Kyma Users: If you don’t have an iPad yet, you’d love to get one now. Apart of the amazing sound making apps you can found there, Symbolic Sound is announcing the release of Kyma Control, a new iPad app that offers different control options for Kyma/paca(rana) systems.
For use in the studio, on stage, in a theatre or performance venue, in an installation, in the lab, at home, or in classroom, Kyma Control frees you from having to sit in front of your laptop. Put yourself in the middle of the audience, inside the sound field and perform your Sounds in an expressive, intuitive manner using your hands and gestures. Performers can have access to sound controls from the stage or in the recording studio, and voice talent can have access to a silent controller in the voice-over booth. In perception and speech experiments, subjects can use a wireless, silent controller with no mechanical parts, perfect for sound-isolation booths.
The Kyma Control app features
- Auto-mapping, bi-directional multi-touch mirroring of Kyma’s Virtual Control Surface (VCS). All of the controls you see on the computer screen are also available on the iPad screen, including the Preset selection and Roll-the-dice options.
- Pen/tablet surface tracking as many as 11 fingers with color trails to help you track finger position.
- A keyboard for sending !KeyDown and either continuous or discrete values for !KeyPitch & !KeyTimbre
- A Tonnetz pitch-space with configurable vertical and horizontal intervals.
- Pitches can be rounded to equal tempered pitch, rounded only on !KeyDown and continuously variable after that, or, in Strum-mode, triggered when your finger passes by the key
- Triggers and continuous controls from the iPad’s accelerometer measurements in the X, Y, Z directions, as well as controls corresponding with Pitch, Roll and Yaw
- Compass heading from the iPad’s magnetometer tells you which way the iPad is pointing so you can use it for panning and other controls
Kyma Control for iPad is available now at the App Store ($14,99). It requires Kyma X.77, Paca(rana) engine and Wifi connection to a network accessible to the system.