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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Carlo, how do you do your nice quote bit in your sig?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yup, and now I need one of those tc-electronic thingies and a kyma box too ... hopefully the gas is over by then Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
keeps your hands nice and warm.

Are you running windows on it as well?


No not windows, and it doesn' t get warm at all ... was thinking about maybe running linux on it later ...

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah one day i'll get a Kyma to!
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
Carlo, how do you do your nice quote bit in your sig?


click on "profile" on the upper left corner of the page, go to "profile information"

and type something into the signature field:
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"It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. " - Edgar Allan Poe

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You both need one and a lot of spare time from the look of it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

resistance is useless?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
BobTheDog wrote:
Carlo, how do you do your nice quote bit in your sig?


click on "profile" on the upper left corner of the page, go to "profile information"

and type something into the signature field:
Quote:
"It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. " - Edgar Allan Poe


Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Kyma sound and video examples on the Symbolic Sound page are good, but only really just begin to touch on what the system is truly capable of doing.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
BobTheDog wrote:
Must admit the dictionary is one of the things I love about OSX, and the spell checking, and spaces, and the dock, and erm thats it.


Shocked You tell me that /after/ I buy a Mac Question


Actually I must admit I have become Macified again.

Years ago I used Apple computers starting on an Apple II, then Mac SE but sort of finished with a Mac IIfx which was a cracking machine that I worked on for a while with Lightspeed C. I remember it was lightning fast.

But then the pull of Windows and Unix work opportunities dragged me away.

Now I use VMWare fusion for running a variety of other operating systems and have been back on Apple machines for nearly three years and I must admit I prefer OS X to windows now, especially for audio stuff it just seems more stable to me even though cpu usage seems higher under OS X than XP.

Not that all is good though, Finder pisses me off and I still find myself thinking "how can I do this in Finder?" after three bloody years.

After a couple of years you get used to having only one main menu which is an absolute pain in multi monitor setups, I wish Apple would change this.

Good luck with your new Mac

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

buzzr wrote:
Great! Will get a Paca then and see how long it takes me to max it out, probably not very long..


Well I just got to the part in the Manual/Tutorial where it says "At this point you will probably run out of DSP Power", when I looked at the DSP percentages the Pacarana was using 5% of total, so the paca would be at 10%.

How times change.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Concerning DSP power this MP3 which is made up of 6 different complex Kyma sounds uses about 40% of a Pacarana so it would run fine on a paca.

There is quite a lot going on. All of the sounds are from the Kyma library, I have just mucked about with them a bit, put them on the timeline and done some automation.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice sounds !

Yes, I will get a Paca and upgrade to a Pacarana within a year I think. That will be the way to go for me.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So these were not put through any processing? Sounds like the ocean sample is?
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It is all very heavily processed, I went for heavy cpu intensive sounds to see what the DSP load was.

I have just cached the sounds (basically pre render to disk, like a freeze, so basically sample play from disk) and played the timeline which now shows around 1% which is what it shows at idle.

Just playing samples looks like it is free really.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Good. Thanks for the great example Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Bob, what do you think of the Kyma compared to the G2?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

What I'd love to know is what the import duties came to! I have tried to work out how much it will cost to import a Paca into the UK, but no luck yet. The UK customs site is a maze! The extra duties seem quite arbitrary from what I read on other forums.

Also, I swear I read somewhere that the Paca/rana can be used in standalone mode, without a computer, but I might have dreamt it... If so how would this work?

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You cannot use the paca/rana without a computer. It uses Kyma X.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's what I thought. Thanks for the quick reply!
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

buzzr wrote:
Bob, what do you think of the Kyma compared to the G2?


Have a look at http://electro-music.com/forum/post-242861.html#242861 which has a bit of info.

It is a very different beast to the G2.
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What I'd love to know is what the import duties came to! I have tried to work out how much it will cost to import a Paca into the UK, but no luck yet.


0% import duty as it is classified as a computer, but you have to pay VAT on it and import charges by UPS for sorting it all out for you.

I Paid £467.54 on Import VAT for a Pacarana.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Andy
I think this thread is misnamed. it should be split somewhere and given a more appropriate name. Would you do it?

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Split into three different threads now.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
Split into three different threads now.


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