Computer Music (MUSC 216)

Computer Music Terms


A frequency component in the spectrum of a sound. Usually refers to a frequency which is an integer multiple of the fundamental (harmonic overtone). A frequency which is NOT an integer multiple is usually referred to as a PARTIAL or inharmonic overtone. However some sources use partial to refer to both inharmonic and harmonic overtones.

See OVERTONE from Barry Truax's Handbook for Acoustic Ecology.

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