Rogue Amoeba has announced Loopback – a new Mac OS X app that is designed to make it easy to route audio between applications.
Loopback gives you incredible control over how audio is routed between applications and devices on your Mac. It lets you create virtual audio devices to take the sound from applications and audio input devices, then send it to audio processing applications.
With just a few clicks, you can easily pass audio directly from one application to another. Loopback’s virtual audio devices make it easy to arrange complex audio setups.
Here are a few of the use cases that Loopback is designed for:
- Play Audio to All Podcast Guests – Take audio from your physical microphone and combine it with audio sources like iTunes or QuickTime Player. Presto! Your guests on Skype will hear your voice, as well your sound effects and musical add-ons.
- Combine Multiple Hardware Devices – Audio apps like GarageBand, Logic, and Ableton Live only allow you to record from a single audio device at a time. Thankfully, these apps can record from nearly infinite channels. With Loopback, you can combine multiple physical input devices into a single virtual device with many channels, for easy recording in any application.
- Create Top-Notch Screencasts – Screen recording tools like QuickTime Player tend to allow you to include either audio from a microphone or all the audio from your system. Neither of these options tends to be ideal. With Loopback, you can record audio from both the microphone and the application being filmed, so you get just the audio you need.
Loopback is available for OS X for US $75. A demo version is also available.
If you’ve used Loopback, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!