Soundflower

Soundflower for Mac

Allow different applications to access your soundcard

Have you ever wanted to enable an application to access your soundcard or interact with another application via the soundcard? Soundflower is a free audio system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications.Soundflower...View full description

PROS

  • Allows different applications to access soundcard at the same time
  • Supports 2 and 16 channel audio

CONS

  • Sound may have interference at first
  • Configuration may be tricky at first

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Have you ever wanted to enable an application to access your soundcard or interact with another application via the soundcard? Soundflower is a free audio system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications.

Soundflower emulates the interface of an audio device but allows any audio application to send and receive audio with no other support needed. It opens as one of two audio devices (2ch/16ch). For most people and needs, the 2-channel device is sufficient.

If you want an application to interact with another application via the soundcard, select Soundflower as the output device in the first application and Soundflower as the input device within the second application. If an application does not allow you to specify audio devices, you can make Soundflower the default input or output device inside the Sound panel in the System Preferences, or with the Audio MIDI Setup utility application which is the only slightly tricky part.

You may hear interference at first when you setup an audio channel and if so, the developers recommend increasing the buffer size of both applications (set within each application). Note that if more than one application is sending its output to the same channel, the audio will be mixed.

The practical usages of Soundflower include conducting interviews with both voices. So instead of recording an interview with Skype and only hearing one voice, Soundflower allows you to record both voices for a more professional production. Alternatively, it's useful for routing audio from applications such as iTunes and Spotify to other applications and devices.

Note that this download is for OS X 10.5.8+. You can also download the OS X 10.4 compatible version (Version 1.4.3)..

Soundflower is a remarkably effective and free audio routing solution..

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  • More permissions fixes for admin users who are not 501 SoundflowerBed: new ‘clone to all channels’ feature submitted by iSchemy. Volume controls are now logarithmic Permissions fix for admin users who are not 501 Uninstall script fixes on Lion SoundflowerBed installation problems fixed

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User reviews about Soundflower

  • Tammy Creo

    by Tammy Creo

    I have tried hundreds of time to download the software, but all I get when I click on the software is the installation over and over anMore

  • Walewatchers Ltd

    by Walewatchers Ltd

    not working on my MacBook Air Catalina no sound in Manycam. I have tried every possible way of installing it but fails every time

  • FYPNLP .

    by FYPNLP .

    complete garbage. Avoid at all costs. Sets itself as default sound output. You've been warned

  • William Keyser

    by William Keyser

    A very light, indispensable tool for opening up a stock Mac's audio capabilities. Combined with AU Lab, I was able to easily equalize mMore

  • Nancy Luong

    by Nancy Luong

    You don't need soundflower to record audio on screen recordings on quicktime. I can just select internal microphone, but didn't see thaMore

  • Joseph Mihalak

    by Joseph Mihalak

    Well, it doesn't work. I read the uninstall instructions and don't understand any of it. Programs like Clean My Mack won't find it so iMore

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