It is built around the circuitry of the superb sounding EH Smallstone Phaser, which was used to such great effect on synthesizers and string machines by J. M. Jarre on his early albums. It has the same versatile Stage and Emphasis stage switching, and the same configuration of stereo outputs, where the left channel is taken from the Stage switch, and the Right output from the Emphasis Stage Switch.
In this video, we use the Next Phase to change the sound of a percussion loop and to imitate the sound of the wind with a noise source. In the third part of the video, we "ping" the module using short envelopes.
The Flame µQMCV module is a 4-voice MIDI-to-CV interface with additional CV outputs for modulation and pitch bend, as well as two MIDI clock outputs for RUN and 16th clock.
The MIDI interface is multimode capable, which means that the individual voices can be used separately on different MIDI channels in defined modes. For example, voices 1-3 can be used in three voices on one MIDI channel and the remaining fourth voice can be used monophonically on another MIDI channel.
In the first part of the video, the Flame µQMCV controls a three-voice chord which is played via MIDI keyboard. The sound is generated by the Doepfer A-111-4 Quad VCO filtered with the help of the Doepfer A-121-3 multimode filter. In the second part we add a bass voice sequenced using the fourth channel and some drums from an external drum machine.
The Flame μ16MCC MIDI CC-to-CV module is a compact MIDI interface, which converts received MIDI control change commands on 16 outputs into CV voltages between 0 and + 5V. Each of the outputs can be assigned to a separate control change number between 0 and 127 on its own MIDI channel. The module is programmable via the LEARN function with a MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, or via SYSEX commands.
In this video, all sounds are triggered using the Flame μMCLK Midi-to-Clock Divider, which is daisy-chained to the μ16MCC thanks to MIDI via TRS 3,5mm cable. It outputs various clock dividers that are derived from the MIDI clock. Some rhythms have been shifted to create off-beats.
The μ16MCC provides modulation control voltages (CV) which are coming from control change commands (CC) generated in a DAW. They modulate various destinations such as hi-hat length and filtering, reverb intensity and the cutoff of the master high-pass filter, creating an entire arrangement!
The MeloDICER is Vermona‘s vision of a sequencer with the perfect balance between stochastic and deterministic creation of rhythm and melody. Its algorithms generate random values that magically turn into musical events.
The melody sequencer offers twelve faders for setting the note probability (from C to B), and two faders to set the range (lowest and highest note). The rhythm is controlled by the four knobs.
In the first part of this video we toggle between real-time and DICE mode. In real-time mode the MeloDICER continuously generates new random values, based on the parameters you set for the corresponding section. In the second part we take the MeloDicer from total chaos to harmony.