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VoodooHDA is an open source audio driver for devices compliant with the Intel High Definition Audio specification. It is intended as a replacement for AppleHDA on Mac OS X with support for a wide range of audio controllers and codecs.


  • automatic recognition of all HDA codecs
  • test jacks for autoswitch
  • control panel for fine tuning
  • sound treatment includes stereo enhancements
  • since v2.8 it works with two sound cards

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        Yosemite 10.10.1 Audio Issue
        Hi all.
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        So after running the initial Niresh Yosemite installation from USB, the computer restarted, and as it booted from the harddrive there was a horrible microphone feedback sound coming from the speakers.
        I used some blu tack over my Samsung laptop's built in microphone hole and it helped reduced it a lot.
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        Whoever thought it was a good idea to have Max Input Gain as the default setting for VoodooHDA is an idiot!

        I now have permanently fucked speakers.

        If you are installing Yosemite Niresh to a laptop, I urge you to disable Voodoo HDA, by hitting Customise prior to installation.
      • By mamos98
        Hello everyone and thanks to Niresh for his great job!
        I Successfully installed Yosemite 10.10.1 and after restart I got my Lan and voice Completely Working.
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        When I Put My output device in Yosemite to Analog (the last one) and change the balance setting to left nothing happens and I can still hear the noises.
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        But here is my question: Despite Yosemite Balance Settings Is not working for me , How can I Change Sound Balance With Voodoo and Put Balance into left?
        I Checked Voodoo for the option but such this option DOESN'T Exist! If i can Use Patched Version of AppleHDA which one should i use?
        If you wanted to answer Please help me completely!
        Excuse me for my poor english
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        Platform: Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)
        Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)
        Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9.2 (Build 13C64)
        Model: Hackintosh
        Motherboard: Apple Inc. Mac-F42C88C8
        Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor
        Processor ID: AuthenticAMD Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
        Logical Processors: 4
        Physical Processors: 1
        Processor Frequency: 3.42 GHz
        L1 Instruction Cache: 64.0 KB
        L1 Data Cache: 64.0 KB
        L2 Cache: 512 KB
        L3 Cache: 12.0 KB
        Bus Frequency: 804 MHz
        Memory: 8.00 GB
        Memory Type: 800 MHz RAM
        SIMD: 1
        BIOS: Apple Inc. www.hackintosh.zone
        Processor Model: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor

        Integer (Score: 6087)
        Blowfish single-threaded scalar -- 2832, 1.0, 124.4 MB/sec
        Blowfish multi-threaded scalar -- 11898, 3.9, 487.6 MB/sec
        Text Compress single-threaded scalar -- 2498, 1.0, 7.99 MB/sec
        Text Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 9539, 3.9, 31.3 MB/sec
        Text Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 2439, 1.0, 10.0 MB/sec
        Text Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 9971, 4.0, 39.7 MB/sec
        Image Compress single-threaded scalar -- 2157, 1.0, 17.8 Mpixels/sec
        Image Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 8357, 3.9, 70.3 Mpixels/sec
        Image Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 1762, 1.0, 29.6 Mpixels/sec
        Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 7080, 3.9, 115.5 Mpixels/sec
        Crafty Chess single-threaded scalar -- 3113, 1.0, 1.57 Mnodes/sec
        Crafty Chess multi-threaded scalar -- 7738, 2.4, 3.75 Mnodes/sec
        Lua single-threaded scalar -- 3630, 1.0, 1.40 Mnodes/sec
        Lua multi-threaded scalar -- 12212, 3.4, 4.70 Mnodes/sec

        Floating Point (Score: 9801)
        Mandelbrot single-threaded scalar -- 2858, 1.0, 1.90 Gflops
        Mandelbrot multi-threaded scalar -- 11481, 4.0, 7.51 Gflops
        Dot Product single-threaded scalar -- 3141, 1.0, 1.52 Gflops
        Dot Product multi-threaded scalar -- 12220, 3.7, 5.57 Gflops
        Dot Product single-threaded vector -- 2472, 2.0, 2.96 Gflops
        Dot Product multi-threaded vector -- 9981, 6.8, 10.4 Gflops
        LU Decomposition single-threaded scalar -- 900, 1.0, 801.2 Mflops
        LU Decomposition multi-threaded scalar -- 3595, 3.9, 3.15 Gflops
        Primality Test single-threaded scalar -- 3506, 1.0, 523.7 Mflops
        Primality Test multi-threaded scalar -- 11016, 3.9, 2.04 Gflops
        Sharpen Image single-threaded scalar -- 6572, 1.0, 15.3 Mpixels/sec
        Sharpen Image multi-threaded scalar -- 26416, 4.0, 60.9 Mpixels/sec
        Blur Image single-threaded scalar -- 8687, 1.0, 6.87 Mpixels/sec
        Blur Image multi-threaded scalar -- 34381, 3.9, 27.0 Mpixels/sec

        Memory (Score: 3252)
        Read Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 3781, 1.0, 4.63 GB/sec
        Write Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 3752, 1.0, 2.57 GB/sec
        Stdlib Allocate single-threaded scalar -- 2724, 1.0, 10.2 Mallocs/sec
        Stdlib Write single-threaded scalar -- 3038, 1.0, 6.29 GB/sec
        Stdlib Copy single-threaded scalar -- 2968, 1.0, 3.06 GB/sec

        Stream (Score: 2694)
        Stream Copy single-threaded scalar -- 2895, 1.0, 3.96 GB/sec
        Stream Copy single-threaded vector -- 3456, 1.1, 4.48 GB/sec
        Stream Scale single-threaded scalar -- 3071, 1.0, 3.99 GB/sec
        Stream Scale single-threaded vector -- 3122, 1.1, 4.21 GB/sec
        Stream Add single-threaded scalar -- 1602, 1.0, 2.42 GB/sec
        Stream Add single-threaded vector -- 3273, 1.9, 4.55 GB/sec
        Stream Triad single-threaded scalar -- 1748, 1.0, 2.42 GB/sec
        Stream Triad single-threaded vector -- 2390, 1.9, 4.47 GB/sec
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