Sound Siphon Alternatives

    Sound Siphon is described as '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' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sound Siphon for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is JACK Audio Connection Kit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sound Siphon are Soundflower (Free, Open Source), Virtual Audio Cable (Paid), Audio Hijack (Freemium) and Loopback (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 3, 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.
    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.


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

    3. Virtual Audio Cable is the definitive audio routing tool for Windows that lets you redirect audio streams between applications and devices on your computer.
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    4. Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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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      easiest and free solution. In mac os settings, set imput and output to Blackhole (virtual device) and use any program like Audacity to rec the audio!
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    7. 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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    8. Backtrack lets you record all those conversations, calls, and brainstorming sessions that you forgot to click the record button for.
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    9. 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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    10. Total Recorder is a multi-purpose audio and video recording software program with a wide variety of editing and sound processing capabilities.
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