You can use the built-in 3.5 mm audio when you don’t have access to another audio interface; for example, working with Kyma while you are traveling, or for doing a quick sound check without sending audio to the main audio interface.

Any headphones or powered speakers with impedance greater than 20 Ω should work with the built-in output. Confirmed headphones and in-ear monitors include:

  • Apple iPod Ear Pods (23 Ω, 109 dB/v SPL)
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50x (38 Ω, 99 dB/v SPL)
  • Sennheiser HD 380 PRO (54 Ω, 110 dB/v SPL)
  • Sennheiser HD 650 (300 Ω, 105.1 dB/v SPL)
  • Sony MDR-7506 (63 Ω, 106 dB/v SPL)

The built-in microphone input is designed for use with Electret Condenser Microphones. The connector provides a 5 volt bias voltage to the tip and ring (sleeve is ground reference) and expects the microphone signal to be on the tip. The input circuit is set up to accommodate either balanced or unbalanced microphones. The built-in input is convenient for testing Kyma Sounds that need an audio input when away from the studio or if you are trying to achieve a lo-fi or glitch aesthetic.

In the Kyma DSP Status window, select Built-in 3.5 mm as the Audio Output.

To adjust the input level or the output volume, select Pacamara from the Configure dropdown menu at the lower left of the DSP Status window.