Getting Started With Kymatica Sector Stochastic Sample Slice Sequencer

Earlier this week, Kymatica introduced Sector, a ‘stochastic sample slice sequencer’ that is extremely powerful, but not as immediately understandable as some iPad applications.

This video, via thesoundtestroom, looks at how to get started with Sector. Check it out, and let us know what you think of Sector!

Sector is available now in the App Store, with an introductory price of US $6.99.

6 thoughts on “Getting Started With Kymatica Sector Stochastic Sample Slice Sequencer

  1. Love the technology!!! Yet, this is a great example of technology more in control than the user (used to be called “player”).

  2. While most of the examples show beats being sliced up, I think this would work well with a sample that contains a series of chords, where you could define the probability of one chord going to another. Or a scale where you could define the probabilities of note movements to engineer a melody-making contraption. Come to think of it, with a little bit of slop in the making of those samples, you could have some quite serious compositional ideas, with a NEW kind of glitchy character to it.

    Hmmm. I suspect that this is not a tool I’d end up using very much, though I can see the potential –both for beat slicers and for experimenters.

  3. This looks pretty dire. Respect for the video , but can’t see this having a place .
    Your making it clear it looks complicated and is complicated.
    Good luck selling this one .
    Is take that getting back together?

  4. It doesn’t have to be glitchy IDM/dub-step drum-loops. I loaded a Ukulele loop into it and was able to extend one bar into four bars in an interesting, methodical way using Sector. It’s actually fairly flexible; the user has a lot of control here… it’s not what I’d call a ‘generative’ app at all. My feeling is that Sector won’t polish a turd… you have to start with good source material and no what does what.

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