Welcome to the CocoaHeads of Minnesota

The Minnesota Chapter of the CocoaHeads User Group was founded in the Spring of 2008. Our group is a community gathering for people interested in developing software for the Macintosh, iPhone, and iPad platforms. The group was formed with the goal of bringing like-minded developers together to share experiences, insights, and techniques. Our monthly meetings are a mix of informal and interactive presentations, hands on coding, and discussion.

We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at the offices of Thomson Reuters in Eagan, MN. (see map).

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March 2015

Bob McCune will be giving an overview of AVAudioEngine. The AV Foundation framework has long provided the AVAudioPlayer and AVAudioRecorder classes making it easy to incorporate audio playback and recording. Although these classes are useful in many situations they often came up short if you were attempting to build a dedicated music or audio app. All that changes with AV Foundation's new audio capabilities introduced in iOS 8 and Yosemite! In this session we'll discuss using AVAudioEngine and look at the new capabilities it provides to perform advanced audio and MIDI playback, mixing, and recording. The session will have a number of audio demos so you can hear these new features in action and you'll have lots of sample code to get you started. If the complexities of Core Audio kept you away from building audio applications, it's time to take a look at the new audio features in AV Foundation!