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twinCussion: review and videos

German-based online magazine Amazona.de recently published a detailed review of our twinCussion (1) eurorack-module. Even if you don’t understand German you should check out the review (2) as it comes along with a couple of audio demos.

Ziad Sarrouh published two videos on his Youtube-channel. Both showing twinCussion in action. In the first video - Vermona TwinCussion quick Oscillators test (3) - he demonstrates the modules two sound sections. In his second video - 'Touch Me'- Modular Techno part 2 - Ziad Sarrouh uses twinCussion for kick drum- and hihat-sounds.

Enjoy reading, listening and watching!

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

Links
  1. twinCussion product page
  2. go to Amazona.de’s review
  3. Ziad Sarrouh - Vermona TwinCussion quick Oscillators test
  4. Ziad Sarrouh - 'Touch Me'- Modular Techno part 2

3x PERfourMER MKII videos

Thanks to social media platforms we can see and listen to what our customers create using VERMONA gear. We are astounded about what is possible with the instruments in your hands.

We’d like to share three PERfourMER MKII videos that we discovered lately. And of course, we are aware that there are a lot of more videos worth to be watched and listened to.

  • Patrick Jordan made an impressing track, only using the PERfourMER MKII without adding any effects. Click here to go directly to the video on Youtube.
  • Pablo K made a track in combination with some other gear (i.e. the Kick Lancet). Here you can go directly to the video.
  • Zaphyd calls his video „Vermona Perfourmer mk2 demonstruction“ and gets some really crazy sounds out of it. You can find the video here.

Enjoy watching and listening.

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

twinCussion - video and SOS review

We made a little video (1) that gives you some visual and audible impressions of our latest eurorack module: twinCussion.

As you already may know, twinCussion (2) is a twofold percussion module featuring analog oscillators, super-fast envelope generators and VCAs as well as plenty of in- and output jacks.

twinCussion also made it into the current October issue of British Sound On Sound magazine (3). So along with our video you can read what Paul Nagle thinks about the 24-HP-eurorack-module.

Enjoy watching, listening and reading.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

PS: We’d like to invite you to subscribe to our Youtube channel. By doing so you won’t miss any upcoming videos.


Links
  1. Link to our twinCussion introduction video on Youtube
  2. Go to twinCussion product page
  3. read the Sound On Sound twinCussion review

In & Out

In the video above DivKidVideo explains the features of our twinOUT-module - Thanks! But why are modules like the twinOUT or the TAI-4 necessary. Why not just using a suitable cable to connect the modular system to the outside world?

’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)

Five outstanding features of the qMI 2 - quad MIDI Interface

What makes the qMI 2 special, compared to other eurorack MIDI interfaces? Here are out top 5 features about the qMI 2.

Are spring reverbs still up-to-date?

Reverbs generated using springs don’t sound natural and real. They are far behind software-based digital simulations, sound metallic, generate nasty rattling noise and are prone to electromagnetic interferences.

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

Mono Lancet ’15 Demos and Modular Dock

Mono Lancet ’15 was released earlier this year as successor of the popular Mono Lancet synthesizer expander. Little reminder: It has an upgraded LFO with five waveforms and random.

It’s product page (1) is now updated with specific audio demos. Xtront, who made the demos, uses the additional LFO waveforms as well as modular dock to show the capabilities of the little synth.

Along with that we also made Mono Lancet ’15s manual available for download (2). If you are interested in the synthesizer you might want to take a closer look into it to find some useful information.

Modular Dock

Also the eurorack-expansion Modular Dock finally got its product page (3). You have a modular system? Modular Dock is a great addition and integrates Mono Lancet ’15 just perfectly.

You don’t have a modular system but are keen on owning one? The combination of Mono Lancet ’15 and Modular Dock is a great start into the modular world.

Your VERMONA crew from the
Elektroakustischen Manufaktur, Erlbach

Links
  1. Mono Lancet ’15 product page
  2. Mono Lancet ’15 support page
  3. Modular Dock product page