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Kyma Users Get Tweaky

New support site allows users to add or edit pages using any web browser

CHAMPAIGN, IL—January 15, 2004—Symbolic Sound today announced a bold new initiative in the area of online user support. In addition to email, telephone, and Internet forum support, registered Kyma users will now have a powerful new tool for tapping into the collective expertise of the Kyma community. kyma•tweaky may look like a normal web site...but it's a web site that allows members to edit pages and add content using any web browser and from any location.

kyma•tweaky is a TWiki™ (pronounced twee-kee), a web-based collaboration platform where geographically distributed colleagues can work together to build a knowledge base on topics of mutual interest. TWiki was written by Peter Thoeny as a web-based collaboration platform or "groupware" tool.

“In 5 years, end-users will be demanding this kind of online support from every company,” predicts Symbolic Sound president Carla Scaletti. She admits that not everyone has taken to the new technology immediately. "Some of our users were resistant to learning something new (perhaps they just have a case of 'upgrade weariness' associated with the operating system / gear lust treadmill?) But our more web-savvy customers took to it immediately and have already started to build a vibrant and stimulating online community."

In kyma•tweaky, members can post/download "patches" contributed by their colleagues, browse lists of tips and advice, post their upcoming concerts or other projects to the events calendar, and pose/answer questions on sound design, acoustics, and the meaning of life. As a result, the Kyma online community is creating its own site, perfectly tailored to the interests of the participants.

Some of the projects now emerging on kyma•tweaky include:

Background

Symbolic Sound revolutionized the audio industry in 1990 with the introduction of the Kyma™ graphical modular software sound design environment and the software-reconfigurable Capybara™ multi-processor sound computation engine. Symbolic Sound is committed to bringing the most advanced and flexible sound design technology to sound designers, musicians, educators, researchers, and creative professionals through its innovative hardware and software offerings.

Press Contact: Carla Scaletti Symbolic Sound Corporation +1-217-355-6273 carla@symbolicsound.com


Screen shot from kyma•tweaky

Screen shot from Symbolic Sound's new web site


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