Press Release

Release Date: 8 November 2001

CONTACT: Carla Scaletti / +1-217-355-6273 / Email:
Symbolic Sound Corporation / PO Box 2549 / Champaign IL 61825-2549 / USA

Kyma Developers on a 10-City Demo Tour

St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, Raleigh/Durham, Washington DC, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, & Chicago

photo by Peter Kiefer, Köln Germany

November 2001 Champaign, IL - Kyma developers will be unveiling some new synthesis algorithms and presenting a 2-hour Kyma demo in each of 10 cities from November 26 through December 6, 2001. The presenters are Kyma software developers, and they'll be demonstrating the new algorithms and showing how to use Kyma (with the help of a computer screen projector, a surround-sound system, some alternate MIDI controllers, a chromatic cross-strung harp, and tons of sound examples). They've also scheduled some time before and after the formal presentation, so people can ask questions and try things out. The itinerary is:

Mon 11/26 St. Louis MO
Tue 11/27 Nashville TN
Wed 11/28 Atlanta GA
Thu 11/29 Raleigh/Durham NC
Fri 11/30 Washington DC
Sat 12/01 New York NY
Mon 12/03 Pittsburgh PA
Tue 12/04 Cleveland OH
Wed 12/05 Detroit MI
Thu 12/06 Chicago IL

The presentation is free, but seating is limited, so if you are interested, please make a reservation as soon as possible by contacting Jean Lewis at Symbolic Sound: by telephone 1-800-972-1749 or by email (Please include your name, address and telephone number, so we can contact you in the event of a change of date or time).

Symbolic Sound presenters will be in New York giving demos all day Saturday December 1st at the Travel Inn Hotel, a less than 10 minute walk from Javits Center on 42nd St between 10th and 11th.

What is Kyma?

Kyma is an open-ended sound-design software environment accelerated by a multi-processor sound computation engine called the Capybara•320. In Kyma you can design sounds graphically on your Mac or PC, and then let the Capybara generate the sounds and effects in real-time — including live audio inputs and responsive MIDI parameter control — without impacting the performance of your CPU. In their 2001 Editors Choice Awards issue, Electronic Musician calls Kyma "...the most powerful sound-design workstation on the planet!"

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See a demo of Kyma and hear some new synthesis algorithms for the first time this fall in St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, Raleigh, DC, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, or Chicago.

For additional information:
Symbolic Sound Corporation / P.O. Box 2549 / Champaign IL 61825-2549 / USA
Voice: +1-217-355-6273 Fax: +1-217-355-6562 Toll free in the US: 1-800-972-1749
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