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    Virtual Audio Cable Alternatives for Mac

    Virtual Audio Cable is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is VB-Audio Virtual Cable, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Virtual Audio Cable and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Virtual Audio Cable are JACK Audio Connection Kit (Free, Open Source), Soundflower (Free, Open Source), Loopback (Paid) and BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    1. 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.
      Most users think VB-Audio Virtual Cable is a great alternative to Virtual Audio 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 Virtual Audio Cable opinions
      Some users think JACK Audio Connection Kit is a great alternative to Virtual Audio Cable, some don't.
      It does only support jack compatible applications, not virtual audio applications.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Ugotsta 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.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago


    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 Virtual Audio Cable.
    4. 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.
      Loopback vs Virtual Audio Cable opinions
      Most users think Loopback is a great alternative to Virtual Audio Cable.
      It's a an excellent virtual audio device solution - however it only works on the Mac platform.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      its amazing, even better than Virtual Audio Cable
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    5. BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency.
      BlackHole: Virtual Audio Driver vs Virtual Audio Cable opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Ugotsta Blackhole is essentially a souped up and modernized macOS version of Virtual Audio Cable, available freely as an open-source app.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago


    6. Dante Via is easy-to-use software that routes audio, allowing applications and devices to be networked and interconnected using the Dante audio over IP solution.
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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. Sound Siphon is a software package that makes your Mac’s audio output available as an audio input device. It enables you to send audio from one application to another where it can be processed, streamed, or recorded.
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