Vermona fourmative CONTOURS: Heavy modulation stuff

Slowly but surely: Vermona completes its Eurorack portfolio step by step. Following the 4-way LFO module fourMulator, Vermona just released the 4-way envelope generator fourmative CONTOURS. And this is no ordinary envelope generator, not at all …

Envelopes? Uuuh, where? Granted, at first glance you miss those classic envelope controls. ADSR – where are those knobs? Fourmative CONTOURS is somehoew special. It’s more than a simple envelope generator. As you can see in the following graphic, the (creative) possibilities are considerable …

So, what you get is a multiple modulation generator that can either act as complex envelope module, or as LFO / Oscillator – when cycling the envelopes. Envelope times may vary between 0,5 milli-seconds and – excellent! – 2,5 hours.

“At its extremes, the shortest possible time for the envelope is 25 microseconds and approx. 10,000 seconds (> 2.5 hours) for the longest duration.” (Vermona)

All in all, fourmative CONTOURS appears to be an outstanding, flexibel and thus creative Eurorack module for complex modulation purposes.

Vermona fourmative CONTOURS

4-way envelope generator/

399 Euros

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