Sound Control
Sound Control
2.5.0

3.4

Sound Control free download for Mac

Sound Control2.5.0

28 July 2020

Software volume mixer.

Overview

Sound Control lets users use a software volume mixer. Sound Control enables users to easily and quickly change app volumes as well as selectively apply a system-wide EQ to app audio. Sound Control does this by adding a software mixer to the menu bar of your Mac. In addition to the volume mixer, Sound Control also adds a software EQ to your audio output allowing users to easily tailor the sound of their Mac's audio to their specific taste or to properly calibrate to the frequency response of their speakers.

Features
  • Per-app volume control, including mute
  • System-wide EQ with 10 or 31 bands
  • Easy control via menu bar item or hotkeys
  • Add software and keyboard control to HDMI and other audio devices
  • Independently route each app's audio to a different output device

What's new in Sound Control

Version 2.5.0:
  • Devices menu now shows the Master Volume.
  • Input devices now properly show and update the muted state.
  • Toggle mute for default input device now shows the HUD to indicate status change.
  • Add hotkeys for controlling the default input device’s gain and mute.
  • Input devices now show gain dB value properly.
  • Changing the gain of an input device no longer beeps.
  • Added Priority devices for Input devices.
  • Added HotKeys for changing the default input device.
  • Volume feedback beeps now play on the appropriate device.
  • Sound Control no longer interferes with macOS automatic device selection if priority devices are not enabled.
  • Reduced CPU use.
  • Added option to show and control apps that have been explicitly added to the listing.
  • Fixed audio distortion after switching sample rates on bluetooth devices.
  • Addressed application hang when switching to a bluetooth device or a built-in device on T2 Macs.
  • Master volume displayed in the touch bar now updates properly when the default output device is changed.
  • Added support for AirPlay!
  • Added AppleScript support for setting mute, volume and balance.
  • Added support for Zoom Thunderbolt audio devices.
  • Sound Control volume change overlay more closely matches the system.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when muting AirPods Pro.
  • Menu bar icon no longer shows disabled if STZ Audio Process plugin isn’t installed.
  • Last version to support macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra).

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How would you rate Sound Control app?

13 Reviews of Sound Control

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5
hartman85
05 December 2018
Version: 2.2.5

Most helpful

Awesome customer support, and a solid program all around. Does what it says and these guys work hard in resolving any issues. Strongly recommend their entire line of software. Well done. Thank you Static Z!
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1
howard-socal
03 September 2020
Version: 2.5.0
Seriously buggy. Great when it works, but often it doesn’t', and I end up with no control of volume whatsoever. Developer doesn't respond to support requests.
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1
rodanmusic
30 August 2020
Version: 2.5.0
I'm 99% sure it seriously messed up my computers audio. I had no problems till I installed this and now apps won't play audio, will stop playing audio, or will jump to the end of videos. Core audio is always messing up now and I have to restart it constantly. I checked the installed applications from when this started happening, and this is the only application I installed and I didn't change anything else related to my audio system. I would avoid.
(0)
5
b-dharma
03 August 2020
Version: 2.5.0
This is essential for me. It really should be a part of the OS. I use this more than any other control panel which is why it's really nice to have it on my menu bar. I primarily got this to use with my USB audio interface in order to control the volume of all the various apps, e.g. if I"m playing along with a Spotify song, I can control the various volumes so easy so I can hear myself play. Excellent app.
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Chansirip
29 December 2018
Version: 2.2.5
I'm using this free app from github. It works perfect for me. if you guys wanna take a look. https://github.com/kyleneideck/BackgroundMusic
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5
hartman85
05 December 2018
Version: 2.2.5
Awesome customer support, and a solid program all around. Does what it says and these guys work hard in resolving any issues. Strongly recommend their entire line of software. Well done. Thank you Static Z!
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OSX-FTW!
25 March 2018
Version: 2.2.0
I love this app, does just what I need it to. The new icon in the menu bar, I don't like. EDIT: And, they put the old icon back! Thanks!
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1
Sunburn
24 March 2018
Version: 2.2.0
Fantastic idea, been looking for a replacement for Rogue Amoeba's "Detour" for years. Just want to route audio, don't need volume adjustment or EQ. Unfortunately, this doesn't actually work. Installed it, only a subset of audio-generating apps show up. Deleted, reinstalled, and now a larger subset shows up, but still not many of them. Most importantly, not iTunes. Enormous potential, but it has to actually work.
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5
OSX-FTW!
23 January 2018
Version: 2.1.6
Just what I was looking for, I'll pay up happily.
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0.5
YHC
30 December 2017
Version: 2.1.4
It will let your BASAL CPU Level become Higher (increases 2 or 3 times). If you open other app which has Sound function, using this kind of apps will trigger higher CPU, because "Sound Control" app stays in the background.
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5
SALAMA Youssef
22 December 2017
Version: 2.1.4
Really this application gives you total control of all the sound of your Macbook. My test of Sound Control application was on my Macbook Pro 13 (mid-2012), which installs the system ... High Seirra really Sound Control was fast throughout my test ... not slowed the boot my system. The quality of the sound is excellent and you always have the possibility to change the style of the sound. The interface has a beautiful design with a simple menu for use and easy. I confirm and highly recommend Sound Control to all Mac OSx users and give 5 stars to this application.
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3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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