New Software Synth, Jono, Inspired By Modular Synthesizers

Lom has introduced a new software synthesizer for Mac & Windows, Jono, that’s inspired by modular synthesizers.


  • The sound starts with pair of oscillators, modulated by the layered LFO and the sequencer. Each oscillator has a couple of ranges and waveshapes. LFO modulation allows you to mix three different LFOs into patterns and rhythms in an interface enhanced by the oscilloscope.
  • The mix of these oscillators passes through the state-variable filter, which is modulated by another layered LFO, offering three standard filter functions – lowpass, highpass and bandpass.
  • At the end of the signal chain you can find a stereo echo and a recorder – for recording short bits of your work right away, without connecting additional software.
  • The sequencer works as you expect it to – providing control over the amount of steps, variable loop length and the speed for each sequence (two sequencers for two oscillators)..
  • Jono comes with a set of presets, but also allows you to save your own. A Randomize button, which randomizes the whole setup, is also included.
  • Jono supports MIDI – both for classic pitch control from a MIDI keyboard – as well as for control of the main parameters with knobs or sliders.

Here’s an audio preview:

Jono is $15 at the zvukolom site.

If you’ve used Jono, let us know what you think of it!

via rekkerd

13 thoughts on “New Software Synth, Jono, Inspired By Modular Synthesizers

  1. Respectfully, they need a UI designer, or a different one. colors should be reserved for details, not the entire interface. Tough on the eyes for more that 20 seconds.

    1. Did u pay 15$ for you moog?

      This is a cheap, fun instrument made with MAX, I suspect it will be bought by MAX users so that they can play with the code….it’s good work)

      1. With Max alone you wouldn’t hear a thing. You need MSP for audio processing. But, seriously, why would someone who bought Max/MSP (and maybe Jitter and Gen) shell out $15 for something they could quite easily build themselves? It’s not an overly complicated instrument form the looks of it. In terms of Max/MSP it should be a piece of cake.

        1. Oh so we want to talk price, all these max users that you speak of spent upwards of $500 for max, I think the $800 I spent on my LittlePhatty was worth every penny. I am a Max user myself and a dual osculator synth made in max is just not that impressive to me….

            1. Does your moog have 9 LFO’s and two 32 step sequencers? Adjustable code? Don’t think so. You’re comparing two totally different things.

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