Vermona Synthesizer

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We have little information about this synth except that it is one of the only analog synthesizers produced by German music company Vermona throughout the 1980's. It is a 2-VCO monophonic analog synthesizer. It has most basic analog edit parameters. A 24 dB/oct analog VCF (filter) with 4 knobs (Brilliance, CutOff, Resonance, Contour), a single LFO to modulate the VCO or VCF sections and a typical ADSR VCA envelope. There are preset VCF and VCA settings as well as a Manual mode, but there is no real Patch setting storage available. Also absent are MIDI and CV or Gate.

Its sounds are pretty basic analog stuff. It makes a real nice analog bass. The string sounds are questionable. But with only 2 VCOs and such limited programmability, you won't get a whole lot of stuff out of this synth. There are no on-bard arpeggiators, sequencers or multitimbral options. The only real effects on-board is the portamento-like Glide effect and Vibrato. Colorful knobs, a clean layout, vintage wood end-cheeks and a genuine analog sound. It's an interesting piece.

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9 Visitor comments
III0III
July 14, 2013 @ 11:55 am
My first true analog. Found it bargain, touched it maybe 5 times and sold it after.
this machine sounds like a piece of crap only good as a studio or stage dummy.
beside that, vermona synthesizer doesn't worth a penny.
Tho Valesky
December 8, 2012 @ 4:49 am
Proud owner of VS for 80€ :)
About triggering this mashine you should visit:

www(dot)chd-el(dot)cz/index(dot)php?id=453&lngid=en

Guys from Czech Republic have made a MIDI interface, which allows to trigger, controll, everything and most important - You make just a little mess with soldering :)

cheers :)
kosmoflot
December 1, 2012 @ 5:02 am
this mighty Vermona is pure fatness! it is a lovely synth to play!!! i was lucky to get mine at a steal price... even with a broken LFO on mine it is quite playable and sounds ah-ma-zing! as for MIDI some russian techs here say it's not so easy to MIDI this Vermona... the success rate was like 1 out of 4. I also have the new Vermona "Mono" Lancet which does somehow retain similar sound of the vintage one but is different.
this Vermona synth definitely got some character! it can be funky and bright or it can get really dark and evil.... i mean seriously.... mine scares me sometimes))) peace)
chris gaskell
June 11, 2012 @ 6:23 am
Just a word of warning to all my fellow Russian Synth lovers to avoid like the plague the russian dealer trading out of the UK (but living in latvia??) calling himself VINTAGE KINGS AUDIO on Ebay...he told us to do the deal off of ebay by direct bank deposit of 1700 AUD and then sent nothing (6 months later and no contact...)
Nord
January 9, 2012 @ 5:02 am
It's an absolute killer synth!
I love it, I use it every day with other digital & analog synths.
I have no tuinng problems at all.
The keyboard feels hard to play & uncomfortable, but you can't have anything ... :)

You can see my Vermona Synthesizer & other synths in action here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj13E5MEcxw&list=UUGwMkjjM4EEvKtMepvTW40 w&index=1&feature=plcp
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 2 VCO's with Pulse, Ramp, Square and Noise waveforms
  • LFO - 1 LFO section with Speed, VCF-Modulation, and Delay
  • Filter - Analog 24 dB/oct with Brilliance, CutOff, Resonance, Contour
  • VCA - Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
  • Keyboard - 44 keys
  • Memory - None (5 Presets for VCF, 1 User; 5 presets for VCA, 1 User)
  • Control - None
  • Date Produced - 1980 - 1990
  • Resources & Credits
  • Vermona Web site

    Thanks to Lutz Wuerker for providing information.

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