Existential Audio BlackHole is a free tool for routing audio
Existential Audio BlackHole is a free application that allows you to route audio from one piece of software to another.
Some of you might remember an incredibly useful application called Soundflower for macOS, it was a piece of software that allowed you to create a virtual patch-bay inside your computer to route audio between various software applications.
Sadly, we lost this very useful application to a recent OS update, but it’s not all bad news.
Existential Audio BlackHole is a new piece of software, very similar to the concept of Soundflower with its own nifty set of features.
Much like Soundflower, it allows you to create a digital patch-bay for your audio software, it also can record audio internally – without ever needing to route it to any outputs. The software is highly configurable, allowing you to route up to 256 channels between software applications.
Currently, BlackHole is only available for macOS, however, I’m sure we will see a Windows version if this does become a very popular tool, however, there are some other options already available for Windows users…
There were a few reports of some issues on macOS Catalina, although their GitHub page does say that it is now compatible with the latest version of the OS.
A solution for Windows users?
JACK Audio Connection Kit is a similar application, it’s cross-platform meaning it works on Windows and macOS, however, it doesn’t have the internal recording capabilities.
For more information on Existential Audio BlackHole, check out their GitHub page here.
For more information on the JACK Audio Connection Kit, check out their website here.