'Enter a world of evil'

Kymera is the first entry in our new series of instruments based on the principles of Musique concrète developed by French composer Pierre Schaeffer in the 1940s, and now taken into the future. Inside you will find a vast collection of idiosyncratic sounds recorded in extreme ultrasonic quality, allowing you to pitch and manipulate the original recordings beyond recognition without losing their clarity and definition. As laid out in the tape experiments conducted by Schaeffer and his contemporaries in the mid 20th century, Kymera allows you to burn all relation between the sampled material and its sonic origin, creating brand new sound objects out of the ashes.

 

Inspired by classic horror sound effects, this instrument is not for the faint of heart. Spanning the screeching tones of dry ice on metal, whining hurdy-gurdy drones, blood curdling screams, the voice of our studio mascot Penny the french bulldog, and countless others; these sounds are a testament to our love for all things dark. 

 

Within the collection of 60 presets that we have designed to kickstart your journey into this dark new world, you will find sound effects including dynamic monster vocalizations, environmental sounds, and foley; as well as tonal elements such as rhythmic sequences, drones, and pads made from surprising and unlikely sources.


Whether you're a sound designer searching for the creature sounds of the future, an experimental musician looking to add organic depth to your productions, or a film/video game composer in need of instant inspiration, there is something waiting for you in Kymera.

Sound Sculpture Series

All of our Sound Sculpture instruments are loaded with our free MNDALA Engine, allowing you to quickly switch between many different sonic landscapes. Simply get it for free from our store and load in any Sound Sculpture instrument.

→ Recorded at leading-edge 32-bit 384khz resolution
→ Extreme resolution CPU efficient in-DAW playback & blazingly fast preset loading 
→ VST / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
→ Plugin app and samples watermarked to you
→ Easy downloads and updates via Pulse Downloader
→ 872 MB installed, 2 GB required for setup
→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all VST/AU compatible DAW’s

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Dark Sound Effects Redefined

Kymera is a macabre collection of haunted sounds for the next generation of horror. Building on years of R&D in creating custom instruments for award-winning horror video games and films, we spent weeks in the studio experimenting with unconventional sound objects and techniques to bring you a horror toolkit unlike any other.

The first edition of Kymera featured a limited edition Perform View animation for Halloween. Now its back with a new interactive piece of art.

Kymera 

$49 ► $19

* All tracks created purely using Kymera (Presence has some elements from Rasa)

Making of Kymera

Our instrument

creation approach

Continuous play and pushing creative boundaries is our foundational mindset when creating our instruments. Rather than trying to recreate true-to-life instruments, we choose to experiment and not follow the usual path.

Inspired by nature and ancient knowledge, we embrace expressive (im)perfections, perform and capture using experimental methods to create instruments and sounds that are beyond the imagined.

 

From using bespoke extreme-quality recording using methods such as ultrasonics, to experimenting with unique workflows and sound sources that are constantly in a state of re-invention, each Sound Sculpture Instrument is a playable form of our exploratory journeys.

 

While sampling, the subtleties and imperfections of live human performance are embraced and encouraged. Depending on the final intent, we will creatively post-process as little or as much as needed (sometimes beyond recognition), but always making sure that the soul and character of the performances are fully transmuted once it's been implemented as one of our expressive playable instruments.

 

If this approach is something you feel is close to your heart, go ahead and explore our catalogue!