Kick Lancet

analogue kick drum generator

Vermona Kick Lancet
Description

The Kick Lancet is a handy analogue percussion synthesizer with priority to kick-drum sounds – you might have expected this.

Sound Generation

The heart of the Kick Lancet’s sound structure is an analogue oscillator that produces sine- and square waves, which can be blend seamless from one to the other. Two independent envelope generators with a decay/release phase can modulate the oscillator’s frequency and the VCA. Additionally the VCO pitch can be modulated by the fast LFO (3Hz to 3kHz, triangle). Noise and a pulse signal can be added in the MIXER section. And we have a BALLS controller for making it really big.

Trigger

The Kick Lancet can be triggered by MIDI but beside that there are three different trigger inputs:

  • GATE: A gate impulse can trigger the Kick Lancet in normal way, with additional accent or completely dynamical depending on the incoming voltage.
  • SWITCH: Simply short current trigger (i.e. momentary foot switch).
  • AUDIO: Offers the possibility to trigger the Kick Lancet by an audio signal – static or dynamically. Also drum pads can be connected here.
Technical Specifications

Controller

  • DECAY – controls decay time of VCA
  • PITCH – oscillator frequency
  • BEND – envelope intensity (pitch)
  • TIME – BEND envelope speed
  • FM FREQ – LFO frequency
  • FM INT – LFO intensity (pitch)
  • ATTACK – adds a pulse to the signal
  • NOISE – adds noise to the signal
  • WAVE – mixes between sine- and square waveform
  • BALLS – more fatness!

Trigger

  • MIDI (note number an channel can be assigned freely)
  • SWITCH Trigger
  • AUDIO Trigger
  • GATE voltage (dynamically)

Measurements & Weight

  • width: ca. 210 mm
  • depth: ca. 145 mm
  • height: ca. 55 mm
  • weight: ca. 600 g
Downloads

Patch sheet for "storing" your favorite Kick Lancet sound

Sound Samples

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Demos by Oli Rubow

In his blog about electronic beat culture Oli Rubow posted some demos using the Kick Lancet.