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Audio, or in terms of signal processing, an audio signal is an analog or digital representation of sound, typically as an electrical voltage.

Audio signals may be synthesized directly, or may originate at a transducer such as a microphone, musical instrument pickup, phonograph cartridge, or tape head. Loudspeakers or headphones convert an electrical audio signal into sound. Digital representations of audio signals exist in a variety of formats.

Source: Wikipedia.

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