BaseAudioContext.createOscillator()

The createOscillator() method of the BaseAudioContext interface creates an OscillatorNode, a source representing a periodic waveform. It basically generates a constant tone.

Syntax

var oscillatorNode = audioCtx.createOscillator();

Returns

An OscillatorNode.

Example

The following example shows basic usage of an AudioContext to create an oscillator node. For applied examples/information, check out our Violent Theremin demo (see app.js for relevant code); also see our OscillatorNode page for more information.

// create web audio api context
var audioCtx = new (window.AudioContext || window.webkitAudioContext)();

// create Oscillator node
var oscillator = audioCtx.createOscillator();

oscillator.type = 'square';
oscillator.frequency.setValueAtTime(3000, audioCtx.currentTime); // value in hertz
oscillator.connect(audioCtx.destination);
oscillator.start();

Specifications

Specification
Web Audio API
# dom-baseaudiocontext-createoscillator

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See also