How to use Soundflower to capture audio on a Mac
One of the few things I missed when moving from PC to Mac was not being able to record sound from the computer. I didn’t want to pay for Audio Hijack Pro even though it’s only $32.
Then I discovered Soundflower, a free application for routing audio. It works pretty well. Here’s how I set it up.
- Download and install Soundflower.
- Open Audacity, the free audio editing software.
- Go to Audacity > preferences and in the Audio I/O tab select Soundflower (2ch) as the recording device.
- If you are recording from a web browser, you need to set the Mac’s general sound setting as well: System Preferences > Sound > Output > Soundflower (2ch). Web browsers inherit these settings from the operating system.
- Click record in Audacity.
- Press play on your audio.
- Whatever is playing in your browser will record now be recorded in Audacity.
That’s it. ‘Hope you find it useful.