Spectral Lab is launched!







NeverEngine Labs™ presents

Kyma 7 Spectral Lab

Many would agree that spectral analysis and resynthesis has always been one of the most compelling reasons for using Kyma. As one of the earliest systems capable of realtime resynthesis from spectral data, the maturity and refinement of Kyma’s native spectral analysis capabilities cannot be under-estimated.

We are some of the few people outside of Symbolic Sound HQ ( alongside users such as Pete Johnston, Bruno Liberda and Jon Mantegna ) who have dedicated many hours of their time to exploring the full potential of what Kyma can do in this field. We are especially focussed on the following three stages of spectral resynthesis rather than spectral analysis (which is already incredibly well implemented in Kyma 7).

• the modification and modulation of audio rate Spectral Frame data streams

• the modification of time index functions for navigating those streams

• the modification of the banks used to resynthesise the Spectral Frame data back into the time domain.

The Spectral Lab presents our research in the form of Classes and Sound examples which you can listen to, be productive with and learn from as you work with Kyma 7. Our work is largely experimental, and is not intended to substitute the excellent Kyma spectral processing native prototypes. Rather, we hope to extend them into new territories for Sound Design in the 21st Century.

Our Mission Statement

The NeverEngine Labs is where Cristian Vogel and Gustav Scholda are developing a suite of libraries that extend Kyma in the spirit of the core values of Symbolic Sound . As Kyma is an incredibly precise and demanding development environment, we have created a business model to support us during our first year of sustained development. After that, the Libraries will be available for sale at a fixed price, with clearly written documentation for the future of Kyma (which we hope is a very long one!) . Our model is one which considers the participants as being both micro-funders and highly creative people. The experience is designed to feel both educational, deep and rewarding at the same time – like Kyma itself.