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Vermona shown at last Frankfurt Musikmesse a 1U rack which is a sprng reverb with a few bits and bots added… For the moment only the german text is available. But Vermona makes good stuff (I have a DRM1 MK2) <BR> <BR>There's a button that actually clashes on the springs ha ha! <BR> <BR>The twin company HDB audio still makes a tube spring reverb TSR3
Actually I talked with Thomas of Vermona a couple of days ago and he said, July. <BR> <BR>My worry is that it's gonna sound to clean. <BR>Regarding their filters, and phaser, I am <BR>found of German gear, especially Doepfer. But <BR>in all honestly their stuff is rather briddle <BR>and thin to my ears. I used to own the drum <BR>module and had to sell it. Very neat machine, but not usuable at all. It held up my production rather than enhanced it.
As I'm not into dub (but I value the info on this bord greatly <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":)"> it doesn't bother me. <BR> <BR>In fact I have the DRM1 MK2 and lurks over a PerFOURmer now. <BR> <BR>For fatness I have other stuff. <BR> <BR>In the coloured style the HDB audio version with tubes should be more appropriate.
apologies if this is common knowledge, but schneidersburo have some info on this thing - seems it's gonna have 2 pole lopass filter (presumably analogue), a 3 band eq section and a function to simulate the effect you get when you kick the spring reverb. <BR> <BR>maybe that was preliminary info vermona released which they've since has 2nd thoughts on and have gone for a more basic design, but still interesting nonetheless. <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.schneidersbuero.de/english/newsset.html" TARGET="_top">http://www.schneidersbuero.de/english/newsset.html</A>
Hi Folks, <BR> <BR>We are a distributor for Vermona/HDB Audio and wanted to let you know that the Vermona Retroverb is now in production. Its not like the picture that is posted. It has been redesigned as a "stand alone" unit non rack mount. <BR> <BR> <BR>It's designs are very "Moogesque" with wooden side panelling. It features EQ, VCA & VCF as well as the "Crash" knob for banging the springs! <BR> <BR>The tube based TSR-3 is still available. <BR> <BR>Cheers <BR> <BR>GS <BR> <BR>www.gargantuansound.com
filter and envelope are switchable too ;) <BR> <BR>Played a little with it at an exhibit of analogue synth in Paris I was last WE for the Rendez-Vous Electroniques 2003 (patching modulars all day long and bringing some of my synths). The unit as displayed now on the Vermona site is retro looking, and a move from the precedent designs of Vermona : clear and stylish. The top can be used to put something else on like a small synth (MFB's or evolver would fit nicely) or stomp boxes. <BR> <BR>the thing is weird, the crash goes BANG, as we were demoing a lot of old and new stuff between concerts it was not the perfect place with people around and headphone quiet monitoring unavailable -the mixer was vintage too and peculiar…- but the results is loud and can be dramaticaly change with the filter and envelope. <BR> <BR>Unfortunately, no MIDI around, it would have been great for controling the filter and the envelope but definetly fun. But pedals in behind permit some control (on/off mostly, continuous control on VCF and VCA would have been a plus and half way to a MIDIfication) <BR> <BR>And it's build like a (spring) tank ;) <BR> <BR>really cool
<IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... 03/576.jpg" ALT="retroverb"> <BR> <BR>listprice: 400 Euro <BR>more info at the <A HREF="http://www.vermona.com">vermona homepage</A>
Thanks for adding the picture I couldn't find a way to add one! <BR> <BR>Don't forget that there is CV control available for the VCA/VCF. <BR> <BR>I really like the design and think that more similar styled used may start popping up. <BR> <BR>I have some more nicer pics but don't know how to post.
>>>Unfortunately, no MIDI around <BR> <BR>VCF/VCA could be controlled with a converter, <BR>(midi to CV), I have heard about such things <BR>would´nt this be possible ? <BR> <BR>Anyway this looks nice, definately, I wonder <BR>if S/N-ratio is improved drastically like in <BR>certain other modern tank-based units <BR> <BR>HM
I'ved used many spring and digital reverbs. The Vermona Retroverb is not ideal considering the price.I bought one because I got a cheap deal on e-bay. I messed with it a lot, running thru all kinds of effects and with pres and filters in front of it-stil-too clean and hard to get a nice splash like my Gibson reverb (a guitar head from the 60s intended for surf and rock) or a couple of Pioneer Home Stereo Spring units which I modified and got for free. The Vermona may be nice for vocals or cleaner studio apps but I think an old-school spring may give more of the effect one's looking for when using springs. I sold my Vermona on e-bay and don't miss it.