KRFT Docs :: The Surface

In KRFT, users create two-dimensional musical interfaces called Surfaces. They contain musical elements that called Cells — colored geometric shapes and control the sound and music through touch and gesture.

The visual style of the cell informs the user of various characteristics, in particular the shape, color and style are important.


Shape

The shape of a Cell indicates its function:

Timeline

A diamond represents a timeline: a list of notes that play an instrument e.g. a drum beat or bassline

Morph

A triangle represents a Morph: Tweens a setting over a set duration e.g. pitch of a channel down an octave.

Transform

A hexagon represents a Transform Cell. These cells take one or more timelines and transform their notes in real time.

Dial

A circle represents a dial which are dragged to adjust a setting e.g. a Filter.

Audio

An oval represents an Audio clip. Custom audio files can be imported.


Group

A rectangle represents a Group which cues a list of cells to play at the start of the next bar and stops others.


Color


Rotation

Cells may be be rotated. The rotation of a cell does not affect its function, only visually.


Labels

You can add text labels to each cell to help you remember their function.


Cell Interactions

The interaction behaviour of a cell is determined by its visual style.

Solid

Outline


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