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


Basic BlackHole repo stats
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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.

BlackHole Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to BlackHole based on common topics and language

  • GitHub repo Soundflower

    MacOS system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower works on macOS Catalina.

  • GitHub repo eqMac

    macOS System-wide Audio Equalizer 🎧

  • GitHub repo obs-asio

    ASIO plugin for OBS-Studio

  • GitHub repo breakbeet

    A silly music visualizer that sizes a 3D model according to the volume of the input audio.

  • GitHub repo Vulnerable-Kext

    A WIP "Vulnerable by Design" kext for iOS/macOS to play & learn *OS kernel exploitation

  • GitHub repo AudioKit

    Swift audio synthesis, processing, & analysis platform for iOS, macOS and tvOS (by AudioKit)

  • GitHub repo miniaudio

    Single file audio playback and capture library written in C.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better BlackHole alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where BlackHole has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-26.
  • Is anyone know how to record system voice with notability on Mac?
    I don’t believe mac supports recording system audio. There are work arounds with like BlackholeBlackHole that let you make an output (airpods) into an input to record. An easier way mifht be just to create a zoom meeting, share screen, and record.
  • Best way to improve your skills is to analyse your favourite songs in logic. I've made a YouTube channel especially for beginners with no bullshit, straight to the point info. I hope it can be useful to people on here.
    You can do this for free with BlackHole.
  • [FREE] Recommend Screen Recording Software for macOS Big Sur | 2021-05-01
    You can record sound on Macs using BlackHole (free). Basically, set up a multi-output device that includes BlackHole and your speakers (in the Audio MIDI Setup utility included with your Mac) and then use that multi-output device as your system audio output. Then, in QuickTime or OBS, you can use the BlackHole device as the microphone.
  • Weird MOTU M2 and MacBook Air 2018 "Glitch"
    There are instructions here:
  • Change M1 Macbook's volume when connected to a monitor | 2021-04-26
    You can try eqMac - Free Audio Equalizer for macOS or GitHub - ExistentialAudio/BlackHole: BlackHole is a modern macOS virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio to other applications with zero additional latency.
  • How to route my audio? | 2021-04-22
  • catalina 10.15.7- soundflower 2ch not recording internal sound via aggregate device. did apple disable it? | 2021-04-21
  • GroundControl: Free virtual audio driver for Mac OS X
    BlackHole is free software as well, this one isn't.
  • Streaming your set on Mac - New free virtual audio driver | 2021-04-18
    Github here
  • Do I only need an extra monitor and the elgato HD60 S+ to stream from my mac? | 2021-04-17
    Record Desktop Audio on Mac - I used Blackhole instead
  • record screen with desktop audio | 2021-04-15
    I’d recommend BlackHole if you’re on an M1 Mac. SoundFlower isn’t compatible yet.
  • Making Individual Anki Flashcards from Netflix for Free
    Install blackhole
  • Obs desktop audio disabled | 2021-04-03
    IShowUAudioCapture is not a virus, but if you'd like an alternative, see Blackhole Audio (open source, free) or Loopback (very much paid, but nice if you use and tweak virtual audio routing often).
  • Alternatives to Soundflower? (For Mac)
  • Why is not screen recording with audio built in? | 2021-03-28
    This is what I use.