Symbolic Sound Corporation has announced Tau, a new tool for morphing, warping, and synthesizing sound within the Kyma sound design environment. The Tau Editor lets you use a mouse or a Wacom tablet pen to graphically warp any parameter of the sound. Press the Record button to capture your real time transformations on disk for later editing.
The Tau Editor also lets you time-align multiple files; match or transform the frequency, amplitude, and formant envelopes of files; create an entire library of synthesis patches at the touch of a button (called Galleries); analyze a new sound by dragging and dropping it into the editor; and morph without time-smearing or comb filtering artifacts.
Tau is included in Kyma X.3, the latest update, which is available free to registered Kyma X owners. Kyma X.3 runs under Mac OS X (on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs); Windows XP, 98, ME, and 2000; and Mac OS 9.2. For more information, visit Symbolic Sound.com.