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. 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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