New Mono Synth from Vermona

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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by Duncanperson » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:47 am

From the vermona website:
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There’s a 25pin sub-D connector on the rear of the Mono Lancet. It extents the possibilities of the synthesizer enormously through numerous in- and outputs for control voltages and audio signals. PWM and filter input are just two of them.
So Vermona just confirmed some of the reasons for the extension port. it has PWM. I really want to know the size and some more info about the expander module as it could be a deal breaker. IMO with a decent CV expander this could be a really nice synth. It seems that it has a better feature set than the dark energy (noise, S/H, 2 VCOs).

Also Vermona says that PWM con be done via midi.
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by Barfunkel » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:05 pm

I listened to the samples and I have to say that I liked them a lot. The basic tone (which is the most important thing in a synth) of the synth sounds very good to me and the CV expansion will make it more versatile. Vermona will definitely receive my 450€.

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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:26 pm

Elektronik78 wrote:The message from the marketing of those little synths almost seems to be that they aren't meant to be played from a keyboard.
I have to admit the tabletop-electro acts I've seen live didn't have any use for a keyboard :dj:
Elektronik78 wrote:You can if you want but that's a rather bizzare approach
With MIDI keyboards so cheap it's not in these small mfrs' interest to build analog monos with keys. Look at the Mopho, adding keys doubled the price (ditto for the MEK) :cry: Meanwhile you can buy a 49-key M-Audio controller for under $100.

Besides only noobs don't own at least one MIDI keyboard already, eh? ;)
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by StepLogik » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:25 pm

as an acid-house junkie whose going to be running sequenced acid lines into it, i think it sounds awesome. :D

love the look and form factor.

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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by loungedumore » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:30 am

I will need to hear some actual keyboard playing with it till I've made up my mind . Good news is the first units ship out this week so there should be some user vids on the me tube :ugeek:
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by th0mas » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:46 am

loungedumore wrote:I will need to hear some actual keyboard playing with it till I've made up my mind . Good news is the first units ship out this week so there should be some user vids on the me tube :ugeek:
OT: I agreed with you, then thought about it.. the first videos on the tube are always SO BAD. "here's me plugging it in and using it for the FIRST TIME". Why the first time? Why not after an hour of learning it? Why not a montage of different good stuff instead of one pattern and you turn random knobs? grrr

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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by loungedumore » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:51 am

th0mas wrote:[ the first videos on the tube are always SO BAD. "here's me plugging it in and using it for the FIRST TIME". Why the first time? Why not after an hour of learning it? Why not a montage of different good stuff instead of one pattern and you turn random knobs? grrr
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by fletriste » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:42 pm

so are vermona planning a break out box for the monosynth?

does anyone have info on this if they are?

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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by loungedumore » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:38 am

fletriste wrote:so are vermona planning a break out box for the monosynth?
does anyone have info on this if they are?
They seam to be planning something , but tight lip'd for sure .
I think it could easily be a break out cable too they are planning , but that would have some limits ?
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by Trom69 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:19 am

Someone posted a video:

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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by Dubersive » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:57 am

Trom69 wrote:Someone posted a video:

Goddamnit. Now I have to buy this too. This site is bad for my wallet.
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by loungedumore » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:56 pm

Still need to hear it played !
This and the sequenced demos from the site just are not giving me a feel for it's sound , though this one did go a bit more in than the latter .
th0mas wrote: The first videos on the tube are always SO BAD. "here's me plugging it in and using it for the FIRST TIME". Why the first time? Why not after an hour of learning it? Why not a montage of different good stuff instead of one pattern and you turn random knobs? grrr
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by loungedumore » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:51 am

So anyone find out anything new here about this little guy ?
I have written Vermona about doing a video or two and they respond as if they need a hollywood production time frame to do it in . :roll:

So besides hearing it in some real action I am kinda curious what the Seq / Trig switches are for ? Any guesses ?
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by Trom69 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:27 pm

loungedumore wrote:
fletriste wrote:so are vermona planning a break out box for the monosynth?
does anyone have info on this if they are?
They seam to be planning something , but tight lip'd for sure .
I think it could easily be a break out cable too they are planning , but that would have some limits ?
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Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

Post by StepLogik » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:13 pm

bump to see if anyone has bought a Mono Lancet yet. I'm really thinking about getting one, but would like to read some reviews. I'm also concerned about tuning stability - will it hold it tuning through a live show?

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