Vermona DRM-1 mkIII FX Insert

I’ve owned a Vermona DRM1 MKIII for a while. It’s one of my most beloved machines. It sounds so sharp and vintage it’s really incredible. I noticed the insert jacks but never realized you could use them not only as outs but to route the audio back in! Thanks to The Tuesday Night Machines for posting this. Time to find some pedals!

“The effects insert feature lets you route processed drum sounds back into the drum machine’s internal stereo mixer.” – The Tuesday Night Machines

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Eventide Stompboxes

Everyone raves about the Eventide Stompboxes so here’s some videos to show you why. Basically they sound good, crazy and are dead simple to use. What more do you want? Yes I’m on a hardware kick lately! So if you had to get just one “E box” which one would it be? Space, TimeFactor, ModFactor or PitchFactor?

“Founded in 1971, Eventide is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital audio processing products for recording, broadcast, and live performance, as well as, digital communications products for public safety institutions. Headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide invented the first digital logging recorder in 1989, and introduced the H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer effects processor in 1987.” –

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Eventide Space

Eventide Space – Sneak Peak from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

A few months ago when Eventide announced their new hardware box called Space the music tech crowd was buzzing. I admit I didn’t totally get why. Like many producers I know I’ve returned to using a lot of hardware but reverbs wasn’t a box I needed to go back to. Yesterday I saw the above demo video from Richard Devine on my Facebook feed (thanks Daniel Meyer) and this morning again on Synthtopia. Needless to say I have to have one of these. It’s the sound. I wonder if these will become as common as the Boss-SE50 did? Probably not and that’s a good thing for those who are in the know. The Space is $500.

“Never before has there been a more dazzling collection of reverb algorithms combined with delays, pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation, and spatial effects in such a compact and affordable package.” –

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cl516 Voyage

Thickening Up the Moog Voyager from Calvin Cardioid on Vimeo.

Calvin Cardiod from the cl516 blog plugs his Minimoog Voyager into a Macbeth Moroco and Malekko Barker B:assmaster.

“I don’t think the Voyager needs its tone altered in any way, it’s just that the mixer out jack makes it easy.” – cl516

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ZVEX Effects prototype pedal stolen at NAMM.


Zvex makes some really interesting effect pedals. Just take a look at the crazy looking gems on their website: Apparently someone stole one of their new prototypes at NAMM. Help them out if you know anything ok? There is a reward too…

“A one-of-a-kind Distortron was stolen Friday, January 16th, 2009 from my NAMM booth. It’s very unique, the only one loose now in the US market. Whoever helps me catch and successfully prosecute the gutless perp that stole this from my booth will be rewarded with 6 pedals of any type from my line. Easy to catch this thief… this is the only pedal of its type in America today. Real production units will be shipping in April, and they will have a large white ZVEX mark on the back edge of the pedal (visible from the audience side.) The stolen prototype has no mark on the back edge of the pedal, and no serial number underneath… just a bare maroon plate. Please help me catch the soulless, cowardly, worthless piece of sh*t who stole this from my booth. The actual color of this pedal is a darker maroon, not the bright red represented here.” – zachary vex

A discussion is going on over at Harmony-Central about the robbery: click here