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SOMA LYRA-4 Organismic Synthesizers

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    Description
    Unique analog organismic synthesither for soundscapes, FXs, pads, complex textures. The term "Organismic” means that all its modules are intertwined by many nonlinear connections and work in an entangled state, modifying each other, much like organs and systems in live beings. That allows for getting complex, diverse, fluid textures from a relatively simple construction.

    In the full mode LYRA is analog FM synth with direct control of each operator feedback with two-channels delay, all it can be modulated by complex LFO + distortion. Final output signal can appear as an additional FM operator, close LYRA to one complex structure.

    Main units:

    - 4 organ type tuned voices, shaped by individual envelop generator, driven by an individual sensor. Voices divided on four groups, each has wave shape knob, adjusting it from triangle to square, release switch (fast - slow), modulation\FM depth knob and modulation\FM source switch.

    - Each of 4 voices can works as FM operator, FM algorithm can be dialed in by four three-way switches, allowing for 81 variations of FM synthesis.

    - There are two common modes of FM here, selected by an additional switch. The first mode divides eight voices into two groups and feeds each of the two back to themselves, and the second one unites all the voices into one structure. All of that makes for over a hundred of FM algorithms.

    - Each voice has its own LFO tuned to a dedicated frequency. That allows to avoid that primitive sinusoidal vibe you hear when only one LFO is used on all the voices. The LFO can be switched off.

    - Four groups of voices folded into two parts (4 voices each), each part has a HOLD knob for a continuous sound, and a TRANSPOSE knob to set the pitch or the key for the whole group.

    - HYPER LFO unit, consists of two separately tuned low-frequency oscillators from which a complex waveform is synthesized. There are four synthesis structures here, selected from by two switches.

    - MOD DELAY unit has two independent delay channels with individual time adjustment and an option of modulation by one of HYPER LFO's waveforms. The delay time can also be modulated by the delay's own output signal, which enables many effects, including a mode where the delay section itself works like a synth.

    - DISTORTION section has DRIVE and MIX knobs. The MIX control sets the balance between pure and distorted sound.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Divide Down, Frequency Modulation, Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator
    LFO
    LFO: 3
    LFO Parameters: Sine
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro
    Modes: Mono
    Effects
    + Delay
    + Distorion
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Case Details: 4 Keys
    Keyboard: Touch Plates, Metal
    Controls: Knobs, Switches, Modulation 1/4" Jacks
    Display Type: LCD
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    CV Ports: CV IN, Gate In
    Power: 12V DC
    Production
    Year Released: 2016
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] somasynths.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $400 - convert
    Shopping
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