View Full Version : Virtual Audio Driver for OS X?

Oct 5, 2003, 03:48 AM
Has anyone created or is currentley developing an "Virtual Audio Driver" for OS X. This is an emulated audio driver that lets you stream audio internally from one application to another.

VAC (Virtual Audio Cable) is a solution that has been available on Windows for years...... but I've never found something similiar that runs on Mac.


Oct 5, 2003, 10:37 AM
ReWire does exactly that, it was originally developed by Propellorheads for Reason I think, but is now in it's v2 form and exists in Logic, Cubase, ProTools and some others, I use it to bring Reason back into the ProTools mixer.

It also allows transfer of MIDI and controller data, so I can use the sequencer functions and arrangers in PT or Logic, and control the audio directly.

ReWire allows mono, stereo or multiple streams.

Oct 5, 2003, 05:24 PM
Yeah, I know about rewire and directconnect.....but applications have to have built-in support for these standards in order to use them, many Apps don't.......like Bias Peak & Ableton Live. I'm talking about a standalone Virtaul Audio driver that allows you to route the audio output of any program into the input of another..... Anyways, that is what VAC on the PC did. Where you select audio inputs/outputs in apps, you would see this virtual device listed alongide your hardware soundcards.


Oct 6, 2003, 08:05 AM
OMS used to have an IAC buss that allowed communication, but not streamed audio, you're talking about system level apps, I'm not sure there is anything like that out there, at least, I haven't seen or heard of an app that accomplishes what you describe.

More developers are signing up to the ReWire standard, I wouldn't be surprised to see a stand alone router from Propellorheads at some point, check out their webpage and drop them an email.


Otherwise try Version Tracker.