I watched one video on youtube of the vermona DRM1 and dude... have you looked at a Roland AIRA TR-8 yet? Almost seems worth it alone for the sidechain input ducker or whatevr that is called on it. That or a Tempest would be my top picks so far, the DRM1 looks pretty limited for what they are going for but probably will sound great on a song or two, has to be sequenced externally it looked like, so get an AIRA TR-8 to sequence it, I'm assuming it can send its parts out midi but I don't know that for sure and you won't want to know either until you already have both since you clearly won't be able to that through your computer without a $5.00 usb cable midi interface which you'd have to spend on a regular cable anyway between the TR-8 and DRM1 anyway... so there you go a reason to have both
I think I have looked at the Roland TR-8, i thought that was a digital drum machine? I do all my sequencing inside the DAW via midi programming or just playing by the metronome.
The DRM1 is kind of limited that is true, which is my main concern because it might get repetitive. I always felt I could layer light digital samples over the kick drums created by the DRM1 to give different textures, but i love 808/909 type drums/percussion I think you could use those alot.
The tempest is really out of my budget but that thing is one awesome machine.
With that being said would you still say the DRM1 is not worth it? I could use any guidance from you guys.