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Audio can affect the human brain in the most powerful and profound ways. Using Apple’s Core Audio, you can leverage all that power in your own Mac and iOS software, implementing features ranging from audio capture to real-time effects, MP3 playback to virtual instruments, web radio to VoIP support. The most sophisticated audio programming system ever created, Core Audio is not simple. In Learning Core Audio, top Mac programming author Chris Adamson and legendary Core Audio expert Kevin Avila fully explain this challenging framework, enabling experienced Mac or iOS programmers to make the most of it. In plain language, Adamson and Avila explain what Core Audio can do, how it works, and how it builds on the natural phenomena of sound and the human language of audio. Next, using crystal-clear code examples, they guide you through recording, playback, format conversion, Audio Units, 3D audio MIDI connectivity, and overcoming unique challenges of Core Audio programming for iOS. Coverage includes: mastering Core Audio’s surprising style and conventions; recording and playback with Audio Queue; synthesizing audio; perform effects on audio streams; capturing from the mic; mixing multiple streams; managing file streams; converting formats; creating 3D positional audio; using Core MIDI on the Mac; leveraging your Cocoa and Objective-C expertise in Core Audio’s C-based environment, and much more. When you’ve mastered the “black arts” of Core Audio, you can do some serious magic. This book will transform you from an acolyte into a true Core Audio wizard.

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"Very comprehensive" - by mko on 03-FEB-2013
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Thanks to this book I was able to write my small app (MuteMyMic). As my application is based on low level APIs for sound input/output in OS X, I had to find some sort of comprehensive guid related to the topic. And this is the book I have found the best on the market, so far. Of course you can find  a loot of material, that is covered here covered here, somewhere in the web. But when it comes to a single source of the information related to the topic, this one is the best one. Highly recommended.
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"Amazing book on a hard to master topic" - by Baskaran on 27-MAY-2012
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Core Audio is a difficult to master subject for many. This book has simplified this topics. Further Chris Adamson has contributed significantly to this topics.
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"waiting long time" - by yarshure on 08-MAY-2012
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