Vermona DRM1 MKII
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Vermona DRM1 MKII

DRM1 MKII, Drum machine from Vermona.

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FP User 01/11/2008

Vermona DRM1 MKII : Recensione di FP User (content in English)

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The DRM1 MKII is an eight-channel, completely analog drum synthesizer. It gives you total control over every parameter through its 72 controls. There are eight channels, each featuring specific parameters for generating a certain kind of drum and/or percussive sound. They are divided into: three DRUM channels one MULTI channel one SNARE channel two HI HAT / CYMBAL channels one CLAP channel In addition to the main stereo output, every channel is also equipped with an individual output/insert jack, which allows you to insert external effects. The DRM1 MKII can be triggered via MIDI - MIDI channel and note number can be freely assigned. I've had this unit for a few months and it has already redifined the percussive sound in my music. I sequence the DRM1 with the Roland R8 & as a Midi instrument in Logic. The only flaw I have found is that when the Main output volume reaches a certain level, depending on where I am, radio frequencies can be heard, though ever so slight. Keep in mind that this is only apparent when monitoring through the headphone jack, and cannot heard heard when the Main 1/4in outputs are used.

Price paid

$609

UTILIZATION

Each channel has its own output/insert jack on the front panel. The rear panel features the master output (L/R), as well as the MIDI IN and THRU jacks. Once sequenced, the control knobs are very easy to use. The manual makes learning the logistics a snap.

I have the DRM1 mounted in a tilted tabletop rack with an Avalon Tube Compressor & a Lexicon MPX550 Effects Processor. The knobs are solid stainless steel and rotate very smooth. I did a lot of research on this unit before purchasing it, and the information I was able to obtain from Vermona was precise.

SOUNDS

As a true analog percussion module, I am very pleased with the sounds. The Multi channel when used as an effect insert produces some truly sonic pulsewaves. I use this module when producing Techno & IDM.

OVERALL OPINION

Yes, I love this machine. It has it's own cover and likes to be read to at bedtime. I have no problems with this at all.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2002)