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Definition: soundtrack

The audio that is recorded on movie film, a video or game. Soundtracks may be analog or digital in one or more channels (mono, stereo and multichannel). The term may also refer to a separate audio album that contains the music from a movie.

Film Quad Track
For movie theaters, quad track 35mm film includes one analog and three digital formats (SDDS, Dolby and DTS). The DTS is a time code that synchronizes with the soundtrack on CD-ROM (see DTS). (Image provided under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License, www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)