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Free Loopback Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Loopback for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Mac alternative is JACK Audio Connection Kit, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Loopback and six of them are free and available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Mac alternatives to Loopback are Soundflower, BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver, VB-Audio Virtual Cable and SoundDesk Virtual Devices.

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.
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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. 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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    super lite and opensource, also paying attention to latnecy

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  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.

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

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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps.

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    Source-Nexus Core Audio Driver is a free virtual audio driver with sample-rate support from 44.1khz up to 192khz.

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