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VB-Audio Virtual Cable Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Soundflower, 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 ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to VB-Audio Virtual Cable are JACK Audio Connection Kit, BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver, Carla and Loopback.

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. 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.

    Discontinued

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. SoundDesk is the easiest way to turn your macOS into a professional mixing desk.

    SoundDesk vs VB-Audio Virtual Cable opinions
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    While SoundDesk includes similar functionality through the virtual driver and virtual cable extensions, the purpose of the app seems to be very different.

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  7. The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps.

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

  9. iShowU Audio Capture

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    iShowU Audio Capture is an extension to OS X to record audio from your computer. This new-and-improved audio driver replaces Soundflower and provides new features and improvements in order to make recording audio more stable and easy to do.

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  10. SWB Audio App

    • Mac

    SWB Audio App solves the problem of getting "computer audio" into your apps.

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