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Stereo USB2 Recording interface with 1xMic, 1xHi-Z, 2xADDA Plus Ultimate Collection software

Lyra 1 is a compact reference quality USB2 stereo audio interface with 2 channels of ADDA and 2 channels of digital IO via optical S/PDIF. The first channel of the interface features a high quality mic input with DI on the front panel. Includes Ultimate Collection bundle

Product Details
  • Lyra 1 is a compact reference quality multi-track USB2 audio interface that is ideal for music and sound recording, multitracking, overdubbing, and critical listening applications.

    Lyra 1's two analog inputs feature Prism Sound's 'Overkiller' progressive soft limiter which transparently prevents over modulation of the analogue to digital convertor on a channel by channel basis. The first analogue input features a high quality mic amp with digitally-controlled gain in excess of 60dB (selectable in 1dB steps), individually-switchable phantom power, and very low noise and distortion. The first input also supports a direct injection (DI) instrument connection with a quarter-inch jack on the front panel. Lyra 1 also features 2 digital inputs and outputs with sample rate conversion by optical S/PDIF conection.

    Lyra 1’s front panel gives continuous visual indication of the unit’s main settings and levels plus dedicated pots to control main monitor levels as well as level for the two headphone outputs. For in-depth control, Lyra 1 is managed using the Lyra Controller App. This app runs on the DAW computer, and can be popped up whenever adjustments are needed and allows control over Lyra 1's powerful features including the built-in digital mixer for configuring ultra low latency feeds to performers.


With a standard USB2 connection that is UAC2 (USB Audio Class 2) compliant the interface is natively supported on Mac, iPad, Linux and Android, and in Windows via a low latency driver.

Ultimate Collection Software Bundle

The Ultimate Collection software bundle includes a wealth of create, innovative and industry leading audio tools. Valued at close to $4000 it features an aray of premium instruments, contemporary FX plugins, award winning music production tools and an industry leading mastering and edit suite.

What's included

  • F'em

    Voted one of the 10 best instruments of 2021 by Music Radar, F.'em is the most powerful FM synthersizer ever made. Featuring an 11 operator matrix, it's a hybrid quad timberal synthersizer that can function as an FM, VA and sample based instrument. It also packs in a dual multi-mode filter, a complex effect section and an incredibly flexible modulation matrix.

  • Biotek 2

    Hailed as a hailed as a dream synth for film and game composers by Gearspace, Biotech 2 brings unparalleled sound design capabilities to a unique and inspirational environment. By blending organic samples with a deeply capable synthesis engine, Biotech 2 has become an indispensable tool for sound designers and composers alike.

  • Waverazer

    Waverazer is a futuristic synth that enables you to splice waveforms like never before resulting in aggressive, truly unique sounds. Its patented oscillator design utilizes a new form of synthesis which excels in producing biting leads, glitched out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between.

  • Abyss

    Based on spectral synthesis, Abyss adopts a unique approach by representing sounds with colors making it both intuitive and instantly inspiring. Specializing in dark vibrating drones, vivid cinematic pads and rich evolving textures, Abyss has generated a real buzz amongst the audio community.

  • Hyperion

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

  • Space Craft

    In the words of Jordan Rudos, developer Mark Watt has blown the doors of sonic exploration wide open with his mind-expanding Space Craft. Based on the hugely popular iOS app, Space Craft is renowned for turning any form of source material into stunning, evolving sounds. Two parallel granular engines provide grain frequency and length control, a sample position LFO, a stereo reverb filter and pitch ring modulation. While MPE, an innovative sequencer and live sampling capabilities open up further opportunities for performance and expression options.

  • RetroMod

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

  • DAW Essentials

    DAW essentials represents a collection of 16 contemporary effects plugins (Equaliser, Compressor, Reverb8, Delay Studio, Stereo Delay, Tape Delay, Crossover, Limiter, Gate/Expander, Ducker, Flanger, Crusher, Chorus, Bus Compressor, Phaser and Auto Filter) for use with any DAW. Utilizing the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, the plugins feature extraordinary sound quality in an extremely efficient package allowing the plugins to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems.

  • Waveform

    Tech award nominated Waveform is a rapidly evolving DAW specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers. Specializing in creative and inspirational workflows, while avoiding features not explicitly needed, allows 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

    From the mastering rooms of Abbey Road, to the recording studios of Roger Waters and edit suites of the BBC, Sadie's mission critical tools are the choice for those who demand the very best. Sadie excels in applications where only the most sophisticated recording and editing capabilities are required and where robust reliability and rapid workflows are paramount.

Technical Specification
Form factor 2/3 width,1U 19inch rack mountable (rack ears available as an option)
Dimensions Table top (inc feet), W: 285mm D: 242mm H: 50mm
Rack-mount (inc ears), W: 483mm D: 242mm H: 44.5mm
Power 90-250VAC, 50/60Hz, internal power supply, IEC 6A connector
Power consumption 15W
Fuse rating 0.5A(T), 20mm, ceramic
Weight 2.1kg
Operation ambient conditions 0 to 35°C, 85% maximum relative humidity
Analogue Inputs
Configuration Electronically balanced, with fully-balanced analogue signal path
Input Sensitivity Switchable ‘+4dBu’ (0dBFS = +18dBu) or ‘-10dBV’ (0dBFS = +6dBu)
Input Impedance 14.5kΩ
Unbalanced Mode Automatic
Total harmonic distortion -117dB (0.00014%, -0.1dBFS)
THD+N -111dB (0.00028%, -0.1dBFS)
Dynamic Range 116dB (-60dBFS)
Gain Accuracy ±0.05dB
LF roll-off -0.05dB at 8Hz; -3dB at <1Hz
HF roll-off fs = 44.1kHz: -0.05dB at 21.1kHz; -3dB at 22.0kHz
fs = 48kHz: -0.05dB at 23.0kHz; -3dB at 23.9kHz
fs = 96kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 47.9kHz
fs = 192kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 78kHz
CMRR 20Hz..20kHz >70dB
Inter-channel cross-talk 1kHz <140dB
20Hz..20kHz <-120dB
Inter-channel phase 10Hz..5kHz: ±0.25°
5kHz..20kHz: ±1.0°
20kHz..50kHz: ±2.0°
Overkiller Progessive limiter, auto-aligning, selectable per channel
Impact Filter High-pass filter, -3dB at 80Hz, 40dB/decade (selectable for channels 1-4; whether in line, mic or instrument mode)
Microphone Preamplifiers
Configuration Electronically balanced, with fully balanced analogue signal path
Gain 10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps (0dBFS = -56dBu to -1dBu) plus switchable -20dB pad
Gain accuracy ±0.05dB
Input impedance 5.5kΩ
THD +10dB gain: -116dB at -0.1dBFS (0.00016%)
+40dB gain: -110dB at -0.1dBFS (0.00032%)
THD+N +10dB gain: -108dB at -0.1dBFS (0.00040%)
Equivalent input noise (EIN) +30dB gain: -128.5dBu (0Ω source); -126.3dBu (150Ω source)
+40dB gain: -130.9dBu (0Ω source); -127.6dBu (150Ω source)
+50dB gain: -131.2dBu (0Ω source); -127.7dBu (150Ω source)
+60dB gain: -131.4dBu (0Ω source); -127.8dBu (150Ω source)
LF roll-off -0.05dB at 20Hz, -3dB at 5Hz
HF roll-off As per analogue line input data (dependent on fs)
CMRR 50Hz/60Hz: >110dB at all gains
1kHz: >100dB at all gains
20kHz: >90dB at all gains
Phantom power +48V, switchable per channel
Pad -20dB, switchable per channel"
Instrument Preamplifiers
Configuration Unbalanced, high impedance buffer
Gain 10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps, 18dB pad (0dBFS = -38dBu to 17dBu)
Gain accuracy ±0.05dB
Input impedance 1MΩ"
Analogue Outputs
Configuration Electronically balanced, with fully-balanced analogue signal path
Output amplitude Switchable ‘+4dBu’ (0dBFS = +18dBu) or ‘-10dBV (0dBFS = +6dBu)
Output impedance 100Ω balanced, 50Ω unbalanced
Unbalanced mode Automatic, with bootstrapping level compensation
Total harmonic distortion -107dB (0.00045%, -1dBFS)
THD+N -106dB (0.00050%, -0.1dBFS)
Dynamic range 115dB (-60dBFS)
Gain accuracy ±0.05dB
LF roll-off -0.05dB at 8Hz, -3dB at <1Hz
HF roll-off fs = 44.1kHz: -0.05dB at 21.4kHz; -3dB at 22.0kHz
fs = 48kHz: -0.05dB at 23.2kHz; -3dB at 23.9kHz
fs = 96kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 47.8kHz
fs = 192kHz: -0.05dB at 32.0kHz; -3dB at 76kHz
Output balance >50dB
Inter-channel cross-talk 1kHz <-135dB
20Hz..20kHz: <-120dB
Inter-channel phase 10Hz..5kHz: ±0.4°,
5kHz..20kHz: ±0.25°,
20kHz..50kHz: ±0.5°,"
Digital Inputs and Outputs
Formats supported S/PDIF (TOSLINK)
Sample rates supported 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
Input Channel Status Ignored
Output Channel Status Full implementation, Consumer (S/PDIF)
Input Word-length 24 bit
Output Word-length 24 bit, or reduction to 16 bits using flat TPDF dither or Prism Sound SNS (Super Noise Shaping – four alternative shapes available)
Input Sample-rate converter (SRC) Selectable at S/PDIF input; allowing input at any sample rate
Output Sample-rate converter (SRC) Selectable at S/PDIF input; output rate can be referenced to Wordclock, DI or local clock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz
Bit transparency Maintained (allows recording of Dolby or DTS streams)
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