Capable of exhibiting continuous fluctuations. An audio signal is an electrical replica, or analog, of the waveform of the sound it represents. The voltage of the signal varies up and down (negatively and positively, in electrical terminology) the same way as the sound pressure varies up and down at the microphone. In an analog synthesizer, such parameters as oscillator pitch and LFO speed are typically controlled by analog control voltages rather than by digital data, and the audio signal is also an analog voltage.
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