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Does anyone know a way of recording speaker output on a MacBook with OS X Snow Leopard? I have written a program that generates music, and just want to record its output.

I do not have a feedback cable or a microphone.

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See:… – Senseful Feb 28 at 2:44
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I would use Soundflower and make the output and input Soundflower via the "Sounds" preference pane in System Preferences.

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This answer is now almost 5 years old and the newest post at the given link is from 2006. Is Soundflower still the best option available for this? – Burhan Ali Feb 5 '15 at 22:04

I would use Soundflower with Audacity.

Soundflower is a Mac OS X (10.2 and later) system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower is easy to use, it simply presents itself as an audio device, allowing any audio application to send and receive audio with no other support needed. Soundflower is free, open-source, and runs on Mac Intel and PPC computers.

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Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

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share|improve this answer… – JannieT Jun 9 '15 at 13:30

Audio Hijack Pro.

Record any audio - three simple words to explain Audio Hijack Pro. Record from applications like iTunes, Skype or DVD Player. Record from microphones, Radiosharks and other hardware. If you hear it, you can record it.

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WireTap Studio.

Using WireTap Studio, you can record the discrete audio output of any application, as well as all system audio, or record audio input from any microphone, line-in, or audio input hardware.

If you can hear it, WireTap Studio can record it.

Once you have recorded your audio, you can easily organize your recordings in the convenient Recording Library, and edit them with WireTap Studio's integrated lossless audio editor.

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