SOMA Lyra-8 [Orange]

Desktop Synthesizer

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Innovative organismic desktop analogue synthesizer containing 8 voices, built-in delay distortion and modulation as well as eight touch sensor keys.

At a glance

  • Revolutionary non-linear, organismic desktop analog synthesizer.
  • Eight captivating voices.
  • Built-in delay distortion.
  • External Control Voltage (CV) and the
  • Hyper Low-Frequency Oscillator (LFO).
  • Eight touch-sensitive keys.
  • Independent Voice Control
  • Two touch-sensitive envelopes within each oscillator for expressive tonal manipulation.
  • Hold Function Maintains Attack-Decay (AD) connections effortlessly 
  • Fast control. for precise envelope responses with precision
  • Frequency Modulation (FM)
  • Dedicated Vibrato Frequency for each voice
  • Dual-square wave Hyper LFO for intricate sonic layering.
  • Extensive LFO Modulation
  • Integrated Effects: including delay, distortion, and gain modules.
  • External Signal Processing: 
  • Precision Distortion
  • Limitless Creative Possibilities: Musicians and creators from all backgrounds can harness boundless creative potential.

The Soma Lyra-8 is an avant-garde desktop analogue synthesizer that revolutionizes sound creation. Boasting eight voices, built-in delay distortion, and modulation capabilities, this instrument breaks free from convention. It forges intricate, non-hierarchical connections among its modules, reminiscent of the interconnected systems found in living organisms – hence its name, "Organismic."

Embark on a unique sonic adventure and unlock your musical imagination with the Soma Lyra-8, a potent drone and noise machine that defies expectations.

Harmonious Soundscapes Await

Prepare for a sonic odyssey with the Soma Lyra-8, a revolutionary organismic desktop analogue synthesizer. Explore its exceptional features, encompassing eight voices, integrated delay distortion, and masterful modulation, all easily accessible through an intuitive interface featuring eight touch-sensitive keys.

Organic Evolution

The Lyra-8's avant-garde design defies conventions, bidding farewell to traditional Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) with ordinary waveform and tuning controls. Here, each of the eight voices can function independently or as a potential modulator for others. This extraordinary versatility enables seamless transitions from harmonious chord progressions to the untamed realm of frequency modulation (FM) textures. Whether you're sculpting ethereal ambient soundscapes or plunging into daring sonic experiments with feedback and distortion, the Lyra-8 stands poised to deliver.

Expressive Envelopes at Your Fingertips

Within each oscillator lies the discovery of two touch-sensitive envelopes activated by the metal pads. The innovative Hold function lets you maintain Attack-Decay (AD) connections, freeing your hands for even more expressive tonal artistry. Precision envelope shaping is achieved with the Fast control, unveiling a realm of sonic possibilities.

Mastery of Modulation

Elevate your sonic canvas with additional modulation possibilities through External Control Voltage (CV) and the Hyper Low-Frequency Oscillator (LFO), offering flexible routing to diverse destinations. Modulation depth is a realm you command, courtesy of a pair of oscillators, granting you the ability to craft anything from sparkling, ethereal effects to audacious sonic experiments.

Sonic Alchemy Unleashed

But the Lyra-8 doesn't stop here – it's equipped with an array of integrated effects to propel your creative boundaries further. Dive into the Frequency Modulation (FM) section, accessible through three intuitive 4-way switches, providing an astonishing 81 possible combinations. Each voice even possesses its dedicated vibrato frequency, enhancing your sonic palette.

Exploring the Hyper LFO

The Hyper LFO, a dual-square wave oscillator, introduces depth to your sonic tapestry. Combine them using "OR" logic for a fusion of sound or employ "AND" mode for intricate layering. Connect both LFOs for an even more profound journey into sonic exploration, with LFO A modulating the frequency of LFO B.

Masterful Sound Sculpting

All voices traverse the delay, distortion, and gain modules, reshaping your soundscapes with every note. These modules extend their transformative powers beyond internal voices, accommodating external signals through the audio input, expanding your creative horizons even further. The Delay section encompasses two delay lines sharing a feedback path, their modulation depth controlled via the Hyper LFO, external CV, or the delay line's own output. This opens doors to unpredictable and chaotic soundscapes. The distortion section, following the delay, offers precise control with a drive knob and Dry/Wet mix knob, enabling you to finesse your sound sculpting.

Your Gateway to Sonic Exploration

In essence, the Soma Lyra-8 transcends the realm of a mere musical instrument; it emerges as an unconventional work of art, a portal to uncharted sonic realms. Musicians and creators from all backgrounds will find themselves entranced by its boundless creative potential, whether crafting evolving ambient textures or conjuring a formidable wall of sonic brilliance. The Lyra-8 is your ticket to a sonic universe waiting to be explored.

Elevate Your Musical Journey

Experience the Lyra-8 today and redefine your sonic identity. Your symphony of limitless possibilities awaits!

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