Developer: LyraVR
Created: January 12, 2016
Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift

This virtual reality app requires the use of an Oculus Rift, a Rift-mounted Leap Motion Controller (using the VR Developer Mount or unofficial alternative), and the Leap Motion Orion software.

(Twitter) @LyraVR.
( Leap Motion 3D Jam 2015 entry.

Lyra is a playground for musicians to experiment in without real world limitations.
Build fantastical music sequences with your bare hands, creating visual symphonies that you can fully immerse into. For the first time ever, jump into the music you’ve created and experience your masterpiece in a spectacular audio, visual sensory orchestra.

Music loops by MoShang
Drum loops provided by thelooploft
Marimba instrument sounds CC-BY Samulis


NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 or greater
Intel i5-4590 or greater
Headphones are not required but they drastically improve the experience!


Use your hands to interact with the world. Each object represents a sound.
Library objects are the permanent objects in front of you.
They are where your objects will be spawned from.
Your hands do different things depending on which mode you’re in.
R key to recenter camera
ESC key to exit application


PLAY – Touch an object to audition the audio attached to the object.

SPAWN – Touch a library object to spawn an object with the instrument sound of the library object touched. You must spawn the START object (colored in green) and link it to another object to create a playable sequence.

MOVE – Use your hands to reposition objects. Library objects cannot be moved.

LINK – Put your hand through the initial object you want to link from and move your hand onto the next object you want to link to. Links connect audio from one object to another so they play in sequence.

PITCH+TIMING – Put your hand through an object and change the pitch of the object by touching one of the side buttons with the + or – sign.
You can change the BPM by touching the center green object with the label Control.

Touch the links to change the steps.

START/STOP – Touch this button to play the audio sequence. The sequence starts from the START object (colored in green).


Standing or sitting experience. Standing is highly recommended.
Use R key to recenter camera to get better position.
To improve tracking of your hands, dim your lights and stay away from reflective surfaces (ie. mirrors, windows). It also helps to reduce outside lighting (from the sun) as much as possible, and to remove any jewelry or other items on your hands.

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