There is now a stable release of JACK for Mac OS X. JACK is an audio system and low-latency audio server that was initially developed on Linux, and aims to be portable, well, everywhere.
Previously, there was an OSX port of JACK using PortAudio, but it was incomplete and you lose a lot of the low-latency advantages of JACK by going through an intermediary.
This is excellent news! A lot of very nice Linux audio apps used only JACK because it's basically the only pro-quality audio implementation there.

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1 comment to JACK for OSX

  • Dan Nigrin

    To be clear, the current implementation still uses the portaudio driver. However, we are now working on the native CoreAudio driver to use within the framework we developed. Despite the portaudio stuff, it’s *still* quite low latency and very stable…