Audio Hijack
Release Notes

Audio Hijack 4.0.3

Released on May 10th, 2022

  • Scripting: New “Open Recording in Editor” Script
    Use the new “Open Recording in Editor” built-in script to pass audio files to the audio editor specified in Audio Hijack’s preferences.

  • Smarter Templates
    Templates are now more intelligent in picking applications. This includes selecting the system’s default browser and default call app, as well as picking third-party VoIP and music apps if present.

  • If Fission is present on the system, Audio Hijack will use it as its editor, if no other editor is set.

  • A new article for VoiceOver users has been added to our Knowledge Base. This article provides a useful overview of using Audio Hijack 4 with VoiceOver. It can be accessed at Further, the Session List window now includes a button (available only via VoiceOver) to guide users to this article.

  • The Input Switch no longer incorrectly takes 3+ connections in manual connections mode.

  • Background rows in both the Session List window and the global window now correctly alternate colors at all times.

  • Using Undo to remove a block after adding it now works better. Further improvements are still pending.

  • Deleting a recording that's currently playing now correctly stops playback.

  • The “Info” tab now better shrinks when a session is reduced toward its minimum height, specifically by reducing the height of the “Notes” field.

  • An issue where the “Latency” slider could behave strangely has been corrected.

  • The AUAudioFilePlayer Audio Unit has been special-cased, to continue playing audio even when the popover is closed.

  • A graphical glitch which could occur when dragging plugin windows has been fixed.

  • An incompatibility with the views supplied by v3 Audio Units has been fixed, and these plugins will now respond to mouse events as expected.

  • A rare issue where Audio Unit effects could incorrectly switch to a Generic view when switching Spaces has now been corrected.

  • Audio Hijack now better handles recordings where a paused Recorder has its “Split” button pressed.

  • Pipeline bubbles, as seen with the “Ducking”, “Input Switch”, and “Mixer” blocks, now show a more helpful appearance when their block is switched off.

  • Title case in the Recorder block’s messages has been corrected.

  • Pinned block popovers now stay on screen, even if their session is closed.

  • Audio Hijack now offers a “Safe Start” option. Hold Shift at launch to prevent any windows from opening, and stop auto-run sessions from running.

  • The “Audio Unit Effects” section of the Blocks library has been updated to no longer show Instruments effects by default. For those users who wish to have those Audio Units included, a “Show Audio Unit Instruments” hidden preference has been added to the Debugging window (accessible via the “Quit and Relaunch to Debugging” menu option, accessed by pressing the option key while in the “Help” menu). This preference will be automatically enabled for existing users who are using Instruments in Audio Hijack.

  • Session errors now explicitly mention, by name, the session in which the error occurred.

  • Help tags for popover controls have been updated, and now correctly reflect state.

  • The “Input Device” block is now more intelligent about shortening the word “Microphone” down to “Mic”, to save space.

  • Debug logging for scripting has been improved, to enable us to provide better support with scripting issues.

  • Audio Hijack’s “License” window now subtly shows the application’s version number.

  • Tweaks have been made to the “General” and “File Limits” tabs in the “Recorder” block, to synchronize their height and prevent unnecessary resizing.

  • A small change has been made to app launch, to prevent auto-launch or timer start sessions starting before startup is finalised/windows are shown and reduce the chance of issues.

  • Fussy typography improvements have been made to the mailing list sign-up window which is displayed on the fifth launch for new users.

Audio Hijack 4.0.2

Released on April 4th, 2022

  • Importing Improvements for Sessions With Many Recordings
    Audio Hijack 3 sessions with many recordings could previously be slow to import to Audio Hijack 4, or fail to import at all. This has been corrected. If necessary, use the “Import Audio Hijack 3 Sessions” menu item in the “Help” menu to re-trigger importing.

  • Audio Unit Presets Now Properly Import From Audio Hijack 3
    Presets saved for Audio Units in Audio Hijack 3 will now properly import into Audio Hijack 4.0.2 and up. This will happen automatically, with no user intervention necessary.

  • When the selected device for an “Input Device” or “Output Device” block is missing, a useful visual will now be shown on the block face.

  • Scripting: Audio Hijack’s console.log() now also copies all messages to MacOS’s, for easy viewing.

  • The tab key now correctly navigates between fields in the “Recording Inspector” window.

  • A rare issue where pipelines could change slightly when imported from Audio Hijack 3 has been corrected.

  • A rare issue where certain Audio Hijack 3 sessions could import into Audio Hijack 4 without a name has been corrected.

  • The interface will now always update when starting a session via a script.

Audio Hijack 4.0.1

Released on April 1st, 2022

  • Timers Now Properly Import Alongside Their Sessions From Audio Hijack 3
    Timers created in Audio Hijack 3 will now properly import into Audio Hijack 4.0.1 and up. If you have sessions already imported by Audio Hijack 4.0.0 that are missing timers, you can delete the sessions from Audio Hijack 4.0.1, then re-import using the “Import Audio Hijack 3 Sessions” menu item in the “Help” menu.

  • Several improvements have been made to VoiceOver, including better labeling of groups and improvements for the “Application” block’s Source selector.

  • Improvements have been made for opening imported sessions which contain a lot of recording data (many recordings or long recordings).

  • The “Live Stream” block now properly links to a specific page in the manual.

  • Fussy typography improvements have been made to the “Release Notes” window shown at the first launch of a new version, which you might be looking at right now!

  • The software update menu item is now correctly “Check for Updates…”, matching the rest of our product lineup.

  • Small adjustments have been made to messaging for the Scheduler, which is used to power timers.

Audio Hijack 4.0.0

Released on March 31st, 2022

  • New Block: Mixer
    Mixer lets you mix up to five sources together, with useful volume controls and fades. It’s perfect for podcasts and live streams.

  • New Block: Magic Boost
    Turn on the Magic Boost effect, and quiet audio is boosted while louder audio is left untouched.

  • New Block: Simple Compressor
    With “Simple Compressor”, you can compress audio without dealing with an excess of controls. Select from one of the four presets to reduce the range between soft and loud sounds.

  • Background Sessions
    Audio Hijack sessions can now run without their window needing to be open. Close a window and keep on recording.

  • Auto Run Sessions
    Set sessions to run automatically when Audio Hijack launches, with the new “Auto Run” feature.

  • Always-On Sessions
    If you need a session to run at all times, turn on Auto Run and put Audio Hijack in your “Login Items” in the “Users & Groups” System Preference. Now, any time you log in to your Mac, Audio Hijack will launch and your session will run.

  • Manual Connections
    Audio Hijack now allows you to connect your blocks manually. “Automatic Connections” is on by default, but it can be toggled off from the “Info” tab as well as the “Session” menu. Switch a session to use manual connections, and you can control the exact layout and flow of your audio pipeline.

  • Brand-New Templates
    With session templates, it’s a snap to begin common tasks, with pre-configured set-ups for your use. Audio Hijack now includes four brand-new templates: “Live Stream”, “Manual Connections”, “Play-Thru”, and “Podcast [Remote]”.

  • Overhauled Templates
    All of Audio Hijack’s existing templates have been updated as well, with reconfigured pipelines and session notes containing helpful hints.

  • Scripting: Audio Hijack Is Now Scriptable
    Building complex workflows in Audio Hijack is now a reality. Scripts can run automatically when sessions start and stop, and process recordings as they're created.

  • Scripting: Shortcuts Support on MacOS 12 (Monterey)
    On MacOS 12 (Monterey) and up, you can integrate Audio Hijack with workflows you run in the Shortcuts app.

  • Scripting: Automation for Everyone
    Even if you're not fluent in JavaScript, you can still streamline your use of Audio Hijack. Using the built-in scripts for basic automation, right in the “Scripting” tab within a session.

  • Block Feature: Block Nicknames
    Using multiple blocks of the same type? Now you can edit the title of each block, so you always know exactly what’s what.

  • Block Feature: Pinnable Popovers for All Blocks
    All blocks now have popovers, so you can pin any block for easy viewing and access, no matter what you're doing on your Mac.

  • Block Feature: Presets in All Blocks
    Every single block now offers presets, allowing you to save your settings for future use. Spend less time on configuration!

  • Block Update: Recorder Revamp
    With a useful new popover status line, improved organization, and enhanced 32-bit and dithering options for AIFF & WAV recording, the crucial Recorder block is more advanced the ever.

  • Block Update: Volume
    The “Volume” block has been substantially updated. Its block face now offers helpful meters, while its popover provides presets, a handy Mute button, and access to volume overdriving. The “Overdrive” feature is now powered by a more advanced look-ahead peak limiter.

  • Block Update: Track System Devices in Input Device and Output Device
    In addition to selecting a specific device, the “Input Device” and “Output Device” blocks can now be set to track the OS’s default input and default output devices, respectively.

  • Block Update: More Intelligent Input Device
    To avoid the potential for capturing audio from an undesired device, the “Input Device” block now has no device selected by default. In addition, a subtle visual indicator alerts you when a (possibly lower quality) built-in device is selected.

  • Block Update: Input Switch
    The “Input Switch” now offers a pinnable popover, so you can flip the switch from anywhere. As well, new pipeline indicators make it clearer how connections work.

  • Block Update: Overhauled VU & Peak/RMS Meters
    Both “VU Meters” and “Peak/RMS Meters” have been overhauled, with a modern look and integration of menu bar functionality (replacing the stand-alone Menu Bar Meters block).

  • Block Update: Channels
    With a dynamic on-face visual indicator, as well as an on-face adjustor, the Channels block is handier than ever.

  • Block Update: 10-Band EQ
    Our famous 10-Band Lagutin Equalizer has also gained an on-face visual indicator as well as an on-face selector. As well, it now animates between presets, which is just fun.

  • Block Update: Live Stream
    Send RTMP streams to services like YouTube Live, with Live Stream. It’s now exited its beta period, and features improved organization.

  • Block Update: Declick and Dehum
    The Declick and Dehum blocks now both offer on-face controls.

  • Block Update: Ducking
    The visuals of the “Ducking” block have been substantially updated for improved clarity. As well, assorted bugs related to audio flow have been corrected, and pipeline indicators have been improved.

  • Automatic App Re-Hijacking
    If an Application block’s captured app disappears, Audio Hijack will alert you (while the session keeps running). Even better, if the application reappears while the session is still running, its audio will now be captured.

  • Blocks Filter
    At the top of the Block Library, you'll find an incredibly helpful filter. Use it to quickly find the exact block you want, even if you have hundreds of Audio Units installed.

  • Global Hotkey
    A new “Bring Audio Hijack Forward” global shortcut now makes it easy to bring Audio Hijack to the foreground for fast adjustments.

  • Major Updates to Audio Unit Hosting
    Audio Unit effects are now hosted in a separate process, to avoid crashes caused by misbehaving plugins, as well as provide the best support for Intel-based plugins running in emulation on M1 processors.

  • Full VoiceOver Support
    VoiceOver users, we're ready for you! We've always worked hard to ensure Audio Hijack is accessible to users with vision impairments, and Audio Hijack 4 is no exception.

  • Audio Unit v3 Support
    Audio Hijack now supports the newest Audio Unit plugins, made with the Audio Unit v3 API.

  • Toggle All Outputs Instantly
    The new output device toggle, found in the “Control” menu, enables you to turn all Output blocks off or on with a single click.

  • Interface Update: New Light Color Scheme
    Audio Hijack now offers a lovely new Light theme, providing an entire second appearance to use with Audio Hijack. The app can also now be configured to match the System’s theme.

  • Interface Update: Revised “Session List” Window
    Audio Hijack’s main window can now serve as a control center for using your sessions. It features a more compact list view, and provides helpful controls and status indicators, for fast, easy access.

  • Interface Update: Global Window
    With the new global menu, you can access Audio Hijack from anywhere on your Mac, instantly. Use it to check in on Audio Hijack sessions, or to stop or start them, without needing to pull Audio Hijack forward. You can also pin the global window, giving you a floating Audio Hijack control.

  • Interface Update: Tabbed Session Sidebar
    Session windows now feature a sidebar with five tabs: Blocks, Recordings, Schedule, Scripting, and Info, accessible with Cmd-1 through Cmd-5. These per-session tabs now logically store Recordings and Timers with their specific sessions. As well, Info tab now enables easy session renaming and provides session controls.

  • Interface Update: Recording Inspector
    Recordings can now be reviewed in the “Recording Inspector” window, available from the “Recordings” tab of any session. It shows file data, provides more robust playback, and allows editing of all ID3 tags.

  • Interface Update: Session Notes
    With the new “Notes” section in each session’s “Info” tab, you now have a great place to jot down details about your session.

  • Interface Update: Improved Block Popovers
    Block popovers now offer a Detach button, to tear off the popover from its block and make it stay on screen within Audio Hijack. Once detached, a Pin button is shown. Click it to make the popover float above all windows on the Mac.

  • Interface Update: Recording Status Indicators
    Several additional animations and indicators have been added to make it clear when a recording is occurring. In particular, the “Recorder” popover now includes a status area. Pin the popover so that it floats above all other windows, and your recording status will be visible anywhere on your Mac.

  • An Updated Quick Tour
    The Quick Tour (available in the Help menu) has been updated for version 4. Additional updates may occur before shipping, but it’s now worth reviewing.

  • Adjustable Sample Rate
    The sample rate for a session can now be configured from the “Info” tab. While most users will want to leave this set to “Auto”, manual configuration is now possible.

  • The “10-Band EQ” now offers an “AirPods” preset.

  • A new “Zero-Prefixed Counter” variable is now available, and starts at “001”, allowing up to 999 recordings to sort by name with no additional editing needed.

  • Pressing the escape key while dragging a block from the library or a new wire between (while in manual connection mode) will now cancel the action.

  • The “Select Your Audio Editor” window (shown when you attempt to edit a file with no audio editor selected in Preferences) has been improved.

  • The audio pipeline has been updated in many ways, and now uses more aesthetically pleasing curved connections.

  • When a block is turned off, the pipeline now adjusts visually, to make this more obvious.

  • The shortcut for Audio Hijack’s “Session List” window (Command-0) now intelligently toggles visibility. If the window is in the background, the shortcut pulls it forward. If it’s in the foreground, it simply toggles visibility.

  • Audio devices are now sorted alphabetically for better clarity.

  • Audio Hijack now supports single key shortcuts for hotkeys set in the Preferences window.

  • Control-clicking a recording in the Recordings tab will now reveal a useful contextual menu.

  • The appearance of meters throughout the app have been updated and improved.

  • Blocks can now be moved via the arrow keys, coupled with Option (for small moves) and Command (for larger moves).

  • Arrow keys now work to navigate through the Recordings tab of a session.

  • Activating sessions has been simplified, with just two states: “Run” and “Stop”.

  • Mono Audio Unit plugins now work better within Audio Hijack.

  • Leading periods in filenames are now replaced with dashes, to prevent recordings from being hidden.

  • The “Pause/Resume All Recordings” menu option now works at all times. Previously, having a disabled “Recorder” block could prevent resuming.

  • On MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and up, Audio Hijack now allows machine sleep in cases where it is otherwise inactive.

  • The Quick Tour now properly supports the new “Speak items under the pointer” setting in MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

  • Several fixes have been implemented to make generic interfaces for Audio Unit effects work better. To access a generic interface, control-click on a block and select “Use Generic Audio Unit Interface”.

  • A Smooth Transition From Audio Hijack 3
    On first run, Audio Hijack 4 will automatically import your settings from version 3. Pick up right where you left off. As well, the “Import Audio Hijack 3 Sessions” menu item can be found in the Help menu and used any time.

  • Audio Hijack now better cleans up hidden Audio Unit views, saving CPU.

  • Command-S now toggles the visibility of the session sidebar, while Command-L has been repurposed to open the “Script Library”.

  • The Release Notes window has been improved when in Dark Mode.

  • Improvements have been made for the Installer and Quick Tour, to present better on small resolutions using scrollbars to make all content accessible.

  • Holding Shift while dragging a slider will now prevent it from snapping to a default point.

  • The “Application” and “Input” blocks have improved errors when no source is selected.

  • The “Live Stream” block’s “(?)” link now points to a new and more useful page.

  • Block descriptions have been updated in the per-session “Blocks” tab. The order of sections has also been adjusted, with “Meters” now appearing above “Advanced”.

  • The “Window” menu has been updated, to provide a full and standard dynamic list of windows at the bottom.

  • Informative hints have been added to “Declick”, “Dehum”, “Magic Boost”, “Mono Enhancer”, and “Simple Compressor”.

  • “Recorder” and “Broadcast” now use kHz, rather than Hz.

  • The “Advanced” tab in “Recorder” blocks has been renamed “File Limits”.

  • Many debugging improvements have been made:

        • Available logs have been cleaned up.

        • Active logs are now listed in the logging files.

        • Logs are now activated with simple checkboxes.

        • Recent crash logs are now collected alongside with app logs.

        • A “Quit and Relaunch to Debugging” menu option has been added, accessed by pressing the option key while in the “Help” menu.

        • Command-line debugging options have been added.

        • A “Check for test releases” option has been added, enabling you to access pre-release builds when available.

        • A “Short trial mode” option has been added for internal use.

  • Audio Hijack exports sessions as “.ah4session”, so they will correctly only open in Audio Hijack 4 and up.

  • If Audio Hijack is corrupted (possibly by editing the binary), it will now error on launch.

  • It’s now possible to access several relevant menu items (About, Contact Support, Help, Visit, and Purchase) prior to the installation of ACE.

  • In trial mode, Audio Hijack now displays a banner on the “Session List” window, as well as in all sessions.

Audio Hijack 3.8.11

Released on March 8th, 2022

  • Updates to ACE 11.7.8
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.8, with several small improvements for even more reliable audio capture, particularly when using Bluetooth audio devices.

  • Support for EVE Online
    Audio Hijack now properly recognizes audio from EVE Online, and correctly applies any effects or adjustments.

  • Audio Hijack’s Audio Unit handling has been updated on Apple Silicon machines, with effects now hosted in a separate process to avoid crashes caused by misbehaving plugins, as well as provide the best support for Intel-based plugins running in emulation on M1 processors.

Audio Hijack 3.8.10

Released on January 26th, 2022

  • An audio sync issue which could occur when an audio device’s clock changed rate significantly has been corrected.

  • A heuristic to detect rare devices with inaccurate (non-sensical) clocks has been added, enabling them to be disabled before they can cause cascading problems.

  • An issue where the Audio Hijack “Quick Tour” could fail to load, or fail to load correctly, has been corrected.

Audio Hijack 3.8.9

Released on December 8th, 2021

  • Full MacOS 12 (Monterey) Compatibility
    Audio Hijack now has full compatibility with MacOS 12 (Monterey), with no known issues.

  • Updates to ACE 11.7.7
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.7, with several small improvements for even more reliable audio capture.

  • Audio Hijack’s “Schedule Helper” is now just “Scheduler”, to better fit in the “Login Items” table of the “Users & Groups” System Preference. It’s been updated to version 2.0.3.

  • A bug where session names could incorrectly become editable when the Home window was opened automatically has been corrected.

Audio Hijack 3.8.8

Released on October 15th, 2021

  • MacOS 12 (Monterey) Improvements
    Several small improvements have been made for Audio Hijack’s support for MacOS 12 (Monterey).

  • Updates to ACE 11.7.6
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.6, with small improvements for MacOS 12 (Monterey), as well as a fix for capture issue with Catalyst-based (and AVFoundation-based) apps.

  • Audio Distortion Fix
    An issue where audio could, in rare cases involving multiple Audio Unit effects, be distorted with pops and clicks, has been fixed. This regression was introduced in Audio Hijack 3.8.6.

  • Improvements have been made to title track transmission, for better compatibility with MegaSeg.

Audio Hijack 3.8.7

Released on October 9th, 2021

  • MacOS 12 (Monterey) Improvements
    Several small improvements have been made for Audio Hijack’s support for MacOS 12 (Monterey).

  • Updates to ACE 11.7.4
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.4, with small improvements for MacOS 12 (Monterey).

  • Signal VoIP Capture Support
    The Signal Mac app is now supported as a VoIP audio source, making it easy to record both halves of a conversation.

  • Important Memory Leak Plugged
    A memory leak which could impact long-running sessions that were processing device audio has been fixed.

  • Improvements have been made to title track transmission, for better compatibility with MegaSeg.

  • Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.14.4 (Mojave) or higher. If you're still on 10.14.3 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

Audio Hijack 3.8.6

Released on September 28th, 2021

  • Initial MacOS 12 (Monterey) Compatibility
    Audio Hijack now has initial compatibility with MacOS 12 (Monterey), with no known issues.

  • New “AirPlay Receiver” Special Source
    A new “AirPlay Receiver” special source has been added on Monterey, making it possible to capture audio sent to the Mac via AirPlay.

  • Fixes and Improvements in ACE 11.7.3
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.3, with fixes for several rare issues.

  • Rare audio artifacts should no longer be heard when sources come and go. This includes artifacts heard when capturing from browser tabs.

  • Icons for Special Sources (like “Siri” and “Sound Effects”) now appear correctly in the Home window.

  • VoiceOver fix: The template name is again correctly read when using the “Template Chooser” window.

  • An issue where rare configurations without a Source but with an audio-producing Audio Unit might fail to advance the session timer has been corrected.

  • Handling for built-in EQ effects has been improved in cases where invalid data is provided from an audio source.

  • Sample rate matching (clock synchronization) for audio devices has been improved.

  • Menu items, such as those in the Help menu, are now properly accessible when the Welcome window is visible.

  • Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) or higher. If you're still on 10.13 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

Audio Hijack 3.8.5

Released on July 1st, 2021

  • Fixes and Improvements in ACE 11.7.1
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7.1, with fixes for several rare issues.

  • New “Sound Effects” Special Source
    A new “Sound Effects” special source has been added, making it possible to capture sound effects like alerts in the Messages app, or the Trash being emptied.

  • Enhancements to Audio Hijack’s Built-In Updating
    Audio Hijack’s updating code has been overhauled and improved. It is now based on Sparkle 1.26.0, with several customizations.

        • To avoid possible issues, Audio Hijack will no longer offer to “Install on Quit”. Automatic background updating has been removed as well, placing the user in charge of all updates.

        • The update interface has been improved, with several design and text enhancements.

        • Finally, the new “Skip for Now” button allows you to delay updating if desired.

    As always, we strongly recommend leaving the “Automatically check for updates” option enabled.

  • Audio Hijack’s manual is now provided online, rather than being built in to the application. The application’s “Help” menu has also been modified and streamlined, to get you assistance as quickly as possible.

  • Many debugging improvements have been made:

        • Available logs have been cleaned up.

        • Active logs are now listed in the logging files.

        • Machine details are no longer needlessly included in copied errors.

        • Logs are now activated with simple checkboxes.

        • When a log is activated, it will also collect recent crash logs, to better understand any issues.

        • A “Quit and Relaunch for Debugging” option has been added, accessed by pressing option in the Help menu.

        • Command-line debugging options have been added.

  • Audio Hijack’s Recordings tab now better handles disk errors, malformed recordings, and more.

  • The “Application block’s source selector now better handles iOS apps running on M1 Macs, avoiding duplicating them in the list.

  • It’s now possible to access several relevant menu items while the initial Quick Tour is open.

  • The “Purchase” button in the License window now uses a better link to get to the Buy page.

  • The Update window’s width has been tweaked, to handle longer titles.

  • Get Access to Test Builds
    Audio Hijack now features a new “Check for test releases” hidden preference. When active, you may receive notice of pre-release versions of the software, ahead of its wide release. If you're interested to test updates, you can turn this option on in the Debugging window (accessible by holding option while viewing the “Help” menu, then selecting “Quit and Relaunch for Debugging”).

Audio Hijack 3.8.4

Released on March 5th, 2021

  • Major Updates in ACE 11.7
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.7. Its sample rate converter has been upgraded, drift correction has been improved, and several rare issues have been resolved.

  • Support for Xcode’s Simulator
    It’s now possible to capture audio from Xcode’s Simulator with Audio Hijack.

  • The Quick Tour now properly supports the new “Speak items under the pointer” setting in MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

  • VoiceOver now provides better read-outs for disabled blocks, as well as the On/Off switch within each block’s popover.

  • Improvements have been made for the Installer and Quick Tour, to present better on small resolutions, using scrollbars to make all content accessible.

  • When Audio Hijack is unlocked by entering a valid license key, in addition to displaying an animation, it will now play a brief celebratory sound for visually impaired users.

Audio Hijack 3.8.3

Released on February 5th, 2021

  • When using the Input Switch block, audio will once again correctly switch away from Audio Unit plugins, fixing a regression in Audio Hijack 3.8.2.

  • All third-party Audio Units should now load as expected, fixing an issue seen with “Gain” from Kilohearts, as well as “NX Ocean Way” from Waves.

  • Further improvements have been made for dealing with Intel plugins on Apple Silicon-powered Macs, to handle crashy plugins.

Audio Hijack 3.8.2

Released on January 28th, 2021

  • ACE Updated to 11.6.3
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.6.3. This update has several fixes, and provides further handling for future MacOS updates running on Apple Silicon. As before, M1 Mac users should update immediately.

  • Plugin interfaces should now always load as expected, fixing a regression in Audio Hijack 3.8.1.

  • Audio from the “AUAudioFilePlayer” effect is once again visible in the audio pipeline, fixing a regression in Audio Hijack 3.8.1.

  • A crash which could occur due to sample rate mismatches has been fixed.

  • Improvements have been made for dealing with Intel plugins on Apple Silicon-powered Macs.

Audio Hijack 3.8.1

Released on January 12th, 2021

  • Fixes and Improvements in ACE 11.6.1
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.6.1, with several fixes, as well as a workaround for an incompatibility with future MacOS updates running on Apple Silicon. M1 Mac users should update immediately.

  • Full Compatibility With M Chip-Based Macs
    Audio Hijack now has full compatibility with new Macs powered by Apple Silicon.

  • Track titles are now supported with Algoriddim’s new “djay Pro AI”.

  • An issue where freshly-downloaded apps could cause an error on capture has been fixed.

Audio Hijack 3.8.0

Released on December 9th, 2020

  • Initial Support for M Chip-Based Macs
    Audio Hijack is now a Universal app, offering initial support for the new M1 chip-based Macs. Though there are no known issues, we do not yet recommend its use in critical productions. Further testing is ongoing, with more updates to follow.

  • Full MacOS 11 (Big Sur) Compatibility
    Audio Hijack now has full compatibility with MacOS 11 (Big Sur), with no known issues.

  • ACE 11.6 Brings Audio Capture to Apple Silicon Macs
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.6, offering compatibility with Apple Silicon Macs.

  • Audio Hijack will now load emulated (non-native) plugins on Apple Silicon Macs.

  • Audio Hijack now respects the user-specified system-wide “Accent” color on MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and up. It also supports Big Sur’s new “Multicolor” option, with an appropriate, app-specific blue.

  • Audio Hijack will now capture both halves of conversations for users beta testing voice and video calls in the Whatsapp Desktop app.

Audio Hijack 3.7.7

Released on November 12th, 2020

  • Backend updates have been made for better future compatibility with the new M1 chip-based Macs. Additional updates with support for these machines will be forthcoming.

Audio Hijack 3.7.6

Released on November 9th, 2020

  • Initial MacOS 11 (Big Sur) Compatibility
    Audio Hijack now has initial compatibility with MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

  • ACE 11.5 Brings Audio Capture to MacOS 11 (Big Sur)
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.5, offering initial compatibility with MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

  • Updates to the names of Loopback virtual audio devices are now immediately reflected.

Audio Hijack 3.7.5

Released on October 28th, 2020

  • Additional Audio Fixes in ACE 11.2.2
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.2.2, fixing several issues. Playback to Bluetooth devices has been improved, non-standard audio formats will again play as expected, and several regressions have been fixed.

Audio Hijack 3.7.4

Released on October 23rd, 2020

  • Critical Fixes in ACE 11.2.1
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.2.1, fixing a regression which would cause captured input audio to be improperly muted, as well as a crash which could occur with multi-output devices.

Audio Hijack 3.7.3

Released on October 22nd, 2020

  • Audio Capture Has Been Improved With ACE 11.2, Including Full Support for Catalyst Apps
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.2, with many backend enhancements. Catalyst apps like “Voice Memos” are now fully supported, aggregate devices now work better, and many other small improvements have been made.

  • VoIP Capture Support for Several Additional Apps
    Jamulus and Jami are now supported as a VoIP audio source, making it easy to record both halves of a conversation. Support for Cisco’s various chat applications has also been improved.

  • Support for Chrome’s “Progressive Web Apps”
    Audio will now be captured from Chrome web apps, also known as progressive web apps.

  • The Broadcast block now supports receiving track titles from our own soundboard app Farrago, as well as MiX16 Pro and MiX16 Go.

  • The Volume block’s VoiceOver labeling now correctly matches the visual interface, correcting an accessibility issue.

  • The “Mixed In Key” audio unit is now fully supported.

  • Devices with changing channel counts now appear correctly in Audio Hijack’s output device selectors.

  • Audio Hijack is not yet compatible with MacOS 11 (Big Sur), but we expect to have an additional release with support in the very near future. Stay tuned!

  • Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher. If you're still on 10.12 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

Audio Hijack 3.7.2

Released on April 30th, 2020

  • The New Live Stream Block Now Supports Facebook Live
    The Live Stream block now has support for streaming RTMPS services, including Facebook Live.

  • Facebook Messenger VoIP Capture Support
    Facebook’s Messenger app is now supported as a VoIP audio source, making it easy to record both halves of a conversation.

  • Application Block Source Selector Fixes
    An issue which could cause the “Source” selector in Application Source blocks to behave in unexpected ways has been corrected.

  • The Live Stream block’s “Visualizer” options now shown a brief preview when selected if no audio is flowing through them.

  • Audio Hijack’s Broadcast and Live Stream blocks can once again correctly pull track titles and album artwork from current versions of Audirvana.

  • The “Other Source” dialog in the Live Stream and Broadcast blocks now correctly allows the opening of folders to navigate to the desired location.

  • The performance of Spotify track title retrieval has been improved using the Scripting Bridge API.

  • Edits made in the “Recordings” tab are now committed prior to passing a file elsewhere with the “Actions” menu.

  • Animated GIFs no longer incorrectly animate in Live Stream’s “Logo” field.

Audio Hijack 3.7.1

Released on April 3rd, 2020

  • Fixes a Crash With the Broadcast Block
    Audio Hijack 3.7.0 introduced a crash which could occur when using the Broadcast block. This bug has ben squashed with much alacrity.

  • A buffer overflow, which could have caused a crash, has been addressed.

Audio Hijack 3.7.0

Released on April 3rd, 2020

  • Start Live Streaming, With the New Live Stream Block
    With the brand-new Live Stream output block, you can transmit to RTMP-based servers. Quickly get a free stream up and running with one of the services offered by major platforms, including Periscope, Twitch, and YouTube Live. Live streaming is great for offering a live feed while recording a podcast, or transmitting content like concerts and DJ sets.

  • Improvements and Fixes With ACE 11.1.4
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.1.4, with many backend enhancements including additional fixes for device tracking, and work arounds for issues with Bluetooth.

  • The “System Audio” block’s interface has been updated for clarity and simplicity.

  • Tags and other text fields are now saved fully before passed to other applications.

Audio Hijack 3.6.4

Released on February 21st, 2020

  • ACE Update
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.1.2, with many backend enhancements, and bug fixes when dealing with aggregate devices.

  • Still more improvements have been made to the tracking of USB audio devices, to work around issues where devices don't properly identify themselves in a unique fashion.

Audio Hijack 3.6.3

Released on December 19th, 2019

  • Audio Capture From New Special Sources
    Audio Hijack can now easily capture audio from Siri and VoiceOver, simply by selecting them from the “Special Sources” area in the Application source block.

  • Enhanced Audio Capture with ACE 11.1
    The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.1, with many backend enhancements.

  • Improvements to Bluetooth Device Reliability
    Audio Hijack now does additional work to avoid issues caused by Apple’s Bluetooth device handling, so Bluetooth devices will work more reliably when included in a session.

  • The new on Catalina is now supported for metadata capture withs the Broadcast block.

  • Further improvements have been made to the tracking of USB audio devices.

  • Installation of the Schedule Helper tool has been moved into Audio Hijack’s Preferences window.

  • A useful “Reinstall ACE” debugging option is now available by option-clicking the “Audio Hijack” menu. This will uninstall and then immediately reinstall ACE.

Audio Hijack 3.6.2

Released on October 23rd, 2019

  • Full MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) Support
    At this time, Audio Hijack now has full compatibility with MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).

  • Additional Denoise Improvements
    Continued improvements have been made to the Denoise plugin, which now better handles changes to the session’s sample rate. Note that a one-time data reset will occur for any previously learned noise profiles. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Additional Schedule Helper Improvements
    The Schedule Helper tool has been updated to version 2.0.2, to fix issues with waking from sleep. If you use Timers in Audio Hijack, update Schedule Helper from the Audio Hijack menu.

  • Window Improvements
    Several small issues related to the handling of various windows have been fixed. Windows once again properly come forward when switching to Audio Hijack, and the behavior of pinned popovers is once again correct.

  • An issue where the Quick Tour wouldn't appear at the correct size has been fixed.

Audio Hijack 3.6.1

Released on October 16th, 2019

  • Schedule Helper Fixes
    Schedule Helper has been fixed to no longer incorrectly require so much authentication.

  • Further improvements have been made to the tracking of USB audio devices.

  • Some improvements have been made to the new Denoise block, to make its “Active” light is more helpful.

  • A possible crash which could occur when the recording folder was missing has been fixed.

  • Several additional improvements have been made, including small VoiceOver fixes, a refactoring of the Wizard window, and more.

Audio Hijack 3.6.0

Released on October 7th, 2019

  • Improvements for Input and Output Devices
    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.

  • Source Selector Improvements
    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.

  • MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) Support
    Audio Hijack now has preliminary compatibility with MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).

  • ACE Updated to v11
    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. As part of this update, audio capture from Skype will again occur at the expected volume. ACE is now required to use Audio Hijack. If it is not currently installed, you'll be prompted to install it at launch.

  • Basic Dark Mode Support
    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 artwork 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 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.

Audio Hijack 3.5.7

Released on April 5th, 2019

  • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 10.0.1, for the most robust and reliable audio capture.

  • The Menu Bar Meters block will now work as expected, with meters coming and going correctly.

  • Several issues with audio playback in the Recordings tab have been corrected, including proper playback of high sample rate files, lower CPU usage, fixed memory leaks and a crash avoided.

  • The Control menu no longer incorrectly displays both portions of a toggle option at the same time, and the menu items now work regardless of the Session window’s selection state.

  • A small improvement was made to the audio resampler.

  • A rare problem with writing certain ALAC files has been corrected.

  • A very rare crash sometimes triggered by splitting then stopping a recording is no more. It has ceased to be.

  • Many other minor improvements and refinements have been made.

Audio Hijack 3.5.6

Released on December 20th, 2018

  • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.4, with improvements to audio capture of OBS and Twitch, as well as other small fixes.

  • The display of audio devices has been improved, now avoiding unnecessarily repetitive names.

  • The 10 Band EQ has been improved, with markings that are accurate across all input sample rates, as well as reduced frequency rolloff.

  • Several minor improvements and optimizations have been made to file playback in the Recordings tab.

  • Improvements have been made to the Broadcast blocks track title system.

  • The interface now updates correctly in all cases when hotkeys for Time Shift block are used.

  • Audio playback in the Recordings tab once again properly uses the selected output device’s default stereo pair, fixing a regression.

  • A small improvement has been made to logging for timed recordings.

  • An issue where the Recordings tab was erroneously referred to as the “Recordings Bin” has been fixed.

  • The support form in Audio Hijack’s Help menu has been updated.

  • The order of recording formats in the Recorder block has been adjusted, placing AAC at the top, and moving AIFF to the bottom along with WAV.

Audio Hijack 3.5.5

Released on October 19th, 2018

  • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.2, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility and a fix for capturing audio from Voice Memos and other ports from iOS to Mac (“Marzipan” apps).

  • Backend changes have been made to many small pieces of Audio Hijack, which should improve its longevity..

  • Audio Hijack now better handles error reporting when attempting to capture from apps which require the ACE extra.

  • VoiceOver has been updated to work around a change Apple made on MacOS 10.14. Menu items will again properly reflect the most recent action taken.

  • Option-return now correctly places a newline in the Comments field when editing tags in the Recordings tab.

  • A cosmetic issue which could occur when restoring or duplicating blocks has been corrected.

Audio Hijack 3.5.4

Released on September 13th, 2018

  • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.1, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility.

  • Audio Hijack now has full VoIP capture support for “Linphone”.

  • Changes made by Spotify have led to ACE being required to capture audio from the Spotify app. Audio Hijack now alerts the user to this requirement when necessary.

  • Several small VoiceOver refinements have been made.

  • Some fields incorrectly allowed line breaks. Now, they do not.

  • Small corrections have been made for UI issues when blocks are off, and other minor interface tweaks have been made. As well, CPU usage has been improved when moving blocks within a session.

  • Audio Hijack now has compatibility with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).

  • Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher. If you're still on 10.10 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

Audio Hijack 3.5.3

Released on August 8th, 2018

  • The Broadcast block now offers presets for MP3 and AAC streaming, as well as fully customizable setups via the powerful new advanced encoding options.

  • Block presets will again save for all relevant blocks and all users.

  • Various interface improvements have been made, including properly Retina-izing the tag icon seen in the Broadcast block’s popover.

  • “Sample rates for high bitrate MP3 recording have been refined, with incorrect low sample rates removed.

  • A rare issue where crackly AAC streaming could occur due to sample rate issues has been corrected.

Audio Hijack 3.5.2

Released on July 18th, 2018

  • When a server issue occurs after the successful start of a stream, the Broadcast block will re-try its connection for up to 10 minutes.

  • Several misbehaviors in the Switch block have been corrected.

  • The Broadcast block can now read metadata from a text file. See this link for more details

  • Station logos are now properly saved in presets.

  • Improvements have been made to various error messages.

Audio Hijack 3.5.1

Released on July 9th, 2018

  • The Broadcast block now properly sends track titles to all server types, including Shoutcast 1.

  • The Broadcast block’s support for Icecast 2 servers has been adjusted and improved, to work better with hosts including, Live 365, and more.

  • The Broadcast block now properly supports fully manual track title information (in addition to automatic track titles pulled from supported sources ). Text entered in the “Title Format” field will now be properly embedded in the stream for listeners to see, so broadcasters can manually add now playing information on the fly.

  • A default station name is now provided by the Broadcast block, based on the logged-in user’s name.

  • The Broadcast block’s “Track Titles” source can now be reset, by selecting the “No Source” option.

  • When album artwork data is available, the Broadcast block now properly sends it to Shoutcast 2 servers. Shoutcast 1 and Icecast 2 servers don't support album artwork.

  • The Input Switch block is now correctly initialized with the “A” source active.

  • The “Host Name” field in the Broadcast block has been renamed to “Server Address”, to reduce confusion.

  • The Broadcast block’s Station Logo field is now hidden when not streaming to a Shoutcast 2 server, as other server types don't support receiving station artwork.

  • A separate “Broadcast” log has been added to Audio Hijack’s Debugging window.

  • Due to issues with problematic servers, the Broadcast block’s “Auto Detect” option for Server Type has been removed. Existing setups will be switched to a fixed server type; users should verify this change.

Audio Hijack 3.5.0

Released on June 28th, 2018

  • Audio Hijack now offers a brand-new Broadcast output block. With Broadcast, you can stream to an internet radio server in MP3 or AAC formats. It’s perfect for running livecasts of podcast recordings, as well as powering internet radio streams, and livestreaming DJ sets.

  • Audio Hijack also has a new Input Switch block, which allows you to toggle between two different audio sources with a quick click.

  • The Template Chooser now includes a new “Internet Radio” template, perfect for getting started broadcasting audio with Audio Hijack.

  • The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.0.4, which includes several small improvements.

Audio Hijack 3.3.8

Released on April 23rd, 2018

  • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.0.2, to fix several small issues related to installation.

  • Audio Hijack now works around device visibility issues caused by incorrect behavior seen in apps such Boom.

  • Audio Hijack’s MP3 encoder (LAME) has been updated to version 3.100.

  • The Preferences window has been updated for improved VoiceOver compatibility.

  • Another update to License window has been made.

Audio Hijack 3.3.7

Released on March 27th, 2018

  • Audio Capture Engine (ACE) is the new name for Rogue Amoeba’s audio capture backend (formerly called “Instant On”). ACE has been updated to version 9.0, with several small fixes and improvements.

  • VoIP support for GoToMeeting has been updated to support all versions, including new versions from LogMeIn.

  • Improvements have been made to Audio Hijack’s FLAC recording.

  • The License window has been updated and improved.

Audio Hijack 3.3.6

Released on January 25th, 2018

  • Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.5, with important compatibility fixes for Skype 8, along with other small fixes.

  • Audio Hijack now has full VoIP capture support for Scopia Desktop and LINE.

  • Application audio capture will now always occur at the correct sample rate, rather than incorrectly defaulting to 44.1 kHz.

  • Audio Hijack’s updated audio capture engine now works as expected with single-site browser (SSB) apps such as those made by Epichrome.

  • The “Limit Audio Capture To” option in the Application Source block now behaves as expected for all apps, including VoIP apps.

  • A rare crash which could occur when deleting an active Recorder block has now been corrected.

  • The minimum sample rate for 320 kbps AAC has been corrected to match AAC specifications.

  • Audio Hijack can once again launch Plex Media Player as expected.

  • Audio capture now works as expected when a device with very high sample rates (above 192 kHz) is in use.

  • Audio playback with single-channel devices has been corrected to properly provide both channels.

  • Audio Hijack now has full compatibility with MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

Audio Hijack 3.3.5

Released on August 14th, 2017

  • Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.4, with important crash fixes for MacOS 10.13. There are also improvements to audio capture from VMWare Fusion, FaceTime, and Flash running in Safari

  • “Microsoft Teams” is now supported as a VoIP input source.

  • Meters throughout Audio Hijack have been improved to use less CPU.

  • Enhancements: Important improvements have been made to improve the way Audio Hijack behaves for VoiceOver users.

  • Multiple improvements have been made to timers, as part of a never-ending quest to ensure their reliability.

  • Many small improvements have been added to make reading the Help manual easier.

  • Visual and reliability improvements have been made to our Extras installer window.

  • Audio Hijack now has (extremely) preliminary compatibility with MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra). We still recommend users stick with a fully supported version of MacOS for now.

  • Audio Hijack now requires MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher. If you're still on 10.9 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

Audio Hijack 3.3.4

Released on May 22nd, 2017

  • “Cisco Jabber” is now supported as a VoIP input source.

  • This version temporarily reverts an update to the audio capture backend which was part of Audio Hijack 3.3.3. The updated capture method requires a bit more time and testing.

Audio Hijack 3.3.3

Released on May 17th, 2017

  • Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.2, with full support for MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) and other small improvements.

  • Schedule Helper has been updated to version 2.0.1, and can be updated in the “Install Extras” window. Schedule Helper’s process for waking the Mac for scheduled sessions was updated to work around issues caused by MacOS 10.12 (Sierra).

  • “Amazon Chime”, “Skype for Business”, “QQ”, and “WeChat” are all now supported as VoIP input sources.

  • The audio capture backend has been updated to be more robust, and this new style capture is now used by default when Instant On is installed. Users shouldn't notice any changes.

  • The “Hide Library” button now shows a proper state.

  • Audio Hijack now reopens windows on the correct screen when multiple screens are connected to your Mac.

  • Many other small improvements, enhancements, and fixes have been made.

Audio Hijack 3.3.2

Released on October 7th, 2016

  • We've corrected an issue where deleting blocks on MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) could cause an exception in Core Animation and leave the UI in an inconsistent state until relaunched.

  • The “Avaya Spark” app is now supported as a VoIP input source.

  • Audio Hijack now better shows when an audio device has gone missing.

  • Several minor corrections have been made for the “Install Extras” window when using Full Keyboard Access.

  • The left and right arrows again work to navigate in the Sessions tab.

  • A VoiceOver-related crash on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) has been fixed, along with an issue where VoiceOver users couldn't edit tags in the Recordings tab.

  • Adjustments have been made to enable FaceTime to be captured on MacOS 10.12 (Sierra).

  • Due to changes in iTunes 12.5, Audio Hijack now requires Instant On to capture audio from iTunes, and will prompt the user if needed.

Audio Hijack 3.3.1

Released on July 7th, 2016

  • Major Enhancement: Instant On has been updated to version 8.3, with preliminary support for MacOS 10.12 (Sierra).

  • The “Install Extras” window has been modernized.

  • Timer conflict detection has been revised and no longer incorrectly identifies conflicts between unrelated Sessions.

  • An issue where iTunes couldn’t successfully edit tags in newly recorded.mp4 files has been worked around.

  • VoiceOver users can now properly access the expanded contents of recordings and timers.

  • A rare crash which could occur with Audio Units from IK Multimedia has been fixed.

  • Several other small improvements are included.

Audio Hijack 3.3.0

Released on June 9th, 2016

  • Major Enhancement: It’s now possible for advanced users to lower audio processing latency! The new latency slider in Audio Hijack’s preferences can be adjusted to reduce or remove any slight echoing you may hear while monitoring audio flow through Audio Hijack.

  • Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack now offers safer recording for AAC and Apple Lossless (ALAC) files, to avoid any loss of audio in the event of an issue. There are now two different “Container” options. The new.mp4 is recommended, but the older.m4a option remains available.

  • Major Enhancement: Capturing audio from the Slack application is now fully supported when Instant On is installed.

  • Major Enhancement: The Instant On component has been updated to version 8.2.6, with a plethora of small fixes and improvements.

  • The Menu Bar Meters block now has proper Retina art in the menu bar. Our long, blurry nightmare is finally over. As well, the desired meter type is now correctly saved.

  • Files in the Recordings tab can now be right-clicked to access a contextual menu, offering controls for manipulating the recording.

  • The Schedule area of the Home window will now visually indicate when conflicts exist between timers.

  • The Time Shift block has been improved in several ways, fixing a display issue with large jumps, providing a better VoiceOver value, and improving the explanatory text.

  • The default quality levels have been improved for both MP3 and AAC recordings.

  • Presets for several blocks have been improved to save additional settings, including saving album art as part of Recorder block presets, saving all settings in the Application source block, and saving the specified channels in an Output block.

  • When an audio device’s name changes, Audio Hijack will immediately reflect the new name.

  • A selected item in the Recordings area will now collapse if multiple files are selected. As well, Recordings (and Timers in the Schedule tab) will toggle between expanded and collapsed when clicked, as well as with the left and right arrow keys.

  • Audio Hijack can convert.mp4 files to.m4a, for compatibility purposes. To access the conversion option, right-click the file in the Recordings area.

  • VoiceOver improvements! When VoiceOver is active, a “Pin Popover Open” option is added to contextual menus for blocks. The popover window’s role has also been adjusted, so popovers appear in VoiceOver’s ‘Window Chooser'. Finally, labels for the “Close” and “Pin” buttons in popovers have been improved.

  • AirPlay output device name changes are now better recognized, and a better title (“No AirPlay Receiver Selected”) is shown if AirPlay doesn't have a destination set.

  • The display of app names for background processes (accessible by holding option while clicking the Source select in an Application block) has been improved.

  • An issue where HE-AAC files could suffer from slow playback in the Recordings tab has been corrected.

  • The low-end Hz frequency readouts for the DeHum, Low Pass, and Mono Enhancer blocks no longer incorrectly round to the nearest 10 Hz.

  • A recursion where tokens in Recorder fields could refer back to one another and cause an infinite loop has been fixed.

  • A crash which could be caused by malformed ID3 tags has been corrected.

  • An issue where incompletely loaded windows could appear when importing a Session has been corrected.

  • Audio Hijack now better conveys why there’s a delay if AAC files are finalized on quit.

  • Many smaller improvements have also been made, including better trial warning text in the Session’s LCD, limiting the dimensions of saved album art (900x900px), cosmetic improvements to the Recordings tab, cosmetic improvements for missing audio devices, revised art for missing inputs, improved handling of playback via spacebar in the Recordings area, and improved popover placement near the menu bar.

Audio Hijack 3.2.3

Released on February 15th, 2016

  • Major Enhancement: Instant On 8.2.3 is included, with several fixes for rare issues.

  • Performance has been improved, with reductions in CPU usage.

  • Recorder fields can now have variable tokens inserted via the contextual menu, which should be particularly helpful for VoiceOver users.

  • We've fixed audio playback off all files in the Recording tab. Previously, some files played at double speed, and that was weird!

  • On Mac OS X 10.9, the 10 Band EQ sliders will no longer appear upside-down. That was weird too!

  • An issue with WAV tags not being written correctly has been fixed.

  • A rare bug where number fields in the Recorder block could become empty, leading to an exception, has been fixed.

  • Attached popovers are now positioned correctly when Audio Hijack is re-opened.

  • The software update mechanism (powered by Sparkle) now runs securely over HTTPS.

  • The now-defunct Rdio has been removed from the default apps.

  • Improvements have been made to the way third-party Audio Units are handled.

  • There are many other small improvements, as usual.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.6

Released on February 15th, 2016

  • Audio Hijack 2.11.6 - Ultimate final version of Audio Hijack Pro 2

Audio Hijack 3.2.2

Released on January 21st, 2016

  • Major Enhancement: Instant On 8.2.2 is included, and improves the handling of devices from our new Loopback application.

  • The appearance of the level meter’s clipped indicator has been subtly tweaked.

  • On Mac OS X 10.11, the system font will now be forced to use monospaced digits, which are vastly better looking.

  • We squished a bug where the “Open URL” field in the app popover was ignored after a new source app was selected.

  • Popovers will no longer incorrectly open off screen when screen sizes change.

  • An issue where Audio Hijack could prevent system idle sleep after a timer recording has been fixed.

  • Holding the shift key during launch now prevents session windows from re-opening. Holding the shift key when opening a session now prevents popovers from re-opening.

  • The LCD area now shows a discreet label indicating the audio chain’s sample rate.

  • Audio Units are now reset on session start. This insures they won’t play old, leftover buffers of audio from a previous run (AUMatrixReverb could do this).

  • Audio Units are now uninitialized and then re-initialized when their sample rate is changed on session start. This works around a known issue with SonarWorks AU.

  • This update features many “under the hood” revisions. While the app will perform better overall, we expect that these changes will generally not be noticeable to users, but the app will perform better over all!

  • Additional logging for Audio Unit errors and scheduled recordings has been added.

  • There are many other small backend improvements which will hopefully be appreciated!

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.5

Released on November 9th, 2015

  • Audio Hijack 2.11.5 - Last planned Audio Hijack Pro 2 version

Audio Hijack 3.2.1

Released on October 14th, 2015

  • Major Enhancement: When VoiceOver is running, the “VoiceOver” and “” background apps are are automatically listed in a new section in the Source selector, to make it easier to select them for audio capture.

  • Major Enhancement: The Instant On component has been updated to version 8.1.3, with full support for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), as well as other minor fixes.

  • Several additional VoiceOver improvements have been made to the Source menu found in Application Blocks. Shift-Space and Option-Space are now equivalent to option-clicking the menu, to reveal background sources, and the title of the Source menu is now properly read when tabbing to it. Thanks to all our VoiceOver users for their feedback!

  • Audio Hijack now better handles missing audio devices, useful when devices are unplugged, and when Sessions are imported from another machine.

  • Copying or importing sessions is now better handled to avoid confusing duplicate names.

  • We've worked around a crash-on-quit which could occur when using IKMultimedia’s AudioUnit plugins.

  • Scrolling of the Home window is now improved in the Recordings and Schedule tabs.

  • Popovers now animate better, and are improved on El Capitan.

  • When a Block is turned off, it’s now stopped entirely. In short, this leads things to behave logically and as expected.

  • When clicked, pinned popovers no longer bring forward their session (if Audio Hijack is in the foreground), nor other Audio Hijack windows (if Audio Hijack is in the background).

Audio Hijack 3.2.0

Released on July 31st, 2015

  • Major Enhancement: The Time Shift Block has been updated with a more powerful new interface. Its popover now offers controls for 3, 10, and 30 second jumps. Better still, you can now access Time Shift from within any application, with global keyboard shortcuts. Audio Hijack’s preferences now enable you to set hotkeys for pausing and resuming, jumping back and forward 10 seconds, and jumping to live.

  • Major Enhancement: The Import and Export of Sessions has been greatly improved. Share Sessions with friends via the Session menu. Export your own Sessions to share, or import Sessions from others!

  • Major Enhancement: The new Peak/RMS Meters Block provides precisely calibrated monitoring, with both RMS and Peak meters, a peak hold line, and a clip indicator.

  • Major Enhancement: The new Sync Block lets you add a precise delay to the audio, of up to 1000 ms (1 second), per Block.

  • Major Enhancement: The Instant On component has been updated to version 8.1, with initial support for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

  • The "Session Name" and "File Counter" variables are once again supported, for use in file names and metadata.

  • Tags are now fully supported in FLAC files, and the Recordings tab now properly supports editing tags on FLAC audio files.

  • Popover positions, as well as torn-off and pinned states, are now remembered and restored between launches.

  • The Block library has been updated with a new Advanced section, and the Meters section has been moved up.

  • The new Peak/RMS Meter is now used in the VOIP template.

  • The Genre tag’s popup menu now features a "" option, to leave the field empty.

  • Meters now run at a full 60 fps. Smooth, like butter!

  • Audio playback of FLAC files in the Recordings tab now works as expected.

  • Numeric tag fields can now be empty, rather than forcing a zero.

  • Error messages for recording issues have been improved. We don't expect that you'll ever see those anyway, though.

  • Deleted files now properly stop playing from the Recordings tab.

  • Improvements to the scheduler to handle rare edge cases will provide even more reliable timed recording.

  • When editing a tag in the Recordings tab, the tag will now be saved correctly even if action is taken while the tag is still in focus.

  • Repeating Timer descriptions now display days of week in the same order as the actual day of week buttons. It was pretty goofy that this wasn't always the case.

  • Popovers are now compatible with Mac OS X 10.11.

  • Audio Hijack now correctly requires Instant On when capturing QuickTime Player on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

  • All Library sections except for Sources and Outputs now default to closed.

Audio Hijack 3.1.1

Released on June 16th, 2015

  • Enhancement: Instant On 8.0.8 brings several improvements and fixes, including one for noise which could occur with devices running at high sample rates.

  • Additional fixes for high-sample rate devices mean unwanted noise will be eliminated for all types of audio capture.

  • Keyboard shortcuts, which could occasionally fail before, should now work at all times.

  • Performance when large quantities of Timers are in-use has been improved.

  • Compatibility Fix: An incompatibility with Intermission has been corrected.

  • Tweak: When a Session is closed, its popovers will be as well.

  • Tweak: When the Actions button is clicked, it will toggle the state of the popover.

  • Tweak: Keyboard shortcuts in Session window now work when full keyboard access or VoiceOver is used to navigate to the LCD or lower toolbar buttons.

  • Tweak: The Home window tab order has been corrected for VoiceOver.

  • Tweak: The Presets window now features a "Delete Preset" button, rather than just "Delete". Clarity!

Audio Hijack 3.1.0

Released on May 29th, 2015

  • Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack again has a Silence Monitor, and that’s golden! Head to the "File Limits" section of the Recorder Block, where you can control how Audio Hijack reacts to silence. Remove silence, start a new recording based on it, or end your recording entirely.

  • Major Enhancement: The Recording tab of Audio Hijack’s Home window now offers Actions! Highlight one or more recordings, then click the Actions button to quickly Reveal in the Finder, Edit in your chosen audio editor, Add to iTunes, or Share via the Mac OS X Share sheet.

  • Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack now entirely avoids forced auto-ducking from sources like FaceTime and Mac OS X Dictation. It will also attempt to automatically correct any Sessions which used Volume Overdrive to work around the auto-ducking. In short, audio capture from FaceTime and Dictation works just as you’d expect.

  • Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack is now smarter in dealing with missing and re-appearing audio devices. In addition, when a device is not plugged in, Audio Hijack will alert you so you can adjust your settings.

  • Major Enhancement: AIFF and WAV recordings can now be made in higher sample rates, with support for 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, and 192 kHz.

  • Critical Bug Fix: Audio Hijack now correctly alerts you when the Instant On extra is required. Previously, Audio Hijack could simply fail to capture audio, and that was far from ideal. We recommend that all users install Instant On, but now when it’s required, you'll know.

  • Audio Hijack’s Preferences window now offers the ability to select a companion audio editor to show up in the aforementioned Actions control. We recommend our own editor Fission , of course, but any editor may be chosen. Option-click to reset this preference.

  • Audio Hijack now works around an issue where QuickTime Player on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) would refuse to auto-play audio.

  • Keyboard control has been expanded for quick access to important recording controls. Turn off all Recordings in a Session with Commmand-K. Pause all Recordings with Command-B. Split all Recordings with Command-T. Nice!

  • Several minor cosmetic improvements have been made, including fixes for icons in the App Source popup and flickering in the Recording tab.

  • Errors and Messages have been updated and improved for clarity.

  • Tooltips and VoiceOver descriptions have also been improved throughout the app.

  • Default recording names in templates have been improved.

  • Certain rare and unsupported combinations of AAC settings which previously caused an error are now correctly limited in the UI. The HE-AAC checkbox can also now be edited when a Recorder block is off.

  • Some issues where Audio Hijack could crash on quit have been corrected.

  • Audio Hijack now better handles system sleep when recording.

  • The Channel Tweaker effect no longer incorrectly doubles volume when set to "mono".

  • There’s all sorts of additional tiny improvements and fixes. As usual, we recommend getting the latest version right away!

  • The File Limits area has been updated to handle decimals properly.

  • The Recorder block now has a "Stopped" state, shown when a File Limit is reached or the Block is turned off.

Audio Hijack 3.0.5

Released on March 23rd, 2015

  • Critical Bug Fix: This update fixes a thankfully rare issue, where timers could break and begin to behave inconsistently.

Audio Hijack 3.0.4

Released on March 22nd, 2015

  • Critical Bug Fix: A regression introduced in version 3.0.3, which caused certain timers to incorrectly not trigger, has been corrected. All timers should now function as expected.

Audio Hijack 3.0.3

Released on March 19th, 2015

  • Major Enhancement: Overall latency in Audio Hijack has been massively reduced, and improvements to prevent latency from growing have been made as well. If you had issues with latency previously, please test this new version.

  • Critical Bug Fix: Due to faulty logic, on days when clocks changed for Daylight Saving Time, timers previously suffered from off-by-one-hour issues. This has now been corrected, so timers will work correctly on all days of the year.

  • Enhancement: The finalization of AAC and ALAC recordings is greatly improved. Files are named correctly after splits, and the finalization of longer files is better handled.

  • The Recordings and Schedule tabs now feature "Delete Recording(s)" and "Delete Timer(s)" buttons respectively, to make it much more obvious how to delete these items.

  • An issue where a popover could come down with an uncontrollable case of the jiggles has been corrected. It may have looked funny, but it was certainly not correct!

  • Multiple selection of items in the Recordings and Schedule now works as expected.

  • Workaround: Improvements have been made to prevent some AudioUnit plugins from crashing Audio Hijack, including plugins from IK Multimedia.

  • Various other minor interface improvements, including preventing unnecessary scrolling in the Library, updating highlight colors, tweaking the schedule layout slightly, adding a "No Presets" view when the last preset is deleted, and improving editing of an active timer.

Audio Hijack 3.0.2

Released on February 15th, 2015

  • Critical Bug Fix: We've fixed an issue where App Nap could affect recordings, particularly unattended recordings, resulting in incomplete or incorrect audio. If you experienced any issues with incomplete recordings, this update should cure things.

  • Enhancement: Recorder settings can now be tweaked when a Recorder block is off, regardless of the state of the Session (running or not).

  • Instant On 8.0.6 is included, bringing minor bug fixes.

  • The Recordings tab will now update titles to reflect file name or title tag changes, as well as other tag changes.

  • If Instant On is not installed, dragging a System Audio block into a running Session will now not pop a whole mess of errors. Nice, huh?

  • Session names will now properly update at all times.

  • When the trial limitations occur, the app will now bring itself forward for added clarity.

  • The "Check for News" menu item is now properly available when needed.

  • Session windows now properly remember to re-open on launch, and the Home window now opens behind other Session windows on launch, not in front of them.

  • An issue where animations could incorrectly be disabled has been corrected.

  • The "Open URL" field is now only editable when the checkbox is on.

  • The text of the Ducking block has been updated in an attempt at greater clarity. Its functionality is unchanged.

  • It is no longer possible to delete in-progress recordings. That was weird, so we no longer allow it.

  • Previously, there was a complex and confusing issue where splitting AAC or ALAC files could eventually result in a file winding up mis-named and a directory higher than it should have been. A preliminary fix to avoid the issue is now in place.

Audio Hijack 3.0.1

Released on January 28th, 2015

  • Enhancement: When a Session is running, Recorder Blocks now show "Stopped" on their face when a File Limit is hit or the Block is turned off.

  • Enhancement: The "Line2" and "Zoom" apps are now supported as VoIP input sources.

  • Critical Bug Fix: An issue where audio could get crackly and eventually stop playing through properly has been fixed.

  • Critical Bug Fix: A rare but serious bug where Audio Hijack could pinwheel and die at the end of a recording has been corrected.

  • Bug Fix: We crushed an irritating bug where text fields in the Recordings tab would lose focus with each keystroke.

  • Bug Fix: Importing of old Sessions is now more robust, and correctly imports all timers and tags.

  • Bug Fix: Improvements to latency have been made, particularly to prevent latency growth. Further improvements to latency issues are expected in future versions.

  • The default file name for recordings has been updated to include date and time tokens.

  • Ducking now quickly fades audio in and out, rather than doing hard, instant adjustments.

  • Recorders which hit a File Limit will now correctly resume after either the Block or the Session is toggled off and back on.

  • A disabled timer could stop a recording currently being made by another timer. That is really silly, and now, it’s gone.

  • Variables in Recorder Block tags and file names are now properly expanded, to fix both omitted fields and issues with expansion.

  • When a Recorder Block has variables in multiple fields which refer to one another, this is now handled sensibly. As well, variables in Recorder Block tags can no longer incorrectly refer back to themselves.

  • A rare issue where Blocks could leave, well, droppings, has been corrected. Honestly, it looked like the Block had defecated. It was hilarious, but wrong.

  • Recorder presets now correctly save all settings and tags (excluding artwork).

  • Tooltips were sometimes lagging behind reality, but they've been given a speed boost.

  • Editing controls in some Audio Unit plugin views would cause the popover to drag. No more!

  • 24-bit Wav recordings now work as expected.

  • Accessibility improvement: The first block pasted into the Audio Grid is now properly selected and described by VoiceOver.

  • Accessibility improvement: The disclosure buttons for advanced sections in popovers and library sub-sections are now skipped by VoiceOver. These sections automatically expand on VoiceOver-interact. The buttons were poorly described, and of no value to VoiceOver users.

  • Accessibility improvement: Schedule times were incorrectly read by VoiceOver, which could be very, very confusing! They'll now be read correctly.

  • Accessibility improvement: The "Hide Library" button (which hides the library from VoiceOver navigation, as well as visually) is now correctly labeled for VoiceOver.

  • Accessibility improvement: Animations of blocks adding, deleting, or moving Blocks are now disabled when VoiceOver is in use, to avoiding confusing VoiceOver. Animations resume when Audio Hijack is restarted.

Audio Hijack 3.0.0

Released on January 20th, 2015

  • 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!

  • Audio Hijack now requires Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher. If you're still on 10.8 (or lower), be sure to see our Legacy page.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.4

Released on October 28th, 2014

  • Audio Hijack Pro can now capture Phone Relay audio from FaceTime on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Just select FaceTime and Record!

  • Instant On 8.0.3 improves compatibility with Accessibility’s VoiceOver function, fixes several small issues with sound effects device handling, and improves the backend.

  • An AppleScript regression, which caused issues with the 'audio recording format', 'timer actions', ’silence monitor action', and 'file size limit' classes, has been fixed. Note that scripts which specify Timer Actions may require updating.

  • Developer News no longer loads if the "Check For Updates" preference is turned off.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.3

Released on September 19th, 2014

  • Audio capture of Safari 7.1 on Mac OS X 10.9.5 has been restored. Excellent!

  • An extremely rare issue where audio from iTunes could be lost when toggling videos between full-screen and windowed mode has been fixed. It was weird, and hard to track down, but it’s gone now!

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.2

Released on August 28th, 2014

  • Latency be gone! We've made improvements to limit latency of processed audio during long audio device capture sessions, and also to prevent static and skips.

  • The "Quit Source" checkbox used by Timers was not functioning correctly. It does now.

  • An issue where the toolbar could be cut off in some effects has now been corrected.

  • Audio Hijack Pro’s AppleScript controls now better support the Cocoa standard suite.

  • The License window has been updated, to handle upgrades. It will now show a "Discounted Upgrade" screen to anyone with an older license key.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.1

Released on August 8th, 2014

  • An emergency update, necessitated by immediate changes Apple has made to their Gatekeeper system, restores compatibility on Mac OS X 10.9.5 and higher.

  • The ability to capture Text to Speech audio has been restored, after being briefly broken by recent changes.

  • The Source popup has been improved to better filter background processes.

  • Many other small bugs have been fixed.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.0

Released on July 23rd, 2014

  • Audio Hijack Pro now has initial compatibility with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 8, with support for Yosemite. This update provides several improvements and bug fixes.

  • It’s now possible to capture multiple instances of System Audio at once.

  • Code-signing is now checked during software update.

  • Many other small bugs have been fixed.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.11

Released on June 5th, 2014

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.2.1, to prevent it from loading on incompatible operating systems, such as those named after national parks.

  • We've improved the selection of hidden apps, when holding down the option key while clicking the Source selector.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.10

Released on May 22nd, 2014

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.2, with improvements in latency and other fixes.

  • The Application Source selector has been improved to better show which apps can be captured.

  • Capturing audio from applications which are pulling from audio devices should now have much lower latency.

  • An issue where Safari audio capture could fail on non-English systems has been fixed.

  • Support for audio capture from the Citrix GoToMeeting VoIP app has been improved.

  • Previously, saving large artwork files in AIFF/WAV could cause a crash. That is no longer true.

  • The license window now correctly shows long license keys.

  • We disabled erroneous editing in the mailing list window. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, RANDOM INTERNET COMMENTER?! Sorry, sorry, got a bit carried away there.

  • Several other small bugs and crashes have been fixed.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.9

Released on December 20th, 2013

  • Audio Hijack Pro now has initial compatibility with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

  • The audio capture engine has been completely overhauled. Audio capture from some sources may behave differently than it did previously. Please adjusted the revised "Advanced" settings as needed, and contact us with feedback.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 7.1.2, with full support for Mavericks. This update provides improvements to System Audio capture and audio capture from Safari.

  • Audio Hijack Pro now has full VoIP capture support for Microsoft Lync.

  • Audio capture of Safari now correctly requires the Instant On component.

  • The License window has been overhauled, with HTML. Neat!

  • The app now has a hidden "Check for News" option, accessible by pressing option while in the "Audio Hijack Pro" menu.

  • Custom file extensions are again properly preserved for AAC files.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.8

Released on June 26th, 2013

  • Audio Hijack Pro now requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and up.

  • A minor cosmetic issue with the Open URL field has been fixed.

  • The preference for installing updates automatically is now on by default. The user is shown this the first time, however, and has a chance to turn it off.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.7

Released on April 11th, 2013

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 6.0.3, fixing several small issues including one related to the Amarra iTunes plug-in.

  • We've fixed a crash which could occur when the source application was quit while audio was being captured from it. Phew!

  • The "Add To iTunes as Bookmarkable" script would sometimes fail. Now, it should always work. Or at the very least, work more often.

  • Some AIFF files could not be read by iTunes 11.0.0 and iTunes 11.0.1, due to a bug on Apple’s end. That bug was reported to Apple and is fixed in iTunes 11.0.2 and up. Nevertheless, we've worked around it as well.

  • Sometimes, large artwork caused Audio Hijack Pro to crash. Those days are behind us.

  • The AppleScript dictionary now properly allows for scripting WAV recording.

  • Audio Hijack Pro now writes WAV tags differently, and hopefully, better(ly).

  • An issue where the discrete GPU in some laptops could turn on unnecessarily has been corrected.

  • Audio capture has been made more robust, thanks to fascinating changes like "don't keep trying to hijack a process if it has been removed or already hijacked" and "fix hang where dispatch queue exceeds 64 thread limit from hijacking sandboxed subprocesses". Nearly impenetrable! But all you need to know is that audio capture is more reliable than ever.

  • A rare issue with Recording hotkeys has been corrected, making it possible to use Option in shortcuts.

  • Several other small bug fixes have been made.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.6

Released on November 16th, 2012

  • 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 July 30th, 2012

  • 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 June 26th, 2012

  • 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.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.3

Released on March 22nd, 2012

  • Instant On has been updated to version 5.0.2, with full support for capturing audio from sandboxed applications from the Mac App Store and other sources. This update also fixes a potential conflict with Qt-based applications, including Sibelius.

  • A regression which affected audio capture from older versions of Skype (specifically, Skype 2.x) has been corrected.

  • The LAME MP3 recording engine has been updated to 3.98.4.

  • A bug where Audio Hijack Pro could inadvertently create hundreds of files on long recordings has been corrected.

  • Audio Hijack Pro’s auto-split settings have been reverted to those used in 2.10.0 and before. Specifically, recordings are automatically split if they reach 2 GB in size or 24 hours in length.

  • Many bug fixes have been applied to the hijacker.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.2

Released on February 7th, 2012

  • Instant On has been updated to version 5.0.1, with full support for capturing audio from sandboxed applications from the Mac App Store and other sources. This update also fixes a very rare startup issue.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.1

Released on February 5th, 2012

  • Instant On has been updated to version 5.0, with full support for capturing audio from sandboxed applications from the Mac App Store and other sources.

  • Multi-Process mode is now used for many applications, allowing for improved audio capture.

  • Pulling audio from input devices now uses the preferred stereo channels (as set in Audio MIDI Setup), instead of always using channels 1 & 2.

  • A hidden Developer News window, to issue important alerts when required, is now included.

  • Hidden prefs are now available in the Debugging window.

  • A crash caused by a bug in 10.7 (ProcessInformationCopyDictionary crash) has been worked around.

  • Recordings are now auto-split at 13.5 hours.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.0

Released on September 9th, 2011

  • Audio Hijack Pro can now capture all System Audio, as well as grab audio from already-running applications, on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). This is accomplished with Instant On 4.1, which can be installed through the "Install Extras" window, under the Audio Hijack Pro menu.

  • Specific improvements have been made for capturing audio from Spotify and QuickTime Player

  • AppleScripts which are triggered when a recording finishes now run on their own thread instead of in their own process. Script users should test their scripts to ensure they still function as expected.

  • An incompatibility with Google Talk has been fixed.

  • A bug where the VoiceOver effect would produce silence on Lion when the buffer was set to "Low" has been corrected.

  • Sessions now correctly remember if they were set to use the "Multi-Process" hijacker.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.13

Released on July 19th, 2011

  • Additional preliminary bug fixes for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) have been made. Full Lion support is still forthcoming.

  • AppleScripts are now run on background threads. Users with custom AppleScripts should test them to ensure they still function as expected.

  • Audio Hijack Pro no longer incorrectly attempts to load iTea plugins.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.12

Released on June 18th, 2011

  • With Instant On installed, Audio Hijack Pro no longer requires relaunching Safari in 32-bit mode to capture audio.

  • Audio Hijack Pro can now capture audio from Google Chrome and Firefox 4 with no additional setup needed.

  • Audio Hijack Pro now supports recording to the WAV audio format.

  • The Instant On component has been updated to version 3.0.2, to fix a rare crashing bug.

  • Some preliminary bug fixes for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) have been made. Full Lion support is still forthcoming.

  • Many small bugs have also been fixed.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.11

Released on February 8th, 2011

  • An issue where the Instant On component could fail to install properly has been fixed. If you receive a notice of an update to Instant On, be sure to install it.

  • A bug where effects were not applied to local playback of System Audio has been corrected.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.10

Released on February 1st, 2011

  • Audio Hijack Pro now requires Mac OS X 10.6.

  • The updated Instant On component works better than ever to capture audio from running applications, as well as all System Audio.

  • The Install Extras window has been improved for easier use.

  • A bug affecting recording from many headsets has been fixed. This will result in improved recording from Logitech headsets and Blue Snowball microphones.

  • A bug where recording AAC files could hang on completion has been fixed.

  • Recording no longer prevents displays from sleeping.

  • A bug where timers would attempt to fire even if their date had passed has been fixed.

  • Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.9a was also post 2011-02-01, the last Mac OS X 10.5 release.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.9

Released on January 15th, 2011

  • An issue affecting hijacking from both Skype 2.8 and Skype 5 has been corrected. Audio Hijack Pro is now once again full compatible with all versions of Skype.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.8

Released on January 6th, 2011

  • Audio Hijack Pro has been improved for full compatibility with Skype 5.

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to 2.2.8, to fix an installation issue.

  • Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.8a was posted on 2011-01-08, a silent update to fix an Instant Hijack issue.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.7

Released on September 1st, 2010

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to 2.2.7, which fixes several small bugs.

  • The LAME MP3 recording engine has been updated to 3.98.4.

  • The VoiceOver plugin now defaults to a lower buffer size, for reduced latency.

  • A bug where deleting a session which was recording could cause a crash has been corrected.

  • A bug with the Minimize to Menubar Record option has been corrected.

  • A bug where HotKeys failed if they included the 'A' key (yes, really) has been corrected.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.6

Released on November 8th, 2009

  • The Instant Hijack component has been updated to 2.2.5, which fixes a rare incompatibility with Adobe Version Cue.

  • The Recording Bin now calculates file durations more precisely.

  • The 'Add To iTunes as Bookmarkable' script has been made more robust.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.5

Released on October 8th, 2009

  • The Instant Hijack component, used to capture audio from already-running applications, has been updated to 2.2.3 to fix a crash with quicklookd that could occur on some machines running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

  • An error that would appear when an empty file was recorded has been corrected.

  • A false 'waiting for sample rate' error that could be thrown has been corrected.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.4

Released on September 23rd, 2009

  • The Instant Hijack component, used to capture audio from already-running applications, has been updated to 2.2.2 to fix an extremely rare crash.

  • A bizarre bug causing licenses keys containing the sequence "2222" to be rejected has been fixed.

  • An NSRangeException on Mac OS X 10.6 preventing the deletion of a session has been corrected.

  • A bug where the Add to iTunes as Bookmarkable script might run perpetually has been fixed.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.3

Released on September 10th, 2009

  • Audio Hijack Pro is now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

  • Audio Hijack Pro now uses Instant Hijack 2.2.1 to capture audio from already-running applications.

  • The Soundflower Extra, used to power System Audio capture, has been updated to version 1.5.1.

  • Software update check now sends the processor architecture to the server.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.2

Released on July 30th, 2009

  • Audio Hijack Pro now uses Instant Hijack 2.2

  • A bug which could cause AAC recordings not to start has been fixed.

  • The "Add to iTunes" script has now been cured of all known failures.

  • An issue with non-functioning Quick Record hot keys has been corrected.

  • The Recording Bin’s Inspector is now better about saving changes.

  • On Mac OS X 10.4, Audio Hijack Pro now installs the latest compatible version of Soundflower, 1.3.1.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.1

Released on February 9th, 2009

  • Audio Hijack Pro now uses Instant Hijack 2.1.1, fixing a crashing bug with 64-bit processes.

  • Extras: Older versions of the Soundflower Extra are now properly handled.

  • Recording Bin: A bug where the Inspector would incorrectly report bitrates has been fixed.

  • Hijacker: A bug where applications without bundle IDs would not hijack has been fixed.

  • Performance: A bug where a large amount of timers would cause AHP to launch slowly has been fixed.

  • Interface: Several small tweaks for better VoiceOver support have been made.

  • Interface: Hotkeys now affect the Quick Record area only, instead of creating new sessions.

  • Interface: Many non-urgent errors are now reported in non-modal windows.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.0

Released on December 29th, 2008

  • 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.

Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.3

Released on August 4th, 2008

  • MegaMix mode has been improved for use with VoIP apps like Skype and iChat

  • Fixed a rare issue with timers ending at midnight

Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.2

Released on July 17th, 2008

  • Hijacking: Instant Hijack updated to 2.1, with 64-bit hijacking support. Also fixes crashing bugs on G3/G4s

  • Hijacking: Fixed long-standing bug where hijacker would cause audio skips when under heavy CPU load

  • Hijacking: When in MegaMix mode, Effects will now correctly play through

  • Hijacking: Fixed regression where Exclude List would not be honored

  • Effects: Balance no longer Pans, but properly Balances

  • Many memory leak fixes

  • Updated to Sparkle 1.5b

  • Effects: Added new "Pan" plugin

  • auverse: Now using LAME 3.98b8

  • AHP: Fixed a warning when AppleScript dictionary was loaded

  • AHKit: QuitSource now attempts to force quit if normal quitting failed

  • AHP: Added Adv. Options for System Audio, with IncludeAlertSounds option

  • AHP: Added recordingEncoderName hidden preference

  • AHP: Fixed AddToiTunes to not add files twice

  • AHP: Fixed bug where seperate sessions would not show overlapping timers

  • AHP: Schedule Helper prompting now shows up if SH disappears from the system for some reason

  • SH: fixed failure to cancel power events for nil trigger date

Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.1

Released on March 19th, 2008

  • Includes Instant Hijack 2.0.3, to fix an incompatibility between Apple Security Update 2008-002 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and the Instant Hijack component, which caused ssh and related commands to crash.

  • Soundflower 1.3.1

  • AudioDevices: Multi-channel devices now honor preferred stereo channels

  • Hijacker: Now with GarbageCollected application

  • Hijacker: Fixed bug with Front Row hijacking

  • RecordingBin: Burning now correctly allows Erasing of re-writable media

Audio Hijack Pro 2.8.0

Released on February 5th, 2008

  • Full support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), including Instant Hijack support

  • Instant Hijack 2, with Leopard support, MultiHijack, and more

  • Now uses Sparkle for version updates

  • Fixed potential crash when ending a System Audio source

  • Fixed possible hijack failure when hijacking Rosetta applications

  • Application icon now avaliable in 512px for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

  • Fixed low bitrate AAC recording under QuickTime 7.3 or later

  • Fixed possible corrupt audio bug when hijacking using MegaMix

  • Can now hijack non-WindowServer based processes with Instant Hijack

  • Hijacking of now works as expected on 10.5 (requires Instant Hijack)

  • Fixed bug where ADB keyboards could cause an characterAtIndex: exception to be thrown when pressing the Power key (really)

  • Improved Full Keyboard support in the Tags view

  • Better VoiceOver support in the Session List on 10.5

  • Fixed possible corrupt audio bug when hijacking using MegaMix

  • Track Total and Disc Total tags now work even if no Track Number or Disc Number tag is given on AAC files

  • Fixed bug where non-ASCII ID3 tags would sometimes be truncated

Audio Hijack 2.2.6

Released on October 18th, 2007

  • Final Audio Hijack 2

Audio Hijack Pro 2.7.3

Released on June 7th, 2007

  • Updated to Soundflower 1.2.1

  • Fixed crash at launch caused by a conflict with the LADSPA / VST Bridge plugin

Audio Hijack Pro 2.7.2

Released on March 27th, 2007

  • Fixed a crashing bug when adjusting the Editor preference

Audio Hijack Pro 2.7.1

Released on November 28th, 2006

  • Improved AAC recording compatibility with iPod Shuffle 2G

  • Default MP3 recording formats are now VBR instead of CBR

  • Improved AIFF tag compatibility other non-standard AIFF implementations

  • Two new name format variables "%frmt_U" for day of week number and "%frmt_s for unix timestamp

  • Correctly honors light preference

  • RadioShark 2 support

  • Correctly works on 10.3 again

  • "Set selection" now supported

  • Deleting from the Recording Bin now supported

  • "Unpause" command now works correctly again

  • Attempted to fix an incompatibility between Audio HIjack Pro and Ardour

  • Application Mixer now correctly remembers it’s Advanced settings

  • Channel Tweaker now has new "Invert Phase" mode

  • PipeDream now supports Little Endian output mode

  • Updated to LAME v3.9.7

  • Updated to Soundflower v1.2

  • Updated to SmartCrashReporter v1.2.1

  • Audio Editor preference now compatible with some older types of Carbon applications

  • New About Box

Audio Hijack Pro 2.7.0

Released on July 31st, 2006

  • Now record Skype, iChat, and Gizmo audio with a single click!

  • Lyrics tag now available

  • include Lyrics or Notes in recordings

  • Enhanced Preview functionality in the Recording Bin

  • RadioShark (AM/FM Radio) improvements, including improved tuning quality and optional manual tuning for added precision

  • Send files to any audio editor, right from Audio Hijack Pro’s Recording Bin

  • Simpler preset recording options

  • Updated Schedule Helper component to version 1.0.6

  • Many minor additions and bug fixes

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.7

Released on June 7th, 2006

  • MP3 now does Stereo recording as well as Joint Stereo

  • Optional Minimize To Menu Bar preference, to place Audio Hijack Pro in the Menu Bar instead of the Dock (OS X 10.4 only)

  • Updated to Instant Hijack 1.3.3 with full Intel Chip

  • Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • Updated to Smart Crash Reports 1.2 with full ICBM support

  • Updated Schedule Helper component to version 1.0.5

  • Start Every/Stop After controls now support finer resolution

  • Now uses LAME 3.97b2

Audio Hijack 2.2.5

Released on June 7th, 2006

  • Feature: Includes Smart Crash Reports 1.2

Audio Hijack 2.2.4

Released on March 15th, 2006

  • Feature: Official Intel Chip-Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • Feature: Can now pull audio from applications running under Rosetta emulation

  • Fix: Now requires OS X 10.3.9

  • Feature: Full Intel Chip-Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • Feature: Now a Universal Build, with preliminary support for Intel Macs

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.6

Released on March 13th, 2006

  • Official Intel Chip

  • Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • Can now pull audio from applications running under Rosetta emulation

  • Smart Crash Reports version 1.1 beta 1

  • Updated to Instant Hijack Server 1.3.2 (PPC Only)

  • AHP2: Attempted to fix PTTabView keyDown crash

  • AppMixer: Now reports Errors in a Message

  • Behaves better when dealing with files on network volumes

  • Schedule Helper v 1.0.4: Now powers on (when needed) five minutes

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.5

Released on March 1st, 2006

  • Now a Universal Build, with beta support for Intel Macs

  • Audio Devices: Fixed bug where a missing audio device would sometimes revert to the Default system device

  • Radio Devices: RadioShark AM tuning now closer to Griffin’s

  • Widgets: Fixed bug where hijacking a widget could sometimes fail

  • Recorder: Now defaults to the Desktop if the output folder is missing

  • Recorder: Now supports tagging of AIFF files

  • Interface: New Tab Style

  • Interface: Schedule table now sortable

  • Effects: Master Gain now has range of 0 to 200%

  • Effects: Fixed bug where VST plugins wouldn't responds to clicks sometimes

  • Misc: Now requires 10.3.9

  • Misc: Fixed startup crashing bug related to the Recording Bin

  • Schedule Helper v 1.0.3: Now will both automatically wake machine from sleep, or power them on, as required

Audio Hijack 2.6.5

Released on January 27th, 2006

  • Now a Universal Build, with beta support for Intel Macs

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.4

Released on December 24th, 2005

  • Updated Schedule Helper to version 1.0.2

  • Fixed Crash On Quit bug

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.3

Released on December 22nd, 2005

  • Improved hijacking under high CPU use

  • Improved behavior of Split-On-Silence

  • Schedule Helper bug fixes

  • Fixed bug with Recording Bin

  • based crashes

  • AHKit: AHHjackedSource now attempts auto

  • reconnect upon ah_cl disconnects

  • AHKit: Fixed typo in HijackOptions window

  • AHKit: Hijacker status polling now controlled by policy delegate

  • AHKit: Now better about knowing when an ExtraInstaller is avaliable

  • AHKit: Now shows error when hijacking un

  • open widgets

  • AHKit: Recorder now doesnt totatly fail when working with unix FIFOs

  • AHP2: Disk Status now ignores /dev volumes

  • auverse/aurec doesnt split at initial silence now

  • Extras: Made window title match menu item name

  • Plugins: Fixed VU Meters window title

  • PT: Added Emulation launch alert

  • PT: Another attempt at fixing PTFileRef crasher

  • PT: Reg window new background plate

  • SH/AHP: attempted fix for potential startup deadlock

  • sw4fx/framework: fixed broken editor bypass button pics

  • sw4fxPatchViews: New Editor Disabled button

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.2

Released on October 27th, 2005

  • auverse/rbuffer: finally fixed the oldest crashing bug ever

  • libah: increased timeouts in ah_serv

  • SH: bug fixes, more logging

  • AHP2: moved recording bin to use aliases

  • AHP2: Dock icon now has recording badge

  • AHP2: QuickRecord forces off Stopper/Splitter

  • AHP2: Disk Status window now better about picking up only Local volumes

  • AHKit: AHHijackedSource now actively detects libah disconnects

  • AHKit: made timers trigger if app launched in the middle

  • AHKit: Fixed bug where hijacking widgets could sometimes fail

Audio Hijack 2.2.3

Released on October 27th, 2005

  • Fix: "Hijack Force Quit" alert now has Keep Trying option

  • Fix: PTFileRef

  • Fix: Messages window

  • Fix: auverse/rbuffer: finally fixed the oldest crashing bug ever

  • Fix: libah: increased timeouts in ah_serv

  • Fix: AH2: Added Reveal button to Recording pane

  • Fix: Extras: Added SmartCrashReports installer

  • Fix: AHKit: AHHijackedSource now actively detects libah disconnects

  • Fix: AHKit: made timers trigger if app launched in the middle

  • Fix: PT: Added PTDebugPanel

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.1

Released on September 23rd, 2005

  • Fixed issues with Schedule Helper and Tiger, where SH wasn't faceless as it should be

Audio Hijack Pro 2.6.0

Released on September 20th, 2005

  • Bookmarkable MP3s

  • Adjustable MP3 Sample Rate

  • Bookmarks: Now shows iTunes streams

  • Recorder now uses user

  • supplied file extension if available

  • Schedule Helper

  • New Debugging panel

  • New 'Messages' alert window

  • Now supports Unsanity’s SmartCrashReporting

  • Updated VoiceOver Effect

  • Silence Generator now always produces stereo audio

  • Instant Hijack now prints debug messages with syslog()

  • Lots and lots and lots of bug fixes

Audio Hijack 2.2.2

Released on July 14th, 2005

  • Fix: "Hijack Force Quit" alert now has Keep Trying option

  • Fix: Recorder is now smarter about creating folders

  • Fix: AHP2, AH2: Redid Scripts popups to support executing Workflows

  • Fix: auverse: attempt to fix resampler clicking

  • Fix: sw4fx/sw4fxPlugins/auverse: attempt to use OSAtomic functions (eg. Possible AIFF crasher fix)

Audio Hijack Pro 2.5.6

Released on July 8th, 2005

  • Fixed a bug with Session List loading

  • Fixed a bug with Timer display

Audio Hijack Pro 2.5.5

Released on July 6th, 2005

  • Hijacking: Can now hijack Dashboard widgets (option

  • click on Application popup)

  • Radio: Better hotplugging support

  • Plugins: AppMixer now has Advanced and Monitor buttons

  • Recording: Fixed issue with resampling causing clicks

  • Recording: Fixed bug in AAC/ALAC recoders

Audio Hijack Pro 2.5.1

Released on June 1st, 2005

  • Instant Hijack updated to version 1.3

  • Automater Support

  • Audio Hijack Pro can now execute Workflows when finishing a recording, or from the Recording Bin.

  • Various improvements to timers

  • Fixed a rare bug with AAC and ALAC recording

  • Several other minor bug fixes

  • Timers: More flexible time input

  • Timers: Option-clicking a Day now selects only it

  • Hijacking: New Session Conflict alert when trying to hijack two conflicting sessions

  • Radio Devices: Radio views now all correctly disable when there is no radio

  • Audio Devices: Improved error handling

  • Added 'About Audio Devices' menubar itemm

  • Recorder: Now correctly writes MP3 ID3 tags longer then 127 characters

  • Secret About Box: Improved!

  • Fixed bug where SystemAudio would not Release correctly

  • Fixed bug where Recorder would incorrectly create folders

  • Fixed bug where Recorder would not always correctly finalize AAC and ALAC files

Audio Hijack Pro 2.5.0

Released on April 28th, 2005

  • AppleScript: Fully Applescriptable

  • Audio Sources: New Radio Input source (supports RadioShark and DSB-R100)

  • Audio Sources: New ’system Audio' source (Soundflower)

  • Audio Sources: New ’silence Input' audio input

  • Audio Sources: New ’silence Output' audio output

  • Audio Sources: Audio Device source buffer size selector

  • Audio Sources: Audio Device source channel selector

  • Hijacking: New Advanced Fill Gaps options

  • Hijacking: New Suppress RealPlayer Errors preference

  • Now uses Application Enhancers 1.5

  • Built-in Soundflower Installer

  • New Disk Status window

  • New Registration window

  • Plugins: Application Mixer plugin

  • Plugins: Cocoa AudioUnit support

  • Plugins: AudioUnit Generators support

  • Plugins: VoiceOver buffer size selector

  • Recording Bin: New Date Created column, and various tweaks

  • Recording: AAC/ALAC files are now Fast-Start enabled

  • Recording: AAC quality selector

  • Recording: Silence Monitor ’stop Recording After' option

  • Recording: Added strftime() variable support (%frmt_strftime variable)

  • Timers: Overlapping timer detection

  • AppleScript: Now supports executing resource

  • fork based AppleScripts

  • Audio Sources: Now handles Audio Device hotplugging better

  • Hijacking: 'Relaunch' warning dialog now skipped when invoked by a timer

  • Hijacking: Turning Hijacker off now turns the Recorder off too (unless you hold down Shift)

  • Hijacking: Instant Hijack updated to v1.4.6

  • Interface: Now remembers selection preferences

  • Interface: 'Advanced' buttons in source panes

  • Interface: Updated Source icons

  • Interface: Variables popup in the Recording pane now shows up in the text fields that support variables

  • Plugins: Knobs now support scrollwheels

  • Plugins: Plugin files now be dragged & dropped into Patch slots

  • Now requires MacOS X 10.3.0

  • Registration Noise now ramps up

  • Recording: AAC/ALAC files now have their creator code set to iTunes

  • Recording: Bookmarkable AACs now have use '.m4a' file extension (again)

  • Recording: Now creates the output folder if it is missing

  • Recording: Now uses LAME 3.96.1 for MP3 encoding

  • Recording: Adjusted MP3 Quality slider to better match recommended LAME encoder settings

  • Timers: Timers will now pre-empt each other if they overlap on the same target

  • AppleScript: Improved error recovery when executing scripts

  • Bookmarks: Minor fixes to bookmark parsers

  • Effects: Improved handling of AudioUnits with Cocoa views

  • Hijacking: Improved stability for some 3rd party devices

  • Interface: 'Application' selector popup now correctly remembers its Recent Items

  • Interface: 'Cancel' button in the 'Advanced Hijacking Options' dialog now correctly Cancels

  • Interface: Fixed Session menu to not incorrectly disable items sometimes

  • Interface: Fixed long-standing bug where Effects sliders would miss clicks

  • Audio Hijack Pro 1 Presets are now only imported on the first launch

  • Fixed bug where crashlogs were not being generated correctly

  • Fixed many minor memory leaks

  • Fixed bug where you were limited to 230 sessions

  • Plugins: Fixed "Jumping Effects" bug where Effects would move around the Patch on their own

  • Plugins: Fixed a crashing bug when Effects windows were closed quickly

  • Recording: Handles cleaning up quit better

  • Timers: Now handles daylight saving time better

Audio Hijack 2.2.1

Released on April 21st, 2005

  • Feature: Now requires 10.3, compatible with 10.4

  • Feature: New Fill Gaps Advanced Hijacking options

  • Fix: New registration window

  • Fix: Improved execution of post-processing AppleScripts

  • Fix: Recorder now defaults to recording to ~/Music/Audio Hijack

  • Fix: Recorder now creates the output folder if it is is missing

  • Fix: Fixed Recording pane to disable itself as needed

  • Fix: Fixed popup menu display bug in Prefs window

Audio Hijack 2.2.0

Released on November 15th, 2004

  • Feature: Sample rate selector

  • Feature: "Stop Recording After" option

  • Feature: Drag and Drop to the Inspector now handles webloc files better

  • Feature: Many hijacking reliability improvements

  • Feature: Scroll-wheel support for knobs

  • Feature: Improved AppleScript reliability (ra_script_helper)

  • Feature: New "Add to iPod" and "Encode to Wav" scripts

  • Fix: Better handling of RealPlayer-related files and mal-formed Target URLs

  • Fix: Moved to new Timer backend (AHP2s)

  • Fix: Registration text field no longer accepts CRs, LFs or tabs

  • Fix: Improved registration checker error reporting

  • Fix: Interface adjustments ("Presets" are now "Sessions", "Timer" is now "Schedule")

  • Fix: Inspector window now no longer hides when in background

  • Fix: Mute menu items now correctly updates Mute button

Audio Hijack Pro 2.1.1

Released on October 20th, 2004

  • New 'Add to iPod' script

  • Fixed bug where one-shot timers would sometimes not end correctly

  • Fixed bug where using timers with an Audio Device would not end correctly

  • Fixed crashing bugs related to "When Finished Recording" AppleScripts

  • Better error dialogs when using AppleScripts

  • Better handling of RealPlayer.rm and.ram files

Audio Hijack Pro 2.1.0

Released on October 5th, 2004

  • New Channel Tweaker Plugin

  • Variables work in Tags now

  • AAC recording bitrate fixes

  • AIFF recording now supports setting the sample rate

  • Added Output Device selector to the Audio Device Source

  • Main window now fits on 800x600 resolution screens

  • Updated Instant Hijack Component (v 1.2.8)

  • Now will display nominal instead of computed bitrate in iTunes

  • Uses correct bitrate for Mono (instead of halved bitrate)

  • Added Drag and Drop support to the Source area

  • Added Encode to WAV with iTunes script

  • ALAC files now used.m4b file extension

  • Silence Monitor now accepts fractional second values

  • Still ever more robust hijacking

  • Registration checker now more fault tolerant

  • Now handles malformed Target URLs better

  • Preferences now saved more often (more crash resistant)

  • Quick Record HotKeys now work for controling LineIn recording too

  • Improved WindowsMedia Player bookmark reader

  • Fixed a crashing bug in AutoWake

  • Fixed crashes related to using AppleScripts

  • Fixed bug such that empty recording names don't get used

  • Fixed muted timer audio leakage bug

  • Fixed bug where renaming a Session and duplicating it wouldn't preserve its name

  • Fixed bug where creating Duplicates would crash

  • Fixed Mute menu item to correctly update the GUI

  • Fixed device popup to better handle duplicate audio devices

  • Fixed bug where AHP2 wouldn't be hidden if it was made a Login Item

  • Fixed bug where quitting while recording could result in corrupt AACs/ALAC

  • Fixed Recording sheet Channels popup typo

  • Fixed bug with Move To Trash Warning and error handling

Audio Hijack 2.1.4

Released on August 9th, 2004

  • Feature: Bulletproof AIFF Recording

  • Feature: Bug fixes for OS X 10.3.4 and 10.3.5

Audio Hijack Pro 2.0.0

Released on July 28th, 2004

  • Installation: Installer no longer used, APE and Audio Hijack Server.ape are now optional installs. See 'About Instant Hijack' in the Application menu.

  • Startup: Holding Option at launch now will give you the ’debugging Options' panel (as originally seen in Audio Hijack 2).

  • About Box: Now the Standard Rogue Amoeba about box

  • Registration: Now the Standard Rogue Amoeba registration window

  • Registration: Using new, slightly more secure 3 billion digit long (just 45, really) registration codes

  • Presets: Presets List and Preset Editor windows merged into one

  • Little Stuff: So much little behind-the-scenes stuff that nobody can remember it all

  • Recording Bin itself is new

  • Recording Bin: Preview

  • Recording Bin: Reveal in Finder

  • Recording Bin: Open in iTunes

  • Recording Bin: Burn To CD

  • Recording Bin: Apply AppleScript

  • Recording Bin: Move To Trash

  • Recording Bin: Contextual Menus

  • Recording Bin: Drag & Drop re-ordering

  • Dynamic status line text (useful for trying to figure out how much will fit on a CD)

  • Variable column setup (see the little '...' button on the top-right corner)

  • New 3 Tab layout (replacing old 4 Triangle layout)

  • New Mini Level Meters that are always visible (click on it to change its mode)

  • Application Input: Now supports setting Target Application and Target File/URL/AppleScript as separate settings (they were just a single 'Target' setting in AHP1)

  • Application Input: Can now set a Target URL directly, no need to create bookmark files to hijack

  • Application Input: Can now set a Target AppleScript, which returns a URL to be hijacked, allowing you to dynamically generate Target URLs (as originally seen in Audio Hijack 2)

  • Application Input: New ’select URL' window that allows you to pick a url right from your Bookmarks (Safari, RealPlayer and WindowsMediaPlayer).

  • Audio Device Input: Now integrated, no more

  • New hijacking system (as originally seen in Audio Hijack 2 and Nicecast).

  • Will use Audio Hijack Server.ape, if available installed, to hijack applications without having to relaunch them. Otherwise will use 'relaunch required' hijacking method.

  • Advanced Hijacking Options: Useful for certain applications that output multiple streams of audio, or to multiple devices. Option-Click 'Hijack' to access.

  • Hijacking iChat now works without any tinkering, although you only receive the other side of the conversation.

  • Now supports multiple timers per Preset

  • Now supports 'One Shot' timers that only run once

  • 'AutoLaunch' preference, which will cause Audio Hijack Pro to launch itself as needed (no need to leave it open all day)

  • 'AutoWake' preference, which will automatically wake the computer from sleep if needed (10.3 only, requires Administrator access).

  • New recording system (as originally seen in Audio Hijack 2 and Nicecast)

  • Supports AIFF, MP3, AAC (bookmarkable), and Apple Lossless (bookmarkable)

  • Supports setting MP3 quality per-preset (was global preference in AHP1)

  • Supports tagging of MP3, AAC and ALAC files (Title, Artist, Album, Genre, Comment, Year, Track)

  • More File Name Format variables

  • 'When Finished Recording' AppleScript option (as originally seen in Audio Hijack 2)

  • Silence Monitor: New Silence Monitor

  • Silence Monitor: Remove On Silence option

  • Silence Monitor: Split on Silence option

  • Simplified recording buffer size preference

  • Plugins Window: Now available from the Application menu, instead of the Windows menu

  • Level Meters: Now with Clipping lights

  • Master Gain: New Master Gain control

  • Dry/Wet Mix: New Dry/Wet Mix control (as originally seen in Nicecast)

  • Patch: Effects patch now supports parallel effects routing (only did series routing before)

  • Patch: 'Insert Effect' menu now automatically groups effects (4FX and VSTs by their containing folders, AUs by their manufacturers)

  • Patch: Now supports ’selection', so you can click on an Effect and hit the Delete key to remove it

  • Synths: Support for VSTi and AudioUnit synths, driven by MIDI events (as originally seen in Nicecast)

  • New 'Auxiliary Device Output' plugin, lets you output audio to any audio device (so you can output to 2+ devices at the same time, or use Mute and just do a redirection)

  • New ’side Chain Limiter' plugin. This requires an entire article in itself to explain, but it’s neat, really

  • New 'Gain' plugin

  • Renamed 'NoFX' to 'PassThru'

  • Various bug fixes to support various 3rd party plugins better

  • Plugins: Support for LADSPA plugins. Thats 'Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin API' ( And no, I've never heard of it either, why do you think I'm listing it last

  • And if all this ain't worth a $10 upgrade, I don't know what is

Audio Hijack Pro 1.3.1

Released on June 10th, 2004

  • Important fix for a bug introduced by the 2004-06-07 Security Update

Audio Hijack 2.1.3

Released on June 10th, 2004

  • Feature: Improved hijacking

  • Feature: Keeps machine awake while recording

  • Fix: Fixed a bug with relaunching

  • Fix: Other minor bug fixes

Audio Hijack 2.1.2

Released on April 12th, 2004

  • Fix: Important bug fix for bad Recording Output folder

  • Fix: Other minor bug fixes

Audio Hijack Pro 1.3.0

Released on April 5th, 2004

  • Fix: Important bug fix for bad Recording Output folder

  • Fix: Other minor bug fixes

  • Mac OS X 10.3.3 (Panther) Support

  • Now records iTunes Crossfades

  • Added a hidden "autohidePresetsList" preference

  • Updated French.lproj

  • Added warning when quitting while recording

  • Bumped version number to 1.3

  • Closing a Preset now correctly saves all changes

  • Upgraded licensing system, now accepts AHP2 codes

  • Attempted to fix plugins/NSString stringWithCString bug

  • Latest versions of all libs

  • Added LAME stub to LineIn

Audio Hijack 2.1.1

Released on April 5th, 2004

  • Feature: Added hijack Options dialog (Control-click Hijack)

  • Fix: Now accepts Audio Hijack Pro 2 codes

  • Fix: AudioHijackKit upgrade

  • Fix: Fixed bug in BigMix sn# handling

  • Fix: Fixed "zombie preset" bug

Audio Hijack 2.1.0

Released on January 29th, 2004

  • Feature: Stronger Hijacking method, less prone to breaking

  • Feature: Contextual Menu in Presets List

  • Feature: New Duplicate Button for Presets List

  • Fix: Added "stickyInspector" hidden preference

  • Fix: Added "defaultRecordingFolder" hidden preference

  • Fix: Several bug fixes

  • Fix: Delete key now works in Preset window

  • Fix: Saves prefs better (to avoid lose during crashes)

Audio Hijack 2.0.3

Released on December 29th, 2003

  • Feature: OS X 10.3.2 Support

  • Feature: Added Duplicate Preset menu option

  • Fix: Fixed bug with 10.1 launching

  • Fix: Fixed bug w/ Edit Preset menu item

  • Fix: Updated AHAudioRecorder for new auverse

  • Fix: Dropped in auverse

  • Fix: Dropped in libahNG

Audio Hijack Pro 1.2.6

Released on November 18th, 2003

  • Mac OS X 10.3.1 (Panther) Support

  • Several Presets List bugs fixed

  • Fixed random Timer crashing bug

  • Fixed 10.1 DSP Editor bug

  • Latest sw4fxNG, auverse, Protein

  • Now using auverse.frmk

Audio Hijack Pro 1.2.5

Released on October 20th, 2003

  • OS X 10.3 (Panther) Support

  • Audio Hijack Server 1.2

  • APE 1.4.1

  • libahNG and AHS 1.2

  • Improved launch speed when using alot of plugins

  • Attempted fixing memmove() crash

Audio Hijack 2.0.2

Released on October 16th, 2003

  • Feature: OS X 10.3 (Panther) support

  • Fix: Added new Debug panel (Hold Option at startup)

  • Fix: Added debugging variable to aid tech support

  • Fix: Fixed memmove() crash

Audio Hijack 2.0.1

Released on September 22nd, 2003

  • Feature: Audio Hijack 2 now accepts Audio Hijack Pro codes

  • Feature: Threaded post-process AppleScripts

  • Feature: Made the libAH.dylib creation code more persistent (error #5)

  • Feature: Made the Inspector window remember its open/closed state

  • Feature: Removed kLSLaunchInhibitBGOnly launch flag (might fix -606 bugs)

  • Fix: Fixed Audio/Video Path bug

  • Fix: Fixed Muting bug

  • Fix: Made Inspector not disappear when double clicking table

  • Fix: Fixed Target tab so files can not be set as target application

  • Fix: Fixed recording when Presets have : or / in their name

Audio Hijack 2.0.0

Released on September 2nd, 2003

  • Complete Redesign - it’s all new.

Audio Hijack Pro 1.2.4

Released on July 9th, 2003

  • Updated to AHS APE 1.0.4

  • Added Alert closer to close alerts after 5 minutes

  • Made Load in Plugins Window select loaded plugin

  • Fixed LevelMeters redraw bug

  • Converted Help to Baskerville

  • Fixed log book empty-prefs bug

  • Moved over to Protein framework

  • Fixed crashing bug in Help window

Audio Hijack Pro 1.2.3

Released on June 10th, 2003

  • Added Icons In Presets List

  • Removed "exploding icon in popup" bug

  • Fixed icon caching

  • Updated to APE 1.3

  • Fixed MP3 recording crash

  • New 1.0.3 version of Audio Hijack Server.ape

  • Smaller memory footprint

  • Removed static bug with QuickTime Based apps

  • Fixed more Timer-related bugs

Audio Hijack Pro 1.2.0

Released on May 7th, 2003

  • Added Pipe Dream Plugin

  • Updated Menu Bar Meters Plugin

  • Updated Audio Hijack Server.ape

  • Added German.lproj

  • Updated French.lproj

  • Activity Log now saves between quits

  • Drag & Drop to Control Pane

  • Fixed pre-hijacking Timers bug

  • now quits on release when launched internally

  • Fixed buffer prefs GUI

  • Timers no longer release targets when quitting (in order to prevent unmuting)

  • Fixed Timer first date display bug

  • Removed non-functional 144 Kbps MP3 encoding

  • Fixed some 8 errors

  • Made Timers begin 4 seconds early

  • Changed Status Line format for Skips

Audio Hijack Pro 1.1.0

Released on April 14th, 2003

  • Added Q, VBR Q, and Buffer slider to prefs window

  • Fixed Presets window dragging bug

  • Changed format of Timer fire text again

  • Added Split button

  • Fixed bug in display of Timer fire date

  • Added group boxes to everything

  • Added Stop recording after options to Record pane

  • Improved error handling during loading

  • Made scrollbar auto show/hide

  • Added Variables popup to Recording pane

  • Added Start new file after opts to Recording pane

  • Added new MP3 types

  • Added new Channel types

  • Added new AIFF types

  • Bundled

  • Added Activity Log window

  • Rewrote timers to be polling

  • Put in multi-audio streams fix (MOTU828)

  • Lessoned audio skip when clicking ’start Recording'

  • Added multi-chan hw. fix

  • Added file name variables %cy, %cd, %cd, %p

  • Fixed target popup to work w/ LaunchBar

  • Added 'Name and Status' to info popup

Audio Hijack Pro 1.0.0

Released on March 3rd, 2003

  • Initial release

Audio Hijack 1.6.5

Released on December 23rd, 2002

  • Feature: Mac OS X 10.2.3 Compatibility

  • Feature: Localizations (German, updated French)

  • Feature: Crystality plugin

  • Feature: Made File-> Application Code More Aggressive

  • Fix: Updated SMOut plugin to properly set AIFF Creator/Type codes

Audio Hijack 1.6.0

Released on December 10th, 2002

  • Feature: Localizations (Dutch, Spanish, Japanese Fixed)

  • Feature: Monomizer plugin

  • Feature: Voiceover plugin

  • Feature: Improved Oscillator plugin

  • Fix: Several path-related bugs fixed in Audio Hijack and related plugins

  • Fix: Minor GUI changes

Audio Hijack 1.5.0

Released on November 4th, 2002

  • Feature: Timers

  • Feature: Localizations (Danish, French, Japanese, Norweigan. E-mail to localize for your language!)

  • Feature: Plugin View Detaching

  • Feature: Menu Bar Meters

  • Feature: VU Meters

  • Feature: Drag & Drop support

  • Feature: File targeting

  • Feature: IsisLite Version Checking

  • Feature: Added Max. Duration config. option

  • Feature: Added Recording Split Size preference

  • Feature: Datestamping on recorded filename

  • Feature: Support for future Visualizer plugins

  • Fix: Improved VST Hub GUI

  • Fix: Updated error strings

  • Fix: Added slightly more feedback upon registration

  • Fix: 2gb file size limit for recordings

  • Fix: Assorted bug fixes

  • Fix: Assorted GUI fixes

Audio Hijack 1.0.0

Released on September 30th, 2002

  • Initial release