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Attack

Conventional
The relative speed for a wave to reach maximum potential. Leading edge of a waveform.

Beginning of a sound. (Friend, David; Learning Music with Synthesizers; Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 1974)

Music
1) A vigorous entry of voices or instruments at a leading point. 2) A courageous rendering. (Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900)

See Also

Decay
Envelope
Waveform

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