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Can I record output of the Kyma app within Kyma?

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Hi all,

My first post here, I a  m having a blast with my new Pacarana, but I have a simple question. Is there a recorder that I could launch (like in Reaktor) that could capture the Kyma's output signal without requiring physical patching or a DAW.

I see that can record inputs, but can't find anythign about recording the Kyma output. Am I missing something? Is this not possible because the processing is happening within the Kyma box itself and not on the Mac?

Thanks in advance,


asked Jun 30, 2015 in General by jason-wolford (290 points)
edited Jun 30, 2015 by jason-wolford

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To make an audio recording of a Sound, go to the Action menu and select Record to disk...

In the Timeline, Multigrid, TAU editor and Wave editor, you can click the Record control at the top of the editor to go into record mode and then space bar to start the recording.

For making quick stereo recordings from the AD inputs, there is a Tape Recorder tool in the Tools menu.

There is also a module in the Prototypes called Record to Disk which you can insert anywhere in the signal flow path to record the signal at that point.

In each of these cases, you'll get a record dialog asking you for the format, resolution, and number of channels.

answered Jun 30, 2015 by ssc (Savant) (125,740 points)
selected Jul 1, 2015 by jason-wolford
Thanks for the prompt reply. The "record to disk" function is exactly what I was looking for.

I think I got a little confused because it seems a sound needs to be in an inactive state to start the recording. If the sound has been activated, the record to disk option appears not to be visible.

Still learning my way around here. Thanks again for the help!
These methods are great if there's a specific sound you want to record but what if you want to continuously record the output while changing sounds? As you know, I've recently started making YouTube videos showcasing some Kyma stuff and the ability to record the output continuously without getting a DAW involved would be lovely. Is this a thing? I've been working on a sort of creative hack to make it happen but no luck...Thanks!
Hello Will (aka SpectralEvolver), If you have a second converter, maybe you could connect your Pacarana's converter to that second one and record the output of the second one into the screen capture software you run on the Mac for capturing videos?
(Your videos are awesome btw!)