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Is Soundflower safe?

Postby MadManDan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:56 am

I had it years ago on an older mac and it worked quite well. But I tried d/l it from here soundflower.en.softonic.com/mac/download tonite and I'm getting warnings as if this is not to be trusted. Thoughts?

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Re: Is Soundflower safe?

Postby Ylan Sthlm » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:14 pm

MadManDan wrote:I had it years ago on an older mac and it worked quite well. But I tried d/l it from here soundflower.en.softonic.com/mac/download tonite and I'm getting warnings as if this is not to be trusted. Thoughts?

Thanks, MMD

I think you can download a signed version here: https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower

I think the latest Mac OS(s?) will warn about any unsigned software.

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Re: Is Soundflower safe?

Postby BenWilesMusic » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:42 pm

Yes (assuming you are downloading a legitimate version like in the mattingalls link above). The problem is that, while soundflower itself runs fine (I think) on OSes up to and including Catalina, the configuration utility soundflowerbed hasn't been updated in ages and won't run properly on the last two or three versions of macos, which means that there is no way to configure it or route the audio (one of soundflower's most useful attributes).

Without the routing, blackhole is a viable modern alternative.

https://github.com/ExistentialAudio/BlackHole
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Re: Is Soundflower safe?

Postby MadManDan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:31 pm

The goal is to route from chrome to my daw. Will black hole work for that?
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Re: Is Soundflower safe?

Postby MadManDan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:49 pm

MadManDan wrote:The goal is to route from chrome to my daw. Will black hole work for that?
never mind. Saw the link. Looks good. Thanks
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Re: Is Soundflower safe?

Postby MadManDan » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:38 am

Hi. Loaded blackhole, and it works, but routing is so challenging. I'm basically choosing it as the engine on my mac, right, so chrome outputs to it.

Then as far as my daw, I had to choose black hole so I could send it to tracks. OK, but then how do I monitor it? Enabling the track monitoring led to a feedback loop. Not like I could choose to output my daw to my focusrite.

So I ended up working blind, ermm deaf actually. Set my levels up and recorded from chrome without monitoring anything. Upon playback it came out fine
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