Free Virtual Audio Cable Alternatives
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 is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Virtual Audio Cable.
- - JACK Audio Connection Kit is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Virtual Audio Cable.
JACK Audio Connection Kit Features
Comments about JACK Audio Connection Kit as a Alternative to Virtual Audio Cable
It does only support jack compatible applications, not virtual audio applications.12
While JACK Audio involves a more complex setup and needs the server to be started to work, it's functionally the same as it allows audio routing between applications. Routing can be done between any app providing an option to select the JACK Audio driver.1
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.
VB-Audio VoiceMeeter Features
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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BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency.
Comments about BlackHole Audio Loopback Driver as a Alternative to Virtual Audio Cable
Blackhole is essentially a souped up and modernized macOS version of Virtual Audio Cable, available freely as an open-source app.0
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.
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Synchronous Audio Router is a software-based audio routing driver for Windows. You can create any number of Windows audio endpoints, either playback or recording, and route them using any digital audio workstation software which supports ASIO, all with low latency.Discontinued
The last version (0.13.1) was released in April 2018. Many issues in the repository going unanswered.
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. This eliminates the need for third-party software or hardware audio mixing tools that introduce...
The SoundDesk Virtual Devices are connectors that you can use to route audio across apps.