First seen at this year's NAMM show, Kyra is now available to pre-order
Waldorf has announced that it is about to start shipping Kyra, the virtual analogue desktop synth that the company was showing off at this year's NAMM show.
Kyra is a virtual analogue synthesizer offering 128 voices and eight 'parts', with each part effectively acting as a separate synth and all parts playable simultaneously. There are 10 oscillators per voice (2x Wave, 2x Pulse, 2x Saw, 2x Noise and 2x Sub), 26 patch banks with 128 slots per bank, an arpeggiator with 128 preset patterns, and nine built-in FX modules, including three-band shelving EQ, formant filter, distortion, input limiter, six-stage phaser, delay, reverb, chorus/flanger and output limiter. All FX can be applied simultaneously if required.
What's more, the synth can do double-duty as an audio interface, and comes wrapped in a sturdy all-metal case. There are USB 2.0, MIDI In/Out/Thu and 4x balanced stereo outputs, and the machine is available to order now, priced around £2,000 (a considerable sum, but then it's a very powerful synth) and due to ship at the end of the month.
For full details, see Waldorf's own website.