AudioBus Alternatives for Mac

    AudioBus is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is JACK Audio Connection Kit, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to AudioBus and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to AudioBus are Soundflower (Free, Open Source), VB-Audio Virtual Cable (Freemium), Carla (Free, Open Source) and Loopback (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 20, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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



    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. - ExistentialAudio/BlackHole
    7. SoundDesk is the easiest way to turn your macOS into a professional mixing desk. SoundDesk, can be used by audio professionals to mix on the fly, by musicians to record a rehearsal, and anything else that involves mixing or routing digital audio. ROUTING.
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    8. Dante Via is easy-to-use software that routes audio, allowing applications and devices to be networked and interconnected using the Dante audio over IP solution.
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    9. The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps. Simply select the SoundDesk Virtual Device of choice as the output device for the sender app, and the same as the input device of the receiving one.
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    10. GroundControl virtual audio drivers allow applications to pass audio to other applications with zero latency. With GroundControl you can monitor the driver's stream through any audio interface. And it has a knob too.
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