Loopback 2021 Mac easy to pass audio between applications on your Mac, with the power of Loopback. Create virtual audio devices to take the sound from apps and audio input devices, then pass it to any audio processing software. With an easy-to-use wire-based interface, Loopback gives you the power of a high-end studio mixing board, right inside your computer!
Loopback Mac 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.
Powerful Channel Options
Add as many output channels as needed, then configure your routing with easy and powerful virtual wiring. Customizing exactly where audio flows is a snap.
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.
Play Music And More to Podcast Guests
Combine your mic with audio sources like iTunes or Farrago, then select your Loopback device as your source in Skype. Presto! Your guests hear both your voice and your audio add-ons.
Turn Multiple Hardware Devices Into One
Apps like GarageBand, Logic, and Ableton Live are limited to recording from just one audio device at a time. Thanks to Loopback, you can combine multiple input devices into a single virtual device, to record all your audio.
Create Top-Notch Screencasts
Most screen recorders allow you to include your mic’s audio, and some may allow recording of system audio, but neither option is ideal. Instead create a virtual device that grabs your mic and the app’s audio to get exactly the audio you want.
Record Gameplay Videos
Making gameplay videos with great audio doesn’t have to be difficult. Use Loopback with devices like Elgato’s Game Capture hardware to record both your microphone and the game’s audio at once!
Pairs Well With Audio Hijack
Make a simple Pass-Thru device in Loopback, then set it as the output on the end of any Audio Hijack chain. Now, you can select that source as the input in any app to have it receive that audio.
Loopback gives you incredible power and control over how audio is routed around your Mac and between applications. We can’t wait to hear about the incredible new uses you find for it!
More Great Features
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 iTunes 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
Of course, you can also create virtual audio devices that include audio from both software applications and physical audio devices.
Monitor Your Devices
Powerfully 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 Galore
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.
Your virtual audio devices can be configured to have up to 64 channels, providing tremendous power.
Custom Channel Mapping
Loopback will configure a default channel mapping automatically. If you want to manually configure things, though, you’ve got full control.
Want to get really wild? 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.What’s New?
Fixes and Improvements in ACE 11.7.1
The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.1, with fixes for several rare issues.
New “Sound Effects” Special Source
A new “Sound Effects” special source has been added, making it possible to capture sound effects like alerts in the Messages app, or the Trash being emptied.
Enhancements to Loopback’s Built-In Updating
Loopback’s updating code has been overhauled and improved. It is now based on Sparkle 1.26.0, with several customizations.
- To avoid possible issues, Loopback will no longer offer to “Install on Quit”. Automatic background updating has been removed as well, placing the user in charge of all updates.
- The update interface has been improved, with several design and text enhancements.
- Finally, the new “Skip for Now” button allows you to delay updating if desired.
As always, we strongly recommend leaving the “Automatically check for updates” option enabled
Loopback’s manual is now provided online, rather than being built in to the application. The application’s “Help” menu has also been modified and streamlined, to get you assistance as quickly as possible. Volume sliders now reset to 100% when their readout is double-clicked.
Many debugging improvements have been made:
- Available logs have been cleaned up.
- Active logs are now listed in the logging files.
- Machine details are no longer needlessly included in copied errors.
- Logs are now activated with simple checkboxes.
- When a log is activated, it will also collect recent crash logs, to better understand any issues.
- A “Quit and Relaunch for Debugging” option has been added, accessed by pressing option in the Help menu.
- Command-line debugging options have been added.
Assorted drawing issues where items would fail to properly highlight on MacOS 11 (Big Sur) have been corrected
Loopback’s windows will now interact with full screen mode on MacOS 11 (Big Sur) as expected. This also corrects a previous incompatibility with window managers such as Magnet.
Loopback devices will now work correctly when used as the system’s “Sound effects” device
- USB device references for certain low-quality devices have been improved, to work better with some third party drivers.
- It’s now possible to access several relevant menu items while the initial Quick Tour is open.
- The “Purchase” button in the License window now uses a better link to get to the Buy page.
- The Update window’s width has been tweaked, to handle longer titles.
Get Access to Test Builds
Loopback now features a new “Check for test releases” hidden preference. When active, you may receive notice of pre-release versions of the software, ahead of its wide release. If you’re interested to test updates, you can turn this option on in the Debugging window (accessible by holding option while viewing the “Help” menu, then selecting “Quit and Relaunch for Debugging”).
- Mac OS X Kodiak, 10.0 (Cheetah), 10.1 (Puma), 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
- OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)
- macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.15 (Catalina), 11.0 (Big Sur), 12.0 (Monterey) and Later Version.
- Supported Hardware: Intel or Apple Chip (M1) or PowerPC Mac.