Audio Toolbox

The Audio Toolbox framework is new to Leopard, and is available on the desktop and iPhone platforms. As an extension to Core Audio, Audio Toolbox provides many low-level functions for processing sound on a bit stream level. Unlike Core Audio, many of Audio Toolbox's components can be used on the iPhone. The framework includes many APIs that provide access to the raw data within audio files and many conversion tools.

Unlike many of the frameworks covered in this book so far, the Audio Toolbox framework is predominantly C-oriented. Many references for Audio Toolbox are available on the Apple Developer Connection web site. These include:

Because it exists on the desktop platform, the Audio Toolbox framework is documented fairly well. We won't cover it in its entirety here, but only the ...

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