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Where is my Vermona 14!

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Love this thing.. ... may even sell my 1980 Model D!!

BUT we need a few more demos not done in a noisy expo hall!

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There was one at Scheiders that is gone now - so at least one sold. Plus there is video up on YT from someone who seems to have bought oje recently - great sound but at that price I am not sold...
Anyone have one? Care to share your opinions and sound clips?
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I had a decent play with one yesterday at Five G, Tokyo. This thing is beautiful. Simply quality - sound, build, ease of use. Of all the amazing things in that place ,this might have been at the top of my wish list. OK, maybe behind original RA Moog Model 15 but seems less likely to be fickle for years to come.
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Got my Vermona 14 yesterday. It's VERY nice. The nicest mono i've ever played (I've played everything). There's another thread of late discussing the best workhorse synths, telecaster of synths. The 14 fits the bill all the way.

I wondered if it would compare with the Model D. Which I'm sure many would agree is the Aleph of monosynths. It does, doesn't do the same things but ranks right up there. Instead of 3 Oscs the 14 has 2 with a subosc each (one sine and the other square) so I can get my favorite SH101 patches (Sawtooth with a taste of square sub osc and noise, cutoff halfway and a smidge of res). Routing of the aftertouch/modwheel to vibrato and cutoff are essential to my playing and the 14 does this perfectly. Subtle FM of cutoff and Osc 2 is very nice. and the seq/arp is out of this world.

In addition Vermona intends for the 14 to be used as a master keyboard and have given the 14 CV and Gate outs with both 1/4 and 1/8.

I kind of wish the envelopes had a loop setting but the ability to use the seq+vcaOn+lfo+FM= :bananaguitar: :sb: :goo: :goo: :goo:
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With only 222 made, I think it should be on the collectors list!
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Yeah, I almost had to part w/ mine due to some sudden unexpected bills... phew* ...never
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HI..

For 2017,i am very excited for this synth. Will be pleased to see the demos.
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Post by zaphod betamax »

Mine should be here late August/early September.

Things I will Youtube.
Vermona 14 controlling a Timbre Wolf
14 controlling a perFOURmer
14 controlling 3 Monotribes as suboscillators

...stay tuned.
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zaphod betamax wrote:Mine should be here late August/early September.

Things I will Youtube.
Vermona 14 controlling a Timbre Wolf
14 controlling a perFOURmer
14 controlling 3 Monotribes as suboscillators

...stay tuned.
Can't wait to see what you do with it!
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I tried one of these at Schneider's in Berlin and it was glorious. Too expensive for my blood at the moment, but it's a beauty.
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unexpectedbowtie wrote:I tried one of these at Schneider's in Berlin and it was glorious. Too expensive for my blood at the moment, but it's a beauty.
I don't really get the price of it. I own other Vermona stuff, I know its high quality, but a lot of their base products are priced a bit too high--I think my Dominion 1 beats it in most respects and is much cheaper.
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chaosick wrote:
unexpectedbowtie wrote:I tried one of these at Schneider's in Berlin and it was glorious. Too expensive for my blood at the moment, but it's a beauty.
I don't really get the price of it. I own other Vermona stuff, I know its high quality, but a lot of their base products are priced a bit too high--I think my Dominion 1 beats it in most respects and is much cheaper.
Probably agreed there. I was pretty surprised when I googled it later and discovered the price. It costs more than my OB6.
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This has been discussed already.

Quote from their website:
"Handmade in our electroacoustic manufacture in Germany
There a hundreds of work steps from the assembly of the circuit boards to the final, rigorous quality assurance of the finished instrument. Without exception, these steps are carried out with skilled craftsmanship and expert precision in our Elektroakustische Manufaktur in Erlbach, Germany."

You get what you pay for.
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Annwn wrote:This has been discussed already.

Quote from their website:
"Handmade in our electroacoustic manufacture in Germany
There a hundreds of work steps from the assembly of the circuit boards to the final, rigorous quality assurance of the finished instrument. Without exception, these steps are carried out with skilled craftsmanship and expert precision in our Elektroakustische Manufaktur in Erlbach, Germany."

You get what you pay for.
It can still be a surprise ;)
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unexpectedbowtie wrote:
Annwn wrote:This has been discussed already.

Quote from their website:
"Handmade in our electroacoustic manufacture in Germany
There a hundreds of work steps from the assembly of the circuit boards to the final, rigorous quality assurance of the finished instrument. Without exception, these steps are carried out with skilled craftsmanship and expert precision in our Elektroakustische Manufaktur in Erlbach, Germany."

You get what you pay for.
It can still be a surprise ;)
Absolutely! Reminds you how expensive synths used to be before mass-production too.
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My 14' has arrived.
First science experiment.
Use the 14' to control my perFOURmer to create
what I call the Vermona 4.5 voice.
The p4mer is set to P2, and may I say the
hybrid mono polyphonic was like sonoriuos angels!

...more to come... only 1 day in...
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Besides me and cscairney, who else bought one of these Vermona '14s?
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Mine just came in last week, so haven't had time to record anything. But it is truly gorgeous sounding (and looking, imo). As they rightly make a big deal about, ergonomics are top notch. Favorite mono synth ever (other than my modular, of course).
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I always felt if I didn't get one I'd regret it . . . .and I still don't have one! :cry: :sadbanana:

Hard to justify for me though . . . .
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I'm #62, so they were about 1/4 way through when I got mine Sept 6, 2017.
Welcome to the club!

PeterDeVault wrote:Mine just came in last week, so haven't had time to record anything. But it is truly gorgeous sounding (and looking, imo). As they rightly make a big deal about, ergonomics are top notch. Favorite mono synth ever (other than my modular, of course).
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Christopher Winkels wrote:Moog seems to do just fine selling a handbuilt monophonic synth for $3500. A Vermona for $1000 less using similar production methods, in small volumes, at first-world labour rates doesn't strike me as excessive.
I agree with you. We shouldn't undervalue production and qa labor.
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zaphod betamax wrote:I'm #62, so they were about 1/4 way through when I got mine Sept 6, 2017.
Welcome to the club!
Thanks! I'm enjoying it so very much.
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Regarding the cost. Surely this represents pretty good value against 6u 84hp of eueorack?
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Was able to snag one of these earlier today.
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Just traded in some gear towards one of these so hopefully I'll have it before the New Year to play with!
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