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KymaConnect is your "command center" for Kyma connectivity needs. Its PacaProxy connects a Paca or Pacarana on one network to "clients" connected to a second network. The PacaProxy is the key ingredient that makes it possible to have wireless control of Kyma with a set up as simple as just your MacBook! It can eliminate the need to add network switches and even Wi-Fi access points if your Mac features a built-in AirPort connection.

Applications that follow the Pacarana's OSC conventions can have full bidirectional control of the Paca(rana). This includes Delora's vKi, vKi lite, vKiP, and other applications like Kyma Control and TouchOSC. The CapyLink proxy handles a small yet powerful subset of the Paca(rana) OSC commands, including MIDI-over-OSC, and translates them into Capybara compatible MIDI and other actions.

KymaConnect provides an always available connection between up to four (4) MIDI devices and the Paca(rana) or Capybara, without additional software or hardware. KymaConnect saves you the expense of an external MIDI merger box, as well as a USB MIDI interface for the Pacarana/Capybara. Since KymaConnect is normally set up to run whenever you log into your Mac, the Paca(rana) or Capybara can be played and controlled from an external MIDI keyboard or other controller without running a sequencer or other software. Advanced MIDI routing and mapping capabilities makes it possible to specify which MIDI sources send to which destinations. Channel mapping can change a message's MIDI channel before it reaches its destination. You can even selectively mute a channel's messages to filter out unwanted MIDI traffic. All controlled from an easy-to-use routing table.

On-Stage Benefits: The combination of the proxies and "virtual MIDI patchbay" can reduce overall system complexity, whether on stage or in the studio. For example a viable Kyma performance set up (not including the Paca(rana) soundcard and audio connections) can now be assembled with a Mac Book or Mac Book Pro, a Paca(rana), and a simple RG45 network cable. No other external boxes, such as routers or Ethernet switches are needed. Furthermore by using a USB keyboard or other controllers, full MIDI performance control over a Kyma sound can be achieved without additional MIDI cables or components. Exert full wireless remote control of the Kyma VCS using your favorite Kyma Wi-Fi controllers.

Studio Configuration Benefits: KymaConnect's system streamlining features are not just for live performance. Studio set ups can also benefit by removing unnecessary external devices like MIDI mergers, a USB MIDI interface connected to the Paca(rana), and potentially Wi-Fi access points and other networking hardware and cables. iMacs, MacMinis, and some Mac Pro models include built-in AirPort Wi-Fi connectivity. You can set up special "computer-to-computer" Wi-Fi networks (also called "Adhoc Wi-Fi networks") with these Macs to provide a dedicated wireless network for interacting with Kyma using OSC. This type of dedicated network affords enhanced reliability as well as reduced control latency, features not only essential for live performance but also of great benefit in the studio.

-- Doug Kraul, Harmony Systems, Inc., makers of Delora Software's KymaConnect - updated 20 Oct 2011

 
 
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