Step 1: Download Soundflower
Step 2: Configure Soundflower
After you’ve installed Soundflower launch the Sound system preference and you’ll see evidence of Soundflower in the Output and Input tabs. Select the Output tab and choose Soundflower (2ch). Do this and any sound that would normally come out of your Mac’s speakers is now routed through Soundflower. Anyis the key word here. If your Mac makes any sound—not just the sound you’re trying to capture but also e-mail and Twitter alerts, for example—it will route that too.
Step 3: Configure your capture application
Step 4: Monitor the Mac’s sound
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SoundflowerInter-application Audio Driver
easy and simple way for Max/MSP and other applications
to send and receive audio to and from any other application.
Running with very low latency and cpu usage, Soundflower
allows each client application to use its usual buffer size.
Soundflower presents itself as one of two coreaudio devices.
In most cases, you will want to use the 2-channel device.
Soundflower as the output device within the first application
and Soundflower as the input device within the second
you can make Soundflower the default input or output device
inside the Sound panel in the System Preferences, or with
the Audio MIDI Setup utility application.
To send audio from iTunes to Max/MSP, open the System
Preferences and select Soundflower (2ch) as the device for
sound output inside the Sound panel. Then, inside Max/MSP's
DSP Status Window, select Core Soundflower (2ch) as the input
device. All output of iTunes should now be sent to Max/MSP's
The Soundflower Change Log is maintained online at: