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VB-Audio Virtual Cable Alternatives for Linux

VB-Audio Virtual Cable is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux 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 VB-Audio Virtual Cable and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable are Carla, Helvum and vsound.

VB-Audio Virtual Cable alternatives are mainly Audio Recorders but may also be Audio Routers or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VB-Audio Virtual Cable.
This page was last updated Dec 19, 2021
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

VB-Audio CABLE is a Windows Audio Driver working as a Virtual Audio Cable. After installing the VB-CABLE driver, a new...

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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.

    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.

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    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.

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  2. Carla

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.



  3. Helvum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

  4. vsound

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Vsound a virtual audio loopback cable - Vsound is an application which allows you to digitally record the output of another program

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