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Cross-platform audio I/O with PortAudio

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PyAudio provides Python bindings for PortAudio v19, the cross-platform audio I/O library. With PyAudio, you can easily use Python to play and record audio on a variety of platforms, such as GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Apple macOS.

PyAudio is distributed under the MIT License.


See the INSTALLATION file in the source distribution for details. In summary, install PyAudio using pip on most platforms.


python -m pip install pyaudio

This installs the precompiled PyAudio library with PortAudio v19 19.7.0 included. The library is compiled with support for Windows MME API, DirectSound, WASAPI, and WDM-KS. It does not include support for ASIO. If you require support for APIs not included, you will need to compile PortAudio and PyAudio.


Use Homebrew to install the prerequisite portaudio library, then install PyAudio using pip:

brew install portaudio
pip install pyaudio


Use the package manager to install PyAudio. For example, on Debian-based systems:

sudo apt install python3-pyaudio

Alternatively, if the latest version of PyAudio is not available, install it using pip. Be sure to first install development libraries for portaudio19 and python3.

Building from source

See the INSTALLATION file.

Documentation & Usage Examples


PyAudio is distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE.txt.

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