Lumen is a new analog-style semi-modular video synthesizer for the Mac.
According to the developer, Lumen is ‘made for synthesists’. It’s designed to build on techniques familiar to modular synthesists. You can use the same process with Lumen as you would with a hardware video synth, but Lumen also offers features only software can provide.
Lumen is semi-modular, which gives you the power to reroute the synth’s signal flow. Every component is broken out, so you can create custom video effects and feedback patches.
Lumen also features Syphon input & output, for interacting with other video apps. Built-in webcam input and full-screen output lets you create external feedback loops.
MIDI and Audio control are planned for a free update later this year.
Here’s an unofficial video demo of Lumen in action, via user Simon Watson:
Lumen is available now for an introductory price of US $99, regularly $129. For more details, see the Lumen site.