Vermona DRM1 MKIII

Vermona DRM1 MKIII

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DRM1 MKIII, Drum Machine from Vermona.

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  • Manufacturer: Vermona
  • Model: DRM1 MKIII
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 08/16/2007

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Vermona DRM1 MKIII user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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buster keaton11/26/2013

buster keaton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Extremely simple, play with beautiful sounds."

Vermona DRM1 MKIII
It is a module of drum sounds, you can play 8 different sounds. The hi hats are divided into two midi notes each, a sequencer can play at least 10 ratings necessary for the proper functioning of the drum / drum machine.
With the trigger option, you can also control the DRM1 CV with analog sequencer example or electronic drum pads (check for never tried). With this option, you are taken to "big jack" (sorry for the technical) to trigger / trigger sounds.
Whether sequenced afternoon or analog, the DRM1 produces sounds 100% analos.
You can also play with the DRM1 robust but, in my opinion, only serve to make editing or rather sound synthesis percussion keys of shapes, we did not play sees a concert like this !
The audio output level, you can use the mixer and adjust the pan DRM1 each sound and its volume. If inserts are used as the then separate the sound coming out its dedicated audio outputs not released by the master. Using inserts as separate outputs, you can of course always adjust the volume of each instruments / sounds.
I put a note for this machine that want simple in the sense that asked 8 sounds isolated sequençables and add a different effect (and external suddenly we really choose!) On each track / instrument.
The maximum rating is not because on one hand the perfection does not exist, and secondly I would have loved a chance to sequencing movements knobs by analog sequencer, a kind of insert each knob. .. Once you have had 10 DRM1!


The general configuration is it can not be easier!
For example, the first time you connect your DRM1, you turn holding two keys pressed (good), you play a key on the MIDI device connected to IN, the Vermona records the midi channel as the channel and note that as the kit, you press another button, the Drum1 is recorded, and so on. There is a trick to the hi hats, if you buy one you'll see!
This manipulation is more complicated with the Vermona, the first time it's weird after it is comfortable as *** (sorry)
Editing sounds is easy since you have to turn the knobs and press the trigger or a midi controller to listen to the sound / synthesis. Which is great in my opinion and are critical of some, is that if you turn off your DRM1, you turn the knobs, when you turn the sounds have changed ... Let me explain, there is no memory, no preset, you like the sound as you or the sample you take a picture of the settings, that's how! What is really the coup is that not afraid to take a leap of value every time you move a knob ... Yeah, it's free!
I have not read the manual for the tip choosing the midi channel, thank you AF. Should maybe I read to better understand the synthesis, but after we talk ...
Like I really knew what was this DRM1 I put him 10 as regards the use, it's perfect!


The sounds are vast, we move quickly to a fairly realistic synthetic sound very sound.
We can make him play relatively clean sounds like quite noisy sounds, there is often a white noise in the middle of the knobs.
I invite you to watch a nice good to see the settings for each instrument.
I speak of instruments for each note is actually a small independent real synth, synths and drum hi hats are doubled and that is, we want more ... Aileurs can complete his collection with a MK2 DRM1 that does not kick but three drums (against 2).
Retail sound:
- Kick: at first I could barely make it "that tape", it's good I got it! A long and gentle kick it passes like a TR808 to a hard kick like a TR909 or noisy or no longer a kick but a dirty noise ... short, it's great! Perhaps less punchy than my Jomox XBase09 but nicer, more muted but longer present.
- Drum: the most trippy and frustrating module because we want to have full power or edit knobs step by step. It is pretty tom of noise ranging from cow bell to powerful industrial sounds and as saturated.
- Multi: hard to use, a little kitsch 1 first. After we made it, we made the long module which acute severe or vice versa, or when lil clicks and dream of a nice friend who moves in hazar two three knobs, a sound so short it will not bullshit!
- Snare: it lacks a little bit of fishing and playing on his pitch. With separate outputs, the fishing problem is solved in terms of pitch, it is simulated by the filter and resonance (in my opinion). There's a reverb, it's stupid, it can be put with the insert and I do not like too.
- Hi hat: the white noise or a strange sound, going from one to another with the mix knob. The "funny" sounds, I dislike too, by against white noise is cool, it is a little torture with filter + resonance and voila! The decay is, in my opinion an important parameter here its course is not accurate enough in the short sounds, I rule 1 or 2 degrees in a range from 0 to 30 degrees, basically I'm still thoroughly left almost!
- Clap: such as snare, there is a reverb to me a bit pointless, say another parameter was, in my opinion, better. This sound is really nice, it can be relatively inconspicuous or very far, very dry sound, especially on the filtered table.
I wrote some negative comments, sounds are still very real. Their quality is not in question. They correspond to what I want to do, electro or dub. Yes they can sound kitsch, say they sound classic! At the same time, at the beginning is that research, a kick, a snare, a clap of hi hat and go good god.
I put a 9 for sound because I knew what to expect and you always discover something new.


I use it for 6 months, I think well enough to know I lack a bit of experience to fully understand some of the details but it comes. This machine is top of that, there are always new tricks, combinations of knobs that have a record that is mastered.
I spoke to make presets using photos, I do not do it, to force it holds!
I bought it after seeing lots of videos, to see if I liked the sound, I do not regret.
The value, if we add less than 100 euros for a type sequencer korg ER1 level, there is a beautiful analog BAR, so yes it's worth it!
No sub for a mixing desk, it does not matter as you inserts to put your guitar effects ... suddenly I had not, I have a OCCAZ effect to 30 euros from time to time and is a beautiful original BAR.
I like its simplicity, the fact that in doing what we want with a table, such as sound effects, equalizer, etc ...
I remake that choice and if I have room and sub maybe I'll pay a DRM1 MK2 because it is equivalent to the top!
I put him 10, it is always she who sent the first sounds when I turn on my soundsystem!

fzbz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Quality material"

Vermona DRM1 MKIII
19 "5 u (for rack mounting)

- 1 power button
- Stereo output, headphone and indépandante (8 beats = 8 outputs to insert in mixers)
- Twelve o'clock thru / midi in

- DECAY: decay time
- PITCH: pitch tone
- BEND: Envelope Amount (decay) to the tone pitch
- TIME: pitch envelope
- WAVE: sine to square
- ATTACK level of the needle pulse

- DECAY: decay time
- PITCH: pitch tone
- BEND: Envelope Amount to the pitch - middle position = 0
- ATTACK level of the needle pulse
- INT FM: Intensity of the frequency modulation
- FM FREQ: frequency modulation
- WAVE sine to square

-DECAY: Decay time of all VCO's
-PITCH: Tone pitch for oscillator 1
-BEND: Envelope Amount to the pitch - middle position = 0
-ATTACK: Level of the needle pulse
-Pitch2: Tone pitch for oscillator 2, 0 = no second tone
-PITCH3: Tone pitch for oscillator 3, 0 = no third tone
HIGH-PASS cut-off frequency of the high-pass filter

REV-DECAY: decay time - Reverb
-REVERB: Reverb Amount
N-DECAY: Decay time - noise
-NOISE: Amount noise
-ATTACK: Attack of th needle pulse
-Resonance: resonance of the low-pass filter
-FILTER: Cut-off frequency of the low-pass filter

-DECAY: Decay time
-FILTER: cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter
-BEND envelope amountto the pitch - 0 = off
-ATTACK attack of the needle pulse
-Resonance: resonance of the low-pass filter
-MIX: proportion betweens and noise oscillators

REV-DECAY: decay time - reverb
-REVERB: Reverb time
-CLAP: Speed ​​of the CLAP sequence
-NOISE: Noise Amount
-Resonance: Resonance level of the low-pass filter
-FILTER: Cut-off frequency of the low-pass filter
HIGH-PASS: Cut-off frequency of the high-pass filter

No implementation of the reverb effects â share some slices
No sequencer

Tip: For those who do not know, it is possible to control the DRM1 with ipad / iphone.
Genome is a nice application.
The connection? a midi mobilizer 2 line 6 adapter
the cannal by default this unit for twelve o'clock is the connection channel 10.


The general configuration is simple, once the grip made.
Manual 5 sheets (English / German) is clear but not French, too bad.
Ultra Edition unpretentious as each function can be controlled directly (72 knobs) to search for sounds for inspiration, there is no loss of time with menu / sub menus / sub menus often in short, top !


Sounds right for me, it is a analog drum machine, so generally sales will focus on a public electronic music, but the music did not fence so ...

Personal opinion, I like the attack that gives the appearance of sharp kicks card incisive.
I found the sonnorits daft punkiennes (especially certain sounds burnin '/ alive)
Possibility of modulation frequencies sympatiques.

I've had two days so I do not give you an opinion very successful, I will publish my message within a month of grip.


I use it for 2 days.
I never touched drum machine before (apart on ipad applications), so beginner.
I love the strength of this machine, it breathes its quality.
I will publish my opinion by a lil months.

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

Vermona DRM1 MKIII
Ddi Synthtiseur analog rhythms and a little more ...

Eight of the modules each with seven paramtres:
1 kick (decay / pitch / bend / time / wave / noise / attack)
2 drum (decay / pitch / bend / attack / fm intensity / fm frequency / wave)
A multi (decay/pitch/bend/attack/pitch2/pitch3/cut off high-pass filter)
Snare 1 (decay reverb / reverb / decay noise / noise / attack / resonance & cut off low-pass filter)
2 hi hat (decay / resonance & cut off low-pass filter / bend / attack / mix / pitch)
Clap 1 (decay reverb / reverb / clap / noise / resonance & cut off low-pass filter / cutoff high-pass filter)

Plus the Controller of individual volume and pan, made knobs ... 72! ... Then a Full Control!

MkIII appear different version of Previous by replacing one of the three modules of a kick drum. In addition, the distortion becomes Submitted on drum "wave" that can move from a sine wave square wave.

A headphone jack, a master Stereo, eight mono outputs (one per module) and the jack while 6.3! This is an expander so you have the CONTRL via the squence noon. It is therefore a quip in mid and thru port (for CONTRL another device). Note that the notes can dclencher hand on the synth with the trigger buttons. Optionally, the notes can be dclenches by "trigger inputs" for Systmes squenant by CV.


The whole synth seems robust: mtale hull, leaving no output jacks to play rsistants Cables and knobs.

The arrangement of knobs for each module is horizontal and the space between each Controller was OK.

The manual (in English and German) is quite simple and is used primarily when rgler notes and midi channel. There are also the choice of precision Cables for individual outputs.


It has become the only srieux!

First kick: it is monstrous! We can CRER a boom like a 808 or 909 kick without problem. With the sum of paramtres adjustable foot is refined as you want and the sounds are really original. The decay can switch from a short kick trs trs sec snoring a bass drum. The pitch achieves diffrent sound from the kick to blasters, blipblip & co. It dpend lot of the envelope (bend / time). A discreet enough noise that adds a little distortion to the waveform edge. Wave is also essential to transform a bunch kick in kick grin or even 8-bit.
The attack, like all modules team, adds to the signal waveform trs short that is more or less snapping sound.

The drum may be the most versatile module. It allows CRER the bass drum and tom the base. But the modulation frequency drives increases the range of sounds couraging. With two modules, you can count on some polyphony. I could CRER bass sounds rich trs wave function which give all its importance: to reproduce a filter effect on the signal which can then purr or stepfather trs acid.

The multi seems curious beginners. It quickly cre cowbell, woodblocks ... I managed to use it more for synth sounds pretty fat (trs pitch below). It has an oscillator with a sine wave form that can be refined or drgler with two other identical oscilloscope, which produces a rich sound.

The snare is mchante! With a big reverb and a soft noise, it produces snare varied in color change at all with any filter.

The hat is very discreet indeed. It looks like they are shooting the CR78! That - that far from trs a cymbal sound. But it's the intrt of synths, is not it? Gnrateur by removing the noise with the mix knob, you get CRER sounds DIFFERENT, small blips nice. Note that there is an open and a closed hat for both modules. There are four MIDI notes assigned to hat.

The clap is trs work in its parameter. Clap function can transform the appearance of the base signal which is then enriched with a reverb and a noise like that of the snare. Both filters are also important in the final rendering of the clap. I like when DDouble the snare.

This product therefore trs synth sounds good in the vein of electronic br of the 80's and goes much further versatilis To create different sounds and more experimental.


I use it for a year and frankly I find that there is nothing cast in this expander.

I waited a long time before I shall decide to buy it because it's a big investment (Thomann 566euros) but worth it, especially since the mkIII version which for the same price as the mkII offers a real kick pchu (which I think lacked a bit in previous versions).

I find that there is no comparison in this sector within ddier more synths and drum sounds, I do not see. The beasts do not have as much rhythm parameter. On the other ct does not the Vermona squenceur. This may be a weakness and requires to combine the stuff.
The other weakness is the lack of memory bank for rglages but such a function would increase the price srieusement ...

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

Vermona DRM1 MKIII
8 slices analog percussion drums
Audio: 1 phone, 2 Master L and R and 1 output per


Simple operation, it is very pleasant to handle and the concentration is focused on Music and Sound

The manual is 4 pages and that's enough


Sounds to me like really, after all it's his style.
It's very electronic while being flexible elastic hot music, I love short


I use it for 5 months I tested several config. Studio and rehearsal group.
I have not yet tested in live (with a band musician), but it's expected.

Cons attention by this machine is not Presset .... I think it's good like that is a question of artistic philosophy, but it may put off some

My conclusion: for 500 € a pure class and very musical machine

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