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.. default-domain:: pure
.. module:: audio
.. module:: fftw
.. module:: sndfile
.. module:: samplerate
.. module:: realtime

Version @version@, |today|

Albert Graef <aggraef@gmail.com>

This is a digital audio interface for the Pure programming language. It
currently includes the following modules:

* audio.pure: A PortAudio wrapper which gives you portable access to realtime
  audio input and output on a variety of different host APIs. This uses the
  well-known PortAudio library by Ross Bencina, Phil Burk et al, see

* fftw.pure: Compute real-valued FFTs of audio signals using Matteo Frigo's
  and Steven G. Johnson's portable and fast FFTW library ("Fastest Fourier
  Transform in the West").

* sndfile.pure: Reading and writing audio files in various formats. This is a
  fairly straightforward wrapper for Erik de Castro Lopo's libsndfile library,
  see http://www.mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/.

* samplerate.pure: Perform sample rate conversion on audio data. This uses
  another of Erik's excellent libraries, libsamplerate (a.k.a. SRC), see

* realtime.pure: A little utility module which provides access to realtime
  scheduling to Pure programs. You may need this for low-latency realtime
  audio applications.

Documentation still needs to be written, so for the time being please read the
source modules listed above and have a look at the examples provided in the


Get the latest source from

You need to have libportaudio (v19), libsndfile (1.x), libsamplerate (0.1.x)
and libfftw3 (3.x) installed on your system. Any fairly recent version of
these libraries should do. For the realtime module you also need a POSIX
threads library (libpthread) with the POSIX realtime thread extension; Linux,
OSX and other Un*x systems should offer this.

The Pure wrappers contained in the distribution are for 64 bit POSIX
systems. If you're running a 32 bit system, or Windows, then you should
regenerate them using 'make generate'. This requires the header files
portaudio.h, samplerate.h and sndfile.h (and pure-gen, of course). If you do
this, check the includedir variables defined in the Makefiles, these need to
point to the directories where the corresponding header files are to be found
(the default is /usr/include).

Then just run 'make' to compile the package. If you're lucky and everything
compiles smoothly, you can install with 'sudo make install'.

If you're not so lucky, you can get help on the Pure mailing list, see


pure-audio is Copyright (c) 2010 by Albert Graef, licensed under the 3-clause
BSD license, see the COPYING file for details.

Please note that if you're using these modules, you're also bound by the
license terms of the PortAudio, libsamplerate and libsndfile libraries they
are based on, see the corresponding sources and websites for details.

.. Enjoy! :)