The read-only context property of the AudioNode interface returns the associated BaseAudioContext, that is the object representing the processing graph the node is participating in.


var aContext = anAudioNode.context;


The AudioContext or OfflineAudioContext object that was used to construct this AudioNode.


const AudioContext = window.AudioContext || window.webkitAudioContext;
const audioCtx = new AudioContext();

const oscillator = audioCtx.createOscillator();
const gainNode = audioCtx.createGain();

console.log(oscillator.context); // AudioContext
console.log(oscillator.context === audioCtx); // true


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Web Audio API
The definition of 'context' in that specification.
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