Audio Hijack (formerly Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack – it’s the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.
Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application’s audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that’s not all – Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, using industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!
- Audio Hijack’s tracking of physical input and output devices has been overhauled and dramatically improved. It will now better handle issues caused by many USB audio devices. Audio Hijack will automatically track devices across restarts and between ports on your computer, so fewer adjustments are necessary.
- The Source selector, found in the Application input block, has been updated and improved. It’s now easier to capture audio from the Finder and Text to Speech, with the new “Special Sources” section of the Source selector. Other minor interface improvements have been made as well.
- Audio Hijack now has preliminary compatibility with MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).
- The backend Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.0.1, with preliminary MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) compatibility, as well as other fixes and improvements. ACE is now required to use Audio Hijack. If it is not currently installed, you’ll be prompted to install it at launch.
- On MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and higher, Audio Hijack now offers general Dark Mode support on windows throughout the app.
- The Declick, Dehum, and Denoise plugins have been overhauled and modernized. The new versions of these blocks can now be found in the Advanced section of the block library. For more details, see the “Advanced Blocks” section of the manual.
- Auto-splitting files based on time now has millisecond precision, so splits are much more precise.
- When adjusting an Input or Output Device block that is in an error state because a device has disappeared, changes made will now immediately take effect, even if the session is actively running.
- The buffer size used while recording has been increased, to prevent very rare cases where an over-stressed machine (or disk) could drop audio. If an error does still occur, it will now be logged.
- The Application source block now better handles applications with unconventional application names.
- An improvement has been made for session names imported from the old Audio Hijack Pro.
- The Broadcast block has been updated to plug a memory leak, and save CPU by doing smarter time formatting.
- Updates have been made to track titles used by the Broadcast block, to fix a bug where large image art captured by the Track Title system in the Broadcast block could cause audio drop outs, and better capture metadata by using a separate process.
- Audio Hijack works to properly handle third-party Audio Unit plugins on Catalina. Apple now requires third-party Audio Unit plugins to be properly signed and notarized, causing many older plugins to fail to load on Catalina. The developers of these individual plugins will need to issue properly signed updates to their plugins.
- Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) or higher. If you’re still on 10.11 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.
- Audio Hijack’s Help menu now includes a useful new Release Notes window, so you can see changes across all versions from right inside the app.
- On Catalina, Audio Hijack works to replace the now-defunct iTunes with the new Music.app in all relevant places.
- Audio Hijack’s Preferences window has been updated for consistency across all Rogue Amoeba apps.
- A new wizard has been added to Audio Hijack for installing, updating, and removing ACE (among other things). It includes the “Quick Tour” to provide a helpful overview of the application. It will also present update notes on the first launch of a new version, and intelligently warn if uninstalling ACE will impact other applications.
- Audio Hijack’s help manual has been improved and streamlined.
- The look of messages displayed by Audio Hijack has been modernized.
- The About box has been updated to provide additional version information in an easy-to-read fashion.
- Audio Hijack now has two one-shot notices for a sub-set of older users. On first launch, users on Catalina who have active third-party Audio Units will receive one notice, while users on any OS with active Declick, Dehum, or Denoise blocks will receive another.
- The “old-style hijacker” option has been removed from Audio Hijack’s Hidden Preferences.
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