A maquette is an object, which represents both a musical "container" and a visual program .
In a maquette, objects can be manipulated according to temporal and graphical parameters. This includes :
A maquette contains specific boxes : TemporalBoxes , which have a number of characteristics :
To a certain extent, the maquette can be considered a patch.
In OM, a container is an object that contains a number of sub objects, including other containers as well. For instance, a chord-seq that contains chords, a chord that contains notes, a maquette that contains temporal objects, etc.