Piezo
Piezo
1.6.3

4.3

Piezo free download for Mac

Piezo

1.6.3
09 December 2019

Quickly record audio from any application.

Overview

Piezo makes it a snap to record audio on your Mac. In seconds, you'll be recording audio from any application or from audio inputs like microphones. Piezo requires almost no configuration, and it's a blast to use! Simple and inexpensive - that's a winning combination.

What's new in Piezo

Version 1.6.3:
  • Full MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) Support - at this time, Piezo now has full compatibility with MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • Enhanced Audio Capture with ACE 11.1 - the Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.1, with many backend enhancements.
  • Further improvements have been made to the tracking of USB audio devices.
  • A small change has been made to the Preferences window, to provide details on automatic checking and anonymous usage data.
  • A useful "Reinstall ACE" debugging option is now available by option-clicking the Piezo menu. This will uninstall and then immediately reinstall ACE.

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13 Piezo Reviews

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Fariborz
09 May 2019

Most helpful

This software is superb and I use it everyday for my recordings. I only wish it could record with a higher rate. The actual rate is not enough for my purposes. Thanks.
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Version 1.6.0
Fariborz
09 May 2019
This software is superb and I use it everyday for my recordings. I only wish it could record with a higher rate. The actual rate is not enough for my purposes. Thanks.
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Version 1.6.0
Bruce-y
21 July 2018
A very simple and straight-forward app to use to record audio.
I tested on some web conference presentations and it worked well, including auto stopping within about 10 seconds of silence at the end of conferences. (tested on Yosemite 10.10.5)
Re the settings, my ears found that aac sounded slightly better than mp3 (for equivalent bit rate). And that the conferences I recorded sounded slightly better at 128 kbs than 64 kbs (which had a bit of tinny sound). Though this will vary depending on what quality the web conference, or other source you use, is 'broadcasting'.
(Following the rule that, recording at a higher bitrate than what is broadcast or played back as, does NOT result in better audio.)

Note to MU staff: The current Piezo version is 1.5.9 (not 1.5.8). 1.5.9 was released Apr 17 2018.
Ref: <https://rogueamoeba.com/piezo/releasenotes.php>.
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Version 1.5.8
Chappy-Guy
09 November 2016
Lovely, simple, easy to use app with a user friendly interface. Best of all it doesn't require you to extra software for it to work. I would give it five stars if it allowed recording at 320 kbps (256 is the max), but if you're not recording music, this is the app to get. Great job.
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Version 1.5.0
roggie
01 June 2016
Played with it a little (demo version). I had a real fun. Comprehensive and really easy to use app does what it promises to do. No bugs or issues discovered so far. Friendly UI(even for Mac newbies). This soft does its job. Though I am not going to spend money on this app.it is worth every penny from 20 bucks.
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Version 1.5.0
twelvedin
12 January 2016
It is very simple to use. It supports to record from different sources. Love it!
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Version 1.2.9
Fariborz
16 June 2015
Those like me, who have bought their copy on AppStore and need the latest version for its fixes, can download a copy directly from Rogue Amoeba. Once downloaded, it automatically recognizes the registration detail of AppStore and registers itself. Thanks to the developer for his thoughtfulness. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Version 1.2.7
Ronnb
24 November 2014
Does not work, does not acquire any audio output from the system. OSX 9.5 with a Phonic Firefly 302 audio interface.
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Version 1.2.6
BlackMacX
03 September 2012
A good little app, only one feature I would like, being able to pause a recording instead of having to stop and start a new one. I owned Audio Hijack for years and since it's no longer supported and I can't use it with my Mountain Lion install, I was looking for something (didn't need Audio Hijack Pro (well, I could use it; but for me, the price isn't worth the extra features (most of which I don't need))) of equal audio quality and simple usability. I bought Piezo on a quick review and it's great, except for the lack of a "Pause" button. Beyond that, I like it a lot and have had no issues with it's output quality, setup or use. For $10, you're getting a great product!
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Version 1.2.1
Masterminter
29 March 2012
Nice app. Works perfect. I noticed some dropouts of you try to records from cpu heavy apps.
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Version 1.1.5
Hkim
29 March 2012
I tried this in 10.6.8 and it works very well with no apparent CPU problem. I tried recording audio from my notation software that uses high-end samples too. The price is excellent.
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Version 1.1.5