MATRIXSYNTH: Chapter 4: Vermona PERfourMER MKii - 4 Voices 7 patches

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Chapter 4: Vermona PERfourMER MKii - 4 Voices 7 patches


Published on May 6, 2020 While We Were Sleeping

0:00 Le Strum it all night long
2:00 Walking through the waves
4:11 Crocodile
5:38 Smooth like velvet, sweet like chocolate
7:55 Pebbles & Drones
10:22 Distorted reflections
11:46 Quack Quack

"The 5th chapter of my Strymon Volante with mostly synth series and the second featuring the wonderful Vermona PERfourMER mkii.

The PERfourMER is a four part/oscillators analog synth that is flexible and creative and I have deep love for it. I have had several ideas for patches but to be honest between the PERfourMER and the Volante it is easy to get lost in creativity and I could have easily kept on for days. Maybe ill have a PERfourMER part 3 at some point.

I have used a number of sequencers and MIDI devices on these patches. I again used the Arturia Microfreak for MIDI on a couple of them.
I also used the internal sequencer of the PERfourMER. I always thought of them as Vermona standards that need to be reinterpreted in different ways.
I also used the six4pix noodlebox again for CV control and some glitchy MIDI on the Pebbles & Drones. My noodlebox is an early prototype and the MIDI implementation is not complete on it but that created some interesting semy randomness that was fun.
I also used another six4pix device, the Le Strum. A MIDI guitar style strummer, that helps me to overcome my deep desire to play an electric guitar. Would love to know what you think? I love playing it with the Vermona as the 4 voices act like 4 strings. In the opening patch, the Le Strum is competing with the PERfourMER sequence for the voices creating an interesting and less predictable effect.

I am also using a couple of cheap pedals. Including a £12 including delivery one from China that I am totally into as it is super sensitive and can turn its noise input into drones (Like in the Pebbles & Drones patch). Don't know much about it and maybe my one is faulty but I like it.

I would love to know what patches work for you? and if you have a Strymon Vermona and use it with synthesizers or other interesting gear would like to know how you are getting on with it

Audio and video recorded live into iPhone 11 using Zoom U-24 audio interface
Audio from strymon into Mackie 1202-VLZ3 mixer and then into into the U-24. any other pedals will be shown in the patch description.
No other processing except level normalisation
Video effects using iPhone.
Edited in iMovie
All video (except crocodiles), photography & music by While We Were Sleeping"

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