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What are the best Loopback alternatives?

Loopback is described as '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' and is a Audio Recorder in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Loopback 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 Loopback are JACK Audio Connection Kit, Soundflower, BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver and VB-Audio Virtual Cable.

Loopback alternatives are mainly Audio Recorders but may also be Audio Routers or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Loopback.
This page was last updated Nov 23, 2021
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Create virtual audio devices to take the sound from applications and audio input devices, then send it to audio processing...

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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. 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.

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

    super lite and opensource, also paying attention to latnecy

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  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

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

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    Some users think Soundflower is a great alternative to Loopback, some don't.

    At least it's free, and works extremely well for streaming. Sadly I can't hear my output without a multi-output device.

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    IanDorfman

    Soundflower offers extremely similar functionality to Loopback, including audio passthrough, audio stream connecting, and recording. It is also free and open source.

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  4. 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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    It doents have an interface

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  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.

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    IanDorfman

    Though only available on Windows, VB-Audio Virtual Cable offers equivalent functionality to what Loopback offers macOS, with support for audio signal routing and passthrough, recording, and multichannel support.

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  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. Helvum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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

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    tomcalafati

    Fantastic virtual mixer and cable!

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  9. 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.

  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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