Audio Hijack Pro

Licence: Shareware ($32)
Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2015-01-20 | Download

Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.

Version 3.0 Release Notes:
Holy Wow! Audio Hijack 3 is a completely redesigned upgrade to all previous Audio Hijack apps. If you've ever purchased a product called "Audio Hijack", you can upgrade to Audio Hijack 3 with a great discount. Nice!

Session Templates - For a quick way to begin common tasks, look no further than Session Templates. Common tasks in Audio Hijack are now faster than ever.

Multiple Recorders in One Session - Want to record to both the MP3 and AIFF formats at once, or record different sources in sync? Just add multiple Recorder Blocks to get multiple files!

Bulletproof Audio Recording - Every format in Audio Hijack is now bulletproof, so even if your computer crashes, you'll never lose a recording again.

Denoise, Declick, Dehum - Clean up dirty audio with these custom audio effects, powered by audio technology licensed from industry leader iZotope.

Simplified Audio Effects - Harness the power of audio effects without needing a degree in audio engineering.

Audio Block Presets - Saving presets for an Equalizer is obvious, but how about other settings? With Audio Hijack 3's new presets, you can save configurations for almost every Block, then instantly use them in other Sessions.

Improved Instant On - Capture audio from already-running apps, as well as all System Audio at once. If you haven't looked at Audio Hijack for a while, you'll be thrilled to see that installation and updates to Instant On no longer require a restart.

Streamlined Recording Options - Audio Hijack offers a half-dozen sensible defaults for recording. Of course, if you're looking for powerful recording options, they're still available too.

FLAC Recording - Audiophiles will be thrilled to record directly into the lossless FLAC format.

HE-AAC Recording Too - Audio Hijack can now record in the high-efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) format as well.

Full-Screen Mode - Whether configuring a tricky Session or focusing on a recording, going full-screen helps you focus.

Massively Improved Accessibility - We know many visually impaired users love Audio Hijack, and we've worked hard to make it fully accessible with Apple's VoiceOver.

The Ducking Effect - With this effect, one signal can automatically be ducked under another, based on input levels.

The Time Shift Effect - Still in its infancy, this effect enables you to pause and delay audio in your chain. Pause audio entirely, jump backwards or forwards 10 seconds, or jump back to Live.

The New Volume Effect - Overdrive audio to maximize the output from small speakers like those found on laptops.

Full Cocoa Audio Unit Support - We've cut VST, LADSPA and older Carbon and 32-bit Audio Unit effects, but you can still add on modern (64-bit Cocoa) third-party Audio Unit plugins.

Control-click an Audio Unit's block to select the generic interface, if the plugin's custom interface is not desired. This can be especially helpful for visually impaired users.

Output Device Blocks include a built-in monitor control for output volumes. Adjust this to lower the volume locally, without affecting your recording.

Quick access to your recording location is now available right in the Recorder block, by clicking the magnifying glass.

Some rarely-used ID3 tags were culled. If you miss them, sorry!

Audio Effects now look great, and work great too.

The Channels effect (a replacement for Channel Tweaker) is far simpler to understand.

So very much more - this update is so massive, we don't have room to list all of the changes!

Version 2.10.6 | Release Date: 2012-11-16 | Download

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.6
Released on 11/16/12
The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.2, fixing several small issues and improving audio capture of VMWare Fusion and other apps.

Audio capture from Zoiper and Bria 3 has been improved.

AIFF recordings now use ID3 tags, matching iTunes (AIFF specification be damned!).

A bug where the 'Quit Audio Hijack Pro' option could cause future timers to fail to schedule has been fixed.

Multiple problems with AppleScript support have been taken care of: Recording now stops when Hijacking stops in scripts, and the Joint Stereo setting for recording now works.

A bug where 4FX plugin instances would not correctly show in the Effects area has been corrected.

Audio capture from iSight cameras has been restored.

Software updates have been improved, with automatic downloads and install on quit, based on a newer version of Sparkle.

Several other small bug fixes have been made.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.5
Released on 7/30/12
Audio capture of Safari, QuickTime Player, FaceTime, and Messages is now possible on Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) without requiring the Instant On component.

The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.1, which fixes several small issues. The update comes in addition to Instant On 6.0, which including improvements to System Audio capture and support for Mac OS X 10.8.

A crash which could occur if a custom install of libFLAC existed has been fixed.

The Factory Reset functionality has been corrected to work properly on Mountain Lion.

Audio Hijack Pro is now signed as part of Apple's Developer ID program, for compatibility with Gatekeeper.

To avoid triggering an alarming (and overzealous) warning on Mac OS X 10.8, the support form no longer helpfully auto-fills user information based on the Me card.

Several other small bug fixes have been made.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.4
Released on 6/26/12
The Instant On component has been updated to version 6, with improvements to System Audio capture and more. This update also includes preliminary support for Mac OS X 10.8.

For maximum compatibility, the Instant On component is now required for capturing audio from apps made by Fluid.

On Mac OS X 10.8, the Instant On component is now required for audio capture from Safari and QuickTime Player.

Audio Hijack Pro now includes the in-window Trial Mode badge.

Audio Hijack Pro now has a one-time sign-up for the Rogue Amoeba mailing list.

Several other minor problems have also been fixed.

Version 2.9 | Release Date: 2008-12-29 | Download

• Improved and polished user interface, including a global status LCD and updated Recording Bin with file inspector
• ID3 tags for recordings can now be edited in the Recording Bin, using the Inspector
• Fixes a bug introduced in Mac OS X 10.5.6, which could cause a crash with the Recording Bin
• Now includes Soundflower 1.4.2, for grabbing System Audio
• The Artwork tag is now supported, for adding art to recordings
• Timers: Now support scripts for post-processing
• Recording: Now uses the LAME 3.9.8-2 MP3 encoding engine for recording MP3s
• Hijacker: Better compatability with several applications (more Auto-MegaMixing)
• AppleScript: Using scripts with Audio Hijack Pro that use the 'do shell script' command now behave as expected
• Many small bugs fixed and memory leaks removed.

Version 2.8.3 | Release Date: 2008-08-04 | Download
New in Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.3:
◊ MegaMix mode has been improved for use with VoIP apps like Skype and iChat
◊ Fixed a rare issue with timers ending at midnight
Version 2.8.2 | Release Date: 2008-07-17 | Download
New In Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.2:
 • Includes Instant Hijack 2.1, with full 64-bit support.
 • Effects now play through in MegaMix mode.
 • Now using LAME 3.9b8
 ◊ Fixed a bug where audio could skip under heavy CPU load
 ◊ Several other minor bug fixes.
Version 2.8.1 | Release Date: 2008-03-19 | Download
What's New in Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.1:
Updated Instant Hijack to 2.0.3 - fixes a crash in ssh and related commands when using Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) with Apple Security Update 2008-002
Version 2.8 | Release Date: 2008-02-05 | Download


New In Audio Hijack Pro 2.8:
 • Full support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), including Instant Hijack support
 • Now featuring Instant Hijack 2, with Leopard support, MultiHijack, and more
 • Now includes Soundflower 1.3 update for capturing System Audio, now featuring volume controls
 ◊ Additional ID3 tags supported (Grouping, Composer, Album Artist, Track Count, Disc Count, Disc, BPM, Compilation)
 ◊ AAC and MP3 Bookmarkable recording options are now found "Add to iTunes as Bookmarkable" post-processing script
 ◊ Many other minor updates and bug fixes
Version 2.8 | Release Date: 2008-02-04 | Download


New In Audio Hijack Pro 2.8:
• Full support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), including Instant Hijack support
• Now featuring Instant Hijack 2, with Leopard support, MultiHijack, and more
• Now includes Soundflower 1.3 update for capturing System Audio, now featuring volume controls
◊ Additional ID3 tags supported (Grouping, Composer, Album Artist, Track Count, Disc Count, Disc, BPM, Compilation)
◊ AAC and MP3 Bookmarkable recording options are now found "Add to iTunes as Bookmarkable" post-processing script
◊ Many other minor updates and bug fixes
Version 2.8 | Release Date: 2008-02-04 | Download


New In Audio Hijack Pro 2.8:
  •Full support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), including Instant Hijack support
  •Now featuring Instant Hijack 2, with Leopard support, MultiHijack, and more
  •Now includes Soundflower 1.3 update for capturing System Audio, now featuring volume controls
◊ Additional ID3 tags supported (Grouping, Composer, Album Artist, Track Count, Disc Count, Disc, BPM, Compilation)
◊ AAC and MP3 Bookmarkable recording options are now found "Add to iTunes as Bookmarkable" post-processing script
◊ Many other minor updates and bug fixes
Version 2.7.3 | Release Date: 2007-06-07 | Download
New in 2.7.3:
+ Updated to Soundflower 1.2.1
- Fixed a rare crash at launch caused by the LADSPA / VST Bridge plugin
Version 2.7.2 | Release Date: 2007-03-28 | Download

- Fixed a crashing bug when adjusting the Editor preference

Version 2.9.6 | Release Date: 2007-01-01 | Download
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Version 2.7.1 | Release Date: 2006-11-27 | Download

* Improved AAC recording compatibility with iPod Shuffle 2G
* Improved RadioShark support
* Updated versions of Soundflower (1.2), Smart Crash Report (1.2.1), and the LAME encoder (3.9.7)
* Minor updates to AppleScript support
* Many additional bug fixes

Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2006-11-03 | Download

-Now record Skype, iChat, and Gizmo audio with a single click!
-Lyrics tag now available for recordings
-Enhanced the Recording Bin Preview function
-RadioShark (AM/FM Radio) improvements:
-Improved tuning
-Manual tuning for increased precision
-Many more improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.6.7 | Release Date: 2006-07-10 | Download
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