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System-level Mac OS X services streamline the development process for audio developers, and for application developers who incorporate audio into their products. Core Audio provides native multichannel audio in a manner scalable for future high-resolution formats. The Audio Unit API provides a plug-in architecture for both DSP and for MIDI-based virtual instruments. MIDI services provide multiport MIDI capability.

A guided introduction for developers new to Mac OS X audio.   Essential information for developers working with audio in Mac OS X.   C and Objective-C API references organized by framework.
Audio Topics
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C APIs for creating, processing, and playing sound content.   Object-oriented APIs for creating, processing, and playing sound content.   Frameworks and tools for audio and MIDI data manipulation.

APIs for creating, processing, and playing sound in Mac OS X gaming software.   Resources for developing audio devices and software to access them.   Facilities for improving performance when working with sound.

A multiplatform technology for creating, processing, and playing sound content.    

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