One aspect of the ’14 soundfiles available up to now has always fallen short: the special singing quality – the soul of the bard – isn’t really transmitted. So we have something to make up for – and, indeed, to offer – concerning the central question of what technical and (above all) acoustic differences exist between the Vermona PERfourMER MKII and the ’14 Analogsynthesizer.
Let’s have a look at the technical details first:
|PERfourMER MKII||’14 Analogsynthesizer|
|Concept||Quadruple desktop-/rack-synthesizer||Mono-synthesizer with keyboard, wheels and arpeggiator|
|Voices||4 independent voices||Single voice|
CV/Gate IN (optional)
(sadly no CV/Gate IN)
|Sound structure||4 VCOs
|2 VCOs + 2 sub-oscillators
|Price||1,299 Euros (MIDI)
1,449 Euros (MIDI + CV/Gate IN)
(MIDI / USB / CV/Gate OUT)
Acoustically, it actually boils down to this: whereas the PERfourMER MKII is the ideal pattern-synthesizer, absolutely unique for its special concept of 4-part polyphony (keyword: vibrant padsounds), the ’14 Analogsynthesizer is a luxurious lead-synthesizer (with the additional asset of sparkling arpeggio-performances). Depending on your musical needs, the choice of the one or the other should be perfectly clear.
The following soundfiles offer a comparison of the two instruments. “Troubadour 1″ and “Troubadour 2″ are new – and they come pretty close to the special singing quality of the ’14 Analogsynthesizer. Steeped in reverb, the expressive qualities of the synth (via keyboard and wheels) become more than obvious.