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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 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to AudioBus are Carla, BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver, VB-Audio Virtual Cable and Soundflower.

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. JACK Audio Connection Kit icon

    JACK Audio Connection Kit

    • 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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  2. 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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  3. BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver icon

    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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    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.
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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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    SoundDesk

    • Mac
    17 alternatives to SoundDesk 

    SoundDesk is the easiest way to turn your macOS into a professional mixing desk.

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    1.  Support for MIDISoundDesk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    2.  Music LooperSoundDesk supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    Dante Via

    • Mac
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Dante Via 

    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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    SoundDesk Virtual Devices

    • Mac
    14 alternatives to SoundDesk Virtual Devices 

    The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps.

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