Despite having his hands full fulfilling a backlog of LYRA-8 and LYRA-4 orders Vlad Kreimer of SOMA Laboratory is still developing and innovating. The LYRA8-FX takes the effects section our of the LYRA synthesizer and crams it into a nice looking 20hp Eurorack module.
The LYRA-4 and LYRA-8 organismic synthesizers are a fair bit of crazy. I mean just check this guy out:
They are also responsible for that made pipe thing we saw a couple of months ago. The LYRA8-FX at least has something graspable about it. It’s an effects processor. It contains a double modulated lo-fi delay with cross-feedback and the possibility of self-modulation, where the delay output signal modulates its own sample rate. It also has a parallel distortion with CV control of the drive. The distortion is after the delay. With the right bit of fiddling you can get some reverb, chorus, comb filter and other noises out of this thing.
CV control is available Delay time, feedback and drive and there’s a separate output for just the delay signal.
SOMA promises it contains “no SMD, no twisted plastic shafts, no crappy parts”. The LYRA8-FX is available for preorder for around €200 and should ship in a couple of months.
- SOMA Laboratory website