This is the book for anyone with experience of Xcode and Objective-C who wants to learn audio development on Apple platforms. Core Audio can be daunting, but in this book the reader is lead in a helpful style through a series of graded steps to mastery. The book begins by introducing the data structures and APIs needed to develop playback and recording applications and progresses to transformation, synthesis and MIDI techniques on both OSX and iOS. Audio Units and the different capabilities of the iOS APIs are also well covered.
Thanks to this book I was able to write my small app (MuteMyMic). As my application is based on low level APIs for sound input/output in OS X, I had to find some sort of comprehensive guid related to the topic. And this is the book I have found the best on the market, so far. Of course you can find a loot of material, that is covered here covered here, somewhere in the web. But when it comes to a single source of the information related to the topic, this one is the best one. Highly recommended.
After long years of battle with scarcely documented APIs, this book finally sheds light on the gems that for so many years lay hidden in the darkness. A very structural approach, a concise theoretical dissertation, an engaging guide for the audio programmer. I find the book remarkably well paced for both the beginner and the aspiring apprentice. What used to be a dark art this book finally reveals to be white magic! Need I say a must read for anyone into programming with CoreAudio?