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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 a Audio Recorder in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sound Siphon for Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is JACK Audio Connection Kit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sound Siphon are Virtual Audio Cable, BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver, Soundflower and Audio Hijack.

Sound Siphon 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 Sound Siphon.
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  1. JACK Audio Connection Kit icon

    JACK Audio Connection Kit

    • Mac
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    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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    Virtual Audio Cable

    • Windows
    17 alternatives to Virtual Audio Cable 

    Virtual Audio Cable is the definitive audio routing tool for Windows that lets you redirect audio streams between applications and devices on your computer. It enables you to do things like record your speaker output, send an audio stream from a DAW software to a video editor or...

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    1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Virtual Audio Cable based on incoming audio in real time.
    2.  Music LooperVirtual Audio Cable supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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  3. BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver icon

    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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    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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    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.

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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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    Audio Hijack

    23 alternatives to Audio Hijack 

    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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    Loopback

    • Mac
    19 alternatives to Loopback 

    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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    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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    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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    Backtrack

    10 alternatives to Backtrack 

    Backtrack lets you record all those conversations, calls, and brainstorming sessions that you forgot to click the record button for.

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    Total Recorder

    • Windows
    25 alternatives to Total Recorder 

    Total Recorder is a multi-purpose audio and video recording software program with a wide variety of editing and sound processing capabilities. Total Recorder is distributed in the following editions: Standard Edition (SE), Professional Edition (PE), VideoPro Edition (VE), and...

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