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Truly cross-platform, low-level, audio IO in Zig - playback and recording with backends for:

  • Linux
    • PulseAudio
    • PipeWire
    • Jack
    • ALSA
  • Windows: WASAPI
  • macOS/iOS: CoreAudio
  • WebAssembly: WebAudio

Getting started

Create a build.zig.zon in your project (replace LATEST_COMMIT with the latest commit hash):

    .name = "mypkg",
    .version = "0.1.0",
    .dependencies = .{
        .mach_sysaudio = .{
            .url = "",

Run zig build in your project, and the compiler will instruct you to add a .hash = "..." fields next to .url:

note: expected .hash = "12209838fcfb7a77d2d6931efdc7448c033a1b7dad11d082c94bbeeba9d1038cd311",

Then use the dependency in your build.zig:

const mach_sysaudio = @import("mach_sysaudio");

pub fn build(b: *std.Build) void {
    const mach_sysaudio_dep = b.dependency("mach_sysaudio", .{
        .target = target,
        .optimize = optimize,
    exe.addModule("mach-sysaudio", mach_sysaudio_dep.module("mach-sysaudio"));, exe);

You can now use it in your src/main.zig file:

const sysaudio = @import("mach-sysaudio");

See here for example code.

Ran into trouble?

Triple-check you followed the build.zig.zon instructions correctly, it’s easy to mess that part up.

Feel free to join the Mach Discord community for help.