CAG Asy Release 5

A big discussion about this release can be found on Tweaky under CAGAsyRelease5. All demo materials are made on a basic Capybara 320 system.


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CAG Asy Release 5. 1

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Module table. 1

The UnMuteDJ Demo Song. 2

Previous releases still included. 3

CAG Asy Releases in prototype strip. 5

Extra examples. 8

Separate microsound files. 10

User Feedback. 14

Get it now! 26

Questions & Answers. 30

Bugs. 32

Module table

The module table below gives an overview of the new included modules of this release:

Module name



A channeller that allows you to select left or right input with a control value, very handy.


A simple way (radius and angle) of defining a constant vector/complex number.


A Product prototype for multiplying complex number signals. It can make a linear frequency shift to complex input sounds with a twiddle. Sounds like single side band modulation. DemoCmplxMultiply.mp3


This is a complex number recursive modulator. It can make a recursive frequency shift to complex input sounds. It can change the input sound color very dramatically, from a single harmonic to a fully filled harmonic spectrum. Sounds very FM like. DemoCmplxRM.mp3 DemoSpeechInCmplxRM.mp3


Yes!! another phat stereo 2nd order low pass / band pass (high pass and notch) filter using complex number techniques. Frequency Cut-off is controlled on audio rate! DemoCmplxLP.mp3 BattleOfCmplxBP.mp3


Much like Twiddle1 with build-in envelope, without LUT and pitch in a parameter field. Very useful as inputs to CmplxRM1. (see DemoCmplxRM.mp3 above)


Another fine twiddle with phase distortion in a feedback manner. Sounds really cool. DemoTwiddle5pair.mp3


Stereo Kyma ADSR


Stereo Kyma AR


Stereo Decay Sustain Release envelope


Stereo single shot ADSR1 (without the S)


Stereo single shot ASR1


Stereo single shot On and Decay (or Release)


Stereo single shot Decay (or Release)


A stereo mixer that can handle up to 8 inputs. It has a volume fader and a soft mute on every channel. Every channel has its own AR envelope inside. The enabling, by Un Muting, can be synced to a BPM trigger. This sound is made on special request for DavidMoss. The sync to BPM was made for TaylorDeupree.


Just a stereo 2nd order FIR, for making notches or adjustable 0,1 to 2T sample delays.


Stereo 1 sample delay


Four configuration of a stereo Harmonic Resonator with a 1st order LP filter in the feedback loop. Cross feedbacks are also possible. Comb filtering is also included. The sound from EckardVossas was an inspiration to build these modules. DemoResonator1d.mp3


A very neat stereo LFO with five different build in waveforms: Sine, Saw, Square, Triangle and random. Every LFO (left = 1, right = 2) can be phase delayed/shifted, time warped, enveloped, DC offset etc. The LFO's can be combined in several manners, mixing or multiplied etc only working positive scale, nn-scale or full scale. In short: THE LFO you have always wanted! EckardVossas thanks again for your inspiration.


Only a single LFO taken from LFO1. Past this into any hot value field, that needs a single LFO.


A stereo multi envelope generator


A simple way of applying stereo envelopes to your sounds, with smart Absolute and Squared switch to enable to use of a twiddle for auto panning


For those who want more control over the auto panning or who want modulation plus enveloping use the more advanced version


Use this as adder of different indexes going to a WaveTable1, it enables nice waveform distortions


A flanger/chorus you have not heard in Kyma! Build from a stereo variable delay line with two feedbacks. DemoChorus.mp3

The UnMuteDJ Demo Song

This is a life studio recording of the UnMuteDJ example delivered with CAG Asy Release 5. The recording is afterwards mastered with another Kyma Sound (also example). About 22 licks run in parallel and are UnMuted by me over time. Some extra faders/parameters are added for effects like phasing, pingpong-delay, aliasing, low pass filtering and a send to (external) reverb. Beat this if you can! DemoUnMuteDJ.mp3 -- ChristiaanGelauff - 19 May 2007

These are photo’s of my setup during the recording:

Single UnMutes
UnMute + controller Score

Foot controller for modulating filter cutoff




Previous releases still included

In this release all modules of previous releases are still included. A few prototype classes from the previous releases are updated to get a more consisted naming and/or extra and/or corrected parameter and/or a more complete help.

CAG Asy Releases in prototype strip

Included with this release is a Sound file that can be loaded as Custom Prototypes. This enables dragging of the CAG modules directly from the prototype strip. The modules are grouped by release.

If one understands the trick for creating a Sound file to be used as Custom Prototype, one can make any other grouping.

Extra examples

With CAG Asy Release 5 several new examples are included to demonstrate how parameters work or how one can use the CAG modules (including the used sounds for the mp3 demos in the module table above). Read More

Separate microsound files

Since Kyma X.42 (6.42) one can load several user microsounds at the same time. The amount of user microsound code is however restricted. Due to this restriction, one cannot load all CAG Asy Releases and other available microsound files at once.


With CAG Asy Release 5 all available CAG modules are offered with a separate microsound file (if required)! This enables the user to only load the microsounds needed for his particular setup. How does this work?

User Feedback

Your mp3 demos are tantalizing! I especially like the way the Chorus and complex modulation sounds. Keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to this release very much. -- aaa - 10 Apr 2007

I took some time to review your microsounds. First impression, as always, I have been impressed by the clarity of the signal, it's nice to actually hear how you carefully designed your algorithms.
I really appreciate the fact that there are more examples. Having examples of how to run your sounds is key to how fast users will adopt your sounds (the UnMuteDJ demo, is very fun to play with!).
The SeeDSP examples are GREAT, this helps even more to understand how to use the prototypes, and what they exactly do to the sound. -- bbb - 11 Jun 2007


CAGAsy5 is rockin my boat! The extended Kyma boot up time, having to load all the asy code separately and one by one, is a little annoying - I would rather have it all as one.

But the Twiddle QuadOsc's are so so cool. And the Resonator options, when Duplicated, are rich and incredibly inspiring. The filters are the BEES KNEES. Still lots more things to understand and discover how to apply (your complex number filters and RM sound really great but I have trouble understanding why they sound so good... some explanation of your ideas would be cool), but I would thoroughly recommend these microsounds to advanced users of Kyma looking for new inspiration and directions in sound design and composition... Great Work, and nice price!!! – ccc – 27 Jun 2007


CAG5 I found really useful and I followed some of the tips you mentioned to me about distortions on the symbolicsound twiki. I have made about 4 quite nice distortion/bit reduction patches using CAG now. Lots more in my head but unfortunately I don't get nearly enough time with my Capybara.....


Personally I think you came up with a fair price for the microsounds. I find taking apart your demo song sounds is very instructional! In terms of CAG features I'm still just scratching the surface, I really like all the distortion sounds though. --- ddd --- 2 Jul 2007


Just a note to say that your bandpass filters and delays sound great. --- eee ---10 Okt 2007

CAG Asy Release 5 is not for sale anymore!

Since the Capybara 320 platform is not sold anymore and I can not support the platform anymore, I have to stop CAG Asy Release 5 sales.

Questions & Answers

Useful feedback is received from users and beta testers. Next to this, very useful questions were asked. Most of these questions could be interesting to other users too: Questions & Answers


Although one tries to prevent bugs at all costs, still unforeseen anomalies, lack of time, knowledge or simple human error causes bugs to be present in the CAG modules. Read the bug report for known problems.


Page last updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012