SuperPowered Coloured Waveform


I’ve been taking a look at the Superpowered library, specifically the OfflineAnalyser:

It gives me various EQd sets of waveform data as unsigned char**. The data is 150 points per second.

I’m trying to work out what the best way of turning that into an actual displayable waveform.
Should I try and render that into a juce::Image, or go the route of writing a custom AudioThumbnail class…? Or something else?

I’d be interested in knowing people’s thoughts.


I think the easiest way would be to just draw a path in a component. Something like this:

void SuperpoweredComponent::paint (Graphics& g) 
    Path p; 

    for (int i = 0; i < waveformLength; i++) 
        float x = float (i) / float (waveformLength - 1);
        float y = 1.0 - float (averageWaveform[i]) / 255.0;
       i == 0 ? p.startNewSubPath (x, y) : p.lineTo (x, y);

    p.scaleToFit (0, 0, getWidth(), getHeight(), false);

    g.setColour (Colours::white);
    g.strokePath (p, PathStrokeType(1.0));

edit: forgot scaling…


Oh, nice!

Then I could draw the different layered waveforms on top of each other and blend the colours.

Could maybe even have a little class that could render small portions for a scrolling waveform