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I broke soundflower (?!)

January 31, 2014 | 2:02 am

I know soundflower isn’t supported by C74, but I know we are still a lot to use it.

My laptop is MBP with 10.9.1
Max 6.1.6

After having tried to find an alternative (wiretap anywhere that isn’t compatible with 10.9, btw, or JACK OSX that crashes a lot here) and tested several things as explained here:, I decided to push further soundflower.

I uninstalled wiretap with their uninstaller, I uninstalled JACK too.
Restarted and … Soundflower doesn’t route my audio from Live to anything (including Max) but also in the other way anymore…

I uninstalled Soundflower, with the uninstaller
Reinstalled it and … same.
I tried with Max as 32bit or 64bit. Same.

Should I buy another machine …? Kidding.

Anyone already had that ?

February 10, 2014 | 5:25 am


I did not have the same problem but sound flower kept crashing. So I uninstalled with the provided script. Restarted. Reinstalled only to find that it was still crashing.

I uninstalled once more, but this time I removed manually the file: com.cycling74.Soundflowerbed.plist located in ~/library/preferences accessible in finder using goto and pressing the "option" key. I restarted my computer, reinstalled and it worked.

It has only been 2 days, but so far so good.

Don’t know if this will solve your problem but it could be worth a try.


February 10, 2014 | 5:27 am

Hi Alain,
no way, it doesn’t work here.

I FINALLY got JACK OSX working and even working better than soundflower never did!
I’d suggest it now in replacement of Soundflower.

It doesn’t even produce any crackling I had with Soundflower…!

February 10, 2014 | 7:41 am


good to know you got a replacement for soundflower. The problem in my case is that I have a couple of programs that rely on soundflower and I can’t do without it. Don’t think they would work with a substitue.


February 10, 2014 | 8:07 am

JACK is REALLY more featured than Soundflower.

Especially, I will rely on it for my installation disrupt!on. I can script things with JACK for automatically create my audio mapping with Live, Max, etc.

Let me know if you had some problems with it, I could help maybe.

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