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Open Source Virtual Audio Cable Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Virtual Audio Cable is JACK Audio Connection Kit. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Virtual Audio Cable and six of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Virtual Audio Cable are Soundflower, BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver, Helvum and win-capture-audio.

Virtual Audio Cable alternatives are mainly Audio Recorders but may also be Audio Routers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Virtual Audio Cable.
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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.

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    It does only support jack compatible applications, not virtual audio applications.

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    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.

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  2. 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.

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

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    Most users think Soundflower is a great alternative to Virtual Audio Cable.


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

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    Blackhole is essentially a souped up and modernized macOS version of Virtual Audio Cable, available freely as an open-source app.

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    Helvum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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  5. win-capture-audio

    • 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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  6. 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.

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