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AudioBus Alternatives

AudioBus is described as 'With Audiobus, the revolutionary new inter-app audio routing system, you can connect your Audiobus-compatible music apps together, just like virtual cables' and is a Audio Router in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to AudioBus for Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is VB-Audio VoiceMeeter, which is free. Other great apps like AudioBus are JACK Audio Connection Kit, Carla, Virtual Audio Cable and VB-Audio Virtual Cable.

AudioBus alternatives are mainly Audio Routers but may also be Audio Recorders or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AudioBus.
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  1. VB-Audio VoiceMeeter icon

    VB-Audio VoiceMeeter

    • Windows
    25 alternatives to VB-Audio VoiceMeeter 

    Voicemeeter is Audio Mixer Application endowed with Virtual Audio Device used as Virtual I/O to mix and manage any audio sources from or to any audio devices or applications.

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    1.  Music LooperVB-Audio VoiceMeeter supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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  2. JACK Audio Connection Kit icon

    JACK Audio Connection Kit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    18 alternatives to JACK Audio Connection Kit 

    JACK is a professional sound server daemon that provides real-time low latency connections for both audio and MIDI data between applications that implement its API. The API can be used through either JACK1 or JACK2.

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    1.  Support for MIDIJACK Audio Connection Kit includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  3. Carla icon

    Carla

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    43 alternatives to Carla 

    Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCarla support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  4. Virtual Audio Cable icon

    Virtual Audio Cable

    • Windows
    17 alternatives to Virtual Audio Cable 

    Virtual Audio Cable is the definitive audio routing tool for Windows that lets you redirect audio streams between applications and devices on your computer. It enables you to do things like record your speaker output, send an audio stream from a DAW software to a video editor or...

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    1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Virtual Audio Cable based on incoming audio in real time.
    2.  Music LooperVirtual Audio Cable supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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  5. VB-Audio Virtual Cable icon

    VB-Audio Virtual Cable

    • Mac
    • Windows
    22 alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable 

    VB-Audio CABLE is a Windows Audio Driver working as a Virtual Audio Cable. After installing the VB-CABLE driver, a new playback device appears in the audio device list and can be set as default device. VB-CABLE can be set as the default device, just like any regular audio device.

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    1.  Music LooperVB-Audio Virtual Cable supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
    Virtual cable device in Windows audio settings
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    BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver

    • Mac
    16 alternatives to BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver 

    BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency.

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    1.  Music LooperBlackHole Audio Loopback Driver supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    Soundflower

    • Mac
    20 alternatives to Soundflower 

    Soundflower is a Mac OS X system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower is easy to use, it simply presents itself as an audio device, allowing any audio application to send and receive audio with no other support needed.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.0b2, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    Loopback

    • Mac
    19 alternatives to Loopback 

    Create virtual audio devices to take the sound from applications and audio input devices, then send it to audio processing applications. Loopback is a software solution that provides the power of a high-end studio mixing board.

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    PulseAudio

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Mac
    • Solaris
    4 alternatives to PulseAudio 

    PulseAudio is a sound system for POSIX OSes, meaning that it is a proxy for your sound applications. It allows you to do advanced operations on your sound data as it passes between your application and your hardware.

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    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    3 alternatives to Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 

    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a free and open source software framework that provides an API for device drivers for sound cards. Some of the goals of the ALSA project at its inception were automatic configuration of sound-card hardware, and...

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