SoundSource 4.0.2

Released on 4/11/19

  • Critical Bug Fix: Previously, audio from certain sites (including and might not be correctly adjusted if it was playing in a second audio-producing tab in Chrome. This now works as expected.

  • Enhancement: SoundSource's audio redirection back-end has been modified to only re-direct audio headed for the default system output. This means an app which has its own output selector will not be redirected, if that selector is set to a non-default device. As well, SoundSource's default is now a “Don't Redirect” audio option. For nearly all users, everything should continue to work just fine. For a few users, things should now work as they previously expected.

  • Enhancement: All of SoundSource's volume sliders have been adjusted to better match the system's volume curve.

  • Enhancement: Audio adjustments now sound better when the system output device changes, thanks to some quick and clever audio fades.

  • Enhancement: Several small but worthwhile tweaks have been made to the interface. The floating behavior of all windows has been improved and simplified, and pop-up menus are now properly grayed out when no devices are available. These also include fixes for menu heights and corrections to pop-up menu alignments.

  • Enhancement: When Super Volume Keys are in use, we now mimic the system in all ways, including playing volume feedback (or not) and making smaller adjustments with a Shift-Option-Volume key press.

  • Enhancement: The interface now better explains how a user should proceed when they have no applications in their list for per-app control.

  • Enhancement: The level meter is now dimmed when a source is muted.

  • Bug Fix: Some Audio Unit plugins which did not previously load their interfaces properly now will.

  • Bug Fix: Compatibility improvements have been made for Apogee Duet hardware (and likely other Apogee devices).

  • Bug Fix: Improvements have been made to better handle toggling VoiceOver off or on.

  • Bug Fix: Rare crashes on slower machines are now avoided, thanks to arcane changes to the dispatch queue.

  • Bug Fix: Other crashes related to misbehaving Audio Units have been worked around.

  • Other: SoundSource's installation procedure has been slightly modified, to better follow standards set by other Rogue Amoeba apps.

  • Other: In order to prevent both audio issues and possible crashes, SoundSource now specifically works to avoid any interference with other audio adjustment software, such as “Boom” or “menuBUS”.

  • Other: The Home app is currently not compatible with SoundSource, and so is now excluded from SoundSource's list of Running Applications.

  • Other: Tidal has been removed from SoundSource's default apps list, as their “hog mode” doesn't play well with, well, much of anything else.

SoundSource 4.0.1

Released on 3/28/19

  • Critical Bug Fix: Several rare, but undesirable, crashes have been fixed.

  • Bug Fix: An issue were SoundSource could incorrectly apply multiple volume adjustments to input devices has been corrected.

  • Bug Fix: Volume adjustment blips, (optionally) heard when adjusting the default device volume via the keyboard, will now be heard fully and correctly. Previously, these blips were cut off, leading to confusion about volume levels.

  • Bug Fix: A rare issue where certain apps with their own audio device selectors would see incorrect volume jumps has been fixed.

  • Bug Fix: SoundSource's Sound Effects volume slider now correctly maps to the system's Sound Effects volume slider.

  • Bug Fix: Several bugs have been fixed related to Audio Unit effects, including properly remembering the order of effects between launches, and always opens the right effect when selected.

  • Bug Fix: Multiple issues have been corrected with displaying on setups with multiple monitors.

  • Bug Fix: SoundSource now properly respects an output device's selected stereo pair, rather than incorrectly being locked to channels 1 & 2.

  • Bug Fix: A visual display issue where plugins could appear to be receiving a mono stream of audio has been fixed.

  • Other: SoundSource no longer incorrectly allows multiple copies to launch at the same time.

SoundSource 4.0.0

Released on 3/26/19

  • Per-Application Volume Controls
    Adjust volume levels for each of your applications, all in one place. Make one app louder or softer than others, or even mute it entirely.

  • Per-Application Output Redirection
    Control exactly where audio plays. Route music from one app to your best speakers, while everything else is heard via your Mac's built-in output.

  • Audio Effects on Any Audio
    Make any audio sound great, with SoundSource's easy-to-use built-in effects, as well as advanced Audio Unit support. You can apply effects to audio from individual applications, or your entire system.

  • Magic Boost
    Turn on Magic Boost to boost quiet audio so you can hear it, while louder audio is left untouched. Get richer, fuller sound from any source.

  • Renowned 10-Band Lagutin Equalizer
    The 10-band Lagutin Equalizer has been a staple in Rogue Amoeba’s audio software for nearly two decades, helping countless users get better sound. It features almost two dozen presets, and the ability to save your own as well. Configure the EQ once to get the exact sound you want, any time you play audio.

  • Fast Access to System Devices
    Access all the settings for your Mac's Output, Input, and Sound Effects audio devices right from your menu bar. Quickly adjust volume and input levels, balance, and even sample rate.

  • Keyboard Volume Keys for All
    Too many audio output devices fail to support the volume keys found on Mac keyboards. SoundSource's “Super Volume Keys” setting makes those keys work with any outputs you have! Now you can adjust the volume of any and all audio devices, right from your keyboard.

  • Easy Access
    SoundSource lives right in your menu bar, for fast and easy access to all your essential audio controls. You can also pin it to your screen, so it floats above everything else, or even set a global keyboard shortcut to pull it forward without needing the mouse.

  • Stupendous Keyboard Control
    SoundSource can be controlled entirely from your keyboard. Now, you can make lightning-fast audio adjustments without ever needing to touch the mouse.

  • Accessible for All
    We made SoundSource fully accessible with Apple’s VoiceOver, so users who are visually impaired can get the most from their audio.

  • Handy Level Meters
    See the levels for your output and input audio devices, as well as individual applications.

  • Much More to See
    Users of older versions of SoundSource should be sure to visit our New in SoundSource 4 page.

SoundSource 3.1.2

Released on 2/8/19

  • Enhancement: SoundSource now uses smarter, less redundant device names.

  • Other: The support form in SoundSource's Support menu has been updated.

SoundSource 3.1.1

Released on 9/7/18

  • Enhancement: Custom error reporting has been added for the audio device permission system newly added in MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).

  • Bug Fix: Resampled audio quality has been improved.

  • Other: Another update to License window has been made.

  • Other: SoundSource now has compatibility with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).

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

SoundSource 3.1.0

Released on 4/17/18

  • Major Enhancement: SoundSource's Play-Thru window now has full channel support for multi-channel devices.

  • Major Enhancement: The main menu now includes a System sub-menu, providing fast access to both the Sound system preference and MacOS's bundled Audio MIDI Setup application.

  • Enhancement: SoundSource now works around device visibility issues caused by incorrect behavior seen in apps such Boom.

  • Bug Fix: CPU usage has been improved when the SoundSource Play-Thru window is closed.

  • Bug Fix: The “Track” options for Input and Output devices in the Play-Thru window have been made more robust, to better handle instances where MacOS does not report a default device.

  • Other: The License window has been updated and improved.

SoundSource 3.0.3

Released on 1/16/18

  • Enhancement: SoundSource now has full compatibility with MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

  • Bug Fix: An issue where playing back audio from a device could accumulate additional latency over time has been fixed.

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

SoundSource 3.0.2

Released on 3/3/17

  • Critical Bug Fix: We've corrected an issue where the global menu could draw incorrectly on machines with no input devices.

  • Enhancement: The latency of audio coming in via Play-Thru has been greatly reduced.

  • Bug Fix: The layout of the Preferences window has been adjusted, to fix display issues, particularly on older OSes.

SoundSource 3.0.1

Released on 2/17/17

  • Critical Bug Fix: The global menu's volume level slider for the specified input device will no longer jump erratically.

  • Bug Fix: The Play-Thru window's input device volume now correctly reflects the current device value at all times.

  • Bug Fix: The “Start SoundSource at login” checkbox now correctly allows itself to be turned off.

SoundSource 3.0.0

Released on 2/14/17

  • Major Enhancement: SoundSource is back (read about SoundSource's history) and better than ever! SoundSource 3 now includes all the audio device switching functionality of the old SoundSource, as well as the audio play-thru functionality from our previous LineIn application.

  • Enhancement: SoundSource will run in the Dock and the menu bar by default. Switch to menu bar only mode right from the Preferences window.

  • Enhancement: Make sure SoundSource is always available with the “Start SoundSource at login ” preference.

  • Other: SoundSource now requires Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

LineIn 2.3.0

Released on 9/3/14

  • Latency build-ups be gone! We've made improvements to avoid latency build-ups during long audio device capture sessions, and also to prevent static and skips.

  • Other: You can now toggle play-thru via the menu bar. Just look for the "Enable/Disable Play-thru" menu item.

  • Other: Some small UI changes and improvements have been made.

  • Other: 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.

LineIn 2.2.0

Released on 6/25/14

  • Other: The LineIn window can now be closed, with a menu item to re-open it.

  • Other: LineIn now requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

SoundSource 2.5.1

Released on 7/4/12

  • SoundSource is now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

  • Other: SoundSource now requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

  • Other: Several bug fixes and improvements have been made.

LineIn 2.1.1

Released on 4/23/12

  • Other: LineIn's has a new icon.

  • Other: Several bug fixes and improvements have been made.

LineIn 2.1.0

Released on 9/22/11

  • LineIn now displays spectrum meters as well as level meters.

  • Other: Several bug fixes for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) have been made.

  • Other: LineIn now requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

SoundSource 2.5.0

Released on 8/27/09

  • Now runs as a standalone application, not a MenuExtra

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

  • Now requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher

SoundSource 2.0.0

Released on 3/3/08

  • Added volume sliders for each audio device

  • Hides devices which can't be selected

SoundSource 1.4.0

Released on 9/5/07

  • Full Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support

LineIn 2.0.3

Released on 10/19/07

  • LineIn now supports Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

SoundSource 1.3.0

Released on 9/5/07

  • Added "Auto-Switch to Headphones" option for Mac Pro machines

  • Sleek new Menu Bar icon

SoundSource 1.2.0

Released on 2/21/07

  • Added "Open Audio MIDI Setup" menu item

  • Various minor bug fixes

SoundSource 1.1.0

Released on 3/23/06

  • Official Intel Chip-Based Mac (ICBM) support

  • SoundSource now requires Mac OS X 10.3.9

LineIn 2.0.2

Released on 1/20/06

  • LineIn is now a Universal Binary

LineIn 2.0.1

Released on 10/25/05

  • Added Silence Input and Silence Output

  • Other: Auverse/auline: fixed silence gen channels

  • Other: Auverse/rbuffer: finally fixed the oldest crashing bug ever

LineIn 2.0.0

Released on 1/18/05

  • LineIn has been completely revamped with a new interface and many new options.

SoundSource 1.0.5

Released on 1/2/05

  • Minor updates for improved Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) compatibility

SoundSource 1.0.4

Released on 10/12/04

  • SoundSource now properly finds all available sources

SoundSource 1.0.3

Released on 1/2/04

  • Full 10.3 support, with new MenuExtraEnabler 1.0.1

  • Fixed a namespace collision between AirPort menu and SoundSource

  • Turned off all debugging code

LineIn 1.2.0

Released on 10/20/03

  • Full OS X 10.3 (Panther) support

SoundSource 1.0.2

Released on 10/16/03

  • SoundSource updated for initial Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) support

SoundSource 1.0.1

Released on 7/9/03

  • Respects devices that announce themselves as not being capable of being the default system device, such as Apple's iSight

SoundSource 1.0.0

Released on 4/3/03

  • First release - it's all new

LineIn 1.0.0

Released on 4/3/03

  • First release - it's all new