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Re: I love Vermona

Post by francoprussian » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:16 am

Voltcontrol wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:30 am
With a bit of digging you can find those angled connectors on Aliexpress for just a fistful of dollars. Freakishly expensive when you buy them locally (which are usually also Chinese product) ..
Yes, made there just like all other plastic tat. But it's currently the wrong time of the century to be trying to import goods from China, methinks...

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by hinterlands303 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:09 pm

francoprussian wrote:
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I just got the Mono Lancet 15' in the mail yesterday - it sounds awesome and looks/feels fantastic. The size is great too.

I'm thinking about doing a DIY expander for it but I'm pretty bad a soldering so maybe I'll go for the Modular Dock. I wish they made a smaller version of the dock without the attenuators (and maybe a few of the other outputs).
Not sure how feasible that would be, the dock requires power, and has some circuitry in there, not sure what, but it doesn't look like it's just pots and jack sockets. The oscillators don't come out at modular level voltages though, so who knows, could just be a straight tap from the synth.
Here's a thread on DIY expander builds for anyone interested.
viewtopic.php?t=58684

And here's another thread on the pin assignments:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=50318

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by francoprussian » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:33 pm

I've discovered the dock only requires power for the inputs. Most of the outputs are straight up taps off the DB25 connector, so a passive DIY box is easy to make with those pin assignment charts there.

The VCO off switch looks to be powered from the synth itself. The dock uses power from the distribution boards to buffer the CV inputs.

I found out by wondering why the CV i was feeding the dock wasn't changing the pitch, even though the LEDs were on. Turns out i had forgotten to plug my case in. Could hear the oscillators as they were patched into another case that was powered up properly.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Christopher Winkels » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm

Never let it be said that social media is ineffective.

Seeing as I now won't be blowing a wad attending Superbooth in April I took delivery of a Perfourmer Mk.II yesterday.

Man, what a classy instrument. All the controls have the sort of weight and resistance that feel satisfying, paired with a deep, beautiful growl.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Voltcontrol » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:09 pm

Christopher Winkels wrote:
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I took delivery of a Perfourmer Mk.II... Man, what a classy instrument.
Enjoy your exploration of the Perfourmer! :cloud:

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Re: I love Vermona

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Christopher Winkels wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm
I took delivery of a Perfourmer Mk.II yesterday.
Same. :hyper: My Two Voice gulped nervously when I fired it up the first time.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:36 am

Hard sync + FM is never a bad combination.

It's weird how few of the online videos I've watched delve into the polyphonic aspects of it. I spent a fair amount of time already delving into the "poor man's Oberheim Four Voice" aspect and setting the controls almost but not perfectly the same for each channel. Having independent glide rates and LFO speeds for each oscillator is a thing of beauty.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Silly question - Is the Filter Lancet mono in/out or stereo? Not mentioned in the specs anywhere as far as I can see. Cheers!

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Struggle » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:15 pm

Voltcontrol wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Silly question - Is the Filter Lancet mono in/out or stereo? Not mentioned in the specs anywhere as far as I can see. Cheers!
It’s mono

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Struggle wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Voltcontrol wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Silly question - Is the Filter Lancet mono in/out or stereo? Not mentioned in the specs anywhere as far as I can see. Cheers!
It’s mono
Thanks! (and damn, wish it was stereo or had a stereo variant..)

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by Struggle » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:34 pm

Voltcontrol wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:41 pm
Struggle wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Voltcontrol wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Silly question - Is the Filter Lancet mono in/out or stereo? Not mentioned in the specs anywhere as far as I can see. Cheers!
It’s mono
Thanks! (and damn, wish it was stereo or had a stereo variant..)
Yes, would be cool indeed! I used to have the Retroverb Lancet (same as filter, but with spring reverb) and loved it. Not really the same as the Lancet, but the Perfourmer is fun to run things through. 4 filters with stereo output. I need to experiment with that more now that I mention it.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:12 pm

Are many using the lancet kick? Seems to be cheap at the moment...
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by slumberjack » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:32 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Are many using the lancet kick? Seems to be cheap at the moment...
I use in 80% of my songs. I my opinion it doesn't do these sub boomy well and the pitch knob is somewhat special but dude the attack you can get on this is cutting through any mix. and it does very well other sound too. mostly wierd but cool. The only downside it that it seems you can't modulate any of the parameters with midi or cv. It has velocity an I think that everyhing.

Here few examples:

The farting distorted tom sound that comes in around 7:04
https://soundcloud.com/slmbrjck/faded-k-dub-jam

...and here the kick with that clicky attack. Maybe it was saturated a bit by driving the channel on the mixer hot
https://soundcloud.com/thecrates/ocean- ... ev/s-AxbbQ

I might get me a percussion module or some br-x0x or what not but I will never part with in.
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by h4ndcrafted » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:52 am

I bought a Vermona drm 3 years ago. Came with a broken clap rom.
One call, they quickly sent me a new chip and the wooden side panels for free for my troubles.
That’s customer service.

Opening and replacing it was easy , and that thing looked beautiful inside, so neat.
Still one of the most organic drum machines I ever heard, seriously regret selling it , but have never got around to buying a new one. I thing it is because it is quite a niche sound.

Fully intend to buy one again though.
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:31 am

slumberjack wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:32 pm
onthebandwagon wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Are many using the lancet kick? Seems to be cheap at the moment...
I use in 80% of my songs. I my opinion it doesn't do these sub boomy well and the pitch knob is somewhat special but dude the attack you can get on this is cutting through any mix. and it does very well other sound too. mostly wierd but cool. The only downside it that it seems you can't modulate any of the parameters with midi or cv. It has velocity an I think that everyhing.

Here few examples:

The farting distorted tom sound that comes in around 7:04
https://soundcloud.com/slmbrjck/faded-k-dub-jam

...and here the kick with that clicky attack. Maybe it was saturated a bit by driving the channel on the mixer hot
https://soundcloud.com/thecrates/ocean- ... ev/s-AxbbQ

I might get me a percussion module or some br-x0x or what not but I will never part with in.
Nice, thank you.

What’s the difference between the mono lancet and the mono lancet 15?
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by slumberjack » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:35 am

onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:31 am

Nice, thank you.

What’s the difference between the mono lancet and the mono lancet 15?
You're welcome. I guess the LFO is different on the '15.
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 am

slumberjack wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:35 am
onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:31 am

Nice, thank you.

What’s the difference between the mono lancet and the mono lancet 15?
You're welcome. I guess the LFO is different on the '15.
Yea, I looked it up now the LFO has 6 waveforms instead of 3.
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by hinterlands303 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:06 am

Apparently there were some slight changes to the VCA circuit for the '15 to reduce noise.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:00 pm

hinterlands303 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:06 am
Apparently there were some slight changes to the VCA circuit for the '15 to reduce noise.
Which do you have? I’m considering buying the pre 15 for $250.
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by francoprussian » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 pm

Do it

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by slumberjack » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:38 pm

^^^^^
+1

...jeeez gotta say it over and over that I just don't get it why TF Vermona gear is way underpriced on the secondary market. I saw the DRM MK2 yesterdays for 450.- and maybe I will get if there's nobody going to show interest.
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Re: I love Vermona

Post by hinterlands303 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:01 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:00 pm
hinterlands303 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:06 am
Apparently there were some slight changes to the VCA circuit for the '15 to reduce noise.
Which do you have? I’m considering buying the pre 15 for $250.
Yeah for $250 absolutely go for it!

I got the 15’ recently for $350 and absolutely love it but I can’t imagine the sound is that different between the two versions.

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by francoprussian » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:45 am

I think they sound different, slightly. Haven't had a chance to hear both side by side, but chose the pre-15 after doing extensive listening to demos online, this one in particular convinced me to get it: https://greatsynthesizers.com/en/review ... thesizers/

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Re: I love Vermona

Post by francoprussian » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:47 am

And this one:


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Re: I love Vermona

Post by francoprussian » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 am

Not that you'd even be able to tell which version this was unless you were told.

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