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Succession: Mono Lancet ’15

Numbers in our product’s name have a long history. That started a long time ago when VERMONA instruments where called like EMP–1, ET–6 or even ET–6–2, SK–86, TO–200 or Regent 300 H.

Today we don’t use that much numbers in the names of our devices, especially products of the Lancet series go without them. This finally will change with Mono Lancet ’15.

The monophonic synthesizer got a small update. The most obvious change can be found on the LFO. It now has six instead of three waveforms: saw up and saw down, square, triangle, sine as well as sample & hold.

There are also some changes under the hood. Mono Lancet ’15 now uses a DC adapter. Thus it is compliant with the „Standby Regulations“ that were introduced within the EU.<br/> Its firmware can now be updated via an USB port.

Mono Lancet ’15 comes with the same outstanding sound and intuitive user interface as its predecessor. It will be available from official VERMONA dealers in April.

VERMONA at Dancefair on February, 13th and 14th

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Next weekend, we will presenting some VERMONA gear at the Dancefair 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Dancefair is an event for everyone who is interested in or simply loves electronic music. Many manufactures will show their latest products on the 1800 m2 Expo Floor. Beside that, there will be more than 200 workshops over the weekend.

Patrick Detampel, product specialists at Alex4, will be there to demo some electronic musical instruments, modules and more. Among others, he will show a Modular Case 104, packed with VERMONA modules: i.e. two fourMulators to trigger the latest twinCussin prototype and a DRM1 MKIII, connected to an Action Filter 4. Synth-wise there will be a Mono Lancet, integrated into the eurorack modular system via an Modular Dock.

We are sure that Dancefair 2016 will be an exceptional event, worth a visit!

Yours VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur, Erlbach

DRM1 MKIII paper cut video

Here is a little video of our DRM1 MKIII in paper cut style. We hope you like it.

Your VERMONA crew of the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur, Erlbach

Retroverb Lancet in action: More than springs

Insanic4 contacted us to point us to a video about the Retroverb Lancet that he made a while ago. The 5-minute video impressively shows what you can achieve with the filter section in combination with the LFO, envelope generator and spring reverb section.
At the end you can listen to the original sequence that was refined with the Retroverb Lancet.

Thank you very much, Insanic4 and to everyone: Enjoy watching!

Your VERMONA crew of the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur, Erlbach

Back home...

After one week in sunny California we are finally back in our Elektroakustische Manufaktur in Erlbach. It was good to be at NAMM 2016 and it was great to be part of the SchneidersBüro booth. So first of all we’d like to thank all at SchneidersBüro and Alex4, especially Jan and René for their fantastic job on location.

We were pleased to see smiling faces of people who played with our gear and are thankful for numerous conversations we had with existing and maybe future VERMONA customers.

BTW: Here are a few videos about VERMONA at NAMM 2016, enjoy watching:

New information about the ’14 Analogsynthesizer and the twinCussion will be available on our homepage soon. To get notified, just follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

So what’s next after NAMM 2016? Instead of attending the Musikmesse in Frankfurt this year, we were heading for a new adventure: Superbooth 2016 from March, 31st - April, 2nd 2016 in Berlin. We are looking forward seeing you there!

Your VERMONA crew of the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur, Erlbach

NAMM Show 2016

Next week, from January 21–24, the NAMM Show in Anaheim, LA will open its doors. You will find us there on a shared booth no. 5014 in Hall B, organized by SchneidersBüro. Together with friends of the synthesizer- and modular scene, we will present our latest products as well as long-term classics.

Again we will show the ’14 Analogsynthesizer. Unfortunately we couldn’t fulfill our plan to release it in 2015 but this year we will! The first synthesizers will leave our Elektroakustische Manufaktur after SuperBooth2016 in Berlin.

Of course, we will also present the most classic VERMONA instrument: the DRM1 MKIII. You can play it on our booth in combination with the Action Filter 4 - analog stereo filter and convince yourself of the power and flexibility of analog circuits.

Our Modular Case 104 will be filled with VERMONA modules: Among others you can check out the VCDrive - distortion module - this time as final product, the latest version of the twinCussion prototype as well as a first impression of a multimode filter module.

We are looking forward to see new and familiar faces and having interesting conversations.

Your VERMONA crew of the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur, Erlbach

PS: We will tweet some impressions of the NAMM show next week, so you are welcome to follow us on Twitter.

More than Kick ...

We found an impressive demonstration of the VERMONA Kick Lancet on Youtube. OLEOTECHNO made a good job showing how flexible the little drum synth - that we originally made as bass drum machine - really is. Enjoy watching!

Another year is over...

One year ago we sent you our Xmas and New-Years-greetings with the picture above. Of course we also wanted to show you what we are working on and what you can expect from us in 2015:

Our 25-year-old company history, which is inseparably connected to the reintroduction of the brand VERMONA in 2001, we actually planned to celebrate with the launch of the ’14 Analogsynthesizer.

Shortly after we presented the first prototype at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, our dear friend, colleague and co-founder Bernd Haller passed away in February after a short period of disease. He left a big gap in our familiar manufactory.

Consequently, we couldn’t realize some projects as announced, among others the ’14 Analogsynthesizer. But, forbearance is not acquittance and so we are eager to delight you with new products next year.
In plain language: The first ’14 Analogsynthesizers will be available coinciding with the 15th anniversary of VERMONA in 2016.

Thanks to all our customers and business partners. We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Take care!

Your VERMONA crew of the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur, Erlbach

Homepage, Youtube und fourMulator

What do these three things have in common? Apparently nothing! Despite we will unite them in this article:

1. Homepage

This morning we launched our new homepage. Ok, there are still some contents missing and you are right, there is some room for improvements on the one or the other spot. But we are glad to publish the new and more straight-forward layout.

2. Youtube

We also have our own Youtube channel now. A picture says more than a thousand words… what does that mean for videos?

Of course this comparison is not fair, but we hope to show you some nice little films video clips about us and the things we are creating and lead you to one or the other aha-moment.

We already reached point three:

3. fourMulator

our fourMulator eurorack module plays the main part in our first Youtube video. You can see how the fourMulator acts as modulation and rhythm source in this setup.

BTW: Beside the new Modular Case 104 and some other modular stuff, our most classic product, the DRM1 MKIII has an underpart as one of the sound generators.

Enjoy watching and if you like it, please show that by clicking the “thumbs-up-button”.

The VERMONA crew of the
Elektroakustische Manufaktur

PERfourMER MKII Arpeggio Session

Again there is a PERfourMER MKII video on Youtube, made by ArchieMusicCanada which is worth to be seen and listened to.