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Prism Sound Lyra 1 Reference-Grade USB Audio Interface with ULTIMATE Collection

USB audio interface with two AD channels, two DA channels, one mic preamp, one front panel instrument input and independent stereo headphone DA plus ULTIMATE Collection bundled software
MFR# Lyra-1-UC

Product Description

The Prism Sound Lyra 1 represents the pinnacle of compact audio interfaces. Packing Prism Sounds trusted, uncompromising AD/DA conversion into a compact chassis perfect for use in the studio or on the road. Based on the Orpheus’ audio path and clock circuitry, Lyra is ideal for those who don’t require a large I/O count but do demand the highest quality and most transparent AD/DA available.

The included Prism Sound Ultimate Collection gives you access to a wealth of creative, innovative, and industry-leading audio tools. Prism Sounds Ultimate Collection is valued at over $4000, and features an array of premium instruments, contemporary FX plug-ins, an award-winning music production focused DAW and an industry-leading mastering and edit suite.

RENOWNED AD/DA CONVERSION

Lyra cuts no corners in its design and boasts the same trusted Prism Sound converters used on countless hit records. It’s ultra-transparent characteristic means what you put into the Lyra is exactly what you get out of it.

PRISTINE PRE-AMPLIFICATION

Featuring a single Class A microphone preamp, Lyra 1 guarantees superbly clean, detailed recordings that capture a performance the way it was intended.

SOFT-CLIP LIMITING (OVERKILLER)

Lyra’s analogue input channels include a switchable Prism Sound 'Overkiller' circuit. This soft-clip limiter gently absorbs transients and allows signal levels to be pushed to their limits without risk.

QUALITY SUPPORT

Prism Sound's reputation for audio excellence has been matched only by its top-quality after-sales support and technical advice. The longevity of a Prism Sound product is a testament to the dedicated team behind it.

SOFTWARE

Lyra’s hardware front panel gives a continuous visual indication of the unit’s main settings and levels, but in-depth control is managed from the Lyra control panel. This runs on the host computer, and can be brought into view whenever adjustments are needed. The upper area of the control panel shows a panel of ‘Global’ settings for the entire group of connected interfaces and a panel of ‘Unit’ settings which is assignable to each connected unit in turn, using the enclosed drop-list. These settings are concerned with general parameters such as sync source and sample rate selection, metering and buffering modes. An ‘Identify’ button causes all the LEDs on the selected box to light, to assist with identification in multi-unit systems. To the right, there are large buttons for loading and saving setups, and for on-line help.

VERIFILE

Verifile is a radical new proprietary technology exclusive to Prism Sound which allows computer audio streams and recorded files to be quickly checked for a wide range of clicks, errors and dropouts, without any compromise in the audio content or any additional metadata. The Verifile process is entirely invisible and inaudible to the user, so using it is simplicity itself.

Developed to meet the needs of our audio archiving clients where even the most minute, inaudible error is completely unacceptable. Verifile can quickly identify and detect any such imperfection making it also the ideal choice for mastering & mix engineers.

ULTIMATE COLLECTION SOFTWARE

F.’EM - 11-OPERATOR FM SYNTHESIZER

F.’em is one of the most powerful FM Synthesizers ever made, taking advantage of modern CPU resources to process its freely configurable 11 operator matrix. It’s a hybrid quad-timbral synthesizer that can function as an FM, VA and Sample-based instrument, with the added bonus of a dual multimode filter, a complex effect section and an incredibly flexible modulation matrix.

BIOTEK 2 - POWERHOUSE SAMPLING AND SYNTHESIS WORKSTATION

BioTek 2 offers boundless sound design in a unique and inspirational environment. Not only is its engine more capable than existing offerings, but the choice to use natural and environmental samples gives the instrument its unique character. Extensive modulation and modifier routes are intuitively assigned and all parameters are available for DAW automation. Dive into the weird and wonderful immersive world of BioTek.

WAVERAZOR - FUTURISTIC VIRTUAL SYNTH

A futuristic synth that gives you the power to splice waveforms into aggressive new sounds. The patented oscillator design utilizes a new form of synthesis to produce biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between.

ABYSS - VISUAL SYNTHESIZER WITH CHARACTER AND A BIT OF FAIRY DUST

Based on spectral synthesis, Abyss adopts a unique approach by representing sounds with colors making it intuitive and instantly inspiring. It brings to you dark, vibrating drones, vivid cinematic pads and rich evolving textures. With Abyss you find instant inspiration for your music and sound design projects.

HYPERION - MULTI-LAYER, MODULAR SYNTH

Hyperion synth has been designed from the outset with sonic flexibility in mind whilst keeping modular patching approachable and easy to follow. Efficient processing enables up to 10 layers of complex sound patches providing An unlimited sound design playground inspired by 80’s legends such as Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre and Brian Eno. Hyperion is a contemporary digital modular masterpiece.

SPACECRAFT - DEEP GRANULAR SYNTHESIS

SpaceCraft is one of the most creative and inspiring granular synths ever made. Based on the hugely popular iOS app it’s well known providing instant gratification and stunning, unique sounds. Two parallel granular engines provide grain frequency/length control, sample position LFO, stereo reverb/filter and pitch/ring-modulation. The innovative grain pitch sequencer, MIDI / MPE and live sampling capability open up further depths of performance and expression.

RETROMOD INSTRUMENTS - CLASSIC HARDWARE SYNTHS

The RetroMod series of instruments puts the worlds most revered hardware synthesisers at your fingertips. And as the name suggests, this is more than just a collection of sample-based imitations – the goal of this series is to capture the soul of classic hardware synthesizers and push them in new directions, creating sounds simply unachievable from the source hardware.

DAW ESSENTIALS COLLECTION - 16 INSPIRING, CONTEMPORARY DSP EFFECTS

A collection of 16 contemporary FX ps for use with any DAW. Utilizing the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, the ps feature extraordinary sound quality in an extremely efficient package, allowing the ps to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems. Empower your creativity with the DAW Essentials Collection.

WAVEFORM PRO - THE MOST CREATIVE, INSPIRATIONAL AND AFFORDABLE DAW EVER CREATED

Waveform is a rapidly evolving application specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers. Specializing in creative and inspirational workflows and avoiding features not explicitly needed to allow the app to remain surprisingly fun and intuitive. While other apps try to appeal to broad user groups, for example film score, live sound, performance – Waveform is laser-focused on music production.

SADIE 6 SOFTWARE

SADiE excel’s in applications where only the most sophisticated recording and editing capabilities are required and where reliability and robustness are paramount.

From the mastering rooms of Abbey Road and Metropolis, recording studios of Roger Waters and edit suites of Universal and the BBC, SADiE’s mission-critical tools are the choice for those who demand the best.

PRISM SOUND SOFTWARE

In-depth control is managed from the Prism Sound Control Panel software. This runs on the host computer and can be brought into view whenever adjustments are needed.

The upper area of the control panel shows a panel of ‘Global’ settings for the entire group of connected interfaces and a panel of ‘Unit’ settings which is assignable to each connected unit in turn, using the enclosed drop-list. These settings are concerned with general parameters such as sync source and sample rate selection, metering and buffering modes. An ‘Identify’ button causes all the LEDs on the selected box to light, to assist with identification in multi-unit systems. To the right, there are large buttons for loading and saving setups, and for online help.

FEATURES:

  • No-compromise Prism Sound audio quality
  • Class-compliant (UAC2) USB interface
  • ASIO and WDM drivers for Windows (32 and 64bit)
  • Native CORE AUDIO on Mac OS X
  • UAC2 operation on Linux (no control panel support)
  • Two Prism Sound premium-quality AD channels
  • Two Prism Sound premium-quality DA channels, plus independent stereo headphone DA
  • S/PDIF stereo on TOSLINK optical connectors
  • Built in high-quality sample rate conversion available on digital input
  • Prism Sound SNS noise shaping on digital outputs (4 curves)
  • Low-latency "console-quality" digital mixer for foldback monitoring
  • Fader, pan, cut, solo on every mixer channel
  • Front-panel master volume control, assignable to selected channels
  • State-of-the-art clock generation with proprietary hybrid 2-stage DPLL
  • Fully-floating (isolated) balanced architecture for optimum noise rejection

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Width10.5 in
Depth9.5 in
Height1.7 in
Unit Weight4.6 lb
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces1u
ChannelsDual-Channel
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR, Optical
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Optical
Computer ConnectionUSB
Digital FormatAES/EBU, S/PDIF

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