Kangas Sound Editor 4.2.0
Features at a glance
Key features include the ability to create music instruments from scratch (both percussion and melodic), cellular-like structure for music compositions, advanced pitch control using a system of frequency ratios instead of conventional music notation, state-of-the-art sound editor, as well as XML import/export facility.
In addition, it comes with user-definable graphs for controlling pitch envelopes and the volume, as well as to shift the stereo balance over time, and the ability to save audio files as uncompressed WAV files. Also, it requires a MySQL database server for storing harmonics and anti-harmonics.
It is very important to mention here that the instruments can be easily created by specifying anti-harmonics and harmonics, and that the XML import and export function allows the user to collaborate with and build on the work of other users.
Uniform graphical user interface across all desktops
The program is written entirely in the well known Java programming languages, including its graphical user interface, which means that it looks and acts the same on all supported desktops and operating systems. It's supported on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms.
However, you must have a background in creating audio effects and editing sound, as it uses a system of cells or boxes, which can be dragged and dropped by the user onto a timeline. They represent entities, such as repetition, individual sounds, chords or notes.
Summing up, Kangas Sound Editor proves to be a decent and easy-to-use music creation software specifically designed for people who are looking for a cross-platform and free software to create sound effects and music instruments from scratch.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 12th, 2014
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- Changes to new installation sample database: sample tracks now have their keep left and keep right intermediate file checkboxes checked, so that Channel views are now generated when the "Compute Stereo" button is pressed. Some unused tracks have been deleted.
- Made the extent of Recorded Sound boxes sensitive to the Volume multiplier field in the containing Sequence box.
- Fixed bugs with .WAV sound file handling:
Application descriptionKangas Sound Editor is an open source graphical software written in the Java programming language and designed to be u...