AudioSwitcher
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AudioSwitcher is a simple menu bar application that allows users to select any of the input or output sources of an audio device.

AudioSwitcher allows the user to switch to any of the audio devices by clicking on the device name or to adjust the device volume without switching by dragging the volume slider. The list of available devices is dynamically updated as hardware is made available to or removed from the system.
What's New
Version 2.18 (build 47):
  • Sample rate menu reinstated
  • Various bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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AudioSwitcher User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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ylluminate commented on 12 Apr 2014
Breaks with Airfoil usage when input changed. Actually breaks entire audio subsystem and had to kill -HUP coreaudio.
[Version 2.18]

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serialangels (developer) replied on 13 Apr 2014
@ylluminate, can you let me know which of the BETA versions you were using (macupdate only specifies 2.18). If you're still have problems with 2.18 b47 can you e-mail me at feedback@serialangels.co.uk?

Thanks,

P
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Docjk reviewed on 09 Apr 2014
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.
[Version 2.18]


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Vinoman reviewed on 01 Feb 2014
Very useful app which works very nice.

Its very handy.
[Version 2.17]


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+38

Wade-Smith reviewed on 01 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 2.17]


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Docjk reviewed on 22 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 2.15]

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serialangels (developer) replied on 22 Jan 2014
@docjk,
Are you able to send me a screen shot of your devices at feedback@serialangels.co.uk?
Thanks,
P
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piquadratpi2 reviewed on 24 Aug 2013
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!
[Version 2.0.3]


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Drdul commented on 24 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.3]

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serialangels (developer) replied on 24 Aug 2013
Hi Drdul,
Would you be able to send me a screenshot of the status item to feedback@serialangels.co.uk? No retina displays here to see what it looks like.
Thanks,
P
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+153
hced commented on 03 Jun 2013
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.)
[Version 2.0]

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hced replied on 03 Jun 2013
By headset I mean things like typical earphones plugged into the mini tele jack; I'm not referring to a USB headset.
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+679
sjk replied on 23 Aug 2013
I'm curious, have you tested it on your system?
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+153
hced replied on 26 Aug 2013
Yes, I tried but was unable to toggle between headset/internal speakers.
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+679
sjk replied on 26 Aug 2013
Hmm, maybe switching between Internal Speakers and Headphones output can't be done (easily) with software.
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+11
Vyselegend commented on 25 May 2013
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.
[Version 1.933]


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+31
Jerryb commented on 23 May 2013
Icon stay in dock even when the option to keep in dock isn't selected.
[Version 1.932]

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+31
Jerryb replied on 24 May 2013
Thanks. That fixed the issue.
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+178
ylluminate had trouble on 12 Apr 2014
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"
[Version 2.18]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 12 Apr 2014
Thanks for letting us know. This should be fixed now.

Olehertzum rated on 01 Feb 2014

[Version 2.17]



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RONIN427 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0.3]


Downloads:14,594
Version Downloads:674
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:12 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AudioSwitcher is a simple menu bar application that allows users to select any of the input or output sources of an audio device.

AudioSwitcher allows the user to switch to any of the audio devices by clicking on the device name or to adjust the device volume without switching by dragging the volume slider. The list of available devices is dynamically updated as hardware is made available to or removed from the system.


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