new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

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new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby shaft9000 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:15 am

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based on monolancet, with accoutrements such as aftertouch & velocity sensitive keys, vibrato LFO and more.


there is scant info in english to be had yet, but here's some in deutsch if you can translate: http://www.amazona.de/preview-vermona-14-analog-synthesizer/
(more pictures in the 3-page link)

looking to be a worthy alternative to sub37 and dominion1, possibly better than either with all the performance control and smart layout/design plus excellent lancet sound q
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Sir Ruff » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:52 am

Looks really great!
Do you even post on vse bro?
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby commodorejohn » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:02 am

So this is the year the industry is just conspiring to separate me from all my disposable income, right?
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby meatballfulton » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:41 am

They're just going nuts trying to sell stuff before Sharia law in the USA outlaws all forms of music.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby rob_lee » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:43 am

meatballfulton wrote:They're just going nuts trying to sell stuff before Sharia law in the USA outlaws all forms of music.


LOL
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Aaron2 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:26 am

commodorejohn wrote:So this is the year the industry is just conspiring to separate me from all my disposable income, right?


Exactly. I've never been a Vermona fan because their gear tends to be quite pricy (and I'm sure this is no exception). But man, that's a good-looking machine! :D

I'll bet that thing retails for something in the 2,000 euro range.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Stab Frenzy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:41 am

Aaron2 wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:So this is the year the industry is just conspiring to separate me from all my disposable income, right?


Exactly. I've never been a Vermona fan because their gear tends to be quite pricy (and I'm sure this is no exception). But man, that's a good-looking machine! :D

I'll bet that thing retails for something in the 2,000 euro range.

The DRM1 mkIII is actually incredibly good value. For US$825 you get an eight voice, knob-per-function, incredibly flexible drum synth. That's just over $100 per voice for something that sounds amazing, what else is there that can compete with that?
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Aaron2 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:59 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:So this is the year the industry is just conspiring to separate me from all my disposable income, right?


Exactly. I've never been a Vermona fan because their gear tends to be quite pricy (and I'm sure this is no exception). But man, that's a good-looking machine! :D

I'll bet that thing retails for something in the 2,000 euro range.

The DRM1 mkIII is actually incredibly good value. For US$825 you get an eight voice, knob-per-function, incredibly flexible drum synth. That's just over $100 per voice for something that sounds amazing, what else is there that can compete with that?


I wasn't talking about drum machines. Vermona's Mono Lancet seemed very overpriced to me -- over $600 for a single-oscillator monosynth with no keyboard. Something with so many more features is bound to be in the 2,000 euro range (I'm using a euro price tag because I doubt we'll ever see it in the States). But I guess we just have to see what the MSRP turns out to be.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Stab Frenzy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:06 am

Oh sorry, I thought drum machines were included in 'gear'. ;)
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby monolith » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:35 am

Looks like a rad synth. I don't think Vermona is too pricey, I paid ~$600 for my Retroverb lancet and it's definitely worth it. Great build quality and an amazing sound. I think the Perfourmer is a great buy too.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Carey M » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:21 am

Aaron2 wrote:Vermona's Mono Lancet seemed very overpriced to me -- over $600 for a single-oscillator monosynth with no keyboard.

Mono Lancet has two VCOs.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby pflosi » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:06 am

Looks good. Core points from the German text from Amazona:

  • Based on Lancet modules
  • Monophonic
  • 2-VCO w/ 2 subs (sine and square); VCO sync and single-freq-mode (no tracking)
  • Pre-filter mixer will overdrive
  • Noise and ext in
  • LPF only, but 12/18/24 db/oct switchable; self-osc; filter FM
  • 2 ADSR, 1 LFO
  • Arpeggiator / sequencer w/ gate length
  • No presets / storage, no midi cc, the USB is for updating only

Demos sound nice.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby dlmorley » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:22 pm

I think this will be a great synth at a great price. Their stuff is good value for money and sounds excellent.
First off, it looks fab :D
Second, it has some nice features but stays simple enough to be immediate.
Third, for us in Euroland, we are going to suffer from anything imported. The euro being low makes anything coming in extra pricey. This coming from a German company is useful.
Looking forwards to this one.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby Jabberwalky » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:33 pm

Very nice, clean design. Let's see the price!
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Postby shaft9000 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:37 pm

can't see if I/O is basic or is there a row of CV jacks back there..."The analog synthesizer is a full-blown version of the Lancet module." from google translate suggests that it will give "aural" pleasure, but nothing about whether it will have copious CV or not

and they're being , uh, cheeky:"Vermona '14 is monophonic, a duophoner mode as it is presently just hip is not provided" :?....mmm-kay
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