KymaConnect 2

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KymaConnect 2 is a free upgrade for all current KymaConnect license holders.
Download the latest version of KymaConnect 2 here and use your license key to enable.

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Delora KymaConnect 2 is "Command Central" for all your Kyma connectivity needs.

KymaConnect 2, a macOS user agent program for the Mac, reduces cost and setup complexity while offering expanded capability and customization of MIDI device connections to/from your Paca(rana).

(Screen shots below are in macOS light mode. KymaConnect 2 supports macOS dark mode as well.)

Delora KymaConnect general screen
Delora KymaConnect routing screen

KymaConnect 2 Features & Benefits

Paca(rana)

  • Kyma 7+ and KymaConnect share the same Ethernet connection between the Mac and Paca(rana), simplifying your set up cabling while providing you more studio or stage layout possibilities.
  • KymaConnect's "Paca Proxy" connects a Paca or Pacarana on one network to "clients" connected to a second network.
  • PacaProxy makes it possible to have wireless control of Kyma with a simple MacBook setup!
  • Can eliminate the need to add network switches and even Wi-Fi access points if your Mac features a built-in AirPort connection.
  • Applications that follow the Pacarana's OSC conventions can have full bidirectional control of the Pacarana, including Kyma Control and TouchOsc.

‘Virtual MIDI Patchbay’ Features

  • KymaConnect provides an always available connection between up to eight (8) MIDI devices and the Paca(rana), without additional software or hardware.
  • Saves the expense of an external MIDI merger box, as well as a USB MIDI interface for the Pacarana.
  • Since KymaConnect is normally set up to run whenever you log into your Mac, the Paca(rana) can be played and controlled from an external MIDI keyboard or other controller without running a sequencer or other software.
  • KymaConnect's MIDI patchbay can be used with up to eight external MIDI devices even when Kyma and the Paca(rana) are not in use.

Advanced MIDI Routing and Mapping Capabilities

  • Routing makes it possible to specify which MIDI sources send to which destinations.
  • Channel mapping can change a message's MIDI channel before it reaches its destination.
  • Selectively mute a channel's messages to filter out unwanted MIDI traffic.
  • All controlled from an easy-to-use routing table.

On-Stage Benefits

  • The combination of the proxy and "virtual MIDI patchbay" can reduce overall system complexity, whether on stage or in the studio.
  • Example: a viable Kyma 7+ performance set up (not including the Paca(rana) soundcard and audio connections) can be assembled with a Mac Book or Mac Book Pro, a Paca(rana), and a simple RG45 network cable. No other external boxes, such as routers or Ethernet switches are needed.
  • By using a USB keyboard or other controllers, full MIDI performance control over a Kyma sound can be achieved without additional MIDI cables or components.
  • Exert full wireless remote control of the Kyma VCS using Symbolic Sound's Kyma Control app running on an iPad, or other Paca(rana) OSC compatible controllers.

Studio Configuration Benefits

  • KymaConnect's system streamlining features are not just for live performance. Studio set ups can also benefit by removing unnecessary external devices like MIDI mergers, a USB MIDI interface connected to the Paca(rana), and potentially WiFi access points and other networking hardware and cables.
  • Macs with built-in AirPort WiFi connectivity can create special "computer-to-computer" WiFi networks (also called "Adhoc WiFi networks") to provide a dedicated wireless network for interacting with Kyma using OSC. This affords enhanced reliability as well as reduced control latency, features not only essential for live performance but also of great benefit in the studio.
  • Since Kyma 7+ supports communication between Kyma and the Paca(rana) over the same Ethernet connection used by KymaConnect, new studio layouts become possible. The Mac and Paca(rana) no longer need to be physically close, or even in the same room!

KymaConnect 1 vs KymaConnect 2

  • KymaConnect 2 is a completely 64-bit application; KymaConnect 1 was a combination of 32-bit and 64-bit. Full 64-bit operation is necessary for compatibility with recent macOS releases.
  • KymaConnect 2 is a macOS "Universal" application that runs natively on Macs using either Intel or Apple Silicon processors; KymaConnect 1 only supports Intel processors.
  • KymaConnect 2 adds support for IPv6 networks and connections to the Paca(rana).
  • KymaConnect 2 increases the number of external MIDI device "slots" from four to eight.
  • KymaConnect 2 adds programmable routing and filtering between the assigned external MIDI devices. KymaConnect 1 only allowed routing and filtering between the MIDI devices and the Paca(rana).
  • KymaConnect 2 removes the "CapyLink" proxy and the other Capybara specific support available in KymaConnect 1.

Still Need KymaConnect 1?

KymaConnect 1 has been discontinued and is not available for purchase. It is no longer updated or maintained.

The KymaConnect 2 installer download also includes an installer for the final version of KymaConnect 1. The KymaConnect 1 installer is provided as a convenience for users running Macs that are not able to update to at least macOS 10.14 (Mojave). A KymaConnect 2 license key can be used with KymaConnect 1.

KymaConnect 1 requires OS X 10.6.8 through macOS 10.14.6. However, since KymaConnect 2 supports macOS 10.14.6 and higher we recommend installing KymaConnect 2 if your set up allows.

KymaConnect 2 Requirements

  • Mac running macOS 10.14.6 through macOS 11, including native operation on Apple Silicon Macs
  • Symbolic Sound Kyma 7, Kyma 7+ or Kyma 7+ Universal, plus Paca or Pacarana sound design engine running most recent Kyma software and firmware
  • A network connection between your Mac and Paca(rana); PacaProxy requires the Mac's built-in Airport or other second network interface

User Manual
FAQ’s

KymaConnect 2 Summary

  • Native macOS user agent program runs silently in the background on a Mac (including Apple Silicon Macs) running macOS 10.14.6 through macOS 11.4. "Set up once and forget about it" ease-of-use
  • Provides full bidirectional OSC control of Paca or Pacarana running on a different network than the OSC control client
  • Dramatically reduces on-stage Mac Book or Mac Book Pro setup complexity by eliminating the need to have some type of WiFi router/switch/hub
  • Makes it easy, without extra components with any WiFi enabled Mac, to establish an optimal dedicated wireless OSC control network with improved robustness and reduced latency
  • Adds up to eight always available MIDI control inputs and outputs to the Paca(rana), a "virtual MIDI port" for software applications
  • Saves the expense of a Paca(rana) USB MIDI interface, MIDI cables, and reduces network hardware requirements
  • Compatible with wireless OSC applications running on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad: e.g. Kyma Control and TouchOsc
  • MIDI connectivity fully supports external MotorMix or BCF2000 VCS controllers, as well as other MIDI "knob boxes" that can be used with the VCS's "MIDI Learn" feature
  • Enhanced multi-client support over native Paca(rana) OSC
  • Provides advanced MIDI customization options. Control where each MIDI device sends and receives from, or alter the MIDI channel as needed

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