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    VB-Audio Virtual Cable Alternatives

    VB-Audio Virtual Cable is described as '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' and is a Audio Recorder in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Virtual Audio Cable. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try VB-Audio VoiceMeeter or Soundflower. Other great apps like VB-Audio Virtual Cable are JACK Audio Connection Kit (Free, Open Source), BlackHole (Free, Open Source), Carla (Free, Open Source) and Loopback (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 19, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think Virtual Audio Cable is a great alternative to VB-Audio Virtual Cable.
    2. 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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    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.


      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.0b2, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      Most users think Soundflower is a great alternative to VB-Audio Virtual Cable.
    4. 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 VB-Audio Virtual Cable opinions
      This alternative is disputed. JACK Audio Connection Kit is still a legitimate alternative to VB-Audio Virtual Cable, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Virtual Cable is very easy to use, and connects output to input and input to output. Jack is a difficult to use audio server. See the differences? They can't be compared.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      VB-audio simply connects audio streams between devices. JACK is a virtual audio server and requires other unrelated programs and additional expertise to have the same functionality, if it is even possible.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    5. BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. - ExistentialAudio/BlackHole

    6. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.
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    7. 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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    8. 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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      SoundDesk vs VB-Audio Virtual Cable opinions
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      Iaian7 While SoundDesk includes similar functionality through the virtual driver and virtual cable extensions, the purpose of the app seems to be very different.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

    9. GTK-based patchbay for pipewire, inspired by the JACK tool catia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Open Broadcaster Software
      An OBS plugin that allows capture of independent application audio streams on Windows, in a similar fashion to OBS's game capture and Discord's application streaming.
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