Loopback Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Loopback for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. 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 Loopback and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Loopback are Soundflower (Free, Open Source), VB-Audio Virtual Cable (Freemium), BlackHole (Free, Open Source) and SoundDesk (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    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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      ubster super lite and opensource, also paying attention to latnecy
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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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.

      Discontinued

      Stopped updating 2014/2015 and newer macs won't allow it to install

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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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    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.
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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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    5. SoundDesk is the easiest way to turn your macOS into a professional mixing desk. SoundDesk, can be used by audio professionals to mix on the fly, by musicians to record a rehearsal, and anything else that involves mixing or routing digital audio. ROUTING.
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      tomcalafati Fantastic virtual mixer and cable!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. 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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    7. The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps. Simply select the SoundDesk Virtual Device of choice as the output device for the sender app, and the same as the input device of the receiving one.
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    8. Sound Siphon is a software package that makes your Mac’s audio output available as an audio input device. It enables you to send audio from one application to another where it can be processed, streamed, or recorded.
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    9. GroundControl virtual audio drivers allow applications to pass audio to other applications with zero latency. With GroundControl you can monitor the driver's stream through any audio interface. And it has a knob too.
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    10. 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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