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GroundControl Alternatives

GroundControl is described as 'virtual audio drivers allow applications to pass audio to other applications with zero latency' and is a Audio Recorder in the system & hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GroundControl for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is VB-Audio VoiceMeeter, which is free. Other great apps like GroundControl are JACK Audio Connection Kit, VB-Audio Virtual Cable, BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver and Soundflower.

GroundControl alternatives are mainly Audio Recorders but may also be Audio Routers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GroundControl.
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  • Mac

GroundControl virtual audio drivers allow applications to pass audio to other applications with zero latency.

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  1. 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.

    VoiceMeeter (Basic)
  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. 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.

    Virtual cable device in Windows audio settings
  4. BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. - ExistentialAudio/BlackHole

  5. 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.


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


  6. Virtual Audio Cable is the definitive audio routing tool for Windows that lets you redirect audio streams between applications and devices on your computer.

  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.

  8. SoundSource icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Control audio on a per-app basis, adjusting the volume and output device for individual apps.

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

  10. Synchronous Audio Router is a software-based audio routing driver for Windows. You can create any number of Windows audio endpoints, either playback or recording, and route them using any digital audio workstation software which supports ASIO, all with low latency.

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