The MOD FM is an 8-voice, 4-operator modular digital FM synthesizer for Eurorack with a versatile modulation matrix and is packed with analog SSM filters.
So it has a digital FM heart and an analogue architecture through 8 filters. It has dozens of LFOs that can also operate as single VCOs and this means that each 4-operator voice can also have 2 VCOs with multiple waveforms which end up being 6 oscillators per voice. This is sounding more interesting all the time. Modulation can be done from everything to everything else via an internal matrix or from external CV control.
There are 4 dynamic FM CV inputs and can go up into the audio range, 4 CV inputs over the amount of FM and 4 CV inputs controlling each Operators pitch envelope. There are 8 audio outputs with a mixer for splitting off voices if you wish.
Jurgen Michaelis from JOMOX talks you through the main features in a slightly confused and rambling video below – but you’ll get the gist of it.
Of course, it’s a bit bewildering because this is FM synthesis and always ends up having a bunch of parameters out on the table that are interconnected and complex. While it comes with a familiar bunch of Operator algorithms the modulation matrix allows you to construct your own arrangements and configurations of modulators and carriers.
Maybe it would be good to hear some sounds.
Ha! Maybe not, that was complete chaos. Lots of potential here though if someone could get a handle on it. It’s still a prototype and they don’t expect to release it until next year.
JOMOX is in booth W425 if you get the chance to go and check it out.