Loopback

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Overview

Combine audio from both application sources and audio input devices, then make it available anywhere on your Mac. Think of it as a virtual mixing board.

Loopback can combine audio from both application sources and audio input devices, then make it available anywhere on your Mac. Think of it as a virtual mixing board.

Useful for recording guests audio from any app to your recording software and routing audio like jingles to your guests.

This application is only for mac. For windows there’s a couple free resources. Blackhole and Virtual Audio Cable both of which also work on macs but are not nearly as easy to use or as well designed and supported as loopback.

Here’s a quick tutorial showing how to use loopback. Combining it with cleanfeed is the best way to do remote podcast recordings.

Features

Combine Audio Sources
Pull audio from multiple sources into one virtual device. Just add the applications and physical audio devices you want to include to the Sources column to get started.

Channel Options
Add as many output channels as needed, then configure your routing with easy and powerful virtual wiring.

Pass-Thru
A Pass-Thru device let you pass audio directly from one application to another, with almost no configuration required. Loopback pipes audio around for you.

Works With Any Application
Make a virtual audio device with audio from the applications on your Mac, including production apps like Logic or Reason, as well as simple audio players, like Music or QuickTime.

Works With Any Input Device
Pull audio from the physical audio devices connected to your Mac. Whether you’ve got simple USB microphones, or high-end studio mixers, Loopback can access it all.

Combine Apps & Devices
You can also create virtual audio devices that include audio from both software applications and physical audio devices.

Monitor Your Devices
Customizable monitoring options enable you to use other devices to hear exactly how your virtual audio device sounds, in whole or in part.

Volume Controls
Adjust the relative volumes of individual sources within a device, the volumes heard through monitoring devices, and even the volume level from the entire device.

Multi-channel Audio
Your virtual audio devices can be configured to have up to 64 channels.

Custom Channel Mapping
Loopback will configure a default channel mapping automatically. If you want to manually configure things, though, you’ve got full control.

Nested Devices
You can even nest one Loopback device inside another, providing the power needed for tremendously complex needs.

Handy On/Off Toggles
Need to experiment and adjust your configuration? Disable parts of your device, without needing to delete and recreate your setup.

Dark Mode Support
Loopback now includes an optional dark theme, perfect for use with MacOS's new Dark Mode.

Reviews
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