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
I use Kenaxis both in the studio and in live performance. I find it to be one of the most intuitive granulation programs I have used. The functionality and ease of use separates Kenaxis from other sound generation programs. The wonderful utility of Kenaxis as an all-in-one program comes the seamless integration of granulation, looping and other generative functions with the MIDI live performance interface and the VBAP diffusion generators.
- Eric Powell, Composer/Sound Designer, Vancouver BC /Regina SK
Kenaxis has become an invaluable addition to the ever expanding set of tools I use for composing and live performance. It’s ease of use and incredible versatility, allow me to use music technology as it should be used: to add to/not detract from the creative process. It’s great for both brainstorming, improvisation, you name it.
- Doug Opel, Composer, Long Island, New York
You’ll also find Doug at MySpace.
Kenaxis is a beautiful environment for avoiding compositional habits we all tend to fall to.
Thnx Stefan! with Kenaxis i did part of the soundtrack for a short experimental movie that won at Aubagne film festival… and i will be using it for sound designing the Nikola Tesla birth house Museum in Smiljan
– Vjeran Salamon, Composer and sound designer, Zagreb, Croatia
Manolis Manousakis – Sound Artist, Athens Greece
Watch the Medea Electronique video below to see some of the exciting multimedia work that is happening in Greece.