A downloadable tool for Windows

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.

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Music loops by MoShang
Drum loops provided by thelooploft http://www.thelooploft.com/
Marimba instrument sounds CC-BY Samulis


  • Oculus Rift DK2
  • Leap Motion


  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Headphones are not required but they drastically improve the experience!


  • Oculus Runtime 0.7+
  • Leap Motion 2.3.1+


  • 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



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


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.


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


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.


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.


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 (ie. Sun) as much as possible, and to remove any jewelry or other items on your hands.


New Features:

  • links indicate direction
  • adjust volume per node
  • key and scale selection for note entry
  • adjust values faster by jumping in large increments
  • all buttons require a double press to prevent accidental activation

Bug fixes:

  • evened out volume when previewing notes
  • when creating a new node off an existing one, any notes ringing out on the parent would retrigger
  • in link mode after selecting a parent the temp link would attach to mode buttons when changing mode
  • a long link that's already active and counting down to trigger doesn't trigger a node if another link triggers the same node before the countdown ends

More information

Published353 days ago
Tagsdk2, Leap Motion, lyra, lyra-vr, Music, Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, vr
Average durationA few minutes
InputsOculus Rift, Leap Motion

Install instructions

Download and extract the zip file and run Lyra.exe.


Lyra-0.05.zip (45 MB)
Lyra-0.07.zip (44 MB)


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would you be planning on making a version for the htc vive?(still using leap motion) or do you know which version(0.07 or 0.05) works with librevr revive

This wouldn't run for me on Oculus runtime 0.8, but does function on 0.7 FYI

Very cool!

Thanks! Are you using a runtime switcher by chance?

Please don't forget to rate us on our entry submission page: http://itch.io/jam/leapmotion3djam/rate/42497

Absolutely amazing idea!

Use pitch+timing mode, and touch the link to change the step

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This looks fantastic! I'm excited to try it out. I just watched the video -- how do you (as a user) control the speed of the white "connector" line as it moves through the note graph?