34. Recorded Sound properties

Recorded Sound properties

Figure 34.1
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Figure 34.1 shows a Recorded Sound box and its properties; Recorded Sound is a bit of a misnomer, as non-recorded sound can also be used.

The properties of a Recorded Sound box are as follows:

Duration plus other statistics dialog (original compute method)

Figure 34.2
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Duration plus other statistics dialog (new compute method)

Figure 34.3
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Figure 34.2 shows the Duration plus other statistics dialog that appears when the Duration button is clicked for a Recorded Sound box when the compute method is Original; figure 34.3 shows a similar dialog that appears when the compute method is New. In addition to the usual information (see page 22), some details of the raw sound file is shown; this information may be useful when setting the properties of the Recorded Sound box.

Notice that the (orange-bordered) Recorded Sound box is contained within a (red-bordered) Repetition Group box. Although it isn't used in this example, this could be used to add a reverb or echo effect to the recorded or non-recorded sound pulled in. Repetition Groups (see page 20 of this tutorial) can be used to vary the volume and/or interval between successive repetitions, thus creating such an effect. For an example of a reverb effect created using this technique, see the entry for Reverb effect on piano notes in the KangaSound XML listing page