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The Frequency series was a trio of rhythm games made by Harmonix. Basically there are 5 - 7 note tracks and you shuffle between them (you're controlling a space ship) and hit the notes in the track. Once you clear a section of notes, you move on to the next track (each track represents an instrument). While this is going on, a special character you design called a Freq (right in Amplitude playing instruments, top left corner in Frequency dancing...ish) is there moving along with the beat.
Frequency and Amplitude (1 and 2 of the series) had a feature that let you remix all of the songs in the game. You could then upload it online and play it against others.
Harmonix has gone on to develop several games that resemble the gameplay found in Frequency and Amplitude. Phase, an iPod exclusive, features many similarities to both games. Additionally, Harmonix went on to develop both Guitar Hero and Rock Band, both of which share the same core principles, albeit using plastic instruments instead of a traditional controller.
Both Audiosurf and Boom Boom Rocket feature gameplay elements that borrow heavily from the franchise, as well as other rhythm games before it.