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Audio Routing: macOS


macOS 13 Ventura and later:

As of macOS 13.0 Ventura Apple has a native way to capture your full system audio. This uses the ScreenCaptureKit API.

  1. Open MiniMeters and click Settings from the bottom right.
  2. Under the Audio Device panel and choose "MiniMeters Plugin" from the Audio Device section.
macOS 12 Monterey and earlier:

Desktop Audio Capture is not supported on macOS 12 Monterey and prior.

Here are some 3rd party tools that may help you get your system audio into MiniMeters:

Product Name Setup Guide Difficulty Paid
Rogue Amoeba SoundSource Setup Guide Easy Paid
Rogue Amoeba Audio Hijack Setup Guide Moderate Paid
Static Z Sound Siphon Setup Guide Moderate Paid
eqMac None Moderate Free/Paid
Advanced:
Existential Audio BlackHole Guide Advanced Free
Rogue Amoeba Loopback None Advanced Paid

Specific Audio Interfaces:

Some audio interfaces support a creation of a loopback device.

UAD Interfaces:

Follow the instructions in this tutorial.

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