Yeah, the Soma Lyra-8 is a beast. Harsh sounds, wild roars, and hard to control. A synth to go along with and to enjoy the journey. However there are times when you might want some more control. Here are five ways to tame the Lyra-8.
Soma Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer – is it worth the hype (and the price)
There are so many hype cycles going on each and every day on the net. Most of the time it is about new synths. I tend to fall to these hypes, feeling an urge to buy synths immediately. Same happened when the Somy Lyra-8 came out. However I resisted – for a few months. Then I became weak and bought an used one. Was it worth the €550 used price (~$675)?
MIDI Scripter – advanced randomness
This is a simple Script for Logic Pro X to randomize Notes.
Mrs Marbles – Patch Notes
In this patch I wanted to check out Mutable Instruments Marbles for modulating Mother and Magneto. Up till now I had used Marbles to create quantized CVs for my VCOs. But then I switched to sequencers (either via MIDI or the internal Mother sequencer) and didn’t use Marbles for some time. Now it is time to restart.
Tascam 424 MkIII and Arturia Pigments – Flute Loops – Patch Notes
I hate that sound of a flute. At least I thought so until I grabbed my daughters flute and sampled some notes. Out came OP-1 Ambient Flute – Patch Notes for Bügelwäsche and this tape loop production on the Tascam 424 Mk II.
OP-1 Ambient Flute – Patch Notes for Bügelwäsche
I found my daughters flute on the shelf and tried to get one clean sound out of it. After a few minutes of struggling I succeeded and recorded a ten second long C to my Uher 4000 Report-L reel to reel recorder.
Reset Digitone Tracks, Patterns, Sounds
If you want to start over with your Elektron Digitone and create some new music, you can use a special reset. This is how you do that.
Stretch MIDI sequence in Logic Pro X
This is how you can stretch a whole MIDI sequence in Logic Pro X.
Atmosphere Cloud Reverb – nice little reverb with big sound
The Atmosphere Cloud Reverb is an AU effect for iOS. I bought it right after release for € 6,99 ($5,99) and loved it right away.
Moog Mother-32: Ignore MIDI start, receive clock
As soon as your DAW sends a MIDI start, the sequencer in the Mother-32 will start. This is a quite annoying behavior. But with firmware 2.0 you can solve the problem.