Core Audio

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Core Audio
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Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial release2003
Stable release
Operating systemmacOS, iOS
TypeDeveloper library
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.apple.com/macosx/features/coreaudio/

Core Audio is a low-level API for dealing with sound in Apple's macOS and iOS operating systems. It includes an implementation of the cross-platform OpenAL.[1]

Apple's Core Audio documentation states that "in creating this new architecture on Mac OS X, Apple's objective in the audio space has been twofold. The primary goal is to deliver a high-quality, superior audio experience for Macintosh users. The second objective reflects a shift in emphasis from developers having to establish their own audio and MIDI protocols in their applications to Apple moving ahead to assume responsibility for these services on the Macintosh platform."[full citation needed]

History[edit]

It was introduced in Mac OS X version 10.3 (Panther).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Core Audio Overview: OpenAL (Open Audio Library)". Apple Inc. February 11, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Davidson, James Duncan; Deraleau, Jason (2005-01-01). Running Mac OS X Tiger. "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". ISBN 9780596009137.

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