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OscillatorNode.frequency

The frequency property of the OscillatorNode interface is an a-rate AudioParam representing the frequency of oscillation in hertz.

Syntax

var oscillator = audioCtx.createOscillator();
oscillator.frequency.value = 3000; // value in hertz

Note: though the AudioParam returned is read-only, the value it represents is not.

Value

An a-rate AudioParam.

Example

The following example shows basic usage of an AudioContext to create an oscillator node. For an applied example, check out our Violent Theremin demo (see app.js for relevant code).

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

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

oscillator.type = 'square';
oscillator.frequency.value = 3000; // value in hertz
oscillator.start();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Audio API
The definition of 'frequency' in that specification.
Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 14 webkit 23 Not supported 15 webkit
22 (unprefixed)
6 webkit
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported 28 webkit 25 1.2 Not supported Not supported webkit

See also

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