Lyra Multichannel Player

by Ian Costabile (postgraduate student)
September 8, 2016, 12:09 pm

Lyra Multichannel Player is a free music/audio player which can support up to 16 channels (I/O). There is a mixer for each channel and a matrix in which the users can route the channels as they want. It supports audio input (microphone or audio in) and playlist.


  • Multichannel sound reproduction (it can load .wav or .aiff files containing up to 16 tracks, such as quadraphonic or 5.1 music).
  • Audio routing (it can send audio to different speakers).
  • Stereo converter (for instance, it’s possible to duplicate stereo sound coming from YouTube and play it in a 5.1 surround system).

This software was developed by Ian Costabile as part of his PhD research. It\’s available for free at:

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