Vermona DRM1 MKII

Vermona DRM1 MKII

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DRM1 MKII, Drum Machine from Vermona.

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Vermona DRM1 MKII tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Vermona
  • Model: DRM1 MKII
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 07/17/2002

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Vermona DRM1 MKII user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Vermona DRM1 MKII
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.

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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.


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.


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
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2002)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Vermona DRM1 MKII
The only feature it lacks is the ability to save your settings



Very easy to use. basic midi (channel 10) that synced right up to cubase, no problem.

built like a tank. customer service very responsive (not that i needed any)


Excellent. very analog. manages to sound crunchy and fat at the same time. with a little compression, the bass is extremely tight and LOW


Awesome. sounds really cool with an 808 as a companion. i actually think i like it better than my 808! NEVER thought i'd say that.

Originally posted on
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2003)

exo1000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vermona DRM1 MKII
Hi all.

There is no simpler. 8 Output for 8 instruments section faade + a pair in stereo
noon very brief, can not send twelve o'clock on modulations .. THRU IN +

how many sounds available style?
no sounds, and once while imaginable analog sounds ranging from 70-80 period (you have to love reach into synthesis)
if you do not like the synthesis, modulation, experimentation ........ there is no better!
sound very very ,, electro!
emulation of acoustic sound that is not even worth thinking about it ...
3 composer friends, to have to buy 3 Vermona ,, there soon 3 years
a little pub in passing ... the 3 friends Altaira AND ROBBY, POLYPSYCHO CORPORATION, and I
all the compositions of the drum machine is 90% done by Vermona .. a small idea of ​​the sound>

So 8 sound sections ..
the March 1 sections are the same .. DRM1, 2, 3.
modulation; allows the creation of bass drums, tom tom, congas, fully hybrid of things ... fx
the's kick may be small, dry, bright, or large, monstrous!
are obtained infrabass standard .. the impression that something is passthrough overrides the ground. has to shake the walls
make 808 or 909 ... the finger in the nose! but goes further than a.
the snare section: Snare
the electro aficionados will become completely crazy! a rgal.
a spring reverb gives an inimitable depth.

a section: multi
probably the hardest adcrire ..
like bells, claves supercharged, the very metalic sounds

2 sections cynbal / hh:
fabulous, inimitable, modulation goes a long way ....

the clap section:
the too much like a spring reverb snare. a killer!
she can think of a cr78

in defects:
no possible backup. MIDI as simple as possible ... people who love the sounds ... everything go your way.

single machine, ultra prcis, barely touching a knob of a millimeter, the sound changes complement.
the possibilities are standard. all the boxes a rhythm that sounds a cot in Vermona, sounds small, small ..

the production quality has nothing to say. costeaux

voila! I ditirembique. but completely crazy! This box has drums


Simple .... but, but, modulation Oblige


Big sounds!


I do not know what to say.

ever think for one second to resell.

slight's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vermona DRM1 MKII



Well you should still a sequencer, it's not a box so TR909 rhythms.
It does not work alone what!

Turn the buttons and that's it


This is the essence, it sounds really vintage is hot and cold at once depends sounds you use. A lot of white noise such as the hi-hat or snare / clap (that's not a fault eh!)
The bass drum (if you can call it that) are special, and fat distortion of each elements wreaks havoc. It twisted around and say it's fine!
Amateur its realistic forget on the beast, big on electronics, and modulation simple and effective, it is a beast not to be missed!
The only small incovenient but hey if it is one, it will ring true type Vermona Drum and nothing else. As a 808 sounds like a 808 and 909 as 909. I mean, it will recognize 100 km .... But since this is a box rhythms very little known ....


I use it for some months, it's exactly the kind of machine that I love, the kind of Becane simple, intuitive and just full of errors that make your music is not 'basic / boat'.

I have the chrome version, the class

I love this machine, I do not part with it!

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