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Piezo
Piezo
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Piezo free download for Mac

Piezo

Version 1.7.9

Quickly record audio from any application.

4.2
Based on 17 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$25.00
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Piezo 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 version 1.7.9

Updated on Jun 30 2022

Improvements in ACE 11.8.2
  • The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.8.2, 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 devices 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.
StarLeaf VoIP Capture Support
  • The StarLeaf Mac app is now supported as a VoIP audio source, making it easy to record both halves of a conversation.
  • An issue where upsampling of certainly low sample rates could sometimes produce audio artifacts has been resolved.
  • When the full version of Piezo has been unlocked, the “License” window now subtly shows the application's version number.
  • Fussy typography improvements have been made to the mailing list sign-up window shown at the fifth launch for new users, as well as the “Release Notes” window shown at the first launch of a new version, which you might be looking at right now!
  • Software Update checks now occur only after the Welcome Window has been closed.

Information

License

Demo

Size

22.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://rogueamoeba.com/piezo/

Downloads

35844

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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What customer like

User Experience
Performance
Stability

What needs improvements

Customization

Piezo qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Macinman
Macinman
Feb 26 2022
1.7.8
0.0
Feb 26 2022
0.0
Version: 1.7.8
Hey all, I've purchased Audio Hijack which is also a Rogue product. Does this program do anything different? They're both from the same developer, so was curious. On the surface they appear to do the same thing.
Fariborz
Fariborz
May 9 2019
1.6.0
5.0
May 9 2019
5.0
Version: 1.6.0
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.
Bruce-y
Bruce-y
Jul 21 2018
1.5.8
4.0
Jul 21 2018
4.0
Version: 1.5.8
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>.
Chappy-Guy
Chappy-Guy
Nov 9 2016
1.5.0
4.0
Nov 9 2016
4.0
Version: 1.5.0
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.
roggie
roggie
Jun 1 2016
1.5.0
4.0
Jun 1 2016
4.0
Version: 1.5.0
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.
twelvedin
twelvedin
Jan 12 2016
1.2.9
5.0
Jan 12 2016
5.0
Version: 1.2.9
It is very simple to use. It supports to record from different sources. Love it!
Fariborz
Fariborz
Jun 16 2015
1.2.7
5.0
Jun 16 2015
5.0
Version: 1.2.7
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)
Ronnb
Ronnb
Nov 24 2014
1.2.6
0.5
Nov 24 2014
0.5
Version: 1.2.6
Does not work, does not acquire any audio output from the system. OSX 9.5 with a Phonic Firefly 302 audio interface.
anonymous-mackerel-6638
anonymous-mackerel-6638
Sep 3 2012
1.2.1
4.0
Sep 3 2012
4.0
Version: 1.2.1
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!
Masterminter
Masterminter
Mar 29 2012
1.1.5
5.0
Mar 29 2012
5.0
Version: 1.1.5
Nice app. Works perfect. I noticed some dropouts of you try to records from cpu heavy apps.
Hkim
Hkim
Mar 29 2012
1.1.5
4.5
Mar 29 2012
4.5
Version: 1.1.5
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.
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Feb 10 2012
1.1.2
0.0
Feb 10 2012
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Can't schedule a stream recording. I have to use Audio HiJack Pro for that. Don't see a use for this without that feature, although it's priced right.
Ronl
Ronl
Jan 12 2012
1.1.1
5.0
Jan 12 2012
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Seems to work fine (demo)
sjk
sjk
Dec 21 2011
1.1.0
0.0
Dec 21 2011
0.0
Version: 1.1.0
A countdown timer before recording starts, analogous to Capture > Timed Screen in Grab for screen captures, would be a useful feature.
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