When I was watching Wall-E  I was thinking: “How did Ben Burtt make all this sounds?”. They were robotic but at the same time very lively and organic. So I did a little bit of research and discovered the world of the Kyma Sound Design Language. Since Wall-E brought me to Kyma I thought I will dedicate the first tutorial to him. Anyway, let’s get started!

First we have to record someone saying “Wall-E”. So open the Tape Recorder Tool and give it a try. Don’t try to mimic how Wall-E says his name in the movie – we will deal about this later. Choose your favorite version and create a spectrum file. If you don’t know how to do this there is a step-by-step guide in Kyma X Revealed! (Pages 169-175).

Here’s my version:

Let’s start with the “SpectruminRAM” prototype. Search for it and double click it to create a new Sound.

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Click on the disk icon next to the “Analysis” parameter field and insert your spectrum file. Read more