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Erinaq Custom Series 49

Erinaq Custom Series 49  ·  Source: Erinaq

Erinaq Custom Series 49

Erinaq Custom Series 49  ·  Source: Erinaq

Erinaq Custom Series 49

Erinaq Custom Series 49  ·  Source: Erinaq

Erinaq Custom Series 49

Erinaq Custom Series 49  ·  Source: Erinaq

Erinaq Custom Series 49

Erinaq Custom Series 49  ·  Source: Erinaq

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Custom designed and built by Israel Criado Martin of Erinaq for electronic artist Richard Devine, the Custom Series 49 crafts a world of SOMA Labs into an instrument.

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Custom Series 49 Richard Devine Edition

If you want one then you’d probably better speak to Israel because currently, this is one of a kind. The rest of us can simply gaze at the beauty of this instrument and boggle at the noise and sound potential that’s throbbing away in anticipation behind that front panel. Wow, just wow.

From left to right you have the Pulsar-23, Lyra-8 and Ornament-8 built into a lovely hinged wooden frame. On the front, there’s a full-sized 4-octave keyboard with modulation and pitch wheels and on the right is a cheeky Strymon Magneto. This is a thing of beauty.

Erinaq Custom Series 49

Erinaq Custom Series 49

It’s interesting how he’s had to make slight modifications for the size differences between the units. It also looks like the touch plates on the Lyra-8 have been raised up slightly and gained a few additional patch points.

Can you imagine the sort of fun you could have with this machine? The Pulsar-23 is the ultimate in exploratory rhythm making, the Lyra-8 will pulse and drone like it’s the end of the world, and the Ornament-8 is temporal, organic and full of unexpected behaviours. I wonder how the keyboard interacts in this environment because SOMA Labs stuff isn’t necessarily associated with a straightforward musical scale. Although, it’s unlikely to be used in isolation – Richard has a universe of machines to connect it to.

What a fantastic object. Congratulations to Israel, Richard, SOMA Labs and everyone involved.

  • Erinaq facebook page.
  • Richard Devine Facebook page.
  • More from SOMA Labs.

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3 responses to “Custom Series 49: Is this the ultimate SOMA Laboratory workstation?”

  1. maxxy says:

    Needs an Enner instead of/as well as a keyboard 🙂 Get some extra flesh patching in there!

  2. goldfarb says:

    the thing on the Lyra-8 is the attachment for the Ornament-8 – it provides the ability to drive the Lyra while still having the touch pads.

  3. John says:

    Too bad the panels are different heights. It would have looked much better if the edges all lined up, and the front panels were all in the same plane.

    Good effort! More please! I bet you could trim those panels down to fit :0)

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