How To Use Soundflower
Free Inter-application Audio Routing Utility for macOS
Soundflower presents itself as one of two audio devices (2ch / 16ch). The 2-channel device is sufficient for most situations.
FIRST try the downloading the Soundflower-2.0b1.dmg installer. After downloading, control-click on Soundflower.pkg and select 'open' (then click 'Open' in the 'unidentified developer' alert window). Soundflower is an open source kernel extension for Mac OS which helps users route sounds to any Mac app instead of the default speakers. If you want to record internal audio on Mac, such as iTunes music, online radio, online music, video game music, Soundflower is what you need. Parallels Desktop for Mac Free to try Run Windows and other operating systems simultaneously with Mac OS X.
To send the output of one application to another, 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.
The 16-channel device is provided for more complex routing situations, and can be used with more than two applications simultaneously if the applications support audio routing to any channel, as Max/MSP does.
Note that Soundflower’s audio channels represent a global audio space. If more than one application is sending its output to the same channel, the audio will be mixed. If you want an application to send and receive audio through Soundflower, (for instance using Max/MSP to manipulate and return another application’s audio) you must send and receive the audio on different audio channels or a feedback loop will be created.
If you are hearing clicks or breakups, try increasing the buffer size of both applications (set within each application).
Since Soundflower offers a straight forward method of communicating between applications on the Mac, there are a variety of situations where you can employ it.
Soundflower has been used extensively in podcasting by combining separate streams of audio into one source. Instead of recording an interview with Skype and only hearing one voice, Soundflower lets you publish both voices for a complete interview experience.
Use an application called DittyBot and Skype to access your iTunes collection from any cellphone.
Soundflower For Macbook
Record streaming audio from iTunes into Audacity, or route an audio stream from iTunes to Logic.
What Is Soundflower For Mac
When using Soundflower to send audio to and from applications, you may find that you are not able to send audio through another device to monitor audio output. In such situations you can use Soundflowerbed, an application that resides in the Finder’s Menubar allowing you to tap into Soundflower channels and route them to an audio device.
Download: Soundflower 1.6.6 Installer (includes SoundflowerBed) -- Use this for OS 10.6 - OS 10.8
Soundflower 1.5.1 requires Mac OS 10.5.
Soundflower 1.4.3 requires Mac OS 10.4.
Soundflower 1.3.1 requires Mac OS 10.2.8 or later.
Mac Topics That May Interest You:
VST & Audio Units Plug-ins in Mac OS XSM Pro Audio VFX Software for Intel Mac OS X
How to setup Garage Band, Sound-flower, IAC, VFXApple's Boot Camp
SoundFlower ConfigurationGarageBand Aggregate Device
IAC (Inter-Application Communication) BusAudacity VST Enabler
WACVST (Windows-Mac VST)VSTAU Manager (VST to AU Adapter)
How To Use SoundflowerHow to capture audio with Soundflower
VSTis a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH