SOMA Lyra-8 Black Beast

Analog Drone Synthesizer

  • 8 Voices
  • 8 Oscillators
  • Each voice is freely tunable within a wide range
  • Triange/Square waveform mix and adjustable FM modulation per voice pair
  • AD envelope per voice with slow and fast response time
  • Hyper LFO for vibrato- and delay modulation
  • Switchable feedback path
  • Mod delay with 2 delay lines and LFO modulation
  • Drive knob with wet/dry controller
  • Can be played via 2 metal contacts per voice
  • Audio output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm Jack
  • External input: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Hold gate: 6, 3 mm Jack
  • CV delay: 6.3 mm Jack
  • CV voices: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 266 x 266 x 62 mm
  • Weight: 2.5 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes an external power supply (12 V DC)
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  • Demo - 2 FX

Further Information

Number Of Keys 8
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 8
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface None
Storage Medium None
USB-port No
Effects Delay, Distortion
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No

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Beast from the East
10u_Angled Face, 07.04.2021
A true Beast from the East & the most interesting Synth I've seen in Years!!
Ignore any concept of standard synthesis, this is in a league of it's own. Everything effects everything.
Some say lack of midi is a shame but I have to disagree. It's an instrument that you play & deep dive into the sound so hit record, best yourself w some basic CV & get back to wav editing if needs be. Covers eveything from wisp like gentle ambient to full on facemelting end of the world drone. No menus just great tactile control.
Really nothing here ot to like, SoMa seem to have developed a cult like following since their inception a few years back & it's easy to see why. A refreshing pproach to making music. If you want to bang out standard tunes then maybe not for you but if you are interested in sound design & sound scapes that get away from generica then you won't look back:

Beautiful rich sound.
Cannot recommend more!
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Looking forward to version 2
AstroPhil, 28.02.2020
Why version 2, well, one of the most important features of a self contained space drone machine is a powerful reverb. This is missing here. In addition, the LFO speed cannot go really slow, e.g. over a minute or longer cycle time. This is a real pity when it comes to slow space ambient soundscapes at ultra slow rythm. Other than that, the sound can be very rich, unique, weird, alien, so nothing short of that one, except for the missing reverb.
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More than an alien space ambient drone machine
Ottebol, 20.03.2020
I have this Lyra-8 now for some time and the only disappointment I had was the lack of an integrated reverb, however, with a Mooer Ocean from Thomann I ended up with the perfect combination. The youtube demos of the Lyra-8 represent only a mere fraction of its capabilities. This instrument is for the rest of your life, because every time it produces something different than ever before. To boldly play what noone has ever played before. This is the star trek of the drones, without final frontier ;-)
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Amazing Analog Drone Synth
Dereka24, 14.07.2020
Excellent build and sound quality. No presets, Its a synth you have to actually play! I run my vocals , Synths and Drum brute through its delay and distortion . Check out a few videos before you buy and be sure you know what your buying as its a synth you really have to engage with , but the results can be absolutely stunning. or........absolute chaos! which is also amazing. Great purchase have to say.
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