At ten years old, Kenaxis has circled the globe! From Croatia to Australia, throughout North America, and all over Europe, Kenaxis products have become an integral part of exciting new projects everywhere.

Here’s just a sampling. Have you got a project to share? Let us know.

Rohan De Livera

Kenaxis is one of the nicest, feature rich, and most fun to use granular synthesizers I’ve ever used.

The Granulator and Basunerah were used to create harmonic sound ‘clouds’ and sequences of random vocal syllables in my piece Haiku. The ability to morph between various parameter settings enables a truly dynamic sound palette.

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-Rohan De Livera, Electronic Music Composer
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stefan Smulovitz

I created Kenaxis out of a need to explore new sounds in an intuitive way. Coming from a background as an improvising violist, I wanted to create an instrument that would be fast and flexible enough to react to any musical situation.

If you would like to hear some of my music you can hear my solo work at MySpace and my duet work with vocalist Viviane Houle at Cellar Live.

Stefan Smulovitz – Vancouver, BC – creator of Kenaxis

Pessi Parviainen

I have used Kenaxis for preparing soundtracks for installations and performances. It is an intuitive tool for mixing and manipulating sound files on the fly, making it a breeze to prepare what I need. Most recently, I used Kenaxis in the Amorph!08-festival in Helsinki, in making a soundtrack that played in a park.
Besides that, Kenaxis is also an interesting digital expansion for my improv guitarism.

I just did another show with Kenaxis, running about in a café with a wireless mic, sampling things and people. The attached mp3 is from that particular mayhem..

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Pessi Parviainen – Interdisciplinary artist – Helsinki, Finland

Danny Barnes

What’s cool about Kenaxis is that you can sit down and make something happen. It never fails to generate a cool sonic idea.

Banjo Ideas Audio Sample (1:47) – Click to Play

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Danny Barnes – banjoist, composer, remix artist, inventor of folktronics – Port Hadlock, Washington

John Oliver

I use Kenaxis in works for fixed media (surround sound concert works) & in live performance.

John Oliver – Composer and Sound Artist, Vancouver BC

Scott Fraser

I have been using kenaxis as my primary sound source since about 2005. I use it with the band G42 as well as when working solo as Fritter or DSA.

Scott Fraser – Noise Artist, Vancouver BC

Graham Ord

I am so knocked out with Kenaxis. I’ve been using the VST links to run Reaktor and it’s so mindblowing I feel like I am in synth heaven.  I can run numerous Reaktor ensembles and mix in my live field recording samples and mess with the whole lot.  Being a child of the ’60’s I feel like I can re-create the Beatles #9 and then some.  I haven’t explored all the possibilities of Kenaxis yet but I’m completely blown away by it’s power and possibilities.

Ord G – Musician, improvisor, soon to be noise artist, Vancouver BC

Dan Kibke

I use Kenaxis for live performance and in the studio although my technique for both is the same.

The immediate appeal for me was the open ended approach to Kenaxis. Most music software is designed in such a way that there are expectations of how you will use it so you have to fight to break out of that mold.

Primarily I treat it as an instrument for processing and manipulating live sounds fed from contact microphones and photocells rather than working with pre-recorded material.
Dan Kibke / Sinusoidal – noise artist, Vancouver BC

Jeff Cloke

I find Kenaxis is incredibly flexible, with a natural interface and built-in processing.  It is naturally multi-voiced, with live sampling and total midi-control capability.  Its granular processing is incomparable, with two granulators and fast parameter switching.  Overall it provides an ideal foundation for live performance.
- Jeff Cloke, Laptop improviser – with live instrumental performers - sort of ambient!
London, UK

coin gutter (emma hendrix and graeme scott)

coin gutter uses kenaxis as a sound design tool for working with real time sound manipulation of samples, re-samples, and live instruments and electronics.

coin gutter – Sound art / sound design, Vancouver, BC

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