Soundflower
Soundflower
2.0b2

4.7

Soundflower free download for Mac

Soundflower

2.0b2
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.

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

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@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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Version 2.0b2
Mikael-B
05 October 2018
@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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Version 2.0b2
2 answer(s)
STL@MacUpdate
STL@MacUpdate
07 October 2018
Hi,
Thank you for your feedback. It`s the same version as on Github. We listed this application at 2017
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
08 October 2018
So we can't look to Macupdate for correct release date info? That's good to know.

Obviously I meant that "There are no new additions to the master source code since 2014".
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jollytimes16
07 December 2017
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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Version 2.0b2
1 answer(s)
silas-7
silas-7
08 August 2019
You might laugh. But I encountered the same problem. I just restarted my computer after the installation failed, then installed it right away and it worked. I also ran the Uninstall Script (which is recommended in the Read Me file) before rebooting my computer. Maybe this works for you too
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thedieters
13 August 2017
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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Version 2.0b2
1 answer(s)
droscar
droscar
26 November 2017
There is no app. It's a system extension that adds a new sound input/output device to the Sound pane in System Preferences. Also, you have to restart to load the new extension.

Instructions for uninstalling Soundflower are at the developer's GitHub page.
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mau-others
30 July 2017
Great little piece of code. Extremely useful ! I like it !
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Version 2.0b2
Joseluismen
11 April 2016
This program has happened through several developers: Cycling '74, Rogue Amoeba and now Matt Ingalls. Matt project is <https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower> and the ultimate beta version is on <https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower/releases/tag/2.0b2>. This is a signed version for Yosemite/Mavericks and El Capitan.

And Rogue Amoeba now this creating a new app named loopback of payment, very similar to Soundflower, but created program from zero for the new operating systems.
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Version 1.6.6
naicke
16 November 2015
Achtung, wenn man die Version 1.6.6 herunterlädt dann bekommt man kein Soundflower Plugin sondern Malware. Macupdate macht das jetzt auch so wie chip.de. die neuesete Version bekommt ihr hier: https://soundflower.googlecode.com/files/Soundflower-1.6.6b.dmg
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Version 1.6.6
djmattm2002
05 November 2015
I'll be blunt and honest, which is going to sound negative to most. It works good.....when it's not crackling, popping, or buzzing like an MRI machine. If I'm recording a video via Quicktime...it works fine for 2-5 minutes. After that it starts spazzing out. After 2-3 years with it, I've given up trying to figure out what exactly the cause of the problem is and the solution. This is the fastest mac pro that can possibly be built, and as far as software...well its simply a soundflower issue, nothing else on this machine does that shit when the audio is routed normally. If the pops, crackling and that seriously annoying buzzing that threatens to blow out my eardrums would stop I'd give it a higher rating.
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Version 1.6.6
1 answer(s)
Steve K
Steve K
01 January 2016
So glad I was able to help you guys!

@mt34688: I missed your post a few months back. My Soundflowerbed.app is located here: /Applications/Soundflower/Soundflowerbed.app. Not sure if it was installed with the version I found or if I had it before that?
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Steve K
17 September 2015
So 1.6.6 and 1.6.7 don't work with the El Capitan GM, probably because how it deals with kexts and it's new Rootless security feature. I spent a half hour rummaging around the internet looking for a compiled version that works and I found it. The installer is "Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg" and can be downloaded from GitHub at the link below. I hope this helps somebody. https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower/releases Under the subhead Downloads - "Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg"
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Version 1.6.6
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Keithbcor
Keithbcor
02 October 2015
Thanks for posting the link! I just upgraded to El Capitan and needed to do some recording via Soundflower. I might have found the installer eventually but you saved me the time and effort of looking for it. And yes, it works just fine. Thanks again!
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Madmacmad
Madmacmad
06 October 2015
Many many thx!
You made my day!!!
Can't live without Soundflower... there is nothing that comes close...
Works super'b on 10.11
I use it with my Presonus Studio Live...
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frblack
frblack
28 October 2015
You made my month Mudflapper! Thank you for sharing. I've been hunting for a soundflower solution for El Capitan for a while and you just solved my problem. Wish I had found you sooner. Really appreciate you sharing the info.
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mondet4u
mondet4u
29 October 2015
It wont work on my 10.11.1 with Monosnap, any help?

Thank you.
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mt34688
mt34688
31 October 2015
Thanks for providing this link. I was able to get Soundflower installed successfully. However I can't find the Soundflowerbed app to monitor the sound. I think it used to just reside in the applications directory. Does anyone know how to find it and get it working? Thank you!
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kittyladyjoker
kittyladyjoker
02 December 2015
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
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darrynvanwinkle
darrynvanwinkle
01 January 2016
made an account just to say thanks.
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photosbylu
photosbylu
08 March 2016
I've tried the update & SoundFlower still isn't showing up in my output options. any suggestions?
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Libertyforall1776
27 June 2015
1.6.7 is the latest: https://github.com/RogueAmoeba/Soundflower/releases
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Version 1.6.6
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Steve K
Steve K
16 September 2015
I'm not a dev but I know just enough to screw things up. I tried to build 1.6.7 with Terminal as instructed at GitHub but the build fails, every time. :(
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kayentn
20 June 2015
I tried several times to install on my new Mac, but didn't complete properly. Sound output shows it's not there, and there is no uninstaller in the folder. I'm new to the Mac and am feeling pretty concerned after reading Bowlerboy's warning (below) from a year ago about installing on Maverick. My mac came installed with Maverick and I upgraded to Yosemite. Can someone please help me get this installed correctly, or get it removed correctly? Any recommendations for alternative software to include computer's audio when I'm recording a Quicktime screencast of a video? Thanks
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Version 1.6.6