1. Introduction to Kangas Sound Editor (QI)

Kangas Sound Editor and the closely-related Kangas Sound Editor QI are designed to let you create or synthesize sound-effects and music without needing great expertise in either of these areas. All that is required to get great results is a certain level of patience – great results do not necessarily come quickly – and a willingness to experiment.

We will now take a tour of Kangas Sound Editor (QI) to help get you familiar with its features. This tutorial is designed to be read in ascending order of page numbers, as a fair number of these pages make the assumption that you have read or at least skimmed the pages before. Having said that, feel free to skip to other pages should you wish to browse or peruse other topics.

You can navigate through this tutorial by clicking on the page numbers at the bottom to go to specific pages. You can go backwards or forwards through the pages by clicking on the left     or right     facing Kangas buttons; or, pressing the left or right arrow keys. You can also jump to selected topics by clicking links on the left and right menus. Once you have jumped to a topic, clicking on the right-facing Kangas button or pressing the right arrow key may take you to a follow up page or pages on that topic, or to the next topic if there are no follow up pages.

It definitely helps to have cookies enabled, as these are used for page navigation and to remember which tutorial page you are on if you come back to it later.

At any point, you might find it helpful to try the Quick-start procedure to create a simple sound (p. 45)

If you get stuck, we recommend using the Kangas Sound Editor help forum to help you get going again.

We would certainly welcome any feedback regarding your progress with Kangas Sound Editor (QI). Good luck!