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SOMA Laboratory's Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer is a mysterious and compelling self-contained instrument that infuses nonlinearity into a unique interface for the creation of drones, atmospheric sounds, rich chords, and far more. Featuring eight arbitrarily tunable oscillators, a "keyboard" of eight touch sensors, lo-fi dual delay, and a plethora of options for distortion, feedback, and general timbral mangling, the Lyra-8 is at home in noise, ambient, and any other genre that values rich, textural sounds.
Eight individual voices with independently definable waveshape and pitch can operate as independent voices or as modulators of one another, allowing for everything from smooth chords to gnarly, chaotic FM textures. Dedicated modulation sources can affect pitch and delay rate for grungy, slippery transformations. Treat it like a chord generator, an FM madhouse, or a pure grime machine with loads of feedback and distortion potential. Each voice pair's envelope time is switchable between fast and slow ranges, interacting with the user's touch to for dynamic, nuanced playing. Or alternatively, crank up the "hold" level for straight-up droning action.
The internal effect section can process external signals, and dedicated CV inputs can control pitch and delay time. An external gate input allows for gating of the "hold" function.
Perfect for noise enthusiasts and performing musicians who want to add characterful texture to their sound, the Lyra-8 is an instrument all its own, embracing nonlinearity, chaos, and an intimate performer-instrument relationship to craft sounds nearly impossible to find elsewhere.