WireTap Anywhere
WireTap Anywhere
2.0.0

2.5

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WireTap Anywhere2.0.0

22 November 2010

Professional virtual audio patchbay.

Overview

WireTap Anywhere provides you with a professional virtual audio patchbay for your Mac. Any program on your computer that generates audio can show up as a virtual audio input device, allowing you to record or process it in any other application that works with audio.

For instance, you could record both sides of a Skype or iChat conversation directly into Peak for editing... or go the other way, and pipe the audio output of ProTools over Skype or iChat for a friend to listen to.

With WireTap Anywhere, your applications are instantly transformed into audio inputs. Record the audio output of any application from within your favorite audio application. Tap your audio -- anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

What's new in WireTap Anywhere

Version 2.0.0:
  • The new 2.0 version of WireTap Anywhere layers exciting new features on the existing rock-solid foundation that audio engineers around the world already depend on. Create virtual input devices with an arbitrary number of channels of audio. Discretely map audio channels from software applications and hardware devices in any combination you choose. Adjust audio levels on a per-channel basis both pre- and post-mix. Preview your audio mix before you ever hit the record button.

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45 Reviews of WireTap Anywhere

Smorgie84
20 April 2010
Version: 1.0.7

Most helpful

I am a podcaster and I recently purchased 3 USB microphones for my studio. I use Garageband for my podcast and it was an absolute nightmare to get all microphones (as well as additional system inputs) to work simultaneously. I spent countless hours trying to configure this set up using the Mac Audio/MIDI audio set-up and it would start out working fine, but after several minutes of recording it would revert back to a disturbing clicking/static sound which would destroy my recordings. It all had to do with syncronizing with the word clock, but I eventually had enough. I wrote to Blue Microphones Support to see if they had any suggestion for getting around this and they recommended Wiretap software. At first I tried Wiretap Studio, but I could not figure out a way to combine more than two audio inputs. Then I discovered Wiretap Anywhere and I was able to combine my 3 USB mics, Skype, and an auxiliary input from my audio mixer. It has been absolutely amazing! It works as advertised and I cannot wait to do my next show using all my microphones. The price tag is a bit steep, but considering I have wasted days fumbling around with this I think it is worth it. Thanks, Ambrosia!
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hwgray
07 January 2014
Version: 2.0.0
Is this thing on?! It hasn't been updated since 2010!
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1
C-keurk
26 May 2013
Version: 2.0.0
Does not work at all on OS 10.8.3
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Libertyforall1776
07 May 2011
Version: 2.0.0
Please add AirPlay support please, so I can make better use of my iOS AppleTV! Thanks!
(1)
Smorgie84
20 April 2010
Version: 1.0.7
I am a podcaster and I recently purchased 3 USB microphones for my studio. I use Garageband for my podcast and it was an absolute nightmare to get all microphones (as well as additional system inputs) to work simultaneously. I spent countless hours trying to configure this set up using the Mac Audio/MIDI audio set-up and it would start out working fine, but after several minutes of recording it would revert back to a disturbing clicking/static sound which would destroy my recordings. It all had to do with syncronizing with the word clock, but I eventually had enough. I wrote to Blue Microphones Support to see if they had any suggestion for getting around this and they recommended Wiretap software. At first I tried Wiretap Studio, but I could not figure out a way to combine more than two audio inputs. Then I discovered Wiretap Anywhere and I was able to combine my 3 USB mics, Skype, and an auxiliary input from my audio mixer. It has been absolutely amazing! It works as advertised and I cannot wait to do my next show using all my microphones. The price tag is a bit steep, but considering I have wasted days fumbling around with this I think it is worth it. Thanks, Ambrosia!
(4)
Plasterpyrus
09 April 2009
Version: 1.0.3
ROD76 I guess the developer heard you, it just took about a year! Given that this application was featured in a very recent bundle of applications sold to the public, now let's see if there is any continuity in different version, with different names, for upgrading. Is it free upgrade or a pay for upgrading?
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5
Tool Force Software
21 September 2008
Version: 1.0.1
Great piece of software, love it. (But it seems to damage ScreenFlow. :-/)
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Rod76
15 August 2008
Version: 1.0.1
This is bothersome to me, I assume this product is a niche tool for audio professionals (the price sort of dictates that premise). However, I believe there is some unnecessary ambiguity involving the naming or versioning of this product. My best guess would be a simple: WireTap WireTap Pro WireTap Studio WireTap Anywhere Using the forenamed assumption would require some sort of upgrade path, which there doesn't seem to be. I'm hoping the developer will read this, comment, and hopefully clarify this product.
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Easer
14 August 2008
Version: 1.0.1
Ow! Audio Hijack Pro is like 25% the cost of this program. What makes WireTap worth the extra $$?
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4.25
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 1.0
i got it to work, but i had to install wiretap pro after installing wiretap. the reason it wasn't working is because it uses a kernel extension that is incompatible with tiger. wiretap pro has an updated version. the one thing that pro (and audio hijack) have that i want (in a free product) is the ability to record both the mic and mac audio at the same time. oh well, i suppose i can record with sound studio at the same time. :)
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Anonymous
29 December 2004
Version: 1.0
Is this removed now as Ambrosia Software offers WireTap Pro? I can't find WireTap on their freebies page (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/freebies/).
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5
Anonymous
24 December 2004
Version: 1.0
Brilliant !! SO simple to use !
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5
Anonymous
22 December 2004
Version: 1.0
purely brilliant.
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5
Anonymous
07 October 2004
Version: 1.0
This amazing sound ripper works flawlessly with the last version of Panter.
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4.75
Anonymous
03 October 2004
Version: 1.0
Thank you for this wonderful tool ... easy to install, easy to use, not victim to feature bloat, and not a glitch in the works. Much easier than my old "loop an audio cable from jack to input" method of recording, and with much better sound quality, of course. Thanks!
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5
Anonymous
25 September 2004
Version: 1.0
Beautifully easy to use, worked first time.... and it's free! :))) You can convert saved files into MP3 files via iTunes, if need be..... (10.3.5)
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4.75
Annjack
16 September 2004
Version: 1.0
nice tool for recording music and talkshow on the air. the recording quality is quite good and clear. especially it's a freeware. good tool for mac users.
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4.75
Anonymous
12 August 2004
Version: 1.0
a very good program, great interface, great performance. Very good if you want to convert flash movies and need to grab the audio
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Anonymous
04 July 2004
Version: 1.0
I was having the same problem others mention below: clicking record emits a beep and then returns to idle. I re-downloaded the WireTap installer, re-installed, and now it works fine. The installer intalls the app as well as a file called 'AmbrosiaAudioSupport'. i suspect that this file had gone missing on my system and needed to be replaced.
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5
Anonymous
14 June 2004
Version: 1.0
Excellent program, does exactly what I need. Thanks for making it free :)
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5
Anonymous
10 June 2004
Version: 1.0
I use it for a very long time. Has always worked in Jaguar .. and now in Panther 10.3.4 is still works great. Very useful to record streaming music .. make samples .. or mixes. Great OSX soft ..and 5 stars
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4.75
Anonymous
22 April 2004
Version: 1.0
It works great on 10.3 and 10.2.8 very simple an d useful for all recordnig.
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Anonymous
14 April 2004
Version: 1.0
workes perfectly on my OSX 10.3.3
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Anonymous
10 April 2004
Version: 1.0
I use this with 10.3 and it works fine so the people below must have something wrong with their systems.
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3.25
Anonymous
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0
i am having the same problem with 10.3; a pop then idle. it just plain doesn't work anymore. and to that, i say boo-urns.
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3
Anonymous
30 March 2004
Version: 1.0
it doesn't work with 10.3 or else I'm doing something wrong, though I can't see what. It looks just great on the desktop but when I press record I hear a 'plop' and it returns to idle. It would be just terrific if it did what it claims to be able to do.
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5
Anonymous
29 March 2004
Version: 1.0
Simple. Efficient. Does the job. Easy to use. I love it. I have not been this excited about such a simple/useful program since Stickies.
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Ltottoman
18 March 2004
Version: 1.0
Is there any thing like this for OS9?! If so i REALLY need it. SO if you know if there is for OS9 please E-mali me at Ltottoman@yahoo.com
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2.5
tom
28 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Used WireTap first time with no problems. Next time I Launched app, It won't record anymore. It just beeps every time I hit the record button. Help file does not help of state why this is happening.....What am I doing wrong?!?
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5
Corey
13 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Downloaded, unstuffed, installed and used. NO PROBLEMS!!! Worked perfectly the first time. Thank you for this fine contribution!
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5
Anonymous
29 January 2004
Version: 1.0
Great App! thanks to the terminal comand posted below i am now able to enjoy it. Ambrosia Software made the basic ppc program of os9 for osx! Free.
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5
Anonymous
04 January 2004
Version: 1.0
Man is this great utility or what!? Thank you!
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18 November 2003
Version: 1.0
My previous comment was wrong, the problem is not with the WireTap application installer but with Stuffit Expander. In a terminal window do a chmod -R 755 WireTap.mpkg. Works great.
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18 November 2003
Version: 1.0
Downloaded the file and extracted with Stuffit Expander. When I try to install it I get the following message: "The Installer Package "WireTap" cannot be opened. The postinstall script was either not executable or not readable." Must not be compatible with dual processors or Mac OS 10.2.8 or the distribution is corrupt.
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5
Gordymac
17 November 2003
Version: 1.0
Truly a lifesaving app. I now don't have to go through QuickTime to extract audio. I can just play it and have WireTap record.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Great app......using this to make available streaming audio teachings to blind/hearing impaired persons. Prior had to use tape out of sound jack, this is MUCH easier! And no one can argue with the price!
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4.5
Anonymous
26 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Archie - AppleScript your timer. A sample timer AppleScript is included with the download.
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4.5
Papercut
21 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Thanks for a excellent little program. And for free. A timer would be appreciated.
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4.75
Anonymous
12 July 2003
Version: 1.0
this is by far the best tool i have found to record audio played on my Mac to include purchased utilities! hint: very easy way to record and convert "protected" audio files.
(0)
4.5
Dan010484
10 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Absolutely brilliant! Couldn't be easier to use, and the results are completely flawless. One of the best applications I've used for a while. It'd be nice if it did include built-in MP3 and AAC support, but I can't see most Mac users having problems with this. AND IT'S FREE!
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5
Anonymous
10 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Simply encode the AIFF file with iTunes, to convert to ACC or MP3.
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Anonymous
09 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Just a note - the description of WireTap is a little confusing; you can't use it to record just one program, which means that any other sounds will get recorded along with whatever music / DVD / whatever you're trying to save. This is the other big advantage to Audio Hijack / Audio Hijack Pro, which I use frequently. If you want to save just one program, I'd recommend you check them out.
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Moki
09 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Mark -- glad you like WireTap. You can do timed recording with WireTap using the included AppleScripts. It is true that WireTap doesn't include support for sound-altering plugins, but we didn't think most people wanted such a thing; they merely wanted to capture the audio that was playing. The .mp3 encoding issue was explained in the online help; mp3 encoding is not free, and the minimum possible license is $15,000 a year, which obviously makes little sense for a free product. :) We might enhance WireTap further, adding such things as .mp3/AAC encoding, etc., but we'd have to charge for it.
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4.75
Mrandre
09 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Awesome. Nothing fancy, but it works stupidly easy, and it's free. And it works. I had been looking for a recording of a performance I had heard on NPR some months ago. So tonight, I pulled up the Real stream, hit record, and there it is, in iTunes. DIY joy. Awesome.
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4.75
Anonymous
09 July 2003
Version: 1.0
It's great. Does what it says and it's free! The file size isn't as bad as I thought it'd be either: 55mins at 145MB aiff file.
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2.5
Anonymous
08 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Where Audio Hijack and Audio Hijack Pro include a host of features like MP3 encoding, built-in timed recordings, VST and AudioUnit effects plug-ins and application-specific recording, WireTap does not. WireTap has its price going for it, and applescript support, but not much else. Hats off to Ambrosia anyhow.
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$129.00

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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