JackOSX
JackOSX 0.90b15
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JackOSX (the Jack Audio Connection Kit for OS X) is a low-latency audio server, written originally for the GNU/Linux operating system, and now with OS X support. It can connect any number of different applications to a single hardware audio device; it also allows applications to send and receive audio to and from one another.

Jack is different from other audio server efforts in that it has been designed from the ground up to be suitable for professional audio work. This means that it
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Version 0.90b15: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later









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Cowicide commented on 17 Dec 2011
How does this compare in latency you get with Airfoil?
[Version 0.89]


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Libertyforall1776 commented on 07 May 2011
Please add AirPlay support please, so I can make better use of my iOS AppleTV! Thanks!
[Version 0.87]

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Luc.dehemptinne_scarlet.be replied on 11 Oct 2012
Neutrino can send to AirPlay devices...
Now I'm looking into inserting a VST plugin just BEFORE the Mac's Audio Output whichever application sends audio to the Mac designated Audio Output... In this respect the "HijJack" concept suggest it .... still looking
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Espiridion reviewed on 27 Apr 2011
Impressive!
Newest release:
"April 25, 2011 - Released updated version 0.88, which addes support for a Jack OS X / CoreMIDI bridge. The Jackdmp server has also been updated to the latest version."

The developers still offer PPC compatibility. Thanks.

I tried it a long time ago, did not understand it, and removed it. Later on I began using Ardour and decided to learn more about JackOSX. It's an amazing piece of software. As I type, I have iTunes routed into DSP-Quattro, where I added some AU plugins. This allows me to truly enhance my listening experience in a way that's specific to my speakers, headphones, and room, while taking advantage of software I already own.
Of course, this is just a simple example of what can be achieved with the help of JackOSX. I could also route audio from a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) into a different application, or get the audio from an application into the DAW.
There are many possibilities with this one. Great stuff!
[Version 0.87]


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Pizzacake reviewed on 29 Nov 2009
I was having problems with latency using soundflower with Mixxx so I installed JackOSX, after a restart I tried to run the JACK server but it wouldn't start. So I tried the usual fix which is to log into an administrator account and try running the JACK server and it started running fine. Back into a standard account and JACK server now starts up every time, so first time run in an Admin account.

Goodbye latency issues :)
[Version 0.84]


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Musubana commented on 13 Oct 2009
In these days of tabloids, JACKOSX may be a potentially troublesome name. B-)
[Version 0.83]


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Bill Clinton reviewed on 10 Feb 2009
This is an amazing utility for connecting audio applications. I can't believe that it exists at all, let alone that it's free.
[Version 0.81]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2005
Great software, but two quibbles: NetJack settings aren't saved as part of the studio setup, and the router isn't exactly the most intuitive interface ever (its too easy to accidentally double-click a port and create an unwanted routing).

Otherwise, an indispensable tool, especially if you have two or more computers (and don't want to use GarageBand or Logic).
[Version 0.71]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2005
Can't help but commenting, there are definitely different 'sizes' of infinities; googling 'countable uncountable' will probably get you to the right directions.

There are also sets that are the same 'size' infinity, but in another practical sense, different sizes. For instance, you might have an algorithm that works for all integer multiples of one million (a countably infinite number) and another one that works for all integers (same countable infinity). Still, the latter set contains the previous set and in that sense does 'expand' the number of items...
[Version 0.71]

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Anonymous commented on 12 Jul 2005
But as the Spelling Fairy would say, "Who gives a fick?"
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Yoxi replied on 05 May 2006
And I can't help but add that from a buddhist perspective, at least, 'integer' and 'infinite' are just mutually augmentative concepts - we have this idea of 'separate things' and of a 'finite or infinite number of them', but they're just conventions for describing an experience - language is just a modelling tool, and a model is just a better or worse attempt to describe experience.
Anyway, you could say that adding enhancements expands the *realised* number of limitless possibilities for this app if you want to stay picky ;)
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2004
From the above description:

"Both AU and VST “Jack-aware” audio plugins are provided, which can further expand the limitless audio routing possibilities when using Jack."

If there are endless possibilities, then the number of possibilities is, of course, infinate. Adding any number of additional possibilities would still result in infinity, since you can not add any number to infinity and get a number greater than infinity. Therefore, it is impossible for the AU & VST plugins to actually expand the possabilities, if they are truly limitless to begin with. (Since there are a finite number of siftware applications written for OS X it is also impossible to have an infinate number of possibilities, but we'll ignore that).

That said, this sounds like a really great app & I look forward to trying it out. :-)

Hugs & Kisses,
The Math Fairy
[Version 0.51]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Feb 2005
Thank you, Math Fairy. You just made my day.
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Anonymous commented on 01 Mar 2005
infinate=infinite

possabilities=possibilities

siftware=software?

As long as we're being picky...



The Spelling Fairy
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Anonymous commented on 01 Mar 2005
I remember reading somewhere a way of proving how some infinite values were larger than other infinite values. Don't ask me how -- my head exploded.
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MiroslavH commented on 11 Feb 2009
I'm sorry, but the WireTape Anywhere is much better and without one bugg... ok, it is not free, but it is fully functional...
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Xenophile replied on 02 Sep 2009
Based on your post, it seems that the limits to your toolishness are indeed infinite.
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Mrglsmrc had trouble on 13 Oct 2009
the 64bit package for snow leopard is no good.
the unzipped package won't open because the BOM file is missing from it.
you should skip this download until you are notified of a fix!
[Version 0.83]


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NaOH had trouble on 11 Feb 2009
Just a quick note about version 0.81 of JackOSX.

It seems to have a bug which causes coreaudiod to constantly eat up about 30% of the CPU capacity of my MacBook Pro even when Jack isn't running.

The behaviour disappeared as soon as I uninstalled JackOSX.

If you are experiencing this particular issue, it may be worth while rolling back to JackOSX 0.80, as that version didn't exhibit this behaviour on my system.

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.6 on a 2.6GHz MacBook Pro Core2Duo.
[Version 0.81]

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sletz commented on 24 Mar 2009
Can you *please* report this problem on JackOSX group : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jackosx/ ?

Bugs do not solve by the the "power of god" only... ((-:
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JackOSX (the Jack Audio Connection Kit for OS X) is a low-latency audio server, written originally for the GNU/Linux operating system, and now with OS X support. It can connect any number of different applications to a single hardware audio device; it also allows applications to send and receive audio to and from one another.

Jack is different from other audio server efforts in that it has been designed from the ground up to be suitable for professional audio work. This means that it focuses on two key areas: synchronous execution of all clients, and low-latency operation.

Jack OS X includes:
  • The Jack server
    The infrastructure you need in place to use Jack.
  • The Jack Audio Router (JAR)
    JAR is a CoreAudio 'user space' driver that allows any OS X CoreAudio application to become a Jack client.
  • The Jack audio plugins
    Both AU and VST Jack-aware audio plugins are provided, which can further expand the limitless audio routing possibilities when using Jack.
  • The JackPilot application
    JackPilot offers an easy to use GUI interface that allows you to control the Jack server, and manage the audio connections between applications and/or plugins.


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