I was reading the overview of the new Mac OS X Core Audio implementation, and it looks very interesting. I'm wondering what it will mean for running things such as Kontakt, DigitalPerformer, Logic, and other DAWs, and other soft synths/samplers.
Nonnative file format support is welcomed, and API format conversions are also long overdure.
However, I am wondering how well all this will integrate with cascading systems. I am aware that their aggregate device support is one feature, but it will need to be environment tested.
For developers, this is all good news. For the single home consumer, I am sure the features of Core Audio are more than ample, but for semi to pro studios, running multiple devices, I am not sure if all their needs have been addressed yet.
Time will tell.
What are your views?
I am still new to Osx and Core Audio, so any input would be of great help to me.