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i was wondering if anybody knows an osx tool/software that would let you run system audio (all sources) through a vst plugin? say you want apply a compressor to whatever you are listening to? thank you!

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could you maybe use Soundflower to route the system audio into a vst compatible program? just an idea.

  • Why is this voted down? This absolutely works, I regularly use it to route standalone sound utilities (like WaveWarper) into Pro Tools. This utility creates an i/o for your system audio and you just route the Soundflower/system output into your DAW of choice and apply whatever effects you'd like. – Jesse.R Nov 14 '13 at 7:41
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Audio Hijack Pro is another option. http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/

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Wiretap Studio should let you do that http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/

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Or Jack, but you will need to use a plugin host of some kind.

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Blue Cat Audio's Patchwork has a standalone version that allows you to stack any flavor of plugins between any input and outputs.

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menuBus and Loopback are two products worthwhile mentioning. menuBus gives the option to put your combined system audio output (from all applications) through a stack of AU plugins. Loopback creates virtual audio devices that allow e.g. to route Spotify/iTunes/Skype/etc. from or to other apps.

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Soundflower is the most versatile of all the options proposed

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