Kyma 7 Now Available

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Symbolic Sound has announced that Kyma 7 – the latest version of its software sound design environment – is now available. 

Here’s a video intro to the new version:

Here’s what’s new in Kyma 7:

  • Wave Editor Gallery — A single click yields vast quantities of audio assets! Kyma automatically creates hundreds of signal flow graphs — with the controller you want and with all the parameter controls set up so you can start tweaking immediately.
  • Wave Editor Multigrid — Use the MultiGrid to explore limitless combinations of sources and effects. When you hear something you like, click the signal flow icon and Kyma extracts the current path through the MultiGrid as a fully formed Kyma Sound—it even preserves the presets! Now that you’ve got a starting point, it’s way easier for inspiration to kick in.
  • Wave Editor — In the new Wave Editor, you can edit multichannel files using the automatic splice-finder or generate your own wavetable for the new AntialiasedOscillator. Click the Gallery button to generate a myriad of ready-to-play keyboard instruments based on your custom waveform.
  • Sons du jour — Ready to start each day with a little inspiration? Every morning, Kyma selects some Sounds just for you and places them in the Sons du jour folder of the Sound Browser. So you can start each session with some fresh new Sounds!
  • Roll the dice in the Sound Browser — Kyma generates so many possibilities that the sheer quantity of choices can seem overwhelming at times, but don’t worry. Now you can roll the dice in the Sound Browser (as well as in the Virtual Control Surface) to hear what fate and a pseudorandom number generator will pick out just for you!
  • Sound search in the Browser — Looking for something in particular? In Kyma 7, you can search for Sounds and files by name, by algorithm, by controller type, by a parameter name, by star-rating, even by the contents of a parameter field.
  • New to Kyma 7? — Let the friendly inspiration tool brief you on the highlights and lead you to tutorial videos and PDF documentation.
  • Kyma 7 Video Tutorials—If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million pictures—especially when it comes to working with an interactive graphical interface. The new Kyma 7 tutorials are inspirational and instructive.

Availability

Kyma 7 is available today. The price is USD 249 and there is a discount for Symbolic Sound customers who upgrade a registered copy of Kyma X.

13 thoughts on “Kyma 7 Now Available

  1. This is interesting, I have been eyeing Kyma for a while, but even if the sound quality is superb and possibilities are endless, I feel it is definitely for a tiny niche of (pro?) sound makers or that it always missed a train as processing power is shifting on computers (see how Liine changed its business model) and the interface is still very outdated in the graphics, but also showing “command lines” etc… which can be OK for ultra programmers, but not the rest of us. And user interface here is key for a computer based system.

    1. Bizarre — all that DSP power and the demo song is trying to emulate analog sounds and not very well. Huh, go figure. That’s some really nice filtered white noise percussion, by the way, but really? Give me a break. It’s tight sounding, but I think the real analog stuff sounds better. Kyma seems to excel in sound effects, but not for making music per se. Can anyone prove me wrong? What’s a music track out there with Kyma sounds that really pushes the envelope of sound design and that isn’t some kind of avant garde self-stimulation? I don’t think it exists. It’s certainly not on their web site! As with any tool, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that maybe it’s how it’s being used that’s the problem.

  2. I’m afraid I won’t be able to buy a Kyma system anytime soon, but the tune is amazing and I’d love to know who’s the composer.

  3. Yes Amon Tobin on his Isam album demonstrated a full potential of Kyma imho. It was his work that made me to think about Kyma as what Tobin sonically demonstrated on Isam – spacial movement, morphing, sound design – was something I’ve never heard before and as of yet – it has no rival. Yes – the demo track for Kyma 7 doesn’t do justice as the emulation of analogue sounds is too clinical – and why even bother if Kyma’s full potential lies in its capabilities for audio sample/live manipulation, spectral analysis, layering and morphing? Analogue synths are easily emulated on many VST and AU plugins.. In any case – Kyma seems still leading with its capabilities as for sound design. I see it is a digital variation of an analogue modular systems. Smaller, more portable, and perhaps…. still cheaper.

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