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!