AudioSwitcher
AudioSwitcher
2.99.7

4.3

AudioSwitcher free download for Mac

AudioSwitcher2.99.7

25 November 2019

Switch audio sources from the menu bar (beta).

Overview

AudioSwitcher is a menu bar application that gives quick and easy control over AirPlay and other audio devices.

  • In addition you can change the volume of any device without having to change your current input / output.
  • You can output to multiple devices at the same time.
  • You can quickly change the sample rate from the main screen
  • Using the preferences screen you can choose to ignore certain devices, set a default start-up input or output device as well as its volume. *
  • AudioSwitcher supports any device available to the system: AirPlay, USB, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth, etc.
  • AudioSwitcher is ideal if you have multiple sound devices attached to your Mac and want to be able to switch between them without having to use System Preferences.
  • It's great for a home theatre set-up allowing selection of default devices (and their volumes) on start-up as well as allowing you to quickly route output to AirPlay devices in one click.

Note: Volume control is only supported if the hardware device provides a volume control; HDMI, notably, does not.

What's new in AudioSwitcher

Version 2.99.7:
  • Fixed a bug where startup devices would be restored even when the preference had subsequently been disabled

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32 Reviews of AudioSwitcher

0.5
Jimw
13 February 2018
Version: 2.24.943

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The description of the product indicates that it supports AirPlay devices. In High Sierra it does not. No Airplay devices are displayed even if you indicate you want to use them as a group.. In order to see one from a AirPort Express, you must first choose it in the Sound Preferences and then open up Audio Switcher to see it. However if you try to use it with any other device in multimode it disappears. Additionally only one Airplay device can be shown at a time. So if you are using an Airport to connect remote speakers to an App (other than iTunes) and want to hear it on your computer as well, this App will NOT allow you to do it. In reality this is a menu bar App that functions the same as Apple Midi Setup but with a nicer, easier to understand interface. I suggest saving your time and money and just launch Apple Midi Setup from Spotlight instead. I just wasted time and a buck for a tool that proves to be absolutely useless for me.
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0.5
Jimw
13 February 2018
Version: 2.24.943
The description of the product indicates that it supports AirPlay devices. In High Sierra it does not. No Airplay devices are displayed even if you indicate you want to use them as a group.. In order to see one from a AirPort Express, you must first choose it in the Sound Preferences and then open up Audio Switcher to see it. However if you try to use it with any other device in multimode it disappears. Additionally only one Airplay device can be shown at a time. So if you are using an Airport to connect remote speakers to an App (other than iTunes) and want to hear it on your computer as well, this App will NOT allow you to do it. In reality this is a menu bar App that functions the same as Apple Midi Setup but with a nicer, easier to understand interface. I suggest saving your time and money and just launch Apple Midi Setup from Spotlight instead. I just wasted time and a buck for a tool that proves to be absolutely useless for me.
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ylluminate
12 December 2016
Version: 2.24.943
When you rewrite, please include the ability to rename sources (create aliases) and also remove certain inputs from the initial list by having a dropdown at the top for ALL or Favorites.
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Caschreier
12 February 2016
Version: 2.24.941
Unable to install on OS 10.11.3. Any ideas?
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Big Map Idea
26 January 2016
Version: 2.24.941
Difficult to uninstall, can't get the app out of my Sound Preferences even after trashing the app along with related preference files. There must be one I've missed...
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Moxiesozo
16 August 2015
Version: 2.24.936
Safari warns, upon initiating an attempted download from the developer, that the certificate for www.serialangels.co.uk has expired. Might wanna fix that.
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Shallowp
08 August 2015
Version: 2.24.932
Sadly does a bad job when you use Airplay. In fact, it doesn't work with Airplay.
But I can imagine this would be very useful when you only use this for the default audio drivers.
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Panocha
08 August 2015
Version: 2.24.932
Or, if you want, you can option-click the sound (speaker/volume) icon in your menu-bar for free.
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Derekcurrie
15 March 2015
Version: 2.24.83
There are two different audio switching applications with nearly identical names. They both do very similar things. *Confusion* Then toss in the fact that each of the developers goes by both personal and company names. *Confusion* Here is what's going on: 1) AudioSwitcher by 'serialangels' is the same as 'AudioSwitcher' by Paul O'Niell. It costs £0.79 in the UK, $0.99 in the USA at the Mac App Store. It is the more elaborate of these two same-name menubar applications. A free beta version is available by direct download from the website. 2) Audio Switcher by 'Spike Software' is the same as 'Audio Switcher' by Lorenzo Thurman. It costs $4.99 in the USA at the Mac App Store. It is the more simplified of these two same-name menubar applications. Version 1.x was free. Both live happily together on the menubar with slightly different functionality.
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Wts
20 September 2014
Version: 2.22.2
No demo version??? Please???Or limited number of try me versions???
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5
Kp4bjd
19 August 2014
Version: 2.3.4
Prompt and thorough response to bug reports, sensitive to user comments, and a most useful App. Well done.. and keep going.
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ylluminate
12 April 2014
Version: 2.18
FYI @MacUpdate and @Developer, please note that MacUpdate Desktop does not update this software. It returns the error: ?ddownload=1517 Error - no direct download available"
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ylluminate
12 April 2014
Version: 2.18
Breaks with Airfoil usage when input changed. Actually breaks entire audio subsystem and had to kill -HUP coreaudio.
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4
Docjk
09 April 2014
Version: 2.18
Despite "forgetting" the selectable items in the menu every time it is checked the program worked fine under 2.17. Could start my iMac (27" SSD late 2009 latest OS) and immediately had sound from my USB speakers Focal XS. - After update to 2.18 beta nothing works any more. After every reboot / startup no audio, it forces me to select all the preferred devices again. Back to 2.17.
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4.5
Vinoman
02 February 2014
Version: 2.17
Very useful app which works very nice. Its very handy.
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5
Wade-Smith
01 February 2014
Version: 2.17
For some reason, my audio output defaults to USB Codec after installing Mavericks. This utility saves me the clicks and open of the Sound Prefs to get the main speakers back after using, for instance, a set of bluetooth headphones. I'd like to have seen this sort of function built-in to the volume menu bar icon, but, hey, Apple tends to ignore good advice.
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4
Docjk
22 January 2014
Version: 2.15
Only a minor cosmetic issue. Ever since the beginning of this program it has failed to identify the correct output/input label for my devices. I use Focal XS speakers and Samsung Meteor Mic, both through USB. Both appear as output devices, despite marking/labeling manually the microphone as input device... Otherwise it works as it is supposed to. I successfully can deactivate the view of the other options and the preferences like volume etc are remembered after restart. No annoying switching of output device any more, convenient. Thanks.
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5
piquadratpi2
24 August 2013
Version: 2.0.3
Very handy since many versions and very small. It works great here on an iMac 27'' and I use it day by day on 10.8.4 and an external sound card (USB) - I use an optical output to it and could see all other in- and outputs immediately. Thank you so much for it!
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Drdul
24 August 2013
Version: 2.0.3
I want to like this app, but I can't handle the menubar icon. It remain highlighted in blue even when I switch focus away from AudioSwitcher, and nothing I can do short of quitting the app will get rid of the blue highlight. On top of that, the menubar icon is terrible. It's just a small version of the app icon, and with the shading it stands out like a sore thumb against all the monochrome icons in my menu bar. Plus it's not retina, so it looks all fuzzy.
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hced
04 June 2013
Version: 2.0
My understanding is that AudioSwitcher can't toggle output source between plugged in headset and e.g. the Mac's internal speakers. If this is correct, a few questions arise: Is that possible at all? If yes, might AudioSwitcher sport this feature in the future? And if not to the latter, are there other alternatives? (I don't mean to derail the focus on AudioSwitcher, in which case I apologize.)
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Vyselegend
25 May 2013
Version: 1.933
I think this app would be the hands down winner in the category if it added one special feature – change # of channels for a given audio source within the menu. That way I would not have to open Audio Midi manager for apps that decide to revert device back to 1-channel.
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Jerryb
23 May 2013
Version: 1.932
Icon stay in dock even when the option to keep in dock isn't selected.
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Vyselegend
22 May 2013
Version: 1.931
The Beta says that is offers the option to change sample rate for given input option. However, no option for sample rate appears in my version. I wonder if its just my computer?
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2
OsloX
14 April 2013
Version: 1.52
It has several menu graphic glitches on my MBP it is almost unusable to change the sliders. Also very confusing with another app with the same name.
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3
Docjk
13 April 2013
Version: 1.51
Was looking a long time for an application that would set my external USB speakers (Focal XS) and microphone (Samson) as default, enabled during start up. Nothing seemed to work. Every time I reboot/start up the default settings are gone and the internal speakers and microphone are activated. I have to do the option click on the symbol for volume in the menu bar to do so. Annoying. And you have to reduce volume first because it always is full power... The only app that managed so far to remember my external devices is Audio Switcher 1.5.1 Spike Software, but unfortunately not reducing the volume, also here full power every time. PTH is not stable on my system, shooting itself down regularly. AudioSwitcher 1.35a from Serialangles is not able to remember either! Pity.
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hwgray
13 April 2013
Version: 1.51
What's up with the new icon for v1.51? Blackface?!!! Who knew that racist imagery was alive and kicking, even in Mac apps? Suddenly, it's 1913! What a great piece of nostalgic Americana! What a great idea, serialangels! Smooth move, Ex-Lax!
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4
Razz
12 April 2013
Version: 1.51
This is great! Now I don't have to open System Preferences to change outputs! THANK YOU!
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SMcCandlish
08 April 2013
Version: 1.35a
PTHvolume (also free) does all of this and considerably more. There's no need for this app at all. The functionality it provides is provided by Mountain Lion itself (option-click the Volume menu bar icon). If you need more than that, like separate volume controlling keyboard shortcuts for different audio devices, keyboard shortcuts that work when you don't have a stock Apple keyboard, ability to exclude audio devices from the list if you don't use them, use PTHvolume.
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Xenos
01 February 2013
Version: 1.35a
what does this tool additionally with comparison to pushing the option key while clicking on the sound menu bar icon ? am i missing something ?
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4
OsloX
31 January 2013
Version: 1.35a
It looks awful but works fine.
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4
Drdul
27 November 2012
Version: 1.25
A promising replacement for SoundSource, which doesn't work properly on Mountain Lion. The menubar icon is too black and too ugly for my liking, however -- it would be nice to have a choice of icons with some more attractive options that better illustrate the concept of sound. The UI needs work, too, as names of sources are wrapping to a second, non-indented line, and the right edge of the window is uncomfortably close to the end of the volume sliders. With some design tweaks this could be a five-star app, and I would happily pay for it.
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5
Jazzyguy
26 October 2012
Version: 1.21
Really fulfills a need as SoundSource no longer works in !0.8.2 This app is really good and shows all my inputs and outputs for sound.
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Neo979
17 September 2012
Version: 1.0
This feature is built in. Just option-click the volume menu.
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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