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    JOUÉ: MIDI Controller - Expressive, Modular, Afforable!

    Looks very interesting. How much did you pay for this? I'm also trying to work out if you can use it without the modules, as a very fine Haken Continuum type instrument, fingers directly on the surface.
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    NAMM 2017: Korg Announces MS-20 mini Monotone Limited Edition

    They should have reversed the keys, that would have looked spectacular with the black sides.
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    The Democratisation of Music

    Thanks! Listening now...
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    The Democratisation of Music

    Funny, I came across this article from 1987 about how technology is giving more people the opportunity to record their own music. If only he knew what was coming! I think that these days almost all of the interesting music is happening outside of the now "Old School" music industry. There is no doubt in my mind that making the technology available to the masses has opened up a slow revolution still in motion for the curious listener. There is now a whole universe of sounds and musics to explore where you can listen your whole life to new material without ever returning to something you have heard before. Unless you want to, of course. It's like having access to all the campfires in the history of human kind, listening to the stories and songs that we repeat to each other. After all, that's where music started out, amongst the people, and that is where it still belongs.
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    Metamorpha

    Brilliant video! Solaris is probably my all time favourite sci-fi novel. This is a nice homage to it.
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    Rob Sol aka Muied Lumens

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
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    Ableton Live

    I'm still quite happy with Reaper. Haven't had any problems with plugins but I don't use that many, mainly a couple of Valhalla plugs and some free ones. I just updated in fact, or re-bought it because it handles video as well in version 5. Quite nice to be able to edit video in an environment that I know. Ableton Live with Max looks like a dream environment though... If I started out from scratch, that would be something I'd seriously think about. Maybe some day.
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    Topic: Capybara 320

    Depends on the expansions. A fully expanded Capy 360 has more horsepower than a Paca. They can't run the latest Kyma 7 software, but are still incredibly deep.
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    Symbolic Sound Corporation Capybara-66

    The Capybara-66 is the third incarnation of the hardware component of the Kyma System. Due to software optimizations and a doubling of the clock speed, this newer hardware provides more than twice the polyphony of the previous (Capybara-33) hardware. Additionally, the Capybara-66 comes with 3 megabytes of sample RAM per card standard. All Capybara-33's were upgradable, meaning that Kyma users could upgrade, rather than having to retire the old hardware. The Capybara-66 is an external rack-mountable processor that has a motherboard and eight expansion slots. Each expansion card provides an additional Motorola 56002 DSP processor running at 66 Mhz plus an additional 3 megabytes of sample RAM. The Capybara has 16-bit oversampled stereo D/A and A/D converters standard with an optional AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O. Internal arithmetic is done at 24-bits per sample, so it can take advantage of external, 20-bit converters. Platforms: PowerPC or 680xx-based machines with PCI, PCMCIA, or NuBus 80386/80486/Pentium computers running Windows95 with PCI, PCMCIA, or ISA
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    Topic: Capybara-66

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    Symbolic Sound Corporation Capybara 320

    Capybara-320 Sound Computation Engine is a multi-processor hardware accelerator for the award-winning Kyma software sound design environment. Based on the Motorola DSP-56309 chip running at 80 MHz, the Capybara 320 base unit provides a minimum of four DSPs (expandable to 28) with multi-channel I/O, synchronization to external clocks, and 96 MB of sample RAM (expandable to 672 Mb) in a low-noise, rack-mountable package connected to a desktop or laptop Macintosh or Windows PC. This gives you 5 to 8 times more real time processing power than was previously possible. That translates into more polyphony, higher sampling rates, more I/O channels, denser textures, and more computationally intensive algorithms such as full-blown spectral analysis and additive resynthesis, all performed in real time. Sound designers for music, games, film, and advertising have been using the Kyma software environment (commercially available since 1991) to design unique sound synthesis and processing algorithms that they can then fine-tune or perform in real time using the Capybara hardware accelerator (without having to rely upon the memory or processing resources of the host computer for sound generation.) Hardware Specifications: Basic Configuration 4 Motorola 56309 DSPs 96 MB sample RAM 12 expansion slots I/O and external sync (see below) External desktop or rackmount case (protects the DSPs and converters from the electrically noisy environment inside your personal computer, and leaves valuable slot-space free to use for other cards on your host computer) Expansion Card 2 Motorola 56309 DSPs 48 MB sample RAM (per card) Up to 12 cards can be added Inputs and Outputs 4-8 channels 32-96 kHz sample rate 24-bit Balanced Analog & Digital (AES/EBU) External Synchronization Word Clock input House Sync input VITC & LTC Timecode input and output Interface options Requires only a single slot on your host computer (all 12 expansion slots are on the Capybara itself) PCI PC(MCIA) to laptop machines ISA or NuBus for older machines A Firewire interface was later designed as an option
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    Topic: Capybara 320

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    Symbolic Sound Corporation Paca

    The Paca is the entry level engine for the Kyma system. It is essentially half a Pacarana with two processors and 1 GB of RAM (upgradable to 2 GB). Otherwise the two are identical and run the same software. Kyma The most powerful sound design workstation on the planet — that’s what Electronic Musician magazine called the Kyma sound design environment. Future Music called it the Holy Grail of sound design. Kyma’s effectiveness arises from its unique set of algorithms, the ease with which you can create endless combinations of those algorithms, and the unprecedented degree of real-time responsive control over the sound parameters. What is it that people love about Kyma? For some people it’s having an unbounded environment for creating sounds that have never been heard before. Others cite outstanding technical support and the super-stability and reliability of the Kyma hardware and software during live performances. Still others rave about the continuous stream of free software updates full of new features and synthesis/processing algorithms. And everyone loves the legendary Kyma sound. Every Pacarana comes with the award-winning Kyma sound design software — software that provides sound design inspiration when you need it; live performance environments that are rock-solid-stable yet with an inspiring degree of choice, control and responsiveness; plus context-sensitive help and information displays to minimize interruptions in the creative flow. All with the meticulous, uncompromising obsession with sound quality that’s become synonymous with Kyma. Kyma is easy to use — just point, click, and space: Point to the sound you want to hear, click to select it, and press the space bar to toggle between play and pause. To look inside, just double-click. That’s it. You’re well on your way to exploring the infinite sound multiverse of Kyma!
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    Topic: Paca

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    Symbolic Sound Corporation Pacarana

    Pacarana is a hardware engine containing up to 4 GB RAM and 4 powerful DSP chips specially tailored for audio. The engine needs a Mac or Windows computer for its graphical user interface, Kyma. It also requires a compatible audio interface for its audio and MIDI connections, via Firewire or USB 1.1 connectors. Kyma The most powerful sound design workstation on the planet — that’s what Electronic Musician magazine called the Kyma sound design environment. Future Music called it the Holy Grail of sound design. Kyma’s effectiveness arises from its unique set of algorithms, the ease with which you can create endless combinations of those algorithms, and the unprecedented degree of real-time responsive control over the sound parameters. What is it that people love about Kyma? For some people it’s having an unbounded environment for creating sounds that have never been heard before. Others cite outstanding technical support and the super-stability and reliability of the Kyma hardware and software during live performances. Still others rave about the continuous stream of free software updates full of new features and synthesis/processing algorithms. And everyone loves the legendary Kyma sound. Every Pacarana comes with the award-winning Kyma sound design software — software that provides sound design inspiration when you need it; live performance environments that are rock-solid-stable yet with an inspiring degree of choice, control and responsiveness; plus context-sensitive help and information displays to minimize interruptions in the creative flow. All with the meticulous, uncompromising obsession with sound quality that’s become synonymous with Kyma. Kyma is easy to use — just point, click, and space: Point to the sound you want to hear, click to select it, and press the space bar to toggle between play and pause. To look inside, just double-click. That’s it. You’re well on your way to exploring the infinite sound multiverse of Kyma!
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