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Term: Interleaved sample audio


A pulse code modulated (PCM) signal consists of a stream of samples; if the type is monaural, each sample will belong to one channel. If there is more than one channel, the channels will almost always be interleaved. In the case of stereo data: left sample, right sample, left, right, etc.

Wikipedia article on interleaving (general)
See also:
Multi-track (audio)