ios-voice-processor 1.1.0

ios-voice-processor 1.1.0

Maintained by Ian Lavery, David Bartle, Kwangsoo Yeo, Mohammadreza Rostam.

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iOS Voice Processor

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The iOS Voice Processor is an asynchronous audio capture library designed for real-time audio processing. Given some specifications, the library delivers frames of raw audio data to the user via listeners.

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  • iOS 11.0+


iOS Voice Processor is available via CocoaPods. To import it into your iOS project, add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'ios-voice-processor'


To enable recording with your iOS device's microphone you must add the following to your app's Info.plist file:

<string>[Permission explanation]</string>

See our example app or this guide for how to properly request this permission from your users.


Access the singleton instance of VoiceProcessor:

import ios_voice_processor

let voiceProcessor = VoiceProcessor.instance

Add listeners for audio frames and errors:

let frameListener = VoiceProcessorFrameListener { frame in
    // use audio

let errorListener = VoiceProcessorErrorListener { error in
    // handle error


Start audio capture with the desired frame length and audio sample rate:

do {
    try voiceProcessor.start(frameLength: 512, sampleRate: 16000);
} catch {
    // handle start error

Stop audio capture:

do {
    try voiceProcessor.stop();
} catch {

Once audio capture has started successfully, any frame listeners assigned to the VoiceProcessor will start receiving audio frames with the given frameLength and sampleRate.

Capturing with Multiple Listeners

Any number of listeners can be added to and removed from the VoiceProcessor instance. However, the instance can only record audio with a single audio configuration (frameLength and sampleRate), which all listeners will receive once a call to start() has been made. To add multiple listeners:

let listener1 = VoiceProcessorFrameListener({_ in })
let listener2 = VoiceProcessorFrameListener({_ in })
let listeners: [VoiceProcessorFrameListener] = [listener1, listener2];


// or


The iOS Voice Processor app demonstrates how to ask for user permissions and capture output from the VoiceProcessor.


v1.1.0 - July 31, 2023

  • Numerous API improvements
  • Error handling improvements
  • Allow for multiple listeners instead of a single callback function
  • Upgrades to testing infrastructure and example app

v1.0.0 - August 5, 2021

  • Initial public release.