Audio Hijack
Audio Hijack
3.6.0

4.0

Audio Hijack free download for Mac

Audio Hijack

3.6.0
09 October 2019

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

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 Audio Hijack

Version 3.6.0:
  • Audio Hijack's tracking of physical input and output devices has been overhauled and dramatically improved. It will now better handle issues caused by many USB audio devices. Audio Hijack will automatically track devices across restarts and between ports on your computer, so fewer adjustments are necessary.
  • The Source selector, found in the Application input block, has been updated and improved. It's now easier to capture audio from the Finder and Text to Speech, with the new “Special Sources” section of the Source selector. Other minor interface improvements have been made as well.
  • Audio Hijack now has preliminary compatibility with MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • The backend Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.0.1, with preliminary MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) compatibility, as well as other fixes and improvements. ACE is now required to use Audio Hijack. If it is not currently installed, you'll be prompted to install it at launch.
  • On MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and higher, Audio Hijack now offers general Dark Mode support on windows throughout the app.
  • The Declick, Dehum, and Denoise plugins have been overhauled and modernized. The new versions of these blocks can now be found in the Advanced section of the block library. For more details, see the “Advanced Blocks” section of the manual.
  • Auto-splitting files based on time now has millisecond precision, so splits are much more precise.
  • When adjusting an Input or Output Device block that is in an error state because a device has disappeared, changes made will now immediately take effect, even if the session is actively running.
  • The buffer size used while recording has been increased, to prevent very rare cases where an over-stressed machine (or disk) could drop audio. If an error does still occur, it will now be logged.
  • The Application source block now better handles applications with unconventional application names.
  • An improvement has been made for session names imported from the old Audio Hijack Pro.
  • The Broadcast block has been updated to plug a memory leak, and save CPU by doing smarter time formatting.
  • Updates have been made to track titles used by the Broadcast block, to fix a bug where large image art captured by the Track Title system in the Broadcast block could cause audio drop outs, and better capture metadata by using a separate process.
  • Audio Hijack works to properly handle third-party Audio Unit plugins on Catalina. Apple now requires third-party Audio Unit plugins to be properly signed and notarized, causing many older plugins to fail to load on Catalina. The developers of these individual plugins will need to issue properly signed updates to their plugins.
  • Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) or higher. If you're still on 10.11 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.
  • Audio Hijack's Help menu now includes a useful new Release Notes window, so you can see changes across all versions from right inside the app.
  • On Catalina, Audio Hijack works to replace the now-defunct iTunes with the new Music.app in all relevant places.
  • Audio Hijack's Preferences window has been updated for consistency across all Rogue Amoeba apps.
  • A new wizard has been added to Audio Hijack for installing, updating, and removing ACE (among other things). It includes the “Quick Tour” to provide a helpful overview of the application. It will also present update notes on the first launch of a new version, and intelligently warn if uninstalling ACE will impact other applications.
  • Audio Hijack's help manual has been improved and streamlined.
  • The look of messages displayed by Audio Hijack has been modernized.
  • The About box has been updated to provide additional version information in an easy-to-read fashion.
  • Audio Hijack now has two one-shot notices for a sub-set of older users. On first launch, users on Catalina who have active third-party Audio Units will receive one notice, while users on any OS with active Declick, Dehum, or Denoise blocks will receive another.
  • The “old-style hijacker” option has been removed from Audio Hijack's Hidden Preferences.

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Spike Jones
23 December 2018

Most helpful

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?
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Version 3.5.6
Bento de Espinosa
24 July 2019
Very good! I use it a lot.
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Version 3.5.7
Spike Jones
23 December 2018
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?
Like (3)
Version 3.5.6
Jokyo
31 October 2018
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.
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Version 3.5.5
Lvdoc
14 September 2018
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.
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Version 3.5.4
AlexisDhooge
08 July 2018
Works as advertised. A bit too expensive though.
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Version 3.5.0
jjw1
04 July 2018
I love this app.
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Version 3.5.0
ben-marko
15 June 2018
Will it record streaming audio as individual .mp3 files? Or will it save the entire stream as a single file?
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Version 3.3.8
1 answer(s)
Solo68
Solo68
04 July 2018
Hi ben-marko,
How are you?
Audio Hijack will allow you to do both. If you want to record the entire stream you need not do anything so special. Yet, if you want to save the recorded audio as individual .mp3 files you will need to monitor the recording so that you can manually click on the Split command in the Recorder block for your chosen application to listen to the stream. Each app you choose to use to listen to or record online streams will need it's own session, which is easy to setup because the app walks you through it. For example, if you choose to use Safari to watch/listen to your stream, Audio Hijack will record the audio using its Recorder block. Another cool feature in this same Recorder block is it will allow you to pause the recording. Sometimes the things we listen to online are not live, they are on demand videos/audios, so if you need to step away, you can pause both your recording in Audio Hijack and pause the on demand video/audio. I hope this helps you. God bless you, Sir!
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Moogan
05 May 2018
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.
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Version 3.3.7
Moogan
31 March 2018
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.
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Version 3.3.6
CloudB
27 January 2018
With macOS10.13.3 this introduces gaps and audio glitches in the audio. Also, this app is overly too complicated to set up.
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Version 3.3.6
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JD-1
JD-1
05 April 2018
Couldn't disagree more. This is one of the easiest and most intuitive apps I've ever used for capturing audio. The wealth of choices in the type of file & formats you want to save in is most welcome and it makes using your files in different multi-media applications convenient and easy to apply to.
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$59.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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