Soundflower for macOS Mojave (and Sierra/High Sierra)

(Posted on November 20, 2018 by Admin)

Update for macOS 10.14 Mojave

IMPORTANT: If you can’t record from Soundflower under Mojave (the device is there but only silence is being recorded) make sure that you have given microphone access permissions to your recording app! macOS treats Soundflower like a microphone in this regard. Go to system preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Privacy -> Microphone -> [check mark next to your recording app]

The installer which can be found below in this blog post works without any issues with macOS Mojave. Just run it and Sound Flower will work on your Mojave system. No restart required.

If there are problems try the 10.13 procedure. If that won’t work try disabling System Integrity Protection, run the installer and then re-enable System Integrity Protection. But in our tests this has been completely unnecessary as it worked out of the box in 100% of test cases. (Fresh Mojave installs without any prior Soundflower install).

Here is the direct download for the Soundflower installer:

Please note that we do not make Soundflower. Thus we don’t offer general support for Soundflower. We offer support only for our customers (Vector 3 users). If you have any trouble with getting Soundflower to work and are not a customer of ours please contact Soundflower’s original authors.

Update for macOS 10.13 High Sierra

This download of Soundflower still works. You’ll need to do an extra step though:

  1. Run the installer and perform an install
  2. When the installer tells you that the installation failed, go to macOS System Preferences and select the “Security & Privacy” tab. There click on “Allow” next to “Matt Ingels”
  3. Now run the installer again and finish the installation

Soundflower will now work on High Sierra

Original Post:

Because we’re getting this asked a lot: Here’s how you get Soundflower to work with macOS 10.12 Sierra and OS X 10.10 and 10.11…

As you know, since 10.10, OS X requires kernel extensions to be signed. Sadly the officially available version of Soundflower isn’t signed because it’s an open source project and - as far as we know - no one has volunteered to do the work and pay the $99 fee to obtain a signing certificate.

That’s why we have built a signed version of Soundflower which will work on OS X 10.10, 10.11 and the new macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Here is the direct download link:

Download the zip and run the contained installer. Even though not required you probably should restart your Mac to make sure everything got installed properly.


Please note that we can’t offer direct support for Soundflower. We just built a version you can install on macOS 10.11 and 10.12. If you encounter any problems please contact Soundflower’s developer! You can find their project page here:

Shameless self promotion: Have you tried Vector yet? Vector is an audio editor for OS X that is designed to fit into the space between simple audio apps and full blown studio production tools. (Kinda like Cool Edit Pro for the Mac - if you are that old school).