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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by antilles » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:34 am

It looks great. I really like the design. I'm afraid it may get lost in the crowd of all the new analog monophonic synthesizers.

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by moremagic » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:29 am

at least vermona made sure it wont get lost in the crowd of all the new analog duophonic synths :lol:

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by GuyaGuy » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:16 pm

shaft9000 wrote: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
That's Amazona's commenting not Vermona FWIW.

It has CV/gate out--both 3.5mm and 1/4". But yeah, back panel pics would be nice.

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by Aaron2 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:23 am

There are a few demo videos of the synth up on YouTube:









It sounds good and has a very capable arpeggiator and sequencer and CV/Gate connectivity. Nice machine. Unfortunately, they don't reveal a price in any of these videos. The demonstrator hedged, saying he couldn't give a price because they were still deciding what to include with the synth, including by way of example, a foot pedal. :?

One thing strikes me as really, really odd: each oscillator has a sine wave (along with a square and saw). A sine wave for an oscillator? Who does that? For the LFO, sure, but for the oscillators? Strange, I think.

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by monolith » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:54 am

Aaron2 wrote:A sine wave for an oscillator? Who does that? For the LFO, sure, but for the oscillators? Strange, I think.
The roland sh-2 has it, it's great for strong bass when you have a square or saw on Osc 2. A sine is also good for osc>filter modulation which the Vermona has correct?

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by Aaron2 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:07 am

monolith wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:A sine wave for an oscillator? Who does that? For the LFO, sure, but for the oscillators? Strange, I think.
The roland sh-2 has it, it's great for strong bass when you have a square or saw on Osc 2. A sine is also good for osc>filter modulation which the Vermona has correct?
Yes, it does. Maybe that explains it. I have personally never seen this before, so I thought it was weird. But maybe it's more common on vintage machines like the SH-2.

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by commodorejohn » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:10 am

Really liking the sound I'm hearing, but that "limited edition" bit is a little worrying - I'd like to give this a shot, but not if I have to compete for it.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by pflosi » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:18 pm

It has sync and osc>filter FM; sinewaves are great in those situations.

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:25 pm

Very excited about this. I've had a Mono Lancet since they were released and that is still my main analog monosynth. I love the sound (it's the closest to Moog of anything I've had that isn't Moog) and I was able to get mine brand new well below $600. The Lancet doesn't have oscillator sync and you have to go modular to get external access to the filter, or otherwise it would be IMHO the best of the desktop analoy synths. The demos for the '14 sound promising. The lack of a price does not sound promising. I'm guessing it comes in at Sub37 pricing, which would be okay if Korg hadn't come in below $1000 on both the MS20 Mini and the Odyssey. Gonna be a tough sell for Vermona if the pricing isn't aggressively competitive.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:17 pm

On the other hand, it's full-size, which is nice even for those of us who don't terribly mind the MS-20 Mini's mini-keys, and a godsend for the people who do.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by Rooftree » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:13 pm

On looks alone it reminds me of the CS-15. Nice set of features. It would have been really interesting with a multi-mode filter. I don't plan on buying one, but it would be fun to play one some day.
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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by Aaron2 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:21 am

I know this is an old thread, but did this synth ever make it into production? I've never seen one. Anywhere. :?

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:13 pm

Dude on muffs July 26th says "Vermona responded to an email and said there will be information available soon on the project. My guess is to announce it's been canned."

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by Aaron2 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:06 am

Thanks for the info, Jabberwalky. Yep, looks like this one's DOA. ;)

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Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Post by zaphod betamax » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:08 pm

For a DOA synth, I have #62 of #222!
Totally in production :D :D


Aaron2 wrote:Thanks for the info, Jabberwalky. Yep, looks like this one's DOA. ;)

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