is a low-latency audio server, written primarily for the GNU/Linux
operating system and now for Apple OSX. It can connect a number of
different applications to an audio device, as well as allowing them to
share audio between themselves. Its clients can run in their own
processes (ie. as normal applications), or can they can run within the
JACK server (ie. as a "plugin").
from other audio server efforts in that it has been designed from the
ground up to be suitable for professional audio work. This means that
it focuses on two key areas: synchronous execution of all clients, and
low latency operation.
Jack OSX is
an OS X implementation of
Jack, and it installs everything necessary to take full advantage of
Jack on OS X. This includes:
• The Jack server
infrastructure you need in place to use Jack.
• The JackRouter (JAR) * : JAR is a CoreAudio “user
space” driver that
allows any OS X CoreAudio application to become a Jack client.
• The Jack audio plugins * : Both AU and VST
“Jack-aware” audio plugins
are provided, which can further expand the limitless audio routing
possibilities when using Jack.
JackPilot application * : JackPilot offers an easy to use GUI interface
that allows you to control the Jack server, and manage the audio
connections between applications and/or plugins.