moog”
2 VCO with Pulse, Saw, Square and Noise waveforms
24 dB/Oct VCF with Brilliance, Cut-Off and Resonance
10 presets for VCF and VCA envelope
Track that I made today. Sequenced with the MPC2500. Bassline is the MiniMoog Voyager. Pad is the DSI Prophet 08, lead is the DSI Mopho and the Drums are form the Vermona DRM mkiii.
The Pad is processed with the Moogerfoogers Phaser and MidiMurf. Mopho is processed with the LowPass filter and Analog delay.
Special thanks to my friend Analogmadness for sharing his foogers.
Hope you like it!
‘xtront’ explores the Vermona fourMulator module, details below:
I’m happy to show you some features of Vermona’s new module “fourMulator”. It’s a Quad Digital LFO & Gate-Generator. It contains 4 equal LFOs with 6 waveforms each: Sine, Tri, Saw, Ramp, Pulse and S&H. Units 2, 3 and 4 are clockable or phaseable (!) to LFO1 or the next one to the left. Furthermore you will find beside the Wave-Out: CV-In, Reset-In and Gate-Out (full cycle).
used modules: Vermona fourMulator, Flame Talking Synth Module, Doepfer A-132-1 Dual VCA & A-140 ADSR
Here’s what Kebu has to say about the tune:
This is a remix I made for a competition. If you like it, please follow this link and vote for it by pressing “spin” (requires registration):
I didn’t plan to make any more videos before my upcoming album is ready, but I stumbled upon a competition to remix Above & Beyond’s “You got to go”. Since I’ve recently discovered Anjunabeats and their great trance compilation Worldwide 03, which I’ve been spinning almost every day now for two weeks, I just had to take the time to give it a shot!
I saved only the vocals (sung by Zoë Johnston) from the original track and remade all music using only analog synths. The analog synths and analog drum machines were controlled in realtime by a MIDI sequencer and mixed together with the vocal using an analog mixer and hardware effects.
Equipment used: Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix, Poly-61; Roland Juno-60, Alpha Juno, TR-808 (w. MIDI); Moog Source; Oberheim Matrix 6R; Vermona DRM1 Mk III; Electro Harmonix Small Stone; Boss BD-2 (H2O mod), DD-3; Lexicon MPX500; DBX 290; Emagic AMT8; M-Audio Midisport 8×8/s; Alesis iO26; Cubase SL 1.06; Allen & Heath GS1; Yamaha S30 (as MIDI keyboard); Doepfer MCV1; Kenton Pro 2.
Camera: Canon HF100
Hope you enjoy my t-shirt!
The Mono Lancet is a compact synthesizer with big sound, easy user interface and charm. Two analogue oscillators take care of a solid sound foundation. Oscillator one creates triangle-, sawtooth- and square waves and can be set one octave lower than the second oscillator. The latter produces white noise instead of the triangle wave. The pulse width can be modulated through the modulation wheel (MIDI) and/or an external control voltage (see Extension). The glide generator has a legato mode or can always be active. The voltage controlled lowpass filter has a slope of 24db per octave. On high resonance settings it starts to self-oscillate and produces a stable sine wave that can be played in a range of about 2 ½ octaves.
On MIDI site the cutoff frequency can be controlled by velocity and/or aftertouch. There’s a good sounding VCA inside the Mono Lancet that can be modulated by the ADSR- or a fixed organ-like envelope. On demand it additionally can respond to velocity. The classical ADSR envelope generator can modulate the VCO- and VCF frequency and the VCA. The LFO generates rectangle- and triangle waveform as well as sample & hold and is modulation source for VCF and VCO.
In this video:
Just a quick video to show my Vermona Mono Lancet in full working order. It’s sequenced by a Yamaha RM1X and the drums were also created with the Lancet and sampled into an Akai S5000 for sequencing.