Cycling ’74 has released Soundflower, a free system extension for Mac OS 10.2 and 10.3 that allows users to route audio between OS X CoreAudio applications.
Cycling ’74 developed Soundflower as a way to allow applications developed with its Max/MSP audio environment to process audio originating from other programs. However, Soundflower can be used for more general audio routing tasks, patching either 2- or 16-channel data at 32-bit sample depth between any applications that support standard CoreAudio driver selection. Soundflower can also be selected as a “default device” in the Audio/MIDI setup utility for programs such as iTunes that do not allow the selection of a specific output device.
Soundflower is being released as a free download on Cycling ’74’s Website (www.cycling74.com) and will be made an Open Source project. The source will be available within the during the first quarter of 2004.
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