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Symbolic Sound Announces Kyma X

Mac OS X and Win XP Version of Award-winning Sound Design Software Now Shipping

CHAMPAIGN, IL—January 15, 2004—Symbolic Sound today announced that Kyma X™, the next major release of the world’s most advanced sound design environment, is now shipping. Kyma X delivers more than 70 breakthrough features including an elegant new look, a 432 page book of never-before-documented Kyma secrets, a new editor where users can create their own Tools and add them to the Tools menu, and substantial changes in the underlying structure that make it possible for Kyma to run under Mac OS X and Windows XP and 2000 (while maintaining compatibility with OS 9, Win ME and Win 98).

“Kyma X was like a major remodelling or renovation project,” said Symbolic Sound president Carla Scaletti. “We stripped the software down to the rafters so we could make major structural changes and improvements--bring it 'up to code' so we could run under OS X and Windows XP. But once that was done we couldn't resist doing a bit of interior designing too: new icons, new fonts, new window elements--the first thing everyone comments on when they start up Kyma X is how great it looks, and the second thing they notice is how fast it runs."

A few highlights from the list of new features and enhancements include:

Pricing & Availability

Kyma X is currently available at Symbolic Sound's online store. The upgrade price for registered Kyma users is $175. People who do not yet have Kyma will also need the Capybara sound computation engine which comes bundled with the Kyma X software ($3570).

Registered Kyma.5 owners received upgrade offers by email during September/October 2003. (Registered Kyma owners whose email addresses may have changed recently are requested to contact Symbolic Sound if they have not yet received an upgrade offer).

Kyma X runs under Macintosh OS X, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. It is also compatible with Mac OS 8 and OS 9 as well as Windows 98, 98SE, and ME. (more detailed system requirements).


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

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