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

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

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

Doug Opel

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.

Kelly Churko

I use Kenaxis for live noise performance and as a studio tool.

-Kelly Churko Composer, Improviser, Guitarist, Computer musician, Tokyo, Japan

Manolis Manousakis & Medea Electronique

I use kenaxis for live electronics and mixed media.

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.


Medea (Short Film By Medea Electronique) from Medea Electronique on Vimeo.

Theodore Lotis

A great tool for live performance, live electronics and sound transformation.

Corfu, Greece

Theodore Lotis – Composer, Lecturer Ionian University

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