SOMA Terra Synthesizer Hands-On Demo & Factory Tour

In his latest Sonic State video, host Nick Batt takes a trip to Warsaw to visit the offices and factory of SOMA Laboratory – the creators of unique instruments, like the LYRA-8 ‘organismic synthesizer’, the PULSAR-23 drum machine and the PIPE voice-controlled FX processor & synthesizer.

While there, Batt met with SOMA founder Vlad Kreimer, who gave him a hands-on demo of the their latest instrument, the TERRA synthesizer.

Terra features twelve extremely sensitive controls for playing pitches, plus five for modifying the timbre. There are also 7 modifier knobs, which globally effect the sound, with two being dependent on the algorithm used.

Here’s what SOMA has to say about it:

“TERRA is a highly conceptual device. The core idea is unity of nature and technology, and a perfect balance between simplicity and versatility. Behind the extremely simple interface hides a complex polyphonic, microtonal synthesizer with a broad and flexible sound palette that ranges from classical beautiful tones to complex atonal noise, and offers smooth and fast transitions between these extremes.”

The second video, below, features a behind-the-scenes tour of SOMA’s factory:

You can find more details on the TERRA at the SOMA site.

via Andreas

6 thoughts on “SOMA Terra Synthesizer Hands-On Demo & Factory Tour

  1. This is pretty awesome. I have three Soma gears. They are like Folktek without the EDP issues. More professional but still wonderfully weird…and well built!

  2. Not knocking the sound making capabilities of this or any other SOMA instrument, but all I see is one of those clocks from the 70s that I saw everywhere when I lived for a couple of years in the Florida panhandle. And I love wood objects, generally speaking.

  3. Love it. But as always with these type of instruments, it’s going to be super expensive, if they keep it at low 1000 then maybe I’ll consider. If it’s the upper half it’ll probly stay out of reach

  4. Lots of extraordinary sounds but can you upload your own to run through its filters and control with touch capacitance? That would be supreme. I suppose not. Brilliant stuff all the same.

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