On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 12:06 PM, NickMtl <email@hidden> wrote:
> I've also looked at PortAudio and while it woks fine in Audacity, this
> is not the kind of thing you want to use without advanced knowledge of
> digital audio. Things get messier if you want to support MIDI.
I learned PortAudio before I learned Core Audio, and I found it clean
and easy to learn. Maybe it was simpler then.
(I presume Maissam doesn't want to handle MIDI, as I don't think
OpenAL is suitable for that.)
The answer to your question really depends on what your requirements
are. You could write an MP3 player in PortAudio, easily. OpenAL would
probably be fine for a tracker-style music composer. But I don't think
I'd approach writing Melodyne or Ableton Live using anything other
than native audio toolkits, even if I intended to target multiple
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