Audio Hijack

Record any audio

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

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Audio Hijack 3.2.2
Released January 21, 2016
For Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
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Newest Features

  1. Enhanced Time Shifting Transcribing audio is easier than ever, with global keyboard shortcuts. Never leave your text editing app!
  2. Share Sessions Easily export Sessions to share with other people or import Session, so you can see exactly how someone else has things set. Handy!

Core Functionality

  1. Any App Icon Record Any App Just select an application and hit Record. Now you're saving its audio!
  1. Devices icon Record From Devices Record from microphones, mixers, or other audio input devices.
  1. System Audio icon Record System Audio The System Audio source helps you record all the audio heard on your Mac.

Optimized for Common Uses

  1. Web Streams icon Record Web Streams There's oodles of streaming audio on the web. Use Audio Hijack to save it.
  2. Volume Overdrive icon Increase the Volume Stuck with small laptop speakers? Use Volume Overdrive to crank things past 100%.
  1. VoIP icon VoIP Recording Easily save conversations from Skype, FaceTime, Google Talk, and more.
  2. vinyl icon Import Analog Content If you still have music on tapes or vinyl, Audio Hijack can help you digitize it.
  1. podcast icon Podcast Recording Customizable source and recording options give podcasters full control.
  2. DVD Player icon Pull From DVDs Import audio from concert DVDs, movies, and more, for listening in iTunes and beyond.

Robust Recording Options

  1. Easy defaults icon Easy Recording Defaults If you don't know much about audio formats, Audio Hijack is here to help.
  2. Bulletproof Shield icon Bulletproof Recording Bulletproof recording means that even if your computer crashes, you'll never lose a recording.
  3. Bulletproof Shield icon Silence Monitoring Automatically stop recording, split to a new file, or remove audio, based on silence in the audio.
  1. formats icon Popular Formats Record to the world's most popular audio formats, including MP3 and AAC.
  2. Presets icon Recording Presets Tweak your recording settings to perfection, then save a preset for future use with just one click.
  1. Lossless Formats icon Lossless Formats Too You can also save perfect-fidelity audio in AIFF, WAV, Apple Lossless, or FLAC.
  2. Smart Controls icon Smart Controls Automatically split files based on size, time, or silence. Neat!

So Much More

  1. Template Chooser icon Session Templates Use the Template Chooser to get a pre-configured Session. Tweak as needed!
  2. Preview Recordings icon Preview Recordings Check your recordings by playing them back with a single click.
  3. ALT icon File Actions Quickly pass files to an audio editor, add them to iTunes, or share them, all from the Recordings tab.
  4. ALT icon Time Shift Pause, delay, and rewind live audio. Perfect for transcribing audio and more!
  1. Reusable Sessions icon Re-usable Sessions Once you've configured a Session to your liking, you can re-use it over and over.
  2. Effects icon Gorgeous Audio Effects The included audio effects are easy to use and easy on the eyes.
  3. Timed Recordings icon Timed Recordings Use the Schedule tab to set up timed recordings, for when you're not around.
  4. Peak/RMS Meters icon Peak/RMS Meters Check out the new, precisely calibrated Peak/RMS Meter, replete with clipping indicators.
  1. Organize icon Easy Organization Find all of your recordings, sorted by Session, in the Recordings tab.
  2. Ducking icon Ducking Effect DJs and podcasters will love automatic ducking.
  3. Alarm Clock icon Wake Up! The Scheduling feature can also turn any app on your Mac into an alarm clock.
  4. Sync icon Adjust Sync Audio out of sync with video? Use the Sync block to precisely delay audio by up to 1000 milliseconds.

User Quotes

It's a rave. I adored the old version, I love the new and it is great that you can create something which becomes so important to people. Congratulations on it.

—William G.

I've already upgraded and I think you guys did an outstanding job on the user interface.

—Dave S.

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