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DRM1 MKII Analogue Drum Machine

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The DRM1 MKII is a completely analog constructed drum and percussion synthesizer with flexible sound generation and simple user interface.
For anyone who does not like to finished Drumsamples- or loops, the DRM1 MKII have the optimal tool for screws and fun.

The DRM1 MKII has eight independent drum channels, each with seven knobs for sound shaping, as well as a panoramic and a volume knob. Furthermore, there is a single output on the front panel, which can be used in conjunction with a Y-cable as insert point for external effects devices, and a trigger button to trigger the sound per channel.

The drum channels are divided into the following categories:

3 x DRUM

The sounds of DRM1 MKII can be triggered via MIDI, MIDI channel and note numbers for the individual sounds can be freely programmed by the user.

The DRM1 MKII is equipped with an out / insert jack on the front panel for each channel. The back is equipped with the master output (L / R), as well as a MIDI IN and a MIDI THRU jack. Optional 10 standard trigger inputs can be retrofitted. Thus, the DRM1 MKII easily be driven by analog step-sequencers or pads.

The DRM1 MKII was provided with an internal power supply. The housing has been designed so that they accommodate the DRM1 MKII both the 19 "rack (5U) or can use as a desktop unit.

Features - Real analog circuitry

- 8 separate channels
- 72 knobs for real-time access to the parameters
- single output per channel
- stereo and headphone output
- Midi-triggerable
- 19 ", 5U console housing

The channels of DRM1 MKII

DRUM 1-3

The first three channels of DRM1 MK II are identical. They allow analog bass drum and tom sounds to wacky sound effects generate. Parameters: Decay, Pitch Bend (up / down), Attack, FM Int, FM Freq (frequency modulation intensity and speed), Distortion, Pan, Volume)

Multi This channel has three oscillators can be detuned up to today. Thus classic analog Cowbells and crazy sound effects can be created. Parameters: Decay, Pitch Bend (up / down), Attack, Pitch2, PITCH3 (pitch for Oscillator 2 and 3 to Osc relative 1.), High Pass, Pan, Volume


The sound diversity of the snare channel of DRM1 MK II ranges from known analog snare drums to new analog creations. Parameters: Decay Rev, Reverb, Decay N., Noise, Attack, Resonance, Filter, Pan, Volume


Cymbal 1 and 2 are identical and produce analog pelvic and / or hi-hat sounds (open / closed). The Decay knob sets the decay time of the open Hats and pelvis in relation to the Closed Hi Hat a.
The two cymbal channels can be two separate MIDI key numbers, one for open- and closed Hat for trigger. Parameters : Decay, filter, Bend, Attack, Resonance, mix, pitch, pan, volume

Clap Channel to generate typical analog Claps. Parameters: Decay Rev, Reverb, Clap, Noise, Resonance, Filter, High Pass, Pan, Volume

Trig Each channel has a button to trigger the sound.


The DRM1 MK II can be triggered via MIDI. MIDI channel us key number can be set arbitrarily.

Single outs

Each channel of the DRM 1 MK II is equipped with a separate output, which can be used by means of a Y-cable as channel inserts to connect an external effects device.

As individual outputs the signal can optionally be removed from the total output or fed out via both outputs will.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: ROM, Sine, Square
Osc Modulation: Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Velocity
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 7
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 1
Editing: CV, MIDI
Case: Desktop, Rack
Rack Size: 19", 5U, Full
Controls: Buttons, Knobs
Display Type: LED
Dimensions (WxDxH): desktop: 483 mm x 225 mm x 125 mm (L x T x H) rack: 19", 5 U, 90 mm deep (from back of front pane
Weight: 3.7 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Audio Output Notes: 2
Inputs: 12
CV Ports: CV IN, Gate In
Power: PSU (100 V~ … 120 V~ / 220 V~ … 240 V~)
Year Released: 2002
Design Notes:

Four different DRM1 MKII models:

DRM1 MKII standard - The standard version of the DRM1 MKII comes with blue frontplate, black standard plastic knobs and red LEDs. Apart from this it's identical to all other versions.

DRM1 MKII silver / black - The silver/black version of the DRM1 MKII has a silver-faced frontplate, black standard plastic knobs and blue LEDs.

DRM1 MKII silver / chrome - The silver / chrome version is the most precious DRM1 MKII version. It comes with silver-faced frontplate 73 VERMONA chrome knobs and blue LEDs.

DRM1 MKII trigger inputs - Each version of the DRM1 MKII can be equipped with additional TRIGGER inputs. The option includes 10 inputs (one for each instrument + 2x closed Hi Hat) which works with a simple short current. The Trigger inputs doubles the TRIG knobs on the front of the DRM1 MKII.
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.vermona.com
MSRP List Price: $1,500 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,499 - convert
Used Price: $1,053 - $1,500 - convert

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