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NAMM 2018

The new year has just begun and the NAMM Show casts its shadow before. Next week, from January 25th to 28th, the Anaheim Convention Center opens its doors for makers of pro-audio-equipment, instruments and sound machines.

Mark Pigott demonstrates the ’14 Analogsynthesizer’s filter

When surfing the web earlier this week, I ran across a video that demonstrates the filter section of our ’14 Analogsynthesizer. Mark Pigott, the guy who made it uses the filter’s resonance to create a sine wave that is played over the keyboard and by the build in arpeggiator.

VERMONA Story and ’14 Analogsynthesizer review on Amazona.de

Earlier this year, Siegfried Schöbel - aka Onkel Siggi - was asked by Amazona.de to write a review about our ’14 Analogsynthesizer for the German online-magazine. When writing, the desire to learn more about the people behind the product emerged. So Siggi decided to grab his camera and recording device and visit our Elektroakustische Manufaktur in Erlbach. (Indeed he also brought sunshine to our region - thank you, Siggi).

Both, the ’14 Analogsynthesizer review with lots of sound samples as well as the Vermona story and interview are online now and are worth reading (and listening).

Amazona.de is in German language, but you can use Google’s translation tool to get the content.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

’14 Analogsynthesizer Insights

Last November we delivered the first ’14 Analogsynthesizers to VERMONA-dealers. Since then we are continuously manufacturing the synth. We are able to make between 10 and 15 units per month. That doesn’t sound like a huge amount but measured by those numerous necessary work steps, this is no mean feat!

There are a total of about 45 units made. So as you can see: We won’t reach the limit of 222 ’14 Analogsynthesizers within the next couple of days. High demands on the instrument currently means delivery times of up to eight weeks. You will need to be patient if you already ordered or plan to order one. In order to overcome the waiting time we have listed two links about the ’14 Analogsynthesizer for you:

Enjoy reading, listening and watching!

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

’14 Analogsynthesizer production started

Finally, we started producing the first ’14 Analogsynthesizers. And it’s about time - after all, we plan to deliver the first units next month.

It’s awesome seeing how the individual parts merge into something beautiful that we worked so hard on. But looking beautiful is not the point. In the end, each instrument has to fulfill our high tonal standards. Thus each synthesizer will be carefully adjusted and checked and has to pass our obligatory endurance test. A thing well done needs time.

Limit and price

We will only make a total of 222 ’14 Analogsynthesizers. You can get one from our authorized VERMONA dealers at a price of 2.400,00 € (EU price, including 19% VAT).

Those who are curious can also get their hands on the ’14 Analogsynthesizer at our Elektroakustische Manufaktur and of course, acquire one directly here. As a little bonus we would use this opportunity for a detailed introduction to the synth and show you our little manufactory. Vogtland is always worth a visit!

More information

The ’14 Analogsynthesizers product page will be ready in about two weeks. There you will find detailed information about the synth and its functions.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

’14 Analogsynthesizer - State of affairs

How time flies. It dates back to January 2015, when we presented a first prototype of our ’14 Analogsynthesizer at the NAMM show. We also showed the unit on this year’s winter NAMM as well as on Superbooth 16 (1), along with an announced delivery date for this summer. Well, the summer slowly ends... but where is the ’14 Analogsynthesizer?

Previous history

Last year, we were happy celebrating our company’s 25th anniversary. VERMONA is an important part of this – a brand we revived in 2001 by introducing the DRM1 (2). To celebrate this jubilee year, we planned for something special: an uncompromising instrument, handmade in our Elektroakustischen Manfaktur: The ’14 Analogsynthesizer.

Much too early, Bernd Haller (3), the company’s co-founder, experienced engineer of electronics and passionate musician, deceased early in the same year. All of a sudden we had to rethink our plans and projects. We decided to postpone the synthesizer-project for the time being.

Current status

We revisited the project early this year and have now reached the exciting stage.

The ’14 Analogsynthesizer is no of-the-peg-instrument. Each unit is carefully manufactured by hand and needs its time to reach completion. From mid October on, we will accept first orders and start delivery in November. More details about the order process, scope of delivery, pricing and unit limitations will be announced early in October.

Since the first public appearance of the ’14 Analogsynthesizer, we consistently receive requests for this instrument. We thank you for your patience and your persistence. The wait is soon over and we assure, it was worthwhile!

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach


Links
  1. Our Superbooth 16 quick review
  2. DRM1 MKIII product page
  3. local press newspaper article about the Bernd Haller and the ’14 Analogsynthesizer (German)

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.

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