How To Capture Audio Using Soundflower

Soundflower is an application that solves your problem of channeling audio from one application to another. It is principally created for macOS. The Software was initially launched by Cycling ‘74 in 2004, and since then, it has stayed relevant in this particular field. Although it was first launched as an open-source project, it got its fame later on and was launched as a full-fledged application. 

 If you want to use some audio used in a movie in your project using Quick-Time’s audio input, Soundflower enables you to take out that audio from the movie being played in your web browser and lets you accomplish the task. 

Soundflower allows you to emulate the interface of an audio device, ultimately enabling you to send and receive audio with no other external support. If you want to capture an audio file from a movie or documentary, then this could be your perfect tool. In this article, we will be discussing the ways or steps to capture audio using Soundflower and will also talk about how to use Soundflower with Quick-Time. 

Step1: First, you need to download Soundflower to start your journey of capturing audio. You can download the complete installation package from google by going to their official website or from different other websites that provide you with the installation package by redirecting you to their official page. 

Step2: Click on the .dmg file to start the setup of the application in your iMac or MacBook. 

Step3: You need to click on the continue option after adding necessary details regarding storage and so on to move through the installation process. You need to insert your password whenever it is required for this process as well. Once you are done, your installation process will be completed automatically in some time. 

Step4: After the basic installation is complete, you need to choose Soundflower (2ch) as your sound device. To do so, go to the ‘system preferences’ section and select the ‘sound pane’ option. Under the sound pane option, there will be Soundflower (2ch). Select it as your default sound device. 

Step5: Next comes the configuration of your Soundflower app. This step is immensely important as it will enable you to fish out the audio parts. To do so, you need to open the Soundflowerbed application located in your Soundflower application folder. After the app is open, you need to select the option of ‘Audio Setup’. You need to ensure that Soundflower (2ch) is selected as your default sound device inside the app as well. Before leaving the app, do not forget to select Speakers/Headphones under the Sounflowerbed drop-down menu. This will allow you to listen to the audio playback later on. 

Step6: This is the step of recording the audio of your choice. To accomplish this part, you need to open the Quick-Time Player and start recording the audio from the respective movie or documentary by playing it on the web browser. You can also do some audio testing by playing and saving audio files from random videos on YouTube or your favorable video search engines and websites. 

Step7: This process will work on Mac iOS beyond the iOS version 10, therefore if your system is not updated with the latest iOS updates, please ensure to update the system before starting the complete process. Also, in some cases, some generation of MacBook or iMac might not support the Quick-Time player. 

In these cases, you can use some other audio recording apps like Audacity and so on. Cutting and chopping of audio files and exporting it is highly necessary in the world of movie-making, and if you are a novice in this field or an enthusiast of this kind of tech, then this process will amuse you. 

We hope that we have mentioned the necessary tips and tricks in this regard. So, start exporting and turn your imagination into reality.      

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