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 ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Soundflower are Loopback (Paid), VB-Audio Virtual Cable (Freemium), BlackHole (Free, Open Source) and Sound Siphon (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2021

    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.
      JACK Audio Connection Kit vs Soundflower opinions
      Some users think JACK Audio Connection Kit is a great alternative to Soundflower, some don't.
      Ugotsta 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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      jack is much too complicated. soundflower was so simple, just so buggy. how has nobody made a good copy of it yet...
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      jack audio doesn't seem to stream screen sharing audio
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

    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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      Loopback vs Soundflower opinions
      Some users think Loopback is a great alternative to Soundflower, some don't.
      Compatible with current macOS. Easy guide to setup and route computer audio for recording. Generous freemium usage before limits hit.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    3. 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.
    4. BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. - ExistentialAudio/BlackHole
      BlackHole vs Soundflower opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BlackHole is a great alternative to Soundflower.
      It is basically the same thing as Soundflower, but it works for Catalina. Nothing new to learn.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Ugotsta Blackhole takes off where Soundflower left off and supports modern macOS. Development is live and active.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    5. 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.

    6. SoundDesk is the easiest way to turn your macOS into a professional mixing desk. SoundDesk, can be used by audio professionals to mix on the fly, by musicians to record a rehearsal, and anything else that involves mixing or routing digital audio. ROUTING.
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    7. 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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    8. The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps. Simply select the SoundDesk Virtual Device of choice as the output device for the sender app, and the same as the input device of the receiving one.
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    9. GroundControl virtual audio drivers allow applications to pass audio to other applications with zero latency. With GroundControl you can monitor the driver's stream through any audio interface. And it has a knob too.
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    10. UP TO NINE CHANNELS Game audio, voice chat, music, alerts, samples, multiple mics* and more. Nine independent input channels let you blend audio sources in real time.
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