Installing ACE on MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and MacOS 12 (Monterey)

Audio Capture Engine, generally referred to as “ACE”, is Rogue Amoeba's powerful audio handling component. ACE captures audio on your system, so it can be used as you desire with these Rogue Amoeba's products:

On MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and MacOS 12 (Monterey), the initial installation of ACE requires some quick setup. The built-in ACE installer found in our products walks you through this.

On this page, we detail the full, step-by-step sequence needed to install ACE on Big Sur and Monterey. The same steps apply for all applications using ACE. This is a one-time process, and you'll be up and running in just a few minutes.

Note: In rare instances, a bug in MacOS 11 prevents System Preferences from offering the expected option. If you encounter this issue, follow our troubleshooting steps in this article.