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Free Sound Siphon Alternatives

The best free alternative to Sound Siphon 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 Sound Siphon and five of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Sound Siphon are BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver, Soundflower, Audio Hijack and SoundDesk Virtual Devices.

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.
This page was last updated Sep 3, 2021
  • Mac

Sound Siphon is a software package that makes your Mac’s audio output available as an audio input device. It enables you to...

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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.

  2. 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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  3. 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.


    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

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.

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

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