Supply Power to the Paca(rana)
No matter where you are in the world, the Paca(rana)’s power brick automatically configures itself for the AC (mains) power to which it is connected.
Make sure that the Paca(rana) and the computer (and any other peripherals you are using with Kyma) are connected to the same mains power outlet strip for your own safety and to avoid ground loops.
- Connect the power brick to the Power connector on the back of the Paca(rana)
- Connect the AC mains power cable to the power brick
- Connect the AC mains power cable to a grounded AC mains power outlet
Make sure that the power light on the power brick is off before connecting or disconnecting the Paca(rana) Power connection.
If you are moving your Paca(rana) and want to disconnect the power:
- Disconnect the AC mains power cable from the AC mains power outlet
- Disconnect the AC mains power cable from the power brick
- Wait for the power light on the power brick to turn off
- Disconnect the power brick from the Power connector on the back of the Paca(rana)
When powered on, the Paca(rana), like other powerful, high-speed devices, can get very warm. Give your Paca(rana) a long and productive life by keeping it cool: don’t block the ventilation holes on the top or rear panels, and don’t block the airflow by setting something on top of the Paca(rana).
Use ONLY the original power brick that shipped with the Paca(rana); using a different power brick will damage your Paca(rana) beyond repair!
Connect the Paca(rana) to your Computer via Gigabit Ethernet
When using the 64-bit version of Kyma 7, you have a choice of using gigabit Ethernet or FireWire to connect the Paca(rana) to your computer. An Ethernet connection is significantly faster than a FireWire connection and can be used with Cat 6 cables up to 30 meters long.
To connect by Ethernet, use a Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable to connect from a gigabit Ethernet port on your computer to Expansion Port B of the Paca(rana). If your computer does not have a gigabit Ethernet port, you can add one using an adapter that would attach to your computer by USB 3, USB C, or Thunderbolt.
Here are some representative adapters:
- TP-Link USB to Ethernet Adapter
- Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
- Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Connect the Paca(rana) to your Computer via FireWire
Use the supplied FireWire cable (or one of your own) to carefully connect one of the FireWire ports on the back of the Paca(rana) to a FireWire port on your computer*.
Avoid plugging or unplugging FireWire cables when either your computer or Paca(rana) is powered on.
Please take time now to read through our tips for achieving FireWire bliss; you won’t regret it!
Proceed to step 3 in the column on the right: Connect Audio/MIDI Interfaces.
*If your computer does not have built-in FireWire ports, you can add a FireWire port to your computer in several ways:
- If your computer has a Thunderbolt port, use an Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
- If your computer has an unused PCIe (PCI Express) expansion slot, use a FireWire PCIe adapter (for example, this one from Syba)
- If your computer has an unused ExpressCard expansion slot, use a FireWire ExpressCard adapter