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Novocaine Mac Example
Novocaine iOS Example

An analgesic for high-performance audio on iOS and OSX.

Really fast audio in iOS and Mac OS X using Audio Units is hard, and will leave you scarred and bloody. What used to take days can now be done with just a few lines of code.

Getting Audio

Novocaine *audioManager = [Novocaine audioManager];
[audioManager setInputBlock:^(float *newAudio, UInt32 numSamples, UInt32 numChannels) {
    // Now you're getting audio from the microphone every 20 milliseconds or so. How's that for easy?
    // Audio comes in interleaved, so,
    // if numChannels = 2, newAudio[0] is channel 1, newAudio[1] is channel 2, newAudio[2] is channel 1, etc.

Playing Audio

Novocaine *audioManager = [Novocaine audioManager];
[audioManager setOutputBlock:^(float *audioToPlay, UInt32 numSamples, UInt32 numChannels) {
    // All you have to do is put your audio into "audioToPlay".

Does anybody actually use it?

Yep. Novocaine is result of three years of work on the audio engine of Octave, Fourier and oScope, a powerful suite of audio analysis apps.

A thing to note:

Change all the files that use Novocaine from MyClass.m to Novocaine uses some C++ to make things extra zippy,
so the classes that use it will have to be Objective-C++.

Want some examples?

Inside of are a bunch of tiny little examples I wrote. Uncomment one and see how it sounds.
Do note, however, for examples involving play-through, that you should be using headphones. Having the
mic and speaker close to each other will produce some gnarly feedback.

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