What's New in Audio Hijack 3
Audio Hijack 3 is a massive upgrade over previous versions, and users of previous versions will find dozens of new features and refinements to make audio capture better than ever.
Read this page to learn about the latest version, and remember, if you own an older license for any version of Audio Hijack, you're eligible for a heavily discounted upgrade to Audio Hijack 3.Free Download Upgrade Now
Major Updates in Audio Hijack 3
A Powerful New Visual Interface
First timers and veterans alike will find it a snap to capture audio with the new block-based audio pipeline. The pipeline provides a terrific view of exactly how your audio flows, so you can be sure to get exactly what you want. Simple pipelines of just two blocks can pull audio from an audio source and save it to a recording, but complex pipelines that capture audio from multiple sources, adjust it with multiple effects, and save it to multiple audio formats are also possible.
The pipeline is hardly the whole story. We sought to streamline the most common tasks, and setting up a new recording is quicker and more intuitive, while re-using a session takes just a few clicks. Full-screen mode helps you focus. Experimenting with your setup is easy and fun, so you can get the exact setup you need. For fast access to any controls, the handy Block popovers are a dream. All that and more gives you immense power, with minimal hassle.
Tremendous Recording Improvements
At its heart, Audio Hijack is all about recording audio. This update brings support for recording to new audio formats. It includes improvements to the recording process that mean you never lose data, even if your Mac crashes. It offers sensible defaults recording options that don't require a degree in audio engineering. It's now even possible to record to multiple files at once!
Default Session Templates
The new Session templates provide a quick way to complete the most common tasks. Whether you need to record from a web browser or crank up the volume on a quiet laptop, you’ll be able to get going faster than ever. Just choose a template to open a new Session that's pre-configured for your use.
So Much More...
One Session, Many Recorders
Want to record to both the MP3 and AIFF formats at once? Need to record different sources in sync? Just add multiple Recorder blocks to get multiple files!
Bulletproof Audio Recording
Every recording format in Audio Hijack is now bulletproof. Even if your Mac crashes, your audio recordings are safe and secure.
Streamlined Recording Options
Make a quick selection from a half-dozen sensible defaults for recording. Of course, if you’re looking for more advanced recording options, they’re just a click away.
FLAC and HE-AAC Recording
Audiophiles will be thrilled to learn that Audio Hijack now supports recording directly in the lossless FLAC format, as well as high-efficiency AAC (HE-AAC).
Powerful Audio Capture
The optional ACE extra lets you capture audio from already-running apps, as well as all System Audio. Better still, ACE no longer requires a restart to install or update.
Denoise, Declick, Dehum
Our custom Denoise, Declick, and Dehum audio effects will help you clean up and improve dirty audio. They're powered by audio technology licensed from the experts at iZotope.
Use Audio Hijack to power internet radio or livecast anything you like. The Broadcast block can stream MP3 or AAC to a remote server, for global listening.
Transcribe audio and more. Time Shift acts like a DVR for your Mac's audio, with the ability to pause and jump back.
Import and Export Sessions
It's a snap to export sessions to share with a co-worker or friend, and to import them as well. Get your configuration just right, then pass it on.
Simplified Audio Effects
We worked hard to make audio effects simpler and more attractive. There's no need to be scared! Play around to get the exact sound you want.
Audio Block Presets
Saving presets for an Equalizer is obvious, but why stop there? You can save configurations for almost every Block, then instantly use them in other Sessions.
Accessible for All
We know thousands of visually impaired people use Audio Hijack, so we took pains to make it fully accessible with Apple’s VoiceOver.