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Vermona DRM 1 MkIII
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spongebath
****FIRST POST****

I'm interested in purchasing a Vermona DRM 1 mkIII and am curious as to whether it holds up to extended live performance? Essentially, this is a build quality question. Anyone have one?
Klaus
My mate has one, build solid enough. Wouldn't wanna use it live thou. The range of the knobs is very wide and would prolly be a pain in the ass adjusting live. Now that you have a post, use the search funcion. Theres already a bunch of threads on the topic, all of which says pretty much the same thing smile

And welcome Guinness ftw!
stickmann
Build quality was very good from my experience. I'm not sure it would be the best for a live performance, however. No presets, many knobs. You would really have to be a master of it to dial up the sounds you want quickly. If you avoid Multi and Drum 1 & 2, it would be much easier because those sounds have such a huge range. Probably a better idea is to sample the DRM and use the sampler for live applications.
lmgrovllum
Welcome to the board spongebath... We were just speaking about this in person the other night thumbs up
the tone ranger
I'm not really sure about the build quality. I know a few people who have had problems with theirs. Mine was fine while I had it, but about a year after I sold it the buyer contact me about it's warranty. The "multi" instrument also bleeds a bit. Most people wouldn't care but I've seen people moaning about it on forums.
pickleinn
i thought build quality was OK, not great, not bad.

lots of knobs - could be bad for live (or great for tweaking).
Bath House
Build quality is great, not just "ok." Especially compared to some of the stuff out there like MFB, which feels like a kit someone built. But most of the sounds can RADICALLY change with small amounts of knob travel, which could be a liability live.
lvoemachine
i had one and always said i could do a whole live set with just it BECAUSE of the wide values. heres me playing essentially the same beat for ten min, just changing tones and muting it.

the clap is a touch quiet, but i always just gave it its own mixwer channel anyways for reverb etc.


http://youtu.be/4tWTmZpUuJ8
h4ndcrafted
Build quality was fine on mine, it arrived with a broken clap sound, but vermona sent me a replacement rom that was super easy to fit.

They even sent me the wooden side panels as an apology!

Not sure I would want to gig with one tbh.

I did a whole playlist of each drum here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AgmzKgZdEI&list=PLDf99Yugme4YQbbV2ukvU u5wqmBDQi_6r
flx
lvoemachine wrote:
i had one and always said i could do a whole live set with just it BECAUSE of the wide values. heres me playing essentially the same beat for ten min, just changing tones and muting it.

the clap is a touch quiet, but i always just gave it its own mixwer channel anyways for reverb etc.


http://youtu.be/4tWTmZpUuJ8


That's really cool! I also like to experiment with the DRM-1 mkIII outside of the usual drum sounds as well. So much fun! Especially with the CV trigger inputs and a modular Rockin' Banana!

I think the DRM-1 has great build quality, but for live use I would just sample the sounds I needed (unless you want to do a more experimental performance, in which you have time for all those knobs).
Zenn
I own a MKII. Build quality: awesome. Usable for live? I fully agree with lvoemachine... you can do entire livesets with one of these boys. Add a distortion on one side, clean or delay on the other side and you have a build-in aux using the panpot. The individual outs can also be used for insert-effects using an insert cable.

Before I owned a Cirklon I used a TR-505 for sequencing.

Truth be told, it can be hard to reproduce a particular kick or tom but when you're all over all knobs while playing...who cares? Stuff like the multi and the toms can be used as blasterbleeps or three-tone basslines.

The lots of knobs argument is invalid as the layout is very clear and consistent. I colourized some of the knobs (filters for snare, hhs & claps) for extra-easy recognition.

This is mostly DRM-1. the agressive bleeps are the multi, the filtering of the HHs , snare and claps is all on the DRM:
[s]http://soundcloud.com/zenn-1/suitcase-freakout[/s]
drox
Zenn wrote:
you can do entire livesets with one of these boys. Add a distortion on one side, clean or delay on the other side and you have a build-in aux using the panpot. The individual outs can also be used for insert-effects using an insert cable.


thanks for sharing this tip, wouldn't have thought of adding insert to the individual outs.
flx
lvoemachine wrote:
i had one and always said i could do a whole live set with just it BECAUSE of the wide values. heres me playing essentially the same beat for ten min, just changing tones and muting it.

the clap is a touch quiet, but i always just gave it its own mixwer channel anyways for reverb etc.


http://youtu.be/4tWTmZpUuJ8


Quoting this again, because I just posted my own DRM-only jam session yesterday! So much fun It's peanut butter jelly time!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK6WjDn4mSc
ActionMaxVA
I have been happy with mine. It is solid and has performed well. I would agree the knobs are very sensitive depending on the parameter. Like on the bass drum pitch for example. I wish it had more fine adjustments. I feel like the knobs are fine its just certain parameters would benefit from a longer throw.
montyonthrun
Hi all

I am new here and I know this is an old thread but if anyone is out there.

I am thinking of getting a DRMIII sent from Germany direct.

Was wondering if there are issues with power? Or can they be "switched" from 120 to 220 etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

- Chris
kwaidan
montyonthrun wrote:
Hi all

I am new here and I know this is an old thread but if anyone is out there.

I am thinking of getting a DRMIII sent from Germany direct.

Was wondering if there are issues with power? Or can they be "switched" from 120 to 220 etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

- Chris


Perfect Circuit, Noisebug, Big City Music, and Analogue Haven sell them, or is sales tax that bad in California?

As for power, the switch is internal. Vermona sets up the correct voltage setting at the factory, and if you try to change it, the warranty is voided.
CosmicFlight
DRM1 MKIII is on my wishlist for years razz
Wish i'll be able to get one soon !
spacenoodle
Can I get some opinions on putting the trigger inputs on the front, 1/8 inch for euro sequencing? Would this have any negative impact on resale vale if it was done cleanly for example?

mookmoof
I would guess positive impact on resale value
spacenoodle
Well, lots of room for such a mod. Almost like front jacks was a consideration. There are also loads of pots inside. I wonder what they dooz!

chiasticon
excellent idea. does yours already have the gate inputs? I'd imagine it's a pretty easy mod, if so.
PLNB
Subbing for mad interest. applause
resynthesize
Can any vermona DRM owners comment on the pot quality? Are they bolted to the panel? metal or plastic shaft? do they wobble at all?
sutekina bipu-on
If my twincussion is any indication, it's good enough i bought two and pretty much use them exclusively as voices because theyre so damn versatile

I've had a few Vermona modules and they are all absolutely top notch build quality One thing to understand about Vermona is they take high build quality VERY seriously so it shouldn't even be a point of concern!

I think as mentioned above, you'd have to be more worried that a very subtle change makes a greater impact than one might anticipate. I think it's why the knobs are so large and travel so uniformly.
jzwoopwoop
sutekina bipu-on wrote:
If my twincussion is any indication, it's good enough i bought two and pretty much use them exclusively as voices because theyre so damn versatile


Getting us slightly off topic here, but would love to hear more about the types of patches and voices you create with twincussion!
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