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Free Soundflower Alternatives

The best free alternative to Soundflower 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 Soundflower and ten of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Soundflower are VB-Audio VoiceMeeter, VB-Audio Virtual Cable, BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver and Helvum.

Soundflower alternatives are mainly Audio Routers but may also be Audio Recorders. 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 Audio Connection Kit icon

    JACK Audio Connection Kit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    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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    JACK Audio Connection Kit vs Soundflower opinions
    Some users think JACK Audio Connection Kit is a great alternative to Soundflower, some don't.
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    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. VB-Audio VoiceMeeter icon

    VB-Audio VoiceMeeter

    • Windows
    25 alternatives to VB-Audio VoiceMeeter 

    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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    1.  Music LooperVB-Audio VoiceMeeter supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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  3. VB-Audio Virtual Cable icon

    VB-Audio Virtual Cable

    • Mac
    • Windows
    22 alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable 

    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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    1.  Music LooperVB-Audio Virtual Cable supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    VB-Audio Virtual Cable vs Soundflower opinions
    Most users think VB-Audio Virtual Cable is a great alternative to Soundflower.
  4. 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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    BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver vs Soundflower opinions
    Almost everyone thinks BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver is a great alternative to Soundflower.
    Guest

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

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    Ugotsta

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

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    Helvum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to Helvum 

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

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    PulseMeeter

    4 alternatives to PulseMeeter 

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

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    Synchronous Audio Router

    • Windows
    14 alternatives to Synchronous Audio Router 

    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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    Discontinued

    The last version (0.13.1) was released in April 2018. Many issues in the repository going unanswered.

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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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    Wave Link

    • Mac
    • Windows
    3 alternatives to Wave Link 

    Multi-channel digital soundboard application for Windows. Note: Elgato Wave hardware required to use software.

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  10. qpwgraph

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Flatpak
    5 alternatives to qpwgraph 

    qpwgraph is a graph manager dedicated to PipeWire, using the Qt C++ framework, based and pretty much like the same of QjackCtl.

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