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About C++

C++ (pronounced cee plus plus) is a general purpose programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979 at Bell Labs. It is immensely popular, particularly for applications that require speed and/or access to some low-level features. It is considered to be an intermediate level language, as it encapsulates both high and low level language features. Uses include Vst and VCVRack plugin development.

Essential Tutorials[edit]

Audio Tutorials[edit]

  • Exercism.org Massive Computer Language Tutorial System
  • VCVRack
  • Vult
  • Pulse Audio

Frameworks & Libraries Supported by EMC23[edit]

PortAudio is a free, cross-platform, open-source, audio I/O library. It lets you write audio programs in 'C' or C++ that will compile and run on many platforms including Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Unix (OSS/ALSA). It is intended to promote the exchange of audio software between developers on different platforms. It provides a very simple API for recording and/or playing sound using a simple callback function.

RtAudio is a set of C++ classes that provide a common API (Application Programming Interface) for realtime audio input/output across Linux, Macintosh OS-X and Windows operating systems. RtAudio significantly simplifies the process of interacting with computer audio hardware. It was designed with the following objectives:

    • object-oriented C++ design
    • simple, common API across all supported platforms
    • only one source and one header file for easy inclusion in programming projects
    • allow simultaneous multi-api support
    • support dynamic connection of devices
    • provide extensive audio device parameter control
    • allow audio device capability probing
    • automatic internal conversion for data format, channel number compensation, (de)interleaving, and byte-swapping
    • RtAudio incorporates the concept of audio streams, which represent audio output (playback) and/or input (recording). Available audio devices and their capabilities can be enumerated and then specified when opening a stream. Where applicable, multiple API support can be compiled and a particular API specified when creating an RtAudio instance. See the API Notes section for information specific to each of the supported audio APIs.

JUCE has hundreds of classes covering a vast range of tasks from high-level user-interface handling right down to low-level collections, networking, strings, etc. Supported platforms are OSX, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, and the Introjucer project management tool makes it a breeze to create and maintain cross-platform projects.

IDEs & Tools[edit]

Works well with MingGW64 & GCC

  • MAC
  • Linux



The Audio Programming Book