Soundflower
Soundflower
2.0b2

4.7

Soundflower free download for Mac

Soundflower2.0b2

21 July 2017

Allows applications to pass audio to other applications (beta).

Overview

Soundflower is a 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. Soundflower is free, open-source, and runs on Mac Intel and PPC computers.

Note: This is only the Soundflower kernel extension. The SoundflowerBed app is retired. A new replacement is in the works. In the meantime, you can take your chances with an older version of Soundflowerbed, but you can do a lot with a Multi-Output Aggregate Device.

*Pros and Cons based on honest Users feedback

👍 Pros

  • Free software. Until Loopback was the only util for keyboard volume control of HDMI.
  • Special routing of audio through the system and apps. Very flexible.
  • Ease of use.

👎 Cons

  • Obtuse interface. If you are not an audio pro, forget it. If you are an audio pro, it's still often a matter of luck.
  • Abandoned long ago. No longer works. Difficult to set up. Requires companion Soundflowerbed app to configure.
  • Too many options.
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What's new in Soundflower

Version 2.0b2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mikael-B
05 October 2018
Version: 2.0b2

Most helpful

@Macupdate, The 2.0b2 was released in 2014, not 2017. At least this is the case on Github. There might be other people than Matt Ingalls that have shared their own compilations, but the link here is for the "official". Github version.

There are no new additions to the master source code since 2017 either except for the ReadMe. Please correct the date or link to a binary from 2017.
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david-169
12 June 2020
Version: 2.0b2
it is important to take note of the following, "Soundflower is free, open-source, and runs on Mac Intel and PPC computers." It does not work on iOS devices or laptops. If you have upgraded to iOS seek other options. I am looking for an iOS solution for Catalina 10.15.4. If you have found something as an alternative please share. Much Thanks !
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Marba
07 June 2020
Version: 2.0b2
I am puzzled at the Pros & Cons as it contains conflicting statements. Pros = “Ease of use” vs Cons = “Obtuse interface” & “Difficult to setup”
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tchayatorn
12 May 2020
Version: 2.0b2
I've already installed Soundflower on my Mac, it should have Soundflower icon appear on the icon bar but my screen don't have. Then I've checked install app in Finder>Application, there is no Soundflower app too. But I found Soundflower item in Sound icon (System Preference > Sound). Did I finish the installation or I have to do something else?
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marcwkohler
29 April 2020
Version: 2.0b2
Hi: I downloaded Soundflower, so I could transcribe videos that I have on youtube through Google Docs. I set up the Google Docs to rereads typing, and turned the video on, and nothing happened. Any suggestions?
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matteolombardi
08 April 2020
Version: 2.0b2
trying to install it on Mac OS Catalina, but I guess it does not work for it no? thanks!
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kerhysreilly
17 December 2019
Version: 2.0b2
So I have successfully downloaded this on my macbook following the helpful restart comment on here but for some reason it won't download on my mac where i needed it in the first place! If anyone could help it would be super appreciated :) I've ran uninstall script and restarted but nothing :(
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Mikael-B
05 October 2018
Version: 2.0b2
@Macupdate, The 2.0b2 was released in 2014, not 2017. At least this is the case on Github. There might be other people than Matt Ingalls that have shared their own compilations, but the link here is for the "official". Github version.

There are no new additions to the master source code since 2017 either except for the ReadMe. Please correct the date or link to a binary from 2017.
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jollytimes16
07 December 2017
Version: 2.0b2
new iMac 10.13.1

"Installation encountered an error" and Fails.

go to privacy (where i have Already allowed apps from "anywhere")
and it says that "some system software was blocked from loading"...
no specifics as to who/where - just an "allow" button which, when
clicked, makes no difference. retry, same identical sequence.

i then tried a "signed" version of the app... some exact result.

WHAT GIVES?? ANY HELP APPRECIATED! -bob
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thedieters
13 August 2017
Version: 2.0b2
I just tried to download Soundflower. Followed all install instruction. I got a message that said the install was successful. Then nothing. I could not locate the app anywhere.
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mau-others
30 July 2017
Version: 2.0b2
Great little piece of code. Extremely useful ! I like it !
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