Soundflower for OS X 10.11 and macOS Sierra 10.12

(Posted on August 06, 2016 by Admin)

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).