Virtual Audio Cable

Virtual Audio Cable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.14
  • Total Downloads:
    358,685
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (2-cable trial); $35.00 to buy

Editors' Review

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This simple yet powerful utility behaves like a real audio cable, letting you transfer sound among applications. You can, for example, record sound from a game or from streaming Internet audio, or process the sound from one audio editor to another. The program gives you 64 virtual cables into which you can plug any application, mixing and distributing sound. (However, we should note the demo only will let you access two of them.) It even lets you make chains, connecting a whole series of software synthesizers, sound editors, sequencers, and recorders. To monitor the signal in your virtual cables, the program includes a control panel that displays the sample rate, channels, and number of connected applications. Perfectly designed for professionals, Virtual Audio Cable would be more useful for novices if it had a visual interface showing connected devices.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 18

1 stars

"DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM"

April 05, 2013  |  By Compiemunky

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.12

Pros

none, couldn't get it working

Cons

once set up and pressed start I got BSOD and it fried my laptop motherboard
didn't offer any support

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2 stars

"Ridiculously Annoying. Period."

January 05, 2013  |  By the_muse77

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.12

Pros

It's free.
Super easy to install.
Great way to integrate Winamp into Ventrilo.

Cons

The major problem I have here is that it has the "trial" announcement.

Summary

I downloaded this to make a "Jukebox" channel for my vent server. But there's this "trial" announcement every 10 seconds. It gets old REALLY fast. I'd recommend it, other than that. I could probably tolerate it if it was every 5 minutes, or even every 3 minutes. But no. Every 10 seconds. That killed it for me. One song into my raid, I had to stop everyone so that I could uninstall it. I do NOT recommend.

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5 stars

"It's exactly what I'm looking for!"

September 08, 2012  |  By Doctursea

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.12

Pros

If you're a streamer it helps with skype calls, desktop audio, music, etc.

If you don't have a natural stereo mix this is a great program.

Easy to use

Cons

No free version

The main website isn't put together well

A little too pricey

Summary

I've been looking for a program like this for months, and this one sadly isn't well publicized. I can see this being used for streaming alot. Sadly the "trial" version can't be used one real streams, because it spam says "TRIAL" approximately every 10 seconds. It's a good program, sloppy but it'll get what you need done.

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1 stars

"Insanely annoying"

July 30, 2012  |  By Laithoron

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.12

Pros

None that I can think of.

Cons

This will repeatedly say, "Trial" every 10 seconds until you can manage to get it successfully uninstalled.

Summary

MAKE CERTAIN that you do NOT have the virtual cable in use by any apps when you attempt to uninstall it, or the uninstall process will break and you'll be in for a world of pain.

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

June 14, 2012  |  By wdreeve

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.12

Pros

I found the virtual audio cable to be very easy to setup and it worked very well. It is obvious many reviewers were too lazy to read the documentation or even try to understand what they were doing. The documentation is very good but you have to read it to understand it.

Cons

Too bad it's not free. The Trial version has an annoying voice announcement every few seconds.

Summary

Good product....

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1 stars

"wanted to have a music bot but...trial"

February 09, 2012  |  By Rml_92

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.10

Pros

takes up space on your computer

Cons

TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL! TRIAL!

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1 stars

"Trial is not usable!"

October 28, 2011  |  By JonBuoy

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.10

Pros

Good setup configuration

Cons

The trial version randomly (1-5 sec interval) speaks "TRIAL" over the audio streams!!

Can easily create a feedback loop that remains at bootup (prior to login) when an app such as Skype has defined one of the "cables" as an output device and "Stereo Mix" is an active "listen" device. Though easily corrected, it is QUITE THE SURPRISE after rebooting and returning at some later time and noticing that the speaker has been spewing white-ish noise from the feedback loop!

OS is Windows 7.

Summary

The restriction on the trial version is MORE SEVERE than just only 2 cables, unless you like the female voice repeating "TRIAL"!

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4 stars

"ok!!!!!,!!!!!!!!!!"

November 12, 2010  |  By f24margo

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.10

Pros

quality HI,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

duscrepsion

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4 stars

"Very good tool but with some noise"

November 02, 2010  |  By raguks

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.10

Pros

Easy to setup, works right away.

Cons

There is some noise rendering this less useful.

Summary

A must have for audio enthus. Good but lack great sound quality some how.

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1 stars

"One strange response from a commercial product company"

January 13, 2010  |  By rpriyadarshi

 |  Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.09

Pros

None that I coudld find due to driver signing issue on Windows 7.

Cons

Could not even use it on Windows 7 as driver could not be installed.

Summary

Here is an email communication between the developer and customer where the customer needed help in installation on Windows 7 due to driver signing issues. The developer pretty much tells the customer that he/she is an "a**hole". First time ever from a company who wants to take customers money and sends response like that. Have fun and judge for yourself!
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[customer's last response and termination of future contact]
Hello,

Ok, I don't think the discussion will go anywhere as our belief system is different. No offence meant. You must be quite young I think.

Regards,
[customer name deleted]
------Original Message------
From: [developer name deleted]
To: [customer name deleted]
Subject: Re[2]: Windows 7 support
Sent: Jan 13, 2010 11:31 AM

Hello [customer name deleted],

> Sure, if I can get the product for free! If I have to pay, I would
> expect a response similar to any professional software company.

There are various kinds of marketing policies. Some product developers promote their products aggressively and sell them overpriced so they fight for every potential customer, offering "highly amiable" services. Some other developers like me don't aggressively promote their products and sell them at reasonable prices so they offer only a support, not a teaching/training.

> You must ask a basic question to yourself, why should anyone spend
> time on your documentation? Especially if it is not free?

Ask a similar question to yourself: why should a developer spend time personally answering questions that are already answered in documentation? Why do you consider your time is more valuable than mine? I spent some time developing the product and don't want to spend more time serving users who are too lazy to open the help file and type a word of two in the "search" box. I provide a good and detailed support only for users who experience a real trouble but I don't teach users how to make simplest things.

> Before you jump to conclusion, I work in software R&D at [company name deleted] Inc.
> I am generally always working with NP Complate/Hard problems in the
> micro-chip domain. I deal with software that is millions of lines of code.

So much the worse.

Regards,
[developer name deletd]

Updated on Jan 13, 2010

[earlier emails]
------Original Message------
From: [developer name deleted]
To: [customer name deleted]
Subject: Re: Windows 7 support
Sent: Jan 13, 2010 7:58 AM

Hello [customer name deleted],

> Are you planning Windows 7 support? There is a driver signing issue
> and it forbids installation of the driver.

Are you planning to read software documentation before contacting a developer?

Regards,
[developer name deleted]

Updated on Jan 13, 2010

Here is more fun reply :) Definitily exposes the maturity of the developer!
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Hello [customer's name deleted],

> our belief system is different.

Definitely. I don't base my work on the "a customer is always right".
I respect my customers but I expect they to respect me.

> You must be quite young I think.

Yes, I'm young, I'm only 41. :) Please Daddy stop lecturing me.

Regards,
[developer's name deleted]

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.14
  • Fixed a bug caused playback at higher speed.
  • Added a workaround for PortCls bug (GetMaxMapRegisters function) causing position freezing.
  • Fixed a bug caused signal level to be painted over the header in Control Panel application.
  • Added stream buffer control to minimize overflows/underflows.
  • Added button to restart System Audio Engine.
  • Now filter volume/mute nodes always report 8-channel support.
General
Publisher Eugene Muzychenko
Publisher web site http://software.muzychenko.net/eng
Release Date May 30, 2014
Date Added June 09, 2014
Version 4.14
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 536.61KB
File Name vac414.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 358,685
Downloads Last Week 1,666
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 2-cable trial
Price $35

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