SoundSource
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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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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SoundSource User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(16)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Kill_gore commented on 07 Dec 2013
2.5 was working fine with mavericks.. stupid me decided to upgrade and now it doesn't work.. wtf?
[Version 2.5.1]

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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 21 Jan 2014
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/45226/audioswitcher
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Maxxfoxx reviewed on 24 Aug 2013
It´s incompatible to MacOS X 10.8.4
[Version 2.5.1]


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Aargl reviewed on 29 Jul 2013
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... ;-)
[Version 2.5.1]


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Smccandlish commented on 08 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 2.5.1]


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a4ex commented on 06 Feb 2013
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!!!
[Version 2.5.1]

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Nemesys replied on 28 Feb 2013
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!
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Dalahast replied on 03 Mar 2013
That's in (plain old) Lion, too, just so you know.
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northernmunky1981 replied on 18 Mar 2013
Oh bollocks, I've been waiting for this to get updated since bloody Mountain Lion was released and now I find that out! :P
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Smccandlish replied on 08 Apr 2013
And SoundSource is no longer even compatible with Mountain Lion after 10.8.3, anyway.
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Dfyoung replied on 05 Oct 2013
Works perfectly! Thanks for the tip.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 21 Jan 2014
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.
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Vito reviewed on 30 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Drdul commented on 08 Nov 2012
FYI: The current version (2.5.1) won't launch in OS X 10.8.2.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Fishscale replied on 21 Dec 2012
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...
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Sgginc commented on 31 Jul 2012
You can get older versions here:

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

What version is working with ML?
[Version 2.5.1]

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Ryde replied on 31 Jul 2012
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.
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Sgginc replied on 31 Jul 2012
Thanks!
I’ll install 2.5 and see how it goes.
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Rohnnyb replied on 03 Oct 2012
2.5 works like a charm in ML! Thanks!
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Jazzyguy replied on 26 Nov 2012
Thank You Ryde For the tip. It worked great in ML and I really appreciate it as I missed SoundSource in ML.
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lamontDakota commented on 06 Jul 2012
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?!!!
[Version 2.5.1]

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Xirtam replied on 10 Jul 2012
Thanks for the heads up!
I am so glad I kept my 2009 installer!
Running ML using 2009 SS, all good now, cheers!
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lamontDakota replied on 09 Sep 2012
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.
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Xirtam replied on 16 Sep 2012
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.
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lamontDakota replied on 17 Sep 2012
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.
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piquadratpi2 reviewed on 05 Jul 2012
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...
[Version 2.5.1]


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Njronbo had trouble on 26 Oct 2009
Thanks for the tip below but the fact of the matter is
that under Snow Leopard SoundSource does not save
your settings.

This means every time you boot it defaults back to
internal inputs and the user needs to reset everything.

What is worse is that the authors of the program refuse
to answer email complaints about this problem. I suppose
since it's a freebie you get what you pay for.
[Version 2.5]


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Njronbo had trouble on 24 Oct 2009
Soundsource does not work with Snow Leopard and the developers
refuse to answer any email asking for support.

Guess you get what you pay for.
[Version 2.5]


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uncle_zed had trouble on 27 Aug 2009
Hello, SoundSurce not working on new (currently cruppy) Snow Cat. Any chance of update ?
[Version 2.0]


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WilliamD had trouble on 23 Nov 2008
YOU MUST HAVE an Intel processor and OSX 10.5.x

to get the VOLUME sliders in the menu.

No Intel? No sliders!
[Version 2.0]

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sjk commented on 19 Mar 2009
That's simply untrue with SS (2.0) on my iMac G5 (10.5.6). The sliders are a Leopard-only, not Intel-only, feature.
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encosion had trouble on 17 Apr 2008
Love this app, but doesn't work on my Intel 24" iMac... Says it installed successfully, but no menu appears on the menu bar... No uninstallation instructions given either... Tried double-clicking on the Soundsource.menu file in Library/Bundles folder but no luck... When it installed the menu bar flickered a bit... but the end result was the same... No icon...

Late 2007 iMac 24" 2.8Ghz running OSX 10.5.2 (11/9/2007, Version: 2.0)
[Version 2.0]

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horatio replied on 30 Apr 2008
rather strange, i have en late 2007 iMac 2,4, 10.5.2 and it's installing and working fine.
Do you have trouble with permissions?
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encosion replied on 01 May 2008
No permission errors that I am aware of... No error messages... But no tool bar either... Perhaps something else is conflicting with it... I have Last.FM, Sofa Control, Growl and Little Snitch installed too... I'm happy to provide a log (if you tell me where to find it)... Any assistance I can be in finding a solution will be given... Thanks! Tim
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horatio replied on 01 May 2008
no idea, I have little snitch and growl too installed, but not the others - perhaps you might contact the author - rogue amoeba - nice guys with nice stuff
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encosion had trouble on 09 Nov 2007
Says it installed successfully, but no menu appears on the menu bar... No uninstallation instructions given either...

Late 2007 iMac 24" 2.8Ghz running OSX 10.5
[Version 1.4]


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MichaelFrankel had trouble on 04 Nov 2007
NOTE: I love this utility, I just think the developer should note that this version is ONLY for Leopard.

I think this one may be Leopard only, since on my system (10.4.10), it crashed the WindowServer process, then caused the WindowServer process and mds process to utilize 70-80% of the processor.

It also prevented me from opening OS X Archive (.zip) files.

Removing the software eliminated these problems.

Thanks,
--
Michael Frankel
Certified FileMaker Developer & Apple Help Desk Specialist
Wizard Consulting Group
Office (818) 706-8877 / Cell (310) 291-3419
[Version 1.4]



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ylluminate rated on 06 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5]



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Caschreier rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 2.5]



Raul2g rated on 17 Apr 2011

[Version 2.5]



scacinto rated on 21 Jan 2011

[Version 2.5]



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Radicimo rated on 08 Jan 2011

[Version 2.5]


Downloads:53,786
Version Downloads:18,319
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:05 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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