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LNerell

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Apparently it is my turn to get my head bent by Kyma
« on: August 08, 2015, 10:23:03 AM »
Yes, it is my turn.  :D  A long time friend of mine who does sound design in the film industry has owned one for years. He's been raving to me about how great it is and has been begging me to come over and check it out. Well I found out why he's been begging me to come over, he doesn't understand it and he's hoping I might be the person who might unlock it's secrets for him.  :D

So after showing me the basics he packed it up and gave it to me and told me to report back to him in 6 months. It's a Capybara 320 and not a Pacarana. Not sure how much DSP it has but I can't complain about it since it's not costing me a dime. Just what I need another time suck  ;), hopefully I'll make some headway and come up with some interesting results. I'll let you all know what happens.
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Re: Apparently it is my turn to get my head bent by Kyma
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 12:32:11 PM »
Hi Loren,

Richard Lainhart did some wonderful work with Kyma.  I think his Threshold piece had some Kyma transformations of New York street sounds and he's also processed lap steel guitar through it:

http://www.otownmedia.com/RichardLainhart/kymaworksWDFH.htm

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Re: Apparently it is my turn to get my head bent by Kyma
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 02:25:03 AM »
I am always very curious to hear these systems and what they can do, I shall check out that link Forrest.
It's kind of like the quest for the Holy Grail - a system so powerful ands inventive that it can create musical gold :)

When I was at York Uni, we had to use a set of programs called the 'Composers Desktop Project'. At the time ('98) it was considered to be really cutting edge, but we struggled with it, due to the command line input and the time it took to render sounds - whole hours were not uncommon and that certainly killed any inspiration that we started out with :)


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Re: Apparently it is my turn to get my head bent by Kyma
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 10:25:43 AM »
Be carful cuz you know what they say, "Kyma's a bitch" ha ha ha
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Re: Apparently it is my turn to get my head bent by Kyma
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 11:21:06 AM »
The comment by DSPAudio in this thread comparing Kyma, MAX & Nord Modular is pretty interesting/entertaining.

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/343085-kyma-compared-max-msp-nord-modular.html

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Re: Apparently it is my turn to get my head bent by Kyma
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 12:21:10 PM »
The comment by DSPAudio in this thread comparing Kyma, MAX & Nord Modular is pretty interesting/entertaining.

Thanks for that, a really good read. My friend who is lending me his system has pretty much been stuck in this mode:

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The Kyma user will be combining sounds from the library to get really wicked results, but have no idea what they're doing for another few weeks/months. Confusion is common during the adjustment period.

He told me and from I have read from various users the one thing that makes or breaks the user is the math required to use this system. If you have a good grasp of math you'll get along fine with it, if not you'll struggle. He didn't, luckily for me I did well in math in school, although it's been a long time since I've put those brain cells to use. We'll see how this goes. Right now just reading up on it and hoping to watch some tutorials this week.
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- Loren Nerell