anyone here writing audio plug-ins?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by zimv20, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    #1
    just curious. i've got a ideas for a couple plugs and noted that xcode has the Audio Units SDK built-in. i'm gonna give it a shot.

    so, if anyone here is writing plugs:
    - which format?
    - what software tools / language?
    - any good resources you found?
    - any plugs i've heard of? got links?

    thanks
     
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    HiRez

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    #2
    I'm not making plugins but I've been doing a bit of CoreAudio/AudioUnits coding. Unfortunately the documentation is kind of sketchy and here are no very easy-to-follow, learning gently kinds of tutorials that I know of. Be aware that if you are a Cocoa/Objective-C programmer only, you're in for a steep learning curve. Also, most of the example code is written in C++, which royally sucks if you don't know C++ and want to use the C API. There are no Apple Objective-C wrappers for it. There is one from a third party but I found it more complicated than just using the C API. So for languages I would say C or C++ if you know it. The best resource is probably the CoreAudio Mailing List.
     
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    zimv20

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    #3
    thanks for the list link. no worries on the C++; it's my strongest language.
     

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