Getting started with sound/audio

I’m having a really hard time finding documentation.

I’m wanting to use the ofxSynth addon, but I can’t find out how does one get the synth playing. I see it inherits from a ofBaseSoundOutput, but I don’t know how to make it play, and there’s where my IDE dies, because even though I can compile and run the code OK, I couldn’t make C::B aware of OF’s base code.

Can anyone point me to the basis of sound synth and playback on OF?

Thanks

hi Lacrymology,

welcome to openFrameworks! i hope you’re having a nice time using it so far. i’m the section leader responsible for sound, which up until this point has not been as well supported as the graphics, but i have a number of plans for improving it. over the next 12 months sound in openFrameworks should get much better.

about ofxSynth: at the moment ofxSynth is not considered official, as it relies on a feature of the sound system that was taken out recently. if you need synthesis the two ways i would recommend are Dan Wilcox’s ofxPd addon, which allows DSP using Pure Data patches, or the ofxMaxim addon, which wraps the Maximilian DSP chain.

https://github.com/danomatika/ofxPd
https://github.com/micknoise/Maximilian

i’m not sure about your problems getting Code::Blocks to browse the core code. i’m not personally familiar with it.

hope this helps!
cheers
Damian