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Soundflower Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Soundflower for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people 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 Soundflower and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Soundflower are Loopback, VB-Audio Virtual Cable, BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver and Sound Siphon.

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 Audio Connection Kit icon

    JACK Audio Connection Kit

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

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    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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    Most users think VB-Audio Virtual Cable is a great alternative to Soundflower.
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    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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    Almost everyone thinks BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver is a great alternative to Soundflower.
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    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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    Sound Siphon

    12 alternatives to Sound Siphon 

    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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    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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    Dante Via

    • Mac
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Dante Via 

    Dante Via is easy-to-use software that routes audio, allowing applications and devices to be networked and interconnected using the Dante audio over IP solution.

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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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    GroundControl

    • Mac
    14 alternatives to GroundControl 

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

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