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JACK Audio Connection Kit Alternatives

JACK Audio Connection Kit is described as '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' and is an app in the system & hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to JACK Audio Connection Kit for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is VB-Audio VoiceMeeter, which is free. Other great apps like JACK Audio Connection Kit are Soundflower, BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver, Virtual Audio Cable and VB-Audio Virtual Cable.

JACK Audio Connection Kit 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 JACK Audio Connection Kit.
This page was last updated Jul 2, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

JACK is a professional sound server daemon that provides real-time low latency connections for both audio and MIDI data...

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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.

  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

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

    Soundflower vs JACK Audio Connection Kit opinions
    Most users think Soundflower is a great alternative to JACK Audio Connection Kit.
    IanDorfman

    Despite being exclusive to macOS, Soundflower serves the same core functionality of connecting audio streams from one application to another on the same device.

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

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

  5. 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.

    VB-Audio Virtual Cable vs JACK Audio Connection Kit opinions
    This alternative is disputed. VB-Audio Virtual Cable is still a legitimate alternative to JACK Audio Connection Kit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    IanDorfman

    VB-Audio Virtual Cable, despite only working on DirectX-built applications, still serves the same core functionality of connecting audio streams from one application to another on the same device.

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    Only works DirectX applications (DirectX is a dead system for pro audio, replaced since years by ASIO, WDM-KS and WASAPI)

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  6. PipeWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile

    PipeWire is a project that aims to greatly improve handling of audio and video under Linux. It provides a low-latency, graph based processing engine on top of audio and video devices that can be used to support the use cases currently handled by both PulseAudio and JACK.

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    PipeWire is a seamless drop-in replacement for JACK (and JACK2) that also handles PulseAudio applications at the same time.

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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.

    Loopback vs JACK Audio Connection Kit opinions
    Some users think Loopback is a great alternative to JACK Audio Connection Kit, some don't.

    Loopback is a very user-friendly app with a clear, easy to understand GUI. I was never able to really understand the settings in the JACKAudio app or get it to work correctly. Whereas Loopback has worked right away after I installed it.

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  8. Helvum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GTK-based patchbay for pipewire, inspired by the JACK tool catia.

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

  10. Dante Via

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    Easy to set up and use! Totally worth the cost of admission!

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