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Sound Siphon Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Sound Siphon 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 Sound Siphon and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Sound Siphon are BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver, Soundflower, Audio Hijack and Loopback.

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 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.

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

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    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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    Audio Hijack

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    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLoopback is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  6. SoundDesk is the easiest way to turn your macOS into a professional mixing desk.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDISoundDesk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  7. The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps.

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    Backtrack

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

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  10. As a professional real-time audio recording and editing software, Boilsoft Audio Recorder can record lossless sounds from any internal or external sources such as Microphone, CD player, line-in devices and other applications (like Skype, QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, iTunes...

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