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Google Patchfield Open-Source Android Audio Library

Earlier this month, Google released its Patchfield audio library. This can now be used by Android developers to help construct specialized audio applications capable of being connected to other audio apps inside Android environments.

Peter Brinkmann of the Android speech infrastructure team describes Patchfield as a means of creating “highly focused audio apps” (such as synthesizers and effects), which can combine their capabilities by connecting them to one another in a virtual patch bay.