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Sound and Sonification
Mathematica supports state-of-the-art sound generation, providing both arbitrary waveform synthesis from functions and data, and symbolic note-based MIDI-style sound synthesis. It also supports translation of arbitrary text, math, programs, and graphics to speech.
Play play a function by taking it as the waveform for a sound
ListPlay play a list of amplitude values
Sound Primitives
Sound sound wrapper with timing information
SoundNote music-like sound note
SampledSoundList sampled sound from a list of data
EmitSound emit a symbolically specified sound
Beep generate a beep
Import, Export import and export sounds
"MIDI" music-oriented note format
"WAV", "AU", "FLAC", ... sampled sounds
SystemDialogInput use your computer system to record a sound for input
Expressions to Speech
Speak speak a representation of any Mathematica expression
SpokenString give the text for a spoken representation of an expression