This is one of two new tabletop synth boxes out this month from analogue purists Vermona. Mono Lancet is a two-oscillator mono synth with basic architecture, adding one fi lter, one ADSR envelope and one LFO to the equation. The unit sits on the desktop and is about the size of a typical paperback book. It has a bit of a retro look to it, with its cream star-shaped knobs and two-tone brown metal chassis. It tilts forward slightly, making the three rows of knobs easy to read and all the more tweakable.