About This Guide

Updated: May 06, 2022

The Audio Developer's Guide is intended for developers who want to write audio applications using the QNX Sound Architecture (QSA) drivers and library.

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The structure of an audio application Audio Architecture
Playing and recording sound Playing and Capturing Audio Data
The structure of a mixer Mixer Architecture
Some tips for reducing audio latency Optimizing Audio
Audio library functions Audio Library
How to code an AFM control utility in C afm_ctl.c example
How to code an APX control utility in C apx_ctl.c example
How to code a .wav player in C wave.c example
How to code a .wav recorder in C waverec.c example
How to code a mixer control utility in C mix_ctl.c example
Why libasound.a isn't offered ALSA and libasound.so
How to use audio concurrency management functionality Audio Concurrency Management
Terms used in this guide Glossary

The key components of the QNX Audio driver architecture include:

Audio system manager.
deva-ctrl-*.so drivers
Audio drivers. For example, the audio driver for the Ensoniq Audio PCI cards is deva-ctrl-audiopci.so. For more information, see the entries for the deva-* audio drivers in the Utilities Reference.
Programmer interface library.
<sys/asound.h>, <sys/asoundlib.h>
Header files: