Virtual Audio Driver Setup – Mac

  1. Install a Virtual Audio Driver for your Mac. We will cover the open-source Soundflower in this guide. However, we recommend Loopback for more comprehensive features.
    1. Download the Soundflower.dmg file for the latest version from the link above.
    2. Launch Soundflower.pkg to install.
    3. OSX versions 10.15 (Catalina) and later have additional security settings for drivers. Click “Allow” in System Settings – Security & Privacy, then launch the installer pkg again.

All audio from any media application will now be captured by the Soundflower virtual audio driver.

  1. Ensure the best sound quality by matching sample rates for all devices. Open the Audio MIDI Settings from Applications /Utilities:
  1. The virtual audio driver may now be used for input or output:
  • If you are evaluating BongioviNR using pre-recorded media, set Soundflower(2 ch) as your default Output device in System Settings – Sound – Output tab:
  • If you are using BongioviNR for real-time microphone processing (VoIP, video chat, etc) set the virtual audio driver as your microphone source in the chat application:

NOTE: Most chat applications have good echo cancellation algorithms that work well with the BongioviNR evaluation app. However, there is a chance echo may be heard by some participants depending on their endpoint configuration.

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