Cable-free audio routing for Mac
It's 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!
A Transit System For Your Audio
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.
Virtual Devices Are Available to All Apps, System-Wide
And Many More
Great uses for Loopback
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.
So Much More…
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.
New! Dark Mode Support
Loopback now includes an optional dark theme, perfect for use with MacOS's new Dark Mode.
Note: Before purchase, the quality of audio passing through Loopback's virtual devices will be degraded after 20 minutes.
Released September 16, 2019 (Release Notes)
For MacOS 10.12 or higher
What People Are Saying About Loopback
“Loopback is phenomenal! This is essential for what I am doing with interactive instructional webinars. Helped me interface Sternberg UR44 to Skype! :)”
“Loopback by @RogueAmoeba is the missing link between apps that play and record audio.”
“Just recorded @GigGabPodcast with @RogueAmoeba’s new Loopback in the workflow, replacing SoundFlower. Worked *brilliantly*!”
“It's fixed my entire workflow, no exaggeration”
“This could be one of the fastest no-brainer purchases in a while.”
“Do they employ wizards over there at @RogueAmoeba? Wow.”
“[Loopback] has been the missing half to @RogueAmoeba's equally brilliant Audio Hijack 3. A must for anyone serious about podcasting.”
“Loopback’s virtual devices are an essential part of my setup.…In my podcast toolkit: Audio Hijack, Fission and Loopback.”
“Loopback makes the process so easy for the casual user that still has complex setups in mind…[I]t seems like it’s just another great piece of software that will always be part of my audio toolbox.”
“Wonderful! Podcasters/Webcasters have needed this vital audio pass-through for some time. Thanks!”
“Loopback from @RogueAmoeba is more powerful, very nice and user-friendly version of Soundflower. Insta-buy.”
“I've needed something like this for years!”