We have good news: the European division of SOMA is now open for business, and our production capacity has therefore increased dramatically! So we hope to fulfill the LYRA waiting list (with more than 1,400 pre-orders) in 6 months, instead of one year as was previously indicated.
Our new partner:
SES Sp. z o.o., Poland, under the exclusive agreement with Vlad Kreimer and SOMA Laboratory, Russia will jointly produce, distribute and sell musical instruments, including primarily the LYRA-8 organismic synthesizer.
The production, distribution, and sale by SES Sp. z o.o. is first of all aimed at the European market (where most SOMA clients reside). However, both EU and RU SOMA departments will operate and ship worldwide.
Of course, our priority is to deliver all pre-orders ASAP!
While working to realize EU production our first goal was to maintain both the low price and the excellent level of quality. We succeeded! The EU LYRA-8 will still be assembled by hand to ensure the highest quality along with CE compliance, and the final cost for our customers will be the same as before.
The net price for the LYRA remains the same as in Russia. European customers must pay VAT, but there are no more customs duties. We can use cheap money transfer such as SEPA and shipping is several times cheaper. So the final price ends up being the same for you. Plus you have European warranty and much shorter lead times.
With production now finally being established, it means that I will have time to return to the laboratory to work on new musical gear. So stay tuned for new SOMA instruments 🙂