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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10 Visitor comments
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
mondovermona
January 14, 2011 @ 2:32 pm
There is a MIDI interface available providing an awsome boost of functionality for this tank. ADSR is pretty fast for nice percussion like sequencing. Keys are more apt for muscle excercise of the fingers than for playing music. This instrument calls for a MIDI interface.
Nice looks! Get an instant vintage appearance to your appartment. Even if you don't play keys your guests will be impressed.
Mantas
February 27, 2010 @ 11:58 am
I own one as well, really interesting synth. Mine was used in disco's 4 people over 40:) I used to play with vermona live - every time you get a surprise, the most common was that you have to tune it every two songs. Keyboard knobs aren't stable as well, but still it's a cool synth. Wished Vermona Mephisto were finished - definetelly would buy one.
Radek
March 7, 2009 @ 2:53 am
I owned 4-5 of them. Really fat and sick sound :) However possibilities are rather limited - VCO's waveforms sound close to each other.
Margus Kiis from Estonia
December 24, 2008 @ 7:07 am
Although only 500 of it was produced many of them were exported to Soviet Union and I have seen at least 2 of them in Estonia and I have played with one. Reminded me Russian Aelita. Very basic analog synth but plenty of knobs allowed to construct really interesting sounds. Reliability is problematic and it was horrible to play in live concerts with it because sounds were not stable. Very good instrument for experimental studio work though.
 
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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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