Photograph of ‘Pendulum’ installation by William Forsythe, Copenhagen 2015.
The Complexity Lab was launched in July 2015. It ran for one year developing advanced sound designs exclusively for Kyma. We focussed on one of the most powerful areas of Kyma – the algorithmic construction of complex signal flows using Replicators, Scripts and Frames. During one year of sustained research and development, we published over 230 Kyma Sounds, source code and samples ranging from complex noise generators to advanced swarm simulations, only available exclusively to our subscribers.
Now, the entire archive is available to every Kyma user at a fixed price
Over 300MB of source samples, code and Kyma examples. Check out the manual to find out more details about the exact content.
In the Complexity Lab, we developed Kyma Sounds which demonstrated the parameterisation and mapping of algorithmically constructed signal flows, showing how this approach can generate new and exciting sound design techniques. The main design patterns we used in the development of all the sound generating algorithms were:
Constructor Scripts and parameterised replications show the power of the ?VoiceNumber variable.
Our powerful ‘In the Wire’ DSP techniques for upsampling Capytalk arrays and converting them into highly efficient polysignals (aka ‘Frames’).
This is a Gallery, not a Lab which means that there are no regular content updates.All the Sounds are designed to play on both Paca and Pacarana machines.Only custom Classes have inline parameter help and descriptionsOnly compatible with Kyma Seven.
Audio generated by Complexity Lab examples with no extra programming
Having a lot of fun playing with some of the new custom prototypes in Complexity Lab, great job on these. Really good documentation and explanations, awesome stuff