Audio routing

Jan 19, 2011 at 5:46pm

Audio routing


I’m trying to route audio from one application through max and then on to a third application which is recording that sound and visuals from the screen into a single video, so:

visuals       ->     recording application
sound   --->   max   --->

Most things things I read about Soundflower discuss two applications, I’m getting feedback every way I try, is it possible to do this configuration or is there an alternative solution? I have a second computer would that or an extra soundcard solve this? Passing through analog and back isn’t a problem but I’m just having trouble visualising this.

thanks in advance

Jan 20, 2011 at 12:18am

I use JACK for my inter-application audio routing needs.

It’s controllable with the JackOSX JackPilot GUI, or with command line tools you can invoke from within Max with the shell object (jk_lsp, jk_connect, jk_disconnect). I have all my JACK abstractions handle their own I/O in this way.

Jan 22, 2011 at 2:13pm


Thanks for this, took ages of fiddling to figure out how to route things correctly but it seems the first app in the chain (sending audio) is a problem as its sending can only be sent through the system and that gives feedback. Still trying, perhaps some combination of Jack and Soundflower will work.


Feb 7, 2011 at 9:28am


EasyMac, could you be more specific about how you use shell objects to have jackOSX abstractions? could you give an example? got lost there…. :-(

Feb 7, 2011 at 9:23pm

Hi miguelvb, I don’t know if this is exactly what you are asking, but this post could be of some interest:

Feb 9, 2011 at 9:33pm

Thank you, this is a good link!


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