Waldorf Kyra SE Seablue


Virtual Analogue Desktop Synthesiser

  • Limited Edition
  • 128-Voice virtual analogue synth with 8 parts
  • Two primary virtual oscillator groups per voice (Saw, Pulse, Noise and Wave with 4,096 waveforms)
  • 2 Independently tunable SUB oscillators with four waveforms and two selectable octaves
  • Hard sync, ring modulation and FM possible between oscillator groups 1 and 2
  • 3 LFOs with 128 waveforms
  • LFOs can be synchronised to MIDI clock
  • Arpeggiator with 128 preset patterns and the modes Up, Down, Random and Chords
  • 2 Filters with 12 or 24 dB each configurable as LP/BP/HP
  • 3 Fast-responding ADSR envelope generators
  • Memory management: 26 banks with 128 memory locations each, bank 1-7 can be used to store their own sounds
  • Audio interface transmits all 8 parts (16 tracks) at up to 24bit/96kHz
  • 256x64 pixel OLED
  • 8 Outputs: 6.3 mm balanced jack
  • Stereo headphone output
  • 5-Pin DIN MIDI in/out/thru
  • USB 2.0 for MIDI and audio
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 440 x 305 x 85 mm
  • Weight: 5.7 kg
  • Matching case: art. 506224 (not included)
Available since December 2022
Item number 555011
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Desktop
Polyphony 128
Sound Generation Virtual Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 8
Digital Output No
Display Yes
Optional Expansions None
Special Features Limited Edition
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1 Review

Kyra is a uniquely musical and beautiful sounding synth engine
Wilhelm Scream 18.04.2023
Physically, Kyra is perfect. Solidly built like it's meant to last decades.
The stock patches give an idea of Kyra's depth, but new ghosts in the machine are there to be found if you patch with subtlety and care.
I/O of 8 in 2 out over USB "just works" (at least on a Mac).
The audio at 96Khz sounds like glass. No clicks or pops of glitches.

I'm using the sigabort.co editor. It's not perfect, but it helped me get a better understanding of Kyra's architecture. It also lets me do a comforting backup of patches and configurations.

Things I wish for:
An update some day with new features. The synth is fine as is, but who doesn't like updates?

The white LEDS are *way* too bright compared to the display and the buttons, even at the lowest setting. Blinding at medium.

I like the blue of my SE model, but I wish that more attention was paid to the legibility of the non-backlit text.

The arpeggiator is sufficient, but considering how Kyra is table-driven, it could have been so much more. Same goes with the effects section and (everyone's favorite want) more modulation routings.

And finally, it makes me sad that there's no way to get any external audio of any kind into the box.

After all that, what Kyra *does* far outweighs any shortcomings.
There's hours and hours of play ahead.