Symbolic Sound has announced that Kyma 7.1, the latest major release of what they describe as the world's most advanced sound design environment, is now available as a free update for sound designers, musicians, and researchers currently using Kyma 7. This is the story in their own words...
In Kyma 7.1, you can automatically generate an extensive gallery of inspiring sound design ideas based on your own signal-flow patches, samples, or analysis files. From there, it's easy to map any parameter to an external physical controller so you can perform live sound-to-picture and design new musical instruments. Quickly create unique, high-quality sounds by combining some of the newly-developed sound synthesis modules exclusive to Kyma 7.1 with the massive library of existing synthesis and processing modules already available in Kyma.
Sonic AI (Artistic Inspiration) -- Need to get started quickly? Kyma 7.1 provides Galleries everywhere! Select any Sound (signal-flow patch); click Gallery to automatically generate an extensive library of examples, all based on your initial idea. Or start with a sample file, spectral analysis, PSI analysis or Sound in your library, and click the Grid button to create a live matrix of sound sources and processing that you can rapidly explore and tweak to zero-in on exactly the sound you need. Hear something you like? A single click opens a signal flow editor on the current path through the Grid so you can start tweaking and expanding on your initial design.
Responsive Control -- Last year, Symbolic Sound introduced support for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) MIDI, which they demonstrated with Roger Linn Designs' LinnStrument. Now, Kyma 7.1 extends that support to the ROLI Seaboard RISE; just plug the RISE into the USB port on the back of the Paca(rana) and play. Kyma 7.1 also maintains Kyma's longstanding support for the original multidimensional polyphonic controller: the Haken Audio Continuum fingerboard. Also new with Kyma 7.1 is plug-and-play support for the Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, combining a three dimensional multitouch surface with the precision and refined motor-control afforded by the Wacom pen.
Recombinant Sound -- Now you can gain entrée into the world of nonlinear acoustics, biological oscillators, chaos and more with the new, audio-rate Dynamical Systems modules introduced in Kyma 7.1. New modules include a van der Pol oscillator, Lorenz system, and Double-well potential, each of which can generate audio signals or control signals as well as being driven by other audio inputs to create delightfully unpredictable chaotic behavior.
Pricing and Availability:
Kyma 7.1 is available as a free update starting today and can be downloaded from the Help menu in Kyma 7.
Vaclav takes us through the new module