Vermona DRM1 MKIV Analog Drum Synthesizer


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Vermona Tabletop/Rackmount 8-Instrument Analog Drum Synthesizer with Triggering via MIDI and USB

Since the mid-90s, Vermona DRM1 has been synonymous with electronic drum and percussion sounds based on analog circuitry coupled with an uncompromising control surface. DRM1 MKIV continues this tradition.

  • 8 analog instrument channels
  • 73 knobs for realtime access to all parameters
  • Individual output/insert per instrument channel
  • Stereo and headphone outputs
  • MIDI triggering via 5-pin DIN or USB port
  • Switching power supply 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
detail image of Vermona DRM1 MKIV showing KICK channel label and trigger button

DRM1 MKIV has eight channels that, like the components of a real drum kit, are specialized to produce specific percussive instrument sounds.

  • KICK: covers a huge spectrum of bass drum sounds from soft to hard and from short to long
  • DRUM 1 and DRUM 2: toms, metallic percussion sounds, wood blocks, bongos, kick drums and more
  • MULTI: cowbells, zaps, laser sounds and bongos
  • SNARE: all kinds of snares including rimshots
  • HIHAT 1 and HIHAT 2: hi-hats, cymbals and triangles, each in open and closed versions
  • CLAP: handclaps of all kinds

close-up image of Vermona DRM1 MKIV showing 72-knob control surface

Each channel has seven soft-grip knobs for controlling channel-specific sound-related parameters, complete with individual pan and volume controls and sturdy trigger buttons that are super handy while you're dialing in sounds. All these control elements make DRM1 MKIV a playground for beats, a true musical instrument that wants to be touched and played.

close-up image of Vermona DRM1 MKIV showing 72-knob control surface
detail image of Vermona DRM1 MKIV showing individual channel output or insert connector

The instrument channels can be triggered by MIDI via USB or 5-pin DIN jacks with support for dynamics/velocity and easy remapping of default MIDI note triggers. Besides its master left/right 1/4" stereo outputs, DRM1 MKIV also offers an individual output per channel, which when connected to a 1/4" TRS to dual 1/4" TS cable can be used as a channel insert to apply external effects to individual channels and then feed the effected signal back to the main mix and outputs.

detail image of Vermona DRM1 MKIV showing silk-screened logo nameplate on front panel

A classic's makeover
The MKIV update started with taking time to thoroughly listen to each circuit and put energy and care into its details: thoughtfully tweaking frequency ranges, revamping control curves, adjusting levels and redesigning sub-circuits, making MKIV the best-sounding drum synthesizer Vermona's ever built. A revamped, more energy-efficient international power supply and expanded MIDI connectivity round out the MKIV package.

detail image of Vermona DRM1 MKIV showing silk-screened logo nameplate on front panel
More Information
MPN 801005
Manufacturer Vermona
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power cable
Analog/Digital Analog
Programs/Presets KICK
DRUM 1 and DRUM 2
HI HAT 1 and HI HAT 2
Voices of Polyphony 8
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
MIDI In, Out, Thru, USB
USB Port (to Host) MIDI
Audio Outputs Dual 1/4" stereo main output
Individual 1/4" mono output for each instrument channel
Individual outputs may also be used as channel inserts
Width 19"
Depth 8.9"
5U rack height
Height 5"
90mm rackmount depth
Product Weight 7.7 lb

Vermona Limited Warranty

The manufacturer warrants this product to be free of defects in material and/or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase.

The manufacturer's warranty does not apply to products that have been damaged due to and/or subjected to improper handling by shipping companies (forwarders), negligence, accidents, improper use or alteration not authorized by the manufacturer.

This warranty is in lieu of and excludes all other warranties, expressed or implied. The manufacturer will not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, whether based upon allegations or negligence, breach of warranty, or otherwise. This disclaimer of incidental or consequential damages includes, but is not limited to, property damages, loss of profits, loss of time or other losses or inconvenient resulting from any defect in the material or workmanship of this product or any other connection with the purchase, operation or use of this product.

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