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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 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Loopback are Soundflower, BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver, VB-Audio Virtual Cable and SoundDesk.

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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  1. JACK Audio Connection Kit icon

    JACK Audio Connection Kit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    18 alternatives to JACK Audio Connection Kit 

    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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    1.  Support for MIDIJACK Audio Connection Kit includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    ubster

    super lite and opensource, also paying attention to latnecy

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    Soundflower

    • Mac
    20 alternatives to Soundflower 

    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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    Guest

    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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    BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver

    • Mac
    16 alternatives to BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver 

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

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    1.  Music LooperBlackHole Audio Loopback Driver supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    Guest

    It doents have an interface

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    VB-Audio Virtual Cable

    • Mac
    • Windows
    22 alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable 

    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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    1.  Music LooperVB-Audio Virtual Cable supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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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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    SoundDesk

    • Mac
    17 alternatives to SoundDesk 

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

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    1.  Support for MIDISoundDesk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    2.  Music LooperSoundDesk supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    tomcalafati

    Fantastic virtual mixer and cable!

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    Dante Via

    • Mac
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Dante Via 

    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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    SoundDesk Virtual Devices

    • Mac
    14 alternatives to SoundDesk Virtual Devices 

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

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    GroundControl

    • Mac
    14 alternatives to GroundControl 

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

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    Source-Nexus Free

    • Mac
    1 alternatives to Source-Nexus Free 

    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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    SWB Audio App

    • Mac
    3 alternatives to SWB Audio App 

    SWB Audio App solves the problem of getting "computer audio" into your apps.

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