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SoundSource is a tiny tool for OS X enabling you to switch your audio input and output sources with a single click. And with the System setting, you can transfer system beeps to a secondary audio source so you won't be disturbed.

What's New

Version 2.5.1:
  • SoundSource is now fully compatible with OS X 10.7 and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Kill_gore Member IconComment+4
Kill_gore
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2.5 was working fine with mavericks.. stupid me decided to upgrade and now it doesn't work.. wtf?

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Version 2.5.1
Maxxfoxx Member IconReview+3
Maxxfoxx
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It´s incompatible to MacOS X 10.8.4

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Version 2.5.1
Aargl Member IconReview+354
Aargl
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Working great on 10.6.8! ;-)
I've tried Soundflower before this and had strange behaviour (digital buzz, larsen stutter type — you know, when a digital interface crashes), until now, no problem!
And the "Auto-Switch To Headphones" features is great for computers that have not the line output device paired with the headphone output.
Actually, that's just what I needed it for, so now I just miss a pref to cancel it from my menubar, to have it running in the background... ;-)

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Version 2.5.1
Smccandlish Member IconComment+18
Smccandlish
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PTHvolume (also free) does all of this and considerably more than option-click on the built-in Volume menu bar icon in Lion and Mountain Lion. There's no need for this app at all any longer (or its various clones). PTHvolume gives you some extras, however, including keyboard shortcuts that work on non-Apple keyboards, different shortcuts for controlling volume of different devices, and ability to exclude devices from the menu if you don't use them.

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Version 2.5.1
a4ex Member IconComment+4
a4ex
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SoundSource or any other similar application is not required in ML. Just hold down the Option key while pressing the Speaker icon in the menu bar!!! It's built into ML!!!

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Version 2.5.1
Nemesys
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Great! I didn't know that! I just spent $5 on a properVolume that doesn't even show the different AirPlay devices I have access to!

Dalahast
+0

That's in (plain old) Lion, too, just so you know.

northernmunky1981
+0

Oh bollocks, I've been waiting for this to get updated since bloody Mountain Lion was released and now I find that out! :P

Smccandlish
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And SoundSource is no longer even compatible with Mountain Lion after 10.8.3, anyway.

Dfyoung
+0

Works perfectly! Thanks for the tip.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
+1

SoundSource (and some other apps) do more than the Sound menu bar item, including enabling volume adjustment for individual devices/sources. It you don't need the additional features, then the Sound menu bar item will suffice. But other apps are not obsolete, despite the improvement in OS X functionality. In fact, it's SOP for Apple's solutions to offer less than third-party apps. SoundSource has lagged a bit in its development - it's still 32 bit, for instance. On the other hand, it still works with Snow Leopard, whereas some alternatives are compatible only with Mountain Lion and above. It's good to have choices - OS X is not the be-all and end-all solution for much of anything. It's just the starting point, which, in my opinion, is as it should be. That's why there has always been a vigorous market for third party software and system enhancements.

Vito Member IconReview+127
Vito
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I sure wish SoundSource supported volume control in the Focusrite Pro 24DSP FW audio interface, but I guess I can understand why it would be unmanageable to support the dozens (hundreds?) of interfaces by different manufacturers...especially for a free app. Nevertheless, kudos to Rogue Amoeba for still supporting Snow Leopard, and thanks for this handy little app.

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Version 2.5.1
Drdul Member IconComment+448
Drdul
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FYI: The current version (2.5.1) won't launch in OS X 10.8.2.

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Version 2.5.1
Fishscale
+3

As discussed below, v2.5 apparently works. Their site says it does not work on ML: "Note: SoundSource is not currently compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)."

@MU - please update the requirements on this listing to reflect the lack of 10.8 support, at least with the latest versions...

Sgginc Member IconComment+226
Sgginc
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You can get older versions here:

http://www.rogueamoeba.com/legacy/

What version is working with ML?

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Version 2.5.1
Ryde
+2

Version 2.5 is from 2009 and apparently works with Mountain Lion. The app just isn't signed, i.e. the first time you launch it you need to CTRL-click on it and choose "Open" from the context menu.

Sgginc
+0

Thanks!
I’ll install 2.5 and see how it goes.

Rohnnyb
+3

2.5 works like a charm in ML! Thanks!

Jazzyguy
+2

Thank You Ryde For the tip. It worked great in ML and I really appreciate it as I missed SoundSource in ML.

lamontDakota Member IconComment+194
lamontDakota
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When I tried use the version with OS X 10.8DP Mountain Lion, I got an Incompatible error. So, I got the '09 edition out of the Trash and it worked exactly as it always has! The three-year-old version still works, but the three-day-old update doesn't?!!! WTF?!!!

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Version 2.5.1
Xirtam
+1

Thanks for the heads up!
I am so glad I kept my 2009 installer!
Running ML using 2009 SS, all good now, cheers!

lamontDakota
+0

Sigh! I've been living in a dream! The older version only *looked* like it was working. I have a lot of audio-related software. When I shut it all down *except* SS, it became clear that SS was *not* working. When I adjusted my settings in SS, it turned out that nothing had actually changed. Everything remained at its default setting. You may want to double-check, Xirtam. My apologies for the misinformation.

Xirtam
+0

Thats strange. I use SS every day. I switch sound out through headphones, USB speakers, and internal speakers through out the day with no problem using the 2009 version of SS on a 2.7 i7 Retina Macbook Pro.

lamontDakota
+0

Sadly for me, the source of the contradiction seems to be my Mac. I'm having to use TechTool Pro's eDisk - which sees only one partition where there should be four and reports that my external backup HD is unreadable (PRAY for me!) - in order to be able to post this.

piquadratpi2 Member IconReview+112
piquadratpi2
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I use this little great app since it was published years ago. It is very import for me because I had to change often between different outputs and some inputs too. Especially the switching between digital and analog signals is solved so great that I never will miss this utility. A big thanks to the developers...

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Version 2.5.1
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ylluminate
Version 2.5
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Caschreier
Version 2.5
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Raul2g
Version 2.5
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scacinto
Version 2.5
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Radicimo
Version 2.5
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Downloads 55,995
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Date 05 Jul 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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