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Aura is a virtual 5.1-channel surround sound card. Without Aura, if you hook your Mac up to an A/V receiver with a fibre-optic cable, you'll only get stereo. With Aura, you get full 5.1-channel surround sound.

  • Real-time 6.1 or 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo encoding for transmission over S/PDIF optical fibre.
  • Selectable 48kHz or 44.1kHz sampling rate.
  • Virtual surround if no fibre-optic connection is present (great for developers who want to test support for multichannel audio in their software without needing extra hardware).
  • Status bar app displays activity

What's New

Version 1.2.0:
  • Support for C-Media CM6206 external audio devices. This allows users with machines made in 2016 and later that don’t have built-in S/PDIF to use Aura.
  • Should now use the integrated GPU on machines with both integrated and discrete graphics.
  • Fixed: Level meter rendered too small on Retina machines.
  • Fixed: Problems talking to the Aura driver (which may be


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Aura User Discussion

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 177
Version Downloads 54
License Shareware
Date 14 Mar 2018
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.95
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