The Lyra is a fully digital desktop production mixer. Its concept originates from
heavy investigations among end users and distributors looking for a versatile
compact small universal desktop mixer.
The core of the Lyra is a sophisticated DSP engine. This processing engine
involves the latest developments in DSP technology by Texas Instruments. An
intense cooperation between T.I. and D&R has resulted in a digital audio
mixer offering tremendous DSP power and a superb sonic quality. Although the
Lyra is a digital console, it is operated with the same comfort as a conventional
analog production mixer. No fundamental concessions have been made towards reliability,
high speed controller-response and system stability. Apart from that there is
the unique capability to control Lyra's functions over the Internet.
Over 18 inputs (7x digital, 7x analog, 4x mic inputs) are connected to a digital
cross-point router to accept various formats of audio. This router actually
is an integrated programmable patch-bay allowing you to send any of the input
signals to any desired processing channels of the DSPs. These processing
channels consist out of a three band parametric Eq-section and dynamics control
application. The signal output by the DSP channel can be routed to main stereo
busses. Every main buss is stereo and has dedicated analog outputs, but the
bus signals can also be routed to a digital output as well. Monitoring functions
are analog making interfacing with the outside world very simple and easy to
understand. The Lyra has four processing channels with 100m faders with large
illuminated On and Cue switches an a rotary encoder for multiple functions.
A LCD per channel shows input selections and many other functions. In the right
hand section of the console are dedicated instant access functions for Source
selection, Gain, EQ on/off, Dynamics on/off, Aux, Pan, Program and Sub selection.
The analog master section with 16 segment led bars and source select switches
makes interfacing very easy with all sorts of monitoring devices. A CobraNet
option is available for integration within our network solution to share more
sources. An Ethernet connector is available for remote control via TCP/IP protocol.
· 32 bit floating point processing;
· Less then 0,5 milliseconds propagation delay through processing engine;
· Digital I/Os are 16/20/24 bit and supports sample freq. from
32KHz to 96KHz;
· Sample rate converters on all digital inputs;
· EQ and Dynamic on all processing channels;
· All faders are labeled;
· Real time info displayed on every module
· Integrated digital patching system.
· All in/outputs with GPIOs;
· Remotes with Start, Stop (pulse/continuously)
· Auto Red light function;
· CobraNet option;
· Fader, Switch or Cue start;
· Word clock out;
· Card reader;
· Ethernet Connector via TCP/IP
The Lyra has a separate control surface that can be controlled up to 10 meters
away from the 19rack mountable in/output interface. The Lyra accepts all
standard input formats ranging from microphone signals, analog line, AES/EBU,
S/P-DIF coaxial, S/P-DIF optical. The 4 mic inputs are electronically balanced
and provided with individual phantom power switches and 4 insertion points.
A convenient aspect of the Lyra is that all Mic connectors are on industry standard
XLR type connectors, compact 9 pin Sub-D female connectors, cinch, jacks, as
well as the usual digital format type of connectors.
On the front panel of the 19 module you can connect your second set of
headphones (set one is on the control surface itself). For easy access we have
positioned the analog Cinch in/outputs of input 7 (with level control for the
inputs) on the front panel of the 2HE 19in/output rack. Input 7 is also
positioned on the front of the 19 module for easy access. A digital input
(also nr 7) on the front panel of the 19 module gives you S/P-Dif in/outputs.
Four electronically balanced mic inputs with switch-able phantom power on XLRs
complete the front panel input access. There are also 2 mono inputs available
for connecting external Hybrids.
6x stereo Dig inputs (AES3)
1x stereo dig input (s/p-dif optical or coax)
6x stereo balanced line inputs
1x stereo unbalanced line input
4x balanced mic inputs + Inserts
6x stereo digital outputs AES3
1x stereo digital output s/p-dif optical + coax
1x stereo Program analog
1x stereo SUB analog
1x stereo CUE analog
1x stereo AUX analog
1x stereo CRM analog
2x stereo PHONES analog
The audio-paths within the Lyra are programmable due to the presence of an input
router. This eliminates the need for an external patch-bay. The input matrix
is situated between the input modules and the DSP. It allows a custom configuration
of the various inputs into the 4 stereo processing channels.
Signal processing takes place in one DSP. Processing uses precise floating-point
calculations at a word-length of 32 bit. All audio signals throughout the console
preserve their 24 bit resolution from the input conversion. Even 16 bit data
streams, like CD-players, have 24 bits reserved. This way the audio data always
preserves the sonic characteristics of the original input signal. Processing
includes EQ as well as dynamics control in all 4 channels.
The Eq section of the Lyra consists out of a three band full parametric equalizer.
All bands provide a boost/cut of 18 dB max. A Q-factor between 0.1 and 3 can
be set within a frequency range from 10H to 20KHz in the configuration software.
This applies for all bands. The LF-control features a special function. When
attenuating, the LF band functions as a shelving filter. But when amplifying
the LF band transforms the shelving function into a bell shaped curve. This
prevents amplification of any unwanted subsonic frequencies.
The outputs of the Lyra are available in analog and digital form. There
are six 9 pin sub-D connectors on the back of the 19rackunit to provide
you with all then outputs. Every main buss has its own dedicated analog output.
The Lyra features two main outputs in analog and digital format.
All inputs and outputs have individual GPIOs on individual sub-D connectors.
There are in total of 18 GPIOs on the Lyra. Control of any source is possible,
also via the CobraNet interface, when installed.
LYRA SYSTEM OVERVIEW:
The totally software-controlled Lyra secures absolute stability due to the dedicated
written DSP software. Via the UTP connector (100 base-TX) you can configure
the Lyra with your laptop/PC through a standard Internet web server anywhere
on the globe. Diagnosing is also possible.
LYRA 4 FADER CONTROL SURFACE : Width=260mm, Depth=370mm, Height=75mm
LYRA 8 FADER CONTROL SURFACE : Width=485mm, Depth=355mm, Height=75mm
LYRA 19 RACK IN/OUTPUT UNIT : Width= 485mm, Height=88.5mm, Depth=300mm
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