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Yes! Kyma is the deepest I've seen. I'd live/eat/sleep with that manual
good long while!
I have some Sounds I've written for Kyma that I'd be pleased to send you.
want to polish them up a little first. Do you plan on using your system
in-studio (or both)?
Do you have an EDP? Several of my Sounds communicate between the Kyma and
I am hugely biased toward both EDPs and Kyma. IMHO, the EDP is first-rate
regarding the user interface. I never realized how good it is until I
looping purely on the Kyma. I found that I depended a lot on the EDP
tell me what is happening. E.g., I press RECORD, then look at the EDP to
I'm really recording; likewise, with OVERDUB, MULTIPLY, etc. Also, I use
EDP time/sync display tell me where I am. On the other hand, the EDP is a
closed system. It does what it does and ONLY what it does.
So the EDP is great for building up loops, not so good for
mangling. The Kyma is not so good for loop-construction, but fabulous for
mangling. Even a basic Kyma system supports four channels.
My solution is to view the EDPs as input devices to the Kyma system. I
the EDP normally, building up a loop through whatever complexity I want.
can tap a switch and capture that loop into the Kyma. Optionally, after
capture I can specify that the EDP should be muted, the current loop
all loops cleared. I intend to have a Kyma Sound to move a loop from Kyma
the EDP but I haven't written it yet.
Not to say you can't loop purely in Kyma-land. It's just that I miss the
EDP interface/display. The combination works great! For example, I have
that let me slave Kyma loops to the EDP. So the EDP acts as the master
source with the Kyma loops synchronized to the EDP. I do this by using
to build up my sync track, then I use the footswitch of my second EDP
control the Kyma (I'm shopping for a MIDI footswitch), creating the slave
directly on the Kyma system. So I have four loops, the master from the
three slave loops. I have four speakers in a quad set-up with each loop
different speaker. Then I have a "ClapDetector" (no, it's not a medical
it's a Kyma Sound of mine) control the quad panning. Each time I clap my
(or hit my claves, etc), the sounds rotate. The faster I clap, the faster
rotate. Big time fun!
- From: rich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- From: Gareth Whittock <email@example.com>