Soundflower
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According to OS X 10.8's GateKeeper application, Soundflower's app certificate has been revoked. GateKeeper recommends that you refrain from installing Soundflower 1.6.5.

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.

Example: To send audio from iTunes to Max/MSP, open
What's New
Version 1.6.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





MacUpdate - Soundflower



Soundflower User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Steven Goodheart commented on 25 Feb 2014
FYI:

With Mavericks, my kernal_task starting using 1.2 GB of memory with Soundflower installed. I did a lot of searching and a number of reliable troubleshooting sites said that Soundflower had found to be a culprit. When when I removed the Soundflower .kext file, my kernal_task immediately dropped to down to 487 MB. I think AudioHijack Pro, or Audacity, might have originally installed it.

Just FYI, if you find your kernal_task mysteriously large, and you have Soundflower installed...it could be the culprit...
[Version 1.6.6]

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jhencken replied on 06 Apr 2014
Pardon my ignorance, but how did you find out that the kernal was large? My system has slowed down and I have been blaming Mavericks itself, but perhaps SF is causing my system some problems.
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JCH2 commented on 25 Dec 2013
Version 1.6.5 is specific to OS X 10.6.+ The alternative versions section of this listing should include this link as well.

Information on the homesite is also incorrect as well for the most recent version of SoundFlower usable on 10.6.+
[Version 1.6.6]

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JCH2 replied on 25 Dec 2013
In other words, go to the https://code.google.com/p/soundflower/downloads/list and download a version appropriate for OSX pre 10.7.+
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JCH2 commented on 25 Dec 2013
The homesite for this software is incorrect. See the following instead....

http://cycling74.com/products/
[Version 1.6.6]


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Unblocktheplanet reviewed on 23 Nov 2013
Hmmm. I just installed Audio Hijack Pro because the volume on my MBP is so pitiful. See here: http://www.macyourself.com/2010/03/03/maximum-volume-still-too-quiet-make-macbook-speakers-louder/. This instructs the user to use Soundflower from inside Audio Hijack but I can't figger out how to do it. Help?

Bottom line: Will Soundflower work on 10.9 or not?
[Version 1.6.6]

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Libertyforall1776 replied on 09 Dec 2013
The project is looking pretty dead these days, anyone want to help them out? ;)

https://github.com/Cycling74/Soundflower/wiki
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JCH2 replied on 25 Dec 2013
When you are still working at installing some software, you are not really in a position to rate it. In the "review" interface, please choose "comment" instead to talk to others here.
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Philaphan reviewed on 17 Feb 2013
Changed my review.
[Version 1.6.5]


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Philaphan reviewed on 17 Jan 2013
I am running OSX 10.8.2 on a MacMini and cannot install SF 1.6.5. When I try to open the DMG, I get a message that this DMG cannot be opened and should be dismounted.
[Version 1.6.5]

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Philaphan replied on 21 Jan 2013
After visiting the developer's website, I figured out that 1.6.5 is not supported by OSX 10.8, and that I'd have to use version 1.6.6 beta. I downloaded and installed that file, and it works OK. I would now revise my rating.
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bbw7 replied on 17 Feb 2013
So why not give it some love with a new, higher rating, to cancel out your prior, UNFOUNDED initial rating?

And I hope you have learned to look at the fine print before going on a vendetta against some software. Generally speaking, OS 10.5 stuff doesn't necessarily work on OS 10.8 or even 10.7. Some significant system changes were made going from 10.6 to 10.7.
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Philaphan replied on 17 Feb 2013
I changed my review, bbw7. It is good software, but the advisement about which version to use with which operating system ought to be upfront, and not in the fine print. It still says that version. 1.6.5 works with OSX10.5.8 and later.
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Cgc reviewed on 04 Jan 2013
Good but I ran into problems where my sound output would be redirected to an output that doesn't exist effectively muting my Mac until I go into the prefs and change the sound output. Really annoying so I uninstalled Soundflower and it's still redirecting my sound output to Soundflower which mutes it again. How do I uninstall Soundflower?
[Version 1.6.5]

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Cgc replied on 04 Jan 2013
I redownloaded SF and say it had an uninstgaller so let's see if it fixes my problem.
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Bdkennedy1 commented on 17 Dec 2012
I'm using 1.6.6b on 10.8.2 and it doesn't work. I can hear clicking when I open up Quicktime and my other audio program but no sound is being passed through.
[Version 1.6.5]


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Paul-Mullins reviewed on 29 Oct 2012
It's now the end of October and the developer has issued updates that DO work on Mountain Lion (well they did for me using Audacity to record). Not sure if this is the latest version, I got mine from Google... but it works perfectly (a life saver while waiting for WireTap Studio to get an update)
[Version 1.6.5]

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Paul-Mullins replied on 29 Oct 2012
Just to clarify I'm using v1.6.6
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Cattus-Thraex commented on 07 Aug 2012
This version cannot be installed in ML, previous version Soundflower-1.6.2.1 yes, that one works.
[Version 1.6.5]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 07 Aug 2012
Hi Cattus, I added version 1.6.6 beta to our listing which is suppose to support ML.
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Cattus-Thraex replied on 07 Aug 2012
With all respect for your work: I think it is a totally uninspired idea to post a new version, which is NOT compatible with ML, whereas the older version IS compatible!
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 07 Aug 2012
I'm with MacUpdate, not the developer of Soundflower. You may want to reach out to the developer here http://cycling74.com/company/ to share your thoughts.
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Mike-Ryan replied on 08 Aug 2012
MacUpdate Ryan - I'm sorry but YOU GUYS are promoting this update on your website. If it doesn't work with ML then you should note that up front or not promote it. I get so tired of MacUpdate acting as though they have no responsibility in these situations. Check these things out BEFORE you offer them and provide the necessary information needed to your client base.
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Sanchai replied on 08 Aug 2012
When I tried to install both 1.6.5 and 1.6.6beta in Mountain Lion (MBP-retina), it end up with error: The installation failed: The installer encountered an error that cause the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer nfor assistance

Help please
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lamontDakota replied on 01 Oct 2012
What planet are *you* from, Mike? MacUpdate provides a "service"! It does *not* promote! Especially *not* an app provided by the developer at *no* cost!

I use 1.6.6b with OS X v10.8.2 with absolutely no problems.
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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 19 Oct 2012
I note both in these Comments and in the Apple Forums that there is no sure way to uninstall Soundflower from the Sound pane in System Preferences if you no longer have the application.

This is unacceptable. The developer should post a solution on its website.
[Version 1.6.5]

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Bob.jacobson replied on 19 Oct 2012
I downloaded the current .dmg and used the Uninstall script. It worked on my older version of Soundflower. It's now gone. Thank you.
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Sebastian_szwarc had trouble on 27 Sep 2012
I am not sure which update it was but after some 1.5 I think Soundflowerbed stopped to work. If I redirect all audio output to soundflower I still can hear sound no matter what setting will be set in Soundflowerbed. If any dev is here present I can make screencast
[Version 1.6.5]


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PizzaCake had trouble on 02 Sep 2009
Just a caution on installation, don't have any apps using audio/video open. I had iChat open and the installer for soundflower hanged, as soon as I closed iChat the installation completed.
[Version 1.5]


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evaristomaster had trouble on 20 Jun 2008
i dont found the soundflowerbed app
[Version 1.3.1]


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ms2k had trouble on 29 Apr 2008
so how do i uninstall this (Soundflower 1.3.1)?
according to the description here: "Soundflower includes an uninstaller."

and the Sunflower package itself says:
"From an account with administrator privileges, double-click on
the Uninstall_Soundflower.command file."

but i don't see that anywhere in what i downloaded.
tnx in advance
[Version 1.3.1]

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devnevyn commented on 14 May 2008
Remove /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext and reboot.

Sorry, I'll add the uninstaller in the next release. My apologies for missing that. (I'm the one who makes the 1.3.x releases)
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ms2k replied on 20 May 2008
thanks for getting back.
i ended up dloading v. 1.2.1 which had the uninstaller and ran the script. seems to have worked fine.
take care
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LouKash had trouble on 11 Aug 2006
WARNING!
Do not install v1.2 if you are already running an older version of Soundflower on your PPC Mac. v1.2 will most likely not work anymore, although it will report a successful installation. Just stay with v1.1 until they fix it.
[Version 1.2]


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po60t had trouble on 04 Aug 2006
ok i installed soundflower 1.2

then i installed soundflowerbed 1.2

when i open soundflowerbed it says "Soundflower Is Not Installed!!"

yet in my system/library/extensions in soundflower.kext

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[Version 1.2]

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LouKash replied on 11 Aug 2006
Same here. "Not installed". The previous version worked flawlessly. I'm going to reinstall it from a backup.

I'm using a PowerBook G4/1.67 15", OS 10.4.7.
What confuguration are you guys using?
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LouKash replied on 11 Aug 2006
Update:
I just checked the Cycling'74 forums and obviously they screwed it up so that Sunflower 1.2 runs on most MacIntels but not on PPCs. So, if you are on a PPC Mac and you still have a backup of v1.1, revert to that version until they fixed it. In fact, it seems that the only change is that v1.2 is supposed to be an "Universal" Binary, which it is obviously not... :P

If you're using a PPC Mac, DO NOT UPDATE to v1.2 yet!
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jefferyn replied on 05 Sep 2006
ditto to the above comments,
installation indicates success,
after reboot i see no new "audio devices" in audio control panel,
soundflower app states it is not installed...
but soundflower.kext is in system extensions directory.
curiously, the kext file has a version of 1.0.1, not 1.2 (in finder, get-info)...

so, where does one find version 1.1?
i searched and couldn't find a link for it here or elsewhere...

thanks-
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LouKash commented on 06 Sep 2006
OK, since a fix is still not available:
www.volny.cz/loukash/download/
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inane had trouble on 28 Mar 2006
I tried to install this on my MacBook and it doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know if there will be a universal binary coming and when?
[Version 1.1]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 1.6.6]



Jacklarm rated on 25 Sep 2013

[Version 1.6.6]



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Imacmike rated on 25 Sep 2013

[Version 1.6.6]



Keithverona rated on 20 May 2013

[Version 1.6.6]



Paddy57 rated on 09 May 2013

[Version 1.6.6]



imastun rated on 06 Feb 2013

[Version 1.6.5]



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PRjohnson rated on 01 Dec 2012

[Version 1.6.5]



Mandochris rated on 18 Jun 2012

[Version 1.6.2.1]



Chort_7ca28667 rated on 23 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.2.1]



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JacobsIvan rated on 19 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.2.1]


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License:Free
Date:07 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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According to OS X 10.8's GateKeeper application, Soundflower's app certificate has been revoked. GateKeeper recommends that you refrain from installing Soundflower 1.6.5.

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.

Example: To send audio from iTunes to Max/MSP, open the System Preferences and select Soundflower (2ch) as the device for sound output inside the Sound panel. Then, inside Max/MSP's DSP Status Window, select Core Soundflower (2ch) as the input device. All output of iTunes should now be sent to Max/MSP's adc~ object.


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