Vermona’s DRM-1 mkIII is a powerful analog drum synthesizer with a vast array of sonic potential. One special characteristic of the unit is that it has no internal sequencer or patch memory. All triggers are sent via MIDI and all sounds are manually tweaked in real time using the 73 black plastic knobs on the unit’s front panel. The unit’s inherently analog sound gives it a distinct characteristic that many modern drum machines lack, making it invariably less predictable but also much more unique in terms of its emulation of classic drum sounds.
The DRM-1 mkIII features master L/R stereo outputs, as well as individual outputs per channel, which can be used as channel inserts for external FX processing before being fed back into the unit for use in the master mix output.
DRM1 MKIII Standard Features
KICK : Mainly but not only for making big and fat kick drums
DRUM1/DRUM2 : Very flexible instruments that can generate kick- and tom sounds a s well as bongos. Anything from zapp to bling and fantastic PIUU...
MULTI : Three oscillators can be detuned and gives you nice cowbell-like sounds. If you like submarines you can create a nice sonar ping
SNARE : What can we say about that? Well, you get what you expect
Hi Hat1 and Hi Hat2 : That's analogue (heavy- or soft-) metal