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The volume/attenuation don't seen to be quite logarithmic, but that may be due to using multiple waves at the same frequency being synchronised for double volume or cancelled to 0. It may be better to use frequencies 1, 2 and 4 to get a more consistent output. I have used the noise channel in my sample playback, although it didn't improve the quality, it ...


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A beep is a fixed frequency signal generated by one of the most simple electronics possible. It predates for sure any more complex electronic sound. So the answer may be: It was used as soon as electronic generation was deemed more appropriate than using a physical bell. As such any reasoning is quite independent of computer usage, much like Leo's example ...


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Tones as means of user interface were invented in 1908: Invented by engineer August Kruckow, the dial tone was first used in 1908 in Hildesheim, Germany Note that in Europe, call progress tones are single-frequency, and ringing and busy tones are effectively series of beeps of different duration. While Wikipedia does not give an exact date for the ...


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