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Soundflower is described as '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' and is a Audio Recorder in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Soundflower for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is JACK Audio Connection Kit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Soundflower are Loopback, VB-Audio VoiceMeeter, VB-Audio Virtual Cable and BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver.

Soundflower alternatives are mainly Audio Recorders but may also be Audio Routers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Soundflower.
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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.

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    JACK Audio Connection Kit vs Soundflower opinions
    Some users think JACK Audio Connection Kit is a great alternative to Soundflower, some don't.

    jack is much too complicated. soundflower was so simple, just so buggy. how has nobody made a good copy of it yet...

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    JACK Audio is much more complicated and requires actually starting up the server for routing to take effect but it fundamentally addresses the same issue of routing which Soundflower does.

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    jack audio doesn't seem to stream screen sharing audio

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  2. 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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    Compatible with current macOS. Easy guide to setup and route computer audio for recording. Generous freemium usage before limits hit.

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  3. Voicemeeter is Audio Mixer Application endowed with Virtual Audio Device used as Virtual I/O to mix and manage any audio sources from or to any audio devices or applications.

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  4. 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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    Most users think VB-Audio Virtual Cable is a great alternative to Soundflower.
  5. 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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    Almost everyone thinks BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver is a great alternative to Soundflower.

    It is basically the same thing as Soundflower, but it works for Catalina. Nothing new to learn.

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    Blackhole takes off where Soundflower left off and supports modern macOS. Development is live and active.

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  6. 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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    Virtual Audio Cable is the original and definitive audio routing app. It's for Windows only but Soundflower is the perfect Mac counterpart.

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    Sound Siphon

    • Mac

    Sound Siphon is a 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.

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    Most users think Sound Siphon is a great alternative to Soundflower.
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    Helvum

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    • Linux

    GTK-based patchbay for pipewire, inspired by the JACK tool catia.

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    PulseMeeter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A frontend to ease the use of pulseaudio's routing capabilities, mimicking voicemeeter's workflow.

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  10. Synchronous Audio Router is a software-based audio routing driver for Windows. You can create any number of Windows audio endpoints, either playback or recording, and route them using any digital audio workstation software which supports ASIO, all with low latency.

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