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Oscilloscope

A device for viewing sound wave vibrations (oscillations).

Oscillator

A piece of electrical equipment that produces a back and forth motion in electricity, thus inducing an AC current which can be sonified by a loudspeaker.

Organised sound

A term used to describe music, thus allowing any sound to be used as musical material.

Octophony

Eight (octo) Sounds (Phony), the use of eight loudspeakers to playback audio. In most octophonic systems each loudspeaker will receive a unique audio signal.