Pre-compiled shared libraries for PortAudio
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PortAudio binaries

This repository provides pre-compiled dynamic libraries for PortAudio.

DLLs for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)

The DLLs include all available host APIs, namely WMME, DirectSound, WDM/KS, WASAPI and ASIO. For more informaton about the ASIO SDK see

The DLLs were created on a Debian GNU/Linux system using MXE (this version, using pa_stable_v190600_20161030.tgz) with the following commands (after installing the dependencies):

git clone
export PATH=$(pwd)"/mxe/usr/bin:$PATH"

Open the file mxe/src/ and change --with-winapi=wmme,directx,wdmks,wasapi to --with-winapi=wmme,directx,wdmks,wasapi,asio (and make sure to keep the backslash at the end of the line). To the first line starting with "$(MAKE)", append " EXAMPLES= SELFTESTS=" (without the quotes). Delete the 4 lines before the last line (i.e. keep the line with "endef"). After saving your changes, please continue:

for TARGET in x86_64-w64-mingw32.static i686-w64-mingw32.static
    # You'll need write access in /usr/local for this:
    mv ASIOSDK2.3 /usr/local/asiosdk2
    # If it doesn't work, prepend "sudo " to the previous command
    make -C mxe portaudio MXE_TARGETS=$TARGET
    $TARGET-gcc -O2 -shared -o libportaudio-$TARGET.dll -Wl,--whole-archive -lportaudio -Wl,--no-whole-archive -lstdc++ -lwinmm -lole32 -lsetupapi
    $TARGET-strip libportaudio-$TARGET.dll
    chmod -x libportaudio-$TARGET.dll
    # again, you'll probably have to use "sudo":
    rm -r /usr/local/asiosdk2

mv libportaudio-x86_64-w64-mingw32.static.dll libportaudio64bit.dll
mv libportaudio-i686-w64-mingw32.static.dll libportaudio32bit.dll

A different set of DLLs (compiled with Visual Studio) is available at

dylib for Mac OS X (64-bit)

The dylib was created on a Mac OS X system using XCode. The XCode CLI tools were installed with:

xcode-select --install

The following commands were used for compilation:

curl -O
tar xvf pa_stable_v190600_20161030.tgz
cd portaudio
# in configure: replace "-Werror" (just search for it) with "-DNDEBUG"
./configure --disable-mac-universal MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.6
cd ..
cp portaudio/lib/.libs/libportaudio.2.dylib libportaudio.dylib


  • PortAudio by Ross Bencina and Phil Burk, MIT License.

  • Steinberg Audio Stream I/O API by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.