combination tone

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combination tone

n
(Music, other) another term for resultant tone
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The combination tones between any two frequencies A and B are obtained by adding and subtracting the two frequencies: A + B gives the summation tone while A - B gives the difference tone.
38 Hz) is a fourth-order difference tone between the two generative pitches since (4 x 69.
8 Hz) is also the first-order difference tone between the sixty-fourth and fortieth partials (64 - 40 = 24).
This is mirrored in the way the voice often drops out, leaving the keyboard to contrast the levels of distortion depending on how muddy or consonant the chords are, and also lets us appreciate the low, gritty difference tones created between it and the voice.