Reader Poll: What’s The Best New Desktop Software Synth Of 2015?

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Best of 2015: 2015 has been a great year for hardware synths and mobile music apps, but it’s also seen the release of many major new software synths and samplers.

Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting new software synths and virtual instruments of 2015. Check them out and then vote for the three that you think are the best of the year! Continue reading

New Virtual Instrument Recreates The Sound Of The Ancient Lyre Harp

8dio_lyre_poster8Dio Productions has introduced Lyre, a new virtual instrument for Kontakt.

The Lyre is a ancient Greek Harp, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia (2500BC). The earliest depiction of the a seven string Lyre was found in a sarcophagus in Crete (1400BC).

The classical Lyre has a soundbox/resonator and extending from this are two raised arms connected with a cross bar. The crossbar has strings attached to it – essentially making it a primitive harp. Continue reading