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  Term Name Description

Sine Wave

The most fundamental waveform, which contains no harmonics. All other waveforms can be composed out of an infinte number of sine waves.

Effect Box

A type of unit that alters the signal in a wide variety of manners.

Software Synthesizers

Computer programs that produce sound. They are usually less expensive than their hardware counterparts, though, due to the limitation of computing power, they are seldom realtime.

Signal/Noise Ratio

A measure of how much undesirable noise a signal has in it.


The shape of any periodically oscillating wave.