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Audio Hijack
Audio Hijack
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Audio Hijack

Record and enhance audio from any application (was Audio Hijack Pro).

$64.00
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Audio Hijack overview

Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application's audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!

What’s new in version 4.0.3

Updated on May 13 2022

  • Scripting: New “Open Recording in Editor” Script: Use the new “Open Recording in Editor” built-in script to pass audio files to the audio editor specified in Audio Hijack’s preferences.
  • Smarter Templates: Templates are now more intelligent in picking applications. This includes selecting the system’s default browser and default call app, as well as picking third-party VoIP and music apps if present.
  • If Fission is present on the system, Audio Hijack will use it as its editor, if no other editor is set.
  • A new article for VoiceOver users has been added to our Knowledge Base. This article provides a useful overview of using Audio Hijack 4 with VoiceOver. It can be accessed here. Further, the Session List window now includes a button (available only via VoiceOver) to guide users to this article.
  • The Input Switch no longer incorrectly takes 3+ connections in manual connections mode.
  • Background rows in both the Session List window and the global window now correctly alternate colors at all times.
  • Using Undo to remove a block after adding it now works better. Further improvements are still pending.
  • Deleting a recording that's currently playing now correctly stops playback.
  • The “Info” tab now better shrinks when a session is reduced toward its minimum height, specifically by reducing the height of the “Notes” field.
  • An issue where the “Latency” slider could behave strangely has been corrected.
  • The AUAudioFilePlayer Audio Unit has been special-cased, to continue playing audio even when the popover is closed.
  • A graphical glitch which could occur when dragging plugin windows has been fixed.
  • An incompatibility with the views supplied by v3 Audio Units has been fixed, and these plugins will now respond to mouse events as expected.
  • A rare issue where Audio Unit effects could incorrectly switch to a Generic view when switching Spaces has now been corrected.
  • Audio Hijack now better handles recordings where a paused Recorder has its “Split” button pressed.
  • Pipeline bubbles, as seen with the “Ducking”, “Input Switch”, and “Mixer” blocks, now show a more helpful appearance when their block is switched off.
  • Title case in the Recorder block’s messages has been corrected.
  • Pinned block popovers now stay on screen, even if their session is closed.
  • Audio Hijack now offers a “Safe Start” option. Hold Shift at launch to prevent any windows from opening, and stop auto-run sessions from running.
  • The “Audio Unit Effects” section of the Blocks library has been updated to no longer show Instruments effects by default. For those users who wish to have those Audio Units included, a “Show Audio Unit Instruments” hidden preference has been added to the Debugging window (accessible via the “Quit and Relaunch to Debugging” menu option, accessed by pressing the option key while in the “Help” menu). This preference will be automatically enabled for existing users who are using Instruments in Audio Hijack.
  • Session errors now explicitly mention, by name, the session in which the error occurred.
  • Help tags for popover controls have been updated, and now correctly reflect state.
  • The “Input Device” block is now more intelligent about shortening the word “Microphone” down to “Mic”, to save space.
  • Debug logging for scripting has been improved, to enable us to provide better support with scripting issues.
  • Audio Hijack’s “License” window now subtly shows the application’s version number.
  • Tweaks have been made to the “General” and “File Limits” tabs in the “Recorder” block, to synchronize their height and prevent unnecessary resizing.
  • A small change has been made to app launch, to prevent auto-launch or timer start sessions starting before startup is finalised/windows are shown and reduce the chance of issues.
  • Fussy typography improvements have been made to the mailing list sign-up window which is displayed on the fifth launch for new users.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

30.5 MB

Downloads

516970

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.4 or later
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Fariborz
Fariborz
Apr 9 2022
4.0.2
0.0
Apr 9 2022
0.0
Version: 4.0.2
When it comes to products of rogueamoeba, I never think twice before upgrading. This company has always developed handy applications that I use in my daily work and am extremely pleased with their performance. I’ve found the new Audio Hijack very intuitive and its performance has improved by leaps and bounds. Recording is now a breeze with the new presets of its main functions and meets many users’ needs without further tweaking. Last but not least, the dreaded icon of its precious version has been modified into an elegant icon that makes it more feasible. This is surely one of the best upgrades I’ve ever seen and highly recommend it. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI – Verona (Italy)
heyplink
heyplink
Mar 28 2021
3.8.4
1.0
Mar 28 2021
1.0
Version: 3.8.4
When Nicecast ended, Audio Hijack was recommended and so I bought it. I just assumed it would work like Nicecast but it doesn't and you'll need a separate streaming app to share your broadcasts. I'm frankly disappointed and feel a bit misled. I'm now using Audiomovers because it's simple like Nicecast was and works right out of the box.
scott2breal
scott2breal
Nov 26 2020
3.7.7
1.0
Nov 26 2020
1.0
Version: 3.7.7
An audio capture app that doesn't capture audio. For whatever reason it just doesn't work on my mac. Well, it worked once. Now it won't record anything after setting up a new session and pressing the record button. I updated it, rebooted, followed their quite simple tutorial. Nothing.
rmiddag
rmiddag
Jan 22 2020
3.6.3
0.0
Jan 22 2020
0.0
Version: 3.6.3
Does Audio Hijack no longer allow Quick Time Player 10.5 to play DRM files?
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
3.6.2
4.0
Nov 6 2019
4.0
Version: 3.6.2
I would give 5 stars if the UI was less flashy and full of unnecessary animations.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Jul 24 2019
3.5.7
5.0
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Version: 3.5.7
Very good! I use it a lot.
Spike Jones
Spike Jones
Dec 23 2018
3.5.6
3.0
Dec 23 2018
3.0
Version: 3.5.6
Audio Hikack is a very useful tool to record audio from almost any source. The interface is strange and you need a while to learn to use it. The big minus point is the price. This is really far too high for what it does. Therefore I can't really recommend this. Unfortunately there are no good alternatives. Someone?
anonymous-tyrannosaurus-5294
anonymous-tyrannosaurus-5294
Oct 31 2018
3.5.5
2.0
Oct 31 2018
2.0
Version: 3.5.5
3.5.5 Keeps asking for helper permission to change how it works. It is so annoying, I had to delete it. I still use the older version in High Sierra. It is so much more intuitive. I am so sorry, I just don't need a new learning curve to add to my stress level.
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Sep 14 2018
3.5.4
5.0
Sep 14 2018
5.0
Version: 3.5.4
They were nice enough to send me a beta copy of AH for Mojave awhile back when I wrote to find out about its progress. It's worked just fine on all the Mojave public betas I've used.
AlexisDhooge
AlexisDhooge
Jul 8 2018
3.5.0
4.0
Jul 8 2018
4.0
Version: 3.5.0
Works as advertised. A bit too expensive though.
jjw1
jjw1
Jul 4 2018
3.5.0
5.0
Jul 4 2018
5.0
Version: 3.5.0
I love this app.
ben-marko
ben-marko
Jun 15 2018
3.3.8
0.0
Jun 15 2018
0.0
Version: 3.3.8
Will it record streaming audio as individual .mp3 files? Or will it save the entire stream as a single file?
Moogan
Moogan
May 5 2018
3.3.7
5.0
May 5 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.7
Audio Hijack 3.3.8 Released on 4/23/18 Major Enhancement: Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.0.2, to fix several small issues related to installation. Enhancement: Audio Hijack now works around device visibility issues caused by incorrect behavior seen in apps such Boom. Enhancement: Audio Hijack's MP3 encoder (LAME) has been updated to version 3.100. Bug Fix: The Preferences window has been updated for improved VoiceOver compatibility. Other: Another update to License window has been made.
Moogan
Moogan
Mar 31 2018
3.3.6
5.0
Mar 31 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.6
Audio Hijack 3.3.7 Released on 3/27/18 Major Enhancement: Audio Capture Engine (ACE) is the new name for Rogue Amoeba's audio capture backend (formerly called “Instant On”). ACE has been updated to version 9.0, with several small fixes and improvements. Enhancement: VoIP support for GoToMeeting has been updated to support all versions, including new versions from LogMeIn. Enhancement: Improvements have been made to Audio Hijack's FLAC recording. Other: The License window has been updated and improved.
CloudB
CloudB
Jan 27 2018
3.3.6
2.5
Jan 27 2018
2.5
Version: 3.3.6
With macOS10.13.3 this introduces gaps and audio glitches in the audio. Also, this app is overly too complicated to set up.
Ali-Egypt
Ali-Egypt
May 18 2017
3.3.3
5.0
May 18 2017
5.0
Version: 3.3.3
A bit overpriced imo
Fishboy
Fishboy
May 17 2017
3.3.3
5.0
May 17 2017
5.0
Version: 3.3.3
The new version requires a small learning curve for those used to working with the original UI, but this remains the best App. of it's kind. Solid customer support from one of the highest-rated developers out there.
Bottacco
Bottacco
Feb 28 2017
3.3.2
5.0
Feb 28 2017
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
It records anything and everything that I through at it. Great. Just a pity that it doesn't incorporate Loopback all together in just one app (and a more reasonable price) because it is the logical route.
Liselotte
Liselotte
Jul 8 2016
3.3.1
4.0
Jul 8 2016
4.0
Version: 3.3.1
Aweful GUI but it does work as advertised. I really do not understand why this needs a 'complex' GUI. A simple OSX-like GUI would do the job too and much easier to use. Still a solid 4 stars though.
Pat-Geerts
Pat-Geerts
Jun 11 2016
3.3.0
3.5
Jun 11 2016
3.5
Version: 3.3.0
Handy tool for recording anything that is playing in realtime. One bug that is present from v3.0 is that it sometimes creates high frequency peaks. More or less sounds like crackles. I tried everything to get rid of this: doing nothing else then recording, preventing OSX goes to sleep, close applications that could interfere, .. helas, it keeps creeping in. Maybe it is a 10.11 only problem, not sure. If the devs could resolve this, it would make this an essential tool for me.
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