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Oscilloscope music tour of the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Oscilloscope music, or “Lissajous” music, is music designed so that if played into the X-Y mode of a two-channel oscilloscope, a picture is drawn. For a traditional CRT analog oscilloscope, the amplitude of the sound wave is proportional to the amount of deflection of an electron beam fired at a screen of phosphors. Sending two different signals to the X and Y channels can produce an arbitrary 2D shape. The sounds that produce these images have a timbral character defined by the shape of the image, while the speed at which the shape is drawn defines the sound’s pitch.
This oscilloscope music is designed to show you the sights and sounds of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.