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secretkillerofnames
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Postby secretkillerofnames; Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:58 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Scot Solida wrote: tracked Kyma's playback of each MIDI track onto a new track.



OK so to clarify my question - did you layer each track one at a time or simultaneously? Is the Kyma multitimbral to this degree?
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Postby Scot Solida; Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:16 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Oh I get what you're asking. Yeah, it was multitracked. You can, of course, do multitimbral stuff in Kyma, but I didn't do that here. Each Kyma synth was tracked individually on that song (though some of the sounds I made were inherently multitimbral - for instance the Dual WaveState synth in the picture has two independent wavesequencers, and I used that synth for nearly all of the rhythmic beats and sequences).
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secretkillerofnames
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Postby secretkillerofnames; Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:53 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Interesting. Thanks for the info.
jackmazzotti
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Postby jackmazzotti; Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:44 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Great work Scot! Thank you!
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dayjob
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Postby dayjob; Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:38 am Re:

Syncretia wrote:Win! I just found a module in Kyma which allows me to force the harmonic content of any input to a given pitch. It means that I can take the timbre of a given sample and play it like a synth. Fantastic! I've been wanting to do that for a long time.



so, anymore fun discoveries? how's the kyma relationship going?
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Audiority
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Postby Audiority; Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:24 am Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Just got the Pacarana in my flithy hands :) Outer world, goodbye!
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Postby jackmazzotti; Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:37 am Re: Re:

dayjob wrote:
Syncretia wrote:Win! I just found a module in Kyma which allows me to force the harmonic content of any input to a given pitch. It means that I can take the timbre of a given sample and play it like a synth. Fantastic! I've been wanting to do that for a long time.



so, anymore fun discoveries? how's the kyma relationship going?


what module does that?
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noobAudioJunky
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Postby noobAudioJunky; Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:20 am Re:

Syncretia wrote:Awesome! Just finished this tune with Skanner XT!

http://soundcloud.com/syncretia/tempest


HOW?

Is there morphing going on? If so, pre-recorded samples or irrelevent (live capture) any filetypes supported?

controlled live? with MIDI?

What instruments?

(pictures paint thousands of words... screen captures... )

In your boat mate, thought I "needed"Kyma, now looking at other options, for "building" morphs...

thanks for the inspiration, amazingly crisp soundcloud playback on my XPS :D
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Postby Syncretia; Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:52 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

So, this thread lapsed.

To make a long story short, I'm not using my Paca anymore and decided to sell it. If you're interested, it's here:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/331407807247
Doug1978
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Postby Doug1978; Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:25 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

^^ Many thanks for this thread (and for everyone else who contributed here).
Sorry to hear that it didn't go as planned for you.
I was also considering a Kyma in the future but I think, after reading the first-hand experiences here, that I'd have too much difficulty with it fitting into my workflow.

How have you (or indeed anyone else reading this) been getting on with Integra Live as a possible alternative?

Cheers.
Nömak
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Postby Nömak; Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:12 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

hello everyone, it's been 4 years


and honestly, even after reading this post i still want to buy it for different reasons:

i'm a big sound design nerd AND a musician, over the last 2 years,
i tried a bunch of virtual programming languages
and all sorts of DSP environnement:
Reaktor, Max, Tassman, Audulus, VCV, Integra Live ... to name a few

my impression is that, most of them are very good,
and i still use regulary, but they seem to be 'device creation' oriented (except Integra Live)
like they're meant to be used for a « traditional » musical purpose
like, to copy real world synths, or building sequencers, drum machines etc...
and most of them, even if they go deep are not really designed to go to uncharted territories.

what seduces me in Kyma is that, it's designed for live processing application,
i would be very scared to run a heavy max patch live, but kyma looks hella stable
because of it's, external dsp, some would say, their hardware is ‘just’ a dongle, but
when you listen to the sound quality of Kyma, i really don't think so.
stuff like additive or spectral resynthesis sound harsh most of the time
but in the examples i've heard, everything sound... i dare to say "musical"

Looking at the videos from their Vimeo channel, the interface looks really fun to
play with and there's a library of "son du jour" ready to use
things like the Tau editor allows you to refine your sound to down to the single sample

so i understand that Kyma is NOT for everyone, but maybe a special kind of nerd
that really needs a full control over sound :borg: and have a solid understanding
of sound design/modular environnements + a lot of patience


I tried Integra Live, it looked very promising but it’s very CPU intensive
plus i got multiple crashes, and the user library modules seems to be inexistant :dog:

Anyway, i'd be curious to hear your opinions ! :wink:
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Michael L
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Postby Michael L; Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:09 pm Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Do it!
Life is short.
Don't waste any more time with lower-quality tools.
Invest in the tools you need to do what you love.
Kyma experts say the sound quality and flexibility are unique, and it only requires time to learn how to use it.
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Audiority
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Postby Audiority; Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:18 am Re: Kyma & Its Alternatives

Check here: http://www.epicsoundlab.com/
There's Quadrimorph that can be useful for spectral morphing.

Cheers,
Luca
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