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DRM1 MKIII video series by Oscillator Sink

We recently received an email from Oscillator Sink. He owns a DRM1 MKIII and made a couple of videos about it. Of course we’d like to share these with you.

VERMONA Drums for everyone

We currently offer three tone generators, specialized in creating drum- and percussion sounds. Each with its individual strengths and audience. We will take a closer look at DRM1 MKIII, Kick Lancet and twinCussion and give you some Youtube recommendations for rainy days.

DRM1 MKIII - the classic

It all began with the DRM1 MKIII. With its eight instrument channels it is the flagship upon the VERMONA drum-synthesizers. It offers a complete set of features:

  • a KICK channel for all kinds of bass-drum-sounds
  • two DRUM channels for toms, woodblocks, metallic FM-percussions and much more
  • a MULTI channel for more complex percussions like cowbells, woodblocks, different kind of pings, pongs and zaps etc.
  • a SNARE channel - you got it - for snares
  • two HI HAT channels for all kinds of cymbals and hats in two versions: open and closed
  • and finally a CLAP channel for … claps

All instrument channels can be triggered simultaneously by MIDI or analog GATE-signals (1).

Each parameter has its own controller. This not only makes spontaneous interactions possible, it is almost impossible to resist playing around with all these knobs. The DRM1 MKIII is a complete sound solution for vital rhythms.

Gaz Williams gives a detailed introduction in his video Exploring the VERMONA DRM1 MKIII.

Kick Lancet - the convenient specialist

The intention of this little machine is already revealed by its name: kick drums. Kick Lancets sound engine is based on the DRM1 MKIIIs KICK channel, mixed up with a little bit of DRUM channel, where it got its FM capabilities from.

That’s what it makes so flexible. Beside various types of kick drums it can create different kinds of metallic and wooden percussions, toms and much more.

Another highlight are its trigger possibilities. Beside MIDI and GATE it offers a very versatile audio-trigger input.

Kick Lancet is a great addition to soft- and hardware drum machines as well as an inspiring source for your own sample library.

We have not one, not two but three video recommendations for Kick Lancet:

twinCussion - the euroracker

twinCussion is the latest addition and brings VERMONA percussions into eurorack. Modular systems have their own requirements and challenges. That’s why we started from scratch when designing the module.

It offers two sound engines that can work separate or in common. Thus it can create up to two individual sounds ranging from kick drums to snares to hi hats. twinCussion is equipped with lots of in- and outputs to expand its possibilities with any modules you like.

Our Youtube recommendations… oh. twinCussion is brand new and we couldn’t find any video in the vastness of the internet.

Would you like to be one of the first persons presenting your twinCussion? We would be delighted to watch and recommend your video.

Your VERMONA crew from the<br/>Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach


Further Links
  1. DRM 1 MKIII Standard, Deluxe and analog Trigger inputs
  2. DRM1 MKIII product page
  3. Kick Lancet product page
  4. twinCussion product page

DRM 1 MKIII Standard, Deluxe and analog Trigger inputs

DRM1 MKIII

This year our DRM1 MKIII became ten. Together with its predecessor, the MKII-version, we can look back at 15 years of availability of this analog drum synthesizer. Wow, that’s something we are very proud of and we don’t think that there are that many sound devices with such a long history these days. Especially when considering that the end of the DRM1 MKIII is not in sight yet.

Maybe you know that we offer three different versions of the DRM1 MKIII and pretty often we got asked about the commonalities and differences between them. So that’s what we’d like to write about in this post. If you are not familiar with the DRM1 MKIII you should check out its product page1 before continuing

DRM1 MKIII Standard

The standard version comes with black plastic knobs with soft-touch and colored inlays. All sound-relevant parameters are marked grey, volume- and panorama knobs are orange.

The individual instrument-channels of the DRM1 MKIII can be triggered dynamically by MIDI with free assignable note number and MIDI channel(s).

DRM1 MKIII Standard Trigger

This version has all the features of the standard version plus the analog trigger option. Each instrument-channel can be triggered by a GATE signal (+2.4 to +10 volts). The Hi Hat channels have two gate inputs, one for the closed Hat and one for the open Hat.

The MIDI interface and trigger inputs can be used in parallel. The trigger option doesn’t offer dynamic volume control, that’s only possible using MIDI.

DRM1 MKIII Deluxe

The deluxe version is identical to the standard trigger version except of the knobs. There are no plastic knobs, it shines with a total of 73 special made VERMONA chrome knobs. Looks beautiful!

Upgrading standard to trigger

Can the DRM1 MKIII standard be retrofit with the trigger inputs? Sure it can but it only should be done with an authorizes service center.

We must point to the fact that opening the DRM1 MKIII will violate the warranty regulations. Beside that it can lead to damages of the DRM1 MKIII and even worse, to injury due to high voltages.

If you like to get your device upgraded with the trigger option, don’t hesitate to contact us2.

Conculsion

Most important: All three versions of the DRM1 MKIII are identical in terms of sound!

If you are looking for a drum synthesizer that can be easily integrated in a MIDI setup, the standard version will do the job just perfectly.

Increasing popularity of modular systems makes the standard trigger version interesting for those of you who already have or plan to get a modular synth. There will always be a gate signal that can trigger the DRM1 MKIII. Watch our random madness video as an example3

The DRM1 MKIII deluxe is the right choice if you’d like to make yourself and your setup a little shiny present.

You can contact us by email or via our contact form if you have any questions about the DRM1 MKIII.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

  1. DRM1 MKIII product page ↩︎
  2. Contact us ↩︎
  3. random madness with fourmulator and DRM1 MKIII on Youtube ↩︎

T.Raumschmiere with VERMONA

In the current issue of German Sound & Recording Magazine 04/2016, Marco Haas aka T.Raumschmiere gives some insights to his studio and the production of his latest album. Among other great synths and effect machines the photos clearly show a PERfourMER MKII, a DRM1 MKII - predecessor of the famous MKIII-version as well as a Retroverb - predecessor of Retroverb Lancet.

On the corresponding page of the Sound & Recording website you can see further images as well as a video showing Marco Haas playing with some of his gear.

Enjoy the links and the new week!

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen 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

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.

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