not really expressive controller related, though I know there is an overlap between the kyma and expressive controller community…
so this is the new generation Symbolic Sound hardware…
(its been in the works for some time, but I think announced over last day or so?)
I like that they are marketing this as an APU (so audio version of GPU)…
of course, nothing new here, and you could argue UAD are much closer to this analogy…
(as kyma you patch directly for… so more like OpenGL + GPU?)
anyway, Kyma is well respected, so good to see it being updated…
with USB3, wifi , faster / smaller - all good
non-pro - $3300 for 2 gb/2 cpu
pro - $3800 4gb/4 cpus
pricing feels a little odd… Im not sure many will bother with the non pro (2 cpu) version, half power, and save ‘only’ $500.
don’t get me wrong, from symbolic sound side… the units are going to be very similar in cost… just not sure how many will go for it.
theres also no mention (I could find) of the possibility of upgrading non-pro to pro.
e.g. with plugin board.
as, if that was possible (at say $500) then I could see it as a way to ‘deep your toes in’… though again, for $500… is it worth the hassle? you are already pretty committed with $3k.
bit too pricey for me… (as a hobbyist)
but perhaps this’ll means a few of the older Pacaranas will turn up, as the pros upgrade
does anyone have any more details? in particular… have they stayed with the same DSP chips?
I wondered if for cost/ease of updating, if they might move to more ‘generic’ ARM SoCs… no musician would care, as long as performance is there… and might be easier for SS in the long run…and also might give SS the option of doing cheaper versions… to get a wider user base.
(that said, the real investment is in the software (kyma)… so I can see why ‘cheapening’ it, might be unattractive to SS)