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Kangas Sound Editor

Kangas Sound Editor lets you synthesize sound effects and music effectively from scratch. Musical pitches are constructed using a system of frequency ratios, rather than the conventional equal-temperament notation. MIDI pitch numbers can be used to specify a base note from which other notes are relative. The user interface uses a system of cells or boxes, which are placed using drag and drop, and that have associated properties which describe various characteristics of the instrument, sound, or chord group. There is a kangaroo theme to this software.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 May 2014 08:37

    Release Notes: This release added WavePlayer, an internal audio player. There were track zero enhancements, including computation of Master track. Improvements were made to Waveform, Pitch, and Amplitude views. A reuse sound and intermediate filenames facility was added. Computation of child sound and intermediate files was added. The configure sound file parameters dialog was improved. The 'Time ruler start' on the toolbar is now a spinner field. Improvements were made in the handling of Recorded Sound boxes. Clicking on the 'Tracks' node now functions as a 3-way toggle. There were miscellaneous bugfixes and minor enhancements.

    •  18 Oct 2013 18:29

      Release Notes: In the Linux .jar file version, some bugs in the installation program that prevented a desktop shortcut to the Kangas Sound Editor from being successfully created was fixed.

      •  30 Sep 2013 10:35

        Release Notes: New graph types 'Square root', 'Cube root', 'Power', and 'Geometric sequence' have been added. An octave/note selector for the MIDI start pitch of Sequence boxes has been introduced. Numeric fields in the Properties window now have spinners for incrementing or decrementing values, and sliders for major or minor adjustments to values. Graph evaluation has been improved, including a fix of a possible divide by zero error. Bugs in the rendering of Waveform, Amplitude, and Pitch views, including a failure for these to be resized properly, have been fixed.

        •  29 Dec 2010 18:45

          Release Notes: The precision of numbers for Graphs, Anti-harmonic Bases, and Variations has been increased from 3 to 6 decimal places, and the precision of Harmonic/Anti-harmonic factors has been increased from 3 to 8 decimal places. A new 'Frequency Multiple' column and an additional validation check on save have been introduced to Anti-harmonic Bases. Graphs, Harmonics, etc. have a new color scheme, and their finder dialogs have a new slider control, 'Axis detail level'. Axis labels now have a grey, semi-transparent background. Rendering of Anti-harmonic and Anti-harmonic Bases has been improved. Bugs were fixed.


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