The mad scientist
- A fastidious emulation of Vermona hardware made especially for Modular
- Makes creating complex, previously undiscovered rhythms easy
- Software exclusives save presets and the states with the session
Vermona Random Rhythm
The Vermona Random Rhythm module is a little bit like Frankenstein’s monster: robustly built with a passionate soul—but also, good-looking. Created in collaboration with German-based Vermona, whose musical heritage producing amplifiers and organs dates back decades, Random Rhythm is an exacting model of the original random-based, dual-channel trigger sequencer hardware.
Concocted specifically for Modular, Random Rhythm lets imagination off-leash while maintaining full control over what’s being sequenced. It says random in the name, but there's a method to the madness.
Have a listen
Created in collaboration with—and authorized by—Vermona, the Random Rhythm module lets your creativity run amuck. And you don't need a Ph.D. in probabilities to play it.
Take artistry to the edge of imagination with four sliders per rhythm section, a random dual-channel trigger sequencer, and the ability to save presets of your patches.
Odds on fun
The Softube + Vermona Random Rhythm module is a random-based dual-channel trigger sequencer with a thoroughly novel approach. It gives you two rhythm sections with four sliders per rhythm section. The sliders correspond to the note-values quarters, eighths, sixteenths, and triplet notes and are used to influence the probability that they will appear at each step in the generated pattern. What used to be a chore, programming complex patterns, is now an enjoyable and artistic task.
Speculate on sound
With Random Rhythm you can work either rhythm section of the module in realtime or dice mode. Set it to realtime and the module continuously generates random values for each note value. In dice mode, the module generates random values for a complete 3/4- or 4/4-bar. It’s not a total unknown, though. In either setting, the sliders still have authority over the resulting sequence.
Don’t let the name fool you, Random Rhythm can be precise when it needs to be. Use it as a tool to generate or multiply clocks with individual outs for the quarters, eighths, sixteenths, and triplets. The Reset Input allows you to mute the outputs or restart your diced bar. Precision is important, but fun rules Random Rhythm.
The Softube + Vermona Random Rhythm module is a magnifying glass for creativity. Use it as the sole rhythm-base or as an invaluable addition to other sequencers. The module’s foolproof interface lets you generate beats without thinking about patterns. It’s easy to discover new and exciting sequences that you wouldn’t typically program note by note.
- Made for Modular, Softube's Eurorack platform. Learn more about Modular
- An exact model of the original hardware, authorized by Vermona
- Get creative, one-of-kind results without manual or note-by-note programming
- Software exclusives let you save presets and the states with the session
- Functions just like the Eurorack hardware
- Great for drum modules, as an arpeggio sequencer, or anything you can conceive of
Use Vermona Random Rhythm to create interesting rhythmic textures for drums or melodies.
- Generate probability based rhythmic patterns
- Separate outputs for different note values and combined for complex stuff
- Real time and dice mode
All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).
Versions from 2.5.38 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:
All native versions
- Mac OS X 10.13 up to 12
- Windows 10 and 11 64-bit
- Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / Full Apple silicon support (M1 or higher)
- Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
- Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
- 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space)
- Softube account
- iLok account
- Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
- iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)
In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and our own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, Reaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.
Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, under Apple Rosetta 2.
With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page).
Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.
AAX DSP version
- For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?