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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).

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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 4.0.4

Updated on Jul 22 2022

  • Improvements in ACE 11.8.3 - The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.8.3, with many improvements for even more reliable audio capture. This includes a workaround for issues with FaceTime volume when using the built-in microphone, as well as an improvement in dealing with poorly implemented Audio Units. Tracking of audio device sample clocks also now works better when the device is providing erroneous information. CPU usage has been reduced in many common audio flows, clock synchronization across devices has been improved, and persistent device tracking has been improved.
  • Substantial improvements have been made to the performance of the “Recordings” list found in each session, to make things work better when a session contains many recordings.
  • Left (L) and Right (R) labels have been added to the block face for “VU Meters”.
  • Several visual improvemnts have been made for better legibility throughout the app. This includes making active Recorder blocks easier to read, and greatly improving the coloring of selected wires when using manual connections in Light mode.
  • Automatic sample rate selection for the “Application” and “System Audio” Input blocks have been improved, with better performance and less resampling.
  • Corrections have been made to the “Live Stream” block, to provide better colors in the automatically generated video, and to show a more useful preview even when not broadcasting.
  • Fixes have been made to prevent rare issues with the Run/Stop button in the “Sessions List” window.
  • An issue where the Recording Inspector could fail to show the genre selector has been corrected.
  • An issue where upsampling of certain low sample rates could sometimes produce audio artifacts has been resolved.
  • To avoid a rare issue where recordings could be corrupted, Audio Hijack now prevents editing of tags during playback and waveform creation.
  • The user interface now indicates when the app is finalizing .m4a files, both in the Recordings tab and when quitting the application.
  • The Recording Inspector now better shows in-progress recordings.
  • The edit button for renaming blocks now properly moves its position related to the title.
  • Renaming a session will now cause the “Session List” window to re-sort.
  • The “Denoise” block now properly shows previously learned noises when a session reloads.
  • A graphical glitch which could occur when dragging plugin windows has been fixed.
  • An issue where a highlighted recording in the “Recordings” list might not be the recording which reacts to playback shortcuts has been corrected. Further improvements are planned for the future.
  • Assorted improvements have been made to make timers function more reliably.
  • Multiple fixes and improvements have been made for block popovers, to ensure they behave optimally.
  • Adjustments have been made to allow the “Quit and Relaunch for Debugging” option to be accessed even on unsupported operating systems, making it possible to activate the “Check for test releases” hidden preference.
  • The icon shown in the “Recorder” popover when Audio Hijack is “Ready to Record” has been updated and improved.
  • The “Session Start” automation now correctly runs when a timer starts a session. For actions which should run only when a timer fires (and not when a session is started manually), use the “Timer Start” automation.
  • Once a session is closed, re-attaching any detached popovers will make the session window reappear.
  • When the full version of Audio Hijack has been unlocked, the “License” window now subtly shows the application's version number.
  • Fussy typography improvements have been made to the “Release Notes” window shown at the first launch of a new version, which you might be looking at right now!
  • A new hidden preference has been added, enabling Audio Hijack's Dock icon to be hidden. Please note that this may behave in sub-optimal ways. This option may be removed in the future.
  • Software Update checks now occur only after the Welcome Window has been closed.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

33.7 MB

Downloads

517467

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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