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

Korg iElectribe Vs Electribe ER-1, Mano a Mano

Earlier this week, Korg introduced iElectribe for iPhone – a software version of its classic Electribe ER-1 drum machine.

This video, via Marcus Padrini, compares similar patches on the software iElectribe and hardware ER-1.  Continue reading