This year at Decibel Festival I'll be teaming up with my friend James Patrick of Dubspot and Ableton to talk a little about modular synthesis software, and give a sneak preview of Kaivo, my new physical modeling synthesizer. I’ve been working on Kaivo for almost two years now. Kaivo brings Aalto’s ease of patching to a new set of modules based around physical modeling. I'm excited to show off its interface and a few of the new sonic possibilities it offers.
I’m also very excited to be part of a panel with other instrument makers from Monome and Livid Instruments. The panel is called "New Media Hardware Platforms and Communities." We’ll discuss what the current landscape of hardware from independent makers looks like, what it’s like to be one of these independent makers, and what unique possibilities this activity of locally sourced, community-focused hardware design offers culturally and musically. And what lies ahead? Please come share your thoughts.
Brian and Kelli of Monome will also be on hand to reveal Aleph, the new music hardware that they have made in collaboration with Ezra Buchla. I know a lot of people are anticipating this one!
My session with James Patrick will be Friday at noon at Broadway Performance Hall. The Monome presentation and new hardware panel will be Thursday afternoon. Times of some of the conference programs are still shifting, so please check the Decibel Conference Program for more info and breaking news.
Kaivo!! Many congratulations Randy. Having a hard time waiting for this one.
Wonderful name for the new synth too - I'm not even gonna say what my guess was but it was way off.
EDIT: looked up "kaivo" and a few of its anagrams... You win! Probably the best instrument name, ever.
Many good news those days, Kaivo and Aleph will be great new products I'm sure of that !
I've finally decide to also buy an MTRX-8 a weeks ago, seems to be a product in the same "vibes", have to wait one month too..
time to find more cash.. ;-)
wish you the best for Kaivo Randy !
The Finnish for 'well' is what I was going for, as in a deep well of sounds. When you hear it, I hope you’ll agree!
I don’t think there will be stream You could check out the Decibel Festival site for video after the fact. In any case, I will post more info about Kaivo soon.
Had a fun time showing the new baby off in the green room at Decibel. I will make a screencast video preview very soon!
That was kind of a drag that you had issues with audio at the main presentation. I hope to hear the green room program soon.
I am interested to hear more about the granular exciter and different modeled resonators. Glad to see some new work in phymod. It will be even better to hear & play with it.
Maybe if we all keep refreshing this page every five minutes hoping for more news, everything will happen faster.
Oh wait, we were all doing that anyway. And if you're a REAL addict, you've got the muffwiggler Kaivo thread open too, just to be safe.
I'll put together a preview for the Intertubes early next week. This weekend there are a ton of friends in town for Decibel, and I need a couple of days off! Thanks for your patience :-)
here the second conference
2 minutes with no sounds but a lot of fun and a scoop, will be Green !;-)
Sure enough there is some nice discussion over at the muffwiggler thread.
Looking forward to this! 6-8 weeks ship eh..
Any details on pricing would be appreciated so I can save up :)
Looking forward to the preview video.
I love my Korg Prophecy! and I love Aalto! So, I'm super stoked to hear, play this one!!
Question: Was the Prophecy, the Yamaha VL-1 or any other (of the very few) physical modelling synths or softsynths of the past a source of inspiration for your software design for Kaivo?
I have definitely listened to the demos of those instruments closely, but I'm not really headed the same way---you won’t hear an attempt to make a sax sound in Kaivo, for example. A bigger influence has been the academic work of Julius Smith, Perry Cook, Stefan Bilbao and others.
I spent most of the day yesterday wrestling with my screen capture program on my new Mac. I think I'm good to go now so I should have something up today or tomorrow.
first one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiT117i6YnE
The demo is great.
Any chance of getting a live audio stream into the resonator/model functions?
In addition to the synth functions this would make a very interesting live signal processor.
I am really looking forward to owning this software.
So, i just saw Kaivo preview and i just want to buy it! 'm sorry, I did not notice the approximate date of release (?).