There is no need for "quantization".
Frequency and phase are the Fourier Transform (which is a linear, energy-preserving transform) of Amplitude in the time domain.
The Fourier Transform is really a complex, but it often gets converted to polar. More convenient sometimes, less so sometimes.
From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kevin Austin [kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
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In the time domain, as Hugh Le Caine used to say, everything is amplitude (displacement). As I understand this, frequency and phase are derived from amplitude in [quantized] time.
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