BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency. (by ExistentialAudio)

BlackHole Alternatives

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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of BlackHole. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-28.
  • Work from home remoting into an M1 Mac at the post house. Cannot get audio playback from NoMachine. | 2021-10-21
  • Screen recorder not recording desktop audio | 2021-10-05
    Try this:
  • OBS Studio 27.1.1 | 2021-09-28
  • Need some help
    There’s also Blackhole for Mac project, which is actively developed:
  • Screen record won't capture computer sound? | 2021-09-03
    Supposedly BlackHole is the modern alternative as Soundflower has seemingly not been updated in years (and doesn't work on M1)
  • BlackHole Set-Up with OBS + Zoom | 2021-09-03, but can't get past the step where it says to right-click the multi-output device and click "use this device for sound output." When I right-click on the multi-output device, everything is greyed out. Please help :( as I have to livestream tomorrow.
  • Virtual mixer like Voicemeeter for macOS
    AU Lab + BlackHole might work. People use it for systemwide room / headphone EQ anyway.
  • I made a free music collaboration app that makes it easy to collaborate online with any DAW. It's something like the "Zoom" for music makers. Let me know how I can make this better for your workflow!
    I'm the developer of BlackHole virtual audio driver. It's an open source project that allow users to pass audio between applications. It uses the GPL 3.0 license which means all other applications that use or bundle BlackHole also need to be open source and use the GPL 3.0 license. Since OPs app bundles a modified version of BlackHole it also needs to be open source under the GPL 3.0 license. So if it is indeed open source than that's awesome. If not, OP is infringing on the copyright for BlackHole and I would be extremely suspicious of using their app. OP hasn't responded to my request for the source code yet so tread carefully. It's not cool to steal.
  • Due to popular demand we released an installer for BlackHole64ch that will run along side the 2ch and 16ch versions.
    As for Ground Control. I compared the two in this thread on GitHub. In a nutshell the developer was lazy.
  • Is there anyway to record internal audio on the m1 MBA using quicktime player? | 2021-07-22
    Have you tried this software? It allows you to capture internal and external audio on the Mac. You can search for instructions on how to use it on Google easily.
  • Has anyone gotten Pulseaudio to work on macOS Catalina for mixing audio into the microphone? | 2021-07-21
    There is Blackhole whose author has open sourced it: But it's only for macOS.
  • Recording OS Audio into Live | 2021-06-26
  • Local backup while recording using Cleanfeed


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ExistentialAudio/BlackHole is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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