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Simulation vs. the real thing

VERMONA Modular Case with final version of randomRHYTHM and some unnamed prototypes.

DW recently published an interesting article by Zulfikar Abbany about soft- and hardware synthesizers. Our conclusion:

VERMONA at the Ginko Modular Fest in Den Haag

From June, 9th - 11th, the annual Ginko Modular Fest was held in Den Haag. Patrick - product expert from Alex4, our European modular distributor - was there to present our complete eurorack range.

twinCussion - video no. 3

In our third video about the percussion modules we show one way to create a complete rhythm using two twinCussions.

twinCussion video 2

We published a new video about our twinCussion on our Youtube-channel. We show a simple way to create a snare sound using the eurorack-module.

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

New twinCussion video

Superbooth 17 will open its doors next week from April, 20th - 22nd in FEZ Berlin. We will be there to show our current eurorack line as well as some brand new eurorack stuff.

At last years Superbooth we presented the twinCussion module - which of course can be checked this year too. As an appetizer we have a new video about the module on youtube. Enjoy watching!

BTW: You will find us on booth # 0234. We are looking forward seeing you next week!

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

twinVCFilter and tVCF EXTENSION in detail

At this year’s Winter-NAMM we presented a couple of new eurorack-modules. twinVCFilter will be the first one of these that will be available at the end of March. Shortly after, its extension module tVCF EXTENSION will be released as well.

’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

NAMM 2017

We packed our suitcases and are on our way to NAMM 2017 in Anahaim. During the last months we are busy building ’14 Analogsynthesizers but still found some time to create some new eurorack modules.

We already showed twinVCFilter at last years Superbooth in Berlin. Now you can try out the final version. Additionally we made an extension module that gives out all filter types in parallel as well as a notch. twinVCFilter will be available in the first quarter of this year.

uniCycle is a analog oscillator eurorack module. Beside the standard waveforms sine, triangle, saw and rectangle it offers an even-waveform as well as a special sawtooth with doubled frequency that can be pulse-width-modulated.

There will be use in many eurorack systems for quadroPOL - an extremly versatile four-channel polarizer / true ringmodulator. It also can be used as mixer for audio-signals or control-voltages as well as voltage source.

After we brought vermona-style electronic drums and percussions into eurorack format with twinCussion, we now present a creative method to trigger them: randomRHYTHM. Beside its use as gate sequencer it is a unique clock-generator and -divider.

As you see, this year’s NAMM is very eurorack-related from our side. However, we don’t forgot to bring our stand-alone-classics with us. Just come by to check out DRM1 MKIII, PERfourMER MKII and Mono Lancet ’15.

We are looking forward to inspiring conversations, new acquaintances and sun.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

Six Mono Lancet reviews

This week Ask.Audio published a review of our monophonic synthesizer-expander Mono Lancet ’15. We looked through some of the reviews of its predecessor and were a bit surprised that the oldest of them was published in 2010 - six years ago.

Six years don’t make the synthesizer a ‚classic‘ (like our 16-years-old DRM1) but it may be on its way to get there.

The most obvious difference between Mono Lancet ’15 and its predecessor is the LFO. Mono Lancet had three waveforms for modulations whereas Mono Lancet ’15 has six. The main features are equal on both versions:

  • two analogue oscillators
  • a 24-dB-lowpass-filter with resonance
  • a VCA
  • a LFO
  • an ADSR-envelope generator
  • expandable with the Modular Dock eurorack module

Following, we link to six reviews that are available online, which makes one for each waveform of Mono Lancet ’15s LFO. Enjoy reading (and listening to the sound samples).

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

Links to the reviews