SOMA Lyra-8 Black Beast review: specs & price

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Analog Drone Synthesizer

The SOMA Lyra-8 Black Beast is an Analog Drone Synthesizer with a 8 Voices, 8 Oscillators, Each voice is freely tunable within a wide range, Triange/Square...

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Description 12 Voice Polyphonic Analogue Hybrid SynthesiserDigital DIY SynthesizerSynthesiserWavetable SynthesizerDigital Wave-Morphing Synthesizer12-Voice Polyphonic Analog-Hybrid AynthesizerHybrid SynthesizerSynthesiserKorg MS-20 miniStylophone Beatbox
Stereo headphone output6.3 mm jack3.5 mm Jack---6.3 mm jack----
Audio input1x 6.3 mm jack----1 x 6.3 mm jack----
Dimensions (W x D x H)830 x 350 x 90 mm129 x 78 x 39 mm---830 x 350 x 90 mm500 x 300 x 85 mm---
Weight8 kg124 g7.3 kg-10 kg8 kg2.8 kg17 kg4.8 kg-
ColourBlue----BlackPearl White---
Number Of Keys49-373749493776371
Touch-Sensitive
Aftertouch
Split Zones
Modulation Wheel
Number of simultaneous Voices12118812412811
Sound EngineDigital Analog HybridDigitalAnalogueDigitalDigitalDigital Analog HybridDigital Analog HybridAWM2 + FM-XAnalogueVirtual Analogue
MIDI interfaceIn, Out, Thru-1x In1x In, 1x Out, USB1x In, 1x Out, 1x ThruIn, Out, ThruMIDI In/Out1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru1x InNone
Storage MediumInternalNoneNoneInternalNoneInternalInternalInternalNoneNone
USB-port
Effects2Multieffect processor0-2Multieffect processorNoneNone
Arpeggiator
Number of Analog Outputs2112222411
Digital Output
Display
Sync input/output-3.5 mm Jack----3.5 mm jack mono---
Dimensions--585 x 466 x 163 mm-800 x 350 x 103 mm-----
MIDI----In/Out/ThruIn/Out/Thru----
Dimensions (W x H x D)-------1244 x 131 x 396 mm493 x 257 x 208 mm-

Description

The SOMA Lyra-8 Black Beast is an Analog Drone Synthesizer with a 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 & Includes an external power supply (12 V DC). The retail price is 600.74 £.

Specifications

Audio output6.3 mm Jack
Headphone output3.5 mm Jack
External input6.3 mm Jack
Hold gate6, 3 mm Jack
CV delay6.3 mm Jack
CV voices6.3 mm Jack
Dimensions (W x D x H)266 x 266 x 62 mm
Weight2.5 kg
ColourBlack
Touch-SensitiveNo
AftertouchNo
Split ZonesNo
Modulation WheelNo
Number of simultaneous Voices8
Sound EngineAnalogue
MIDI interfaceNone
Storage MediumNone
USB-portNo
EffectsDelay, Distortion
ArpeggiatorNo
Number of Analog Outputs1
Digital OutputNo
DisplayNo

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