Kangas Sound Editor (QI) cell/box types
- Harmonic box — this is associated with a user-definable harmonic structure (a set of harmonic
- anti-Harmonic box — this is associated with a user-definable anti-harmonic/inharmonic structure (set of anti-
- Sound box — this contains one or more Harmonic and/or anti-Harmonic boxes, and defines properties of
the sound such as duration, pitch graph and volume graph.
- Chord Group — this contains one or more Sound boxes (or certain other box types) and is used to
capture a generalised concept of a chord: the sounds within it can be played at the same time, but they don't have
- Interval box — this is used within a Chord Group, and is used to specify a frequency ratio and
possibly a time interval between Chord Group components such as Sound boxes.
- Repetition Group — this is used whenever anything (e.g. a Chord Group) needs to be repeated, with
possible modifications between successive repetitions such as change of pitch, volume or timing. These can also be used
for reverb or echo effects.
- Sequence box — these boxes, which are placed first into the program's Edit pane, can contain other
box types. The horizontal position of the Sequence box within the Edit pane indicates when it will be
played in the containing track, and its width indicates its duration.
- Recorded Sound box — these boxes are associated with an external .AU, .AIFF or .WAV file,
perhaps containing a recorded sound (these were designed to allow vocals to be incorporated into a Kangas
Sound Editor composition).
The following YouTube video demonstrates the cellular or box structure in use in a
From harmonic to music track
with the Kangas Sound Editor Ver 2