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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to AudioBus for Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is VB-Audio VoiceMeeter, which is free. Other great apps like AudioBus are JACK Audio Connection Kit (Free, Open Source), Soundflower (Free, Open Source), VB-Audio Virtual Cable (Freemium) and Virtual Audio Cable (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 20, 2021

    1. Voicemeeter is an audio virtual mixer that helps you simultaneously control and edit the audio output of up to three different apps.
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    2. 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.


    3. 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

      Stopped updating 2014/2015 and newer macs won't allow it to install

    4. 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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    5. Virtual Audio Cable is the definitive audio routing tool for Windows that lets you redirect audio streams between applications and devices on your computer.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. - ExistentialAudio/BlackHole
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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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    9. 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.
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