Mono Lancet

monophonic analogue desktop synthesizer

Vermona Mono Lancet
Description

True greatness comes from within! The Mono Lancet is a compact synthesizer with a big sound, with an uncomplicated user interface and lots of charm.

Oscillators

Two analogue oscillators ensure a solid sound foundation. Oscillator one creates triangle-, sawtooth- and square waves and can be set one octave lower than the second oscillator. The latter produces white noise instead of the triangle wave.
The pulse width can be modulated via the modulation wheel (MIDI) and/or an external control voltage source (see “Extension”). The glide generator has a legato mode or (alternatively) can remain permanently active.

Filter

The voltage controlled lowpass filter has a slope of 24db per octave. On high resonance settings it self-oscillates, producing a stable sine wave that can be played in a range of about 2 ½ octaves. Using MIDI the cutoff frequency can be controlled by velocity and/or aftertouch.

Amplifier

There’s a strong VCA inside the Mono Lancet that can be modulated by the ADSR or a fixed organ-like envelope. On demand it can additionally respond to velocity.

Modulation

The classical ADSR envelope generator can modulate the VCO- and VCF frequency and the VCA. The LFO offers rectangle and triangle as well as sample & hold and is a modulation source for VCF and VCO.

Extension

There’s a 25pin sub-D connector on the rear of the Mono Lancet. The optional “Mono Lancet Modular Dock” widens the potential of the synthesizer enormously through numerous in- and outputs for control voltages and audio signals. PWM and filter inputs are just two of these.

Technical Specifications

VCO1

  • Waveform: Square, Sawtooth, Triangle
  • Octave: 8’, 16’, 32’

VCO2

  • Waveform: Square, Sawtooth, White Noise
  • Octave: 4’, 8’, 16
  • Detune +/- 7 semitones

VCO1 & 2

  • controller for LFO intensity
  • controller for EG intensity (+/-)
  • Glide (legato mode or always active)
  • MIX controller
  • PWM via MIDI (modulation wheel)
  • Mastertube +/- 1 tone

VCF

  • 24 dB/octave lowpass filter
  • resonance can be played over a range of 2 1/2 octaves
  • controller for EG intensity (+/-)
  • Keytrack: Off, 50%, 100%

VCA

  • Mode: EG, GATE envelope, ON

LFO

  • Waveform: Square, Triangle, Sample & Hold
  • Frequency range: ca. 0,05 Hz – 250 Hz

Envelope Generator

  • Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

MIDI Interface

  • note on/off
  • Pitch Bender on/off (CC 84) - affects VCO pitch (+/- 4 tones)
    Modulation Wheel on/off (CC 85) - affects pulse width of the VCOs
  • Aftertouch on/off (CC 86) - affects cutoff frequency
  • Velocity on/off (CC 87) - affects VCA
  • Velocity can additionally be set to cutoff frequency (CC 88)
  • Glide-Switch on/off (CC 89) - glide only works when playing legato
  • Legato on/off (CC 90) - envelope will not be retriggered when playing legato

Measurement & Weight

  • Width: ca. 210 mm
  • Depth: ca. 145 mm
  • Height: ca. 55 mm
  • Weight: ca. 750 g
Modular Dock

Mono Lancet Modular Dock

The Modular Dock brings the sound of Mono Lancet to your modular system.
Discover new sound scapes through extended modulation possibilities and use the fantastic Mono Lancet filter to refine external sound sources.

Inputs

  • FM VCO1
  • PWM VCO1
  • FM VCO2
  • PWM VCO2
  • VCF IN
  • FM VCF
  • CV IN VCA
  • 1V/octave CV VCO1 & VCO2
  • GATE (VCO1 & VCO2)
  • MONO LANCET IN (CONTACT)

Outputs

  • VCO1
  • VCO2
  • 1V/Octave CV (MIDI-to-CV)
  • GATE

Controllers

  • Intensity FM VCO1
  • Intensity/Pulsewidth VCO1
  • Intensity FM VCO2
  • Intensity/Pulsewidth VCO2
  • Intensity FM VCF
  • Intensity CV VCA

Switch

  • VCOs OFF (switches the oscillators of Mono Lancet internally off) 

Measurements

  • 3U (Eurorack)
  • 22 HP (horizontal width)

Power Consumption

  • 25 mA

Scope of delivery

  • Modular Dock
  • SUB-D cable
  • mounting screws
Sound Samples

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Mono Lancet and Modular Dock

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