The VR Lyra Allows For Mid-Air Touch Control Of a Software Synthesizer

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 17, 2015
References: lyravr & gizmag
The Lyra VR is a virtual music synthesizer program created by 2015 Leap Motion 3D Jam competitors Team Metanaut. This program allows for mid-air touch control of a software synthesizer in a virtual world that is viewed through an Oculus Rift headset.

The virtual reality instrument feature blue hexagonal controls at the front, that can be used to activate various functions. Geometric shapes are used to represent instruments, sounds, voices and parameters that can be activated to create sequenced pieces, bass licks or drum tracks, all at the wave of a hand.

The Lyra VR virtual music synthesizer is incredibly exciting because it's bringing the wonders of virtual reality to music composition in 3D space, something that is not just gimmicky but could actually inspire different kinds of music, seeing as how the mode of composition is so unlike that brought about by physical musical instruments or computer software.