symbolic sound corporation — makers of kyma
Kyma International Sound Symposium
is an incredibly flexible and powerful sound design environment being used in music and post-production studios, research labs, art installations, game developers' studios, educational institutions, home studios, and live performances. A sound library with over 1000 pre-packaged examples means you can start creating amazing sounds straight out of the box. Extensive documentation, online knowledge bases and free email/phone support ensure that you'll be able to take Kyma anywhere your imagination inspires you to go!
Kyma International Sound Symposium in Brussels: 12-15 September 2013
New Morphing & Resynthesis Algorithms in Kyma X.82
Produção Audio magazine 9-page cover story on KISS2011 in Porto
Kyma Control for iPad
Kyma International Sound Symposium 13-16 September 2012
Kyma featured in Post magazine's "Audio Innovations"
Pacarana: A Supercomputer for Sound
Sound Clips & Videos
This hardware-meets-software audio construction kit is, quite simply, the Holy Grail of sound design.
...the principle synthesizer I use is called the Kyma... I found ways of using it to specifically do WALL-E and EVE’S voices...
, sound designer,
...the sound industry's secret weapon...
...some may call it a sound supercomputer or a sound designer’s dream come true…The hardware component, called the Pacarana, combined with the powerful software makes Kyma a truly innovative approach to sound.
, Post Magazine
It's unbelievably deep... and it sounds incredible.
, producer, engineer, mixer
Kyma allowed me to modulate and morph my own voice into other sounds... It was in the ambience of the film itself, almost as if only the idea of Nemo was out there, tormenting his father.
, sound designer,
Pour un compositeur, c’est comme être Dieu.
, "Des inventions qui vont changer nos vies",
The secret of Minibus Pimps’ colossal sonic gas giants is their use of the Kyma computer system (created by Symbolic Sound). Instruments such as guitar, bass and violin are fed into the system and radically transformed by self-designed digital instruments and processors until their sources are barely recognisable.
preview of John Paul Jones & Helge Sten's debut album,
Cloud to Ground
The unique thing about Kyma, I find, is that it appeals to such a wide spectrum of people doing such an amazingly diverse set of things, but sharing a common language.
, Chicago-based sound designer and re-recording mixer
...It's the wormhole. It's the sort of door you open, and on the other side are infinite possibilities in sound.
, composer, producer, performer
The wonderful thing about working with Kyma is that, like any good art form, the more you do it, the more ideas it generates.
, sound editor,
Master and Commander
Kyma is my computer system... you can basically program it to do whatever you want.
John Paul Jones
, composer, performer, producer
Kyma X is a perfect example of how hardware-accelerated tools can still beat software by a wide margin. There is no software or bundle of soft tools that can come close to the power, expandability, and flexibility that Kyma offers.
Symbolic Sound Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets hardware and software for computer-based digital audio. They are the creators of the Kyma sound design workstation, a visual sound design language with associated Pacarana, Paca, or Capybara multiprocessor hardware accelerator. Kyma is being used in sound design for music, film, advertising, television, speech and hearing research, computer games, and other virtual environments.
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