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Prism Sound Gives Its Lyra Audio Interface A Sleek New Look

This upgrade creates a uniform look for the entire Prism Sound audio interface range.

Prism Sound’s critically acclaimed Lyra audio interface has been given an aesthetic overhaul to bring it in line with its larger multitrack audio interface siblings, Titan and Atlas.

Lyra now boasts the same sleek black-fronted look that was introduced to Titan and Atlas in 2019. It also features Prism Sound’s new updated logo and can now be controlled using the company’s recently updated software app that is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. This enables musicians, composers and producers to manipulate the unit from their own computer, thus speeding up workflow.

“We have created a distinctive brand image for our flagship audio interfaces, so bringing Lyra into the fold was a natural next step,” says Mark Evans, Prism Sound’s Sales Director. “Lyra is already very cool because it gives recording professionals easy access to Prism Sound’s high quality audio conversion at a very cost effective price. The new look makes it even more desirable, while having the ability to control Lyra via our software app makes the unit much simpler to operate. The app provides a clearer, more user-friendly presentation in a re-sizeable window, making it easy to read on the latest 4K screens as well as on older computers.”

Based on Prism Sounds award-winning Orpheus interface, Lyra allows music recording professionals to access the power and sophistication of the Orpheus audio path and clock circuitry, but in a smaller package and at a much improved price point.

The Lyra 1 interface has two analogue input channels – one for instrument/line and one for mic/line – plus two DA output channels and optical-only digital I/O. Lyra 2 includes two AD input channels with switchable microphone, instrument or line input modes and four DA output channels. Both versions incorporate new ARM Cortex processor design offering class-compliant USB interfacing that allows for seamless integration with both Macs and PCs. Both versions also offer digital volume control, a low latency ‘console-quality’ digital mixer for foldback monitoring and optical SPDIF capability.

Customers who have recently added a Lyra to their recording set ups include Dance music producers Nu:Tone, Hugh Hardie and Etherwood, composer Iain Archer and musician and producer Tim Gennert.

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About Prism Sound
Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio hardware and software for music and sound production for the music, film, television, radio and multi-media markets and a range of specialized measurement equipment used in audio equipment development, manufacturing, system building and maintenance. The company’s product range includes a range of audio interfaces covering applications from desktop or mobile recording & production to major studio facilities; Prism Sound also produces the SADIE audio production workstation software used by major national broadcasters such as the BBC, as well as many of the world’s leading mastering houses and classical or live music recording engineers. Prism Sound measurement equipment is used to measure the performance of either audio electronic devices or electroacoustic devices and is well established in major manufacturing sectors such as automotive electronics, headphones and headsets as well as professional audio.

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