Welcome to Audio Hijack

Audio Hijack is a powerful audio recorder, enabling you to record any audio heard on your Mac. Save web streams, create podcasts, preserve important voice chat conversations, and so much more. If you can hear it, Audio Hijack can record it.

But Audio Hijack's abilities extend beyond recording, to other audio tasks as well. It makes it easy for content creators to broadcast RTMP live streams or online radio stations. If you want to improve microphone inputs, or apply an equalizer to a movie, the powerful audio effects can help. You can even timeshift audio on your Mac, rewinding live audio.

Recording, broadcasting, effects, and more. That's Audio Hijack. We can't wait to hear how you use it.

Getting Started

This manual provides you with a helpful overview of Audio Hijack, including an outline of the interface, as well as details on using the application. We recommend a quick read-through, but you can also just jump right into the app if you like. Refer back to this online manual for assistance at any time, right from Audio Hijack's Help menu.

For an extensive deep dive into Audio Hijack, “Take Control of Audio Hijack” by renowned Mac writer Kirk McElhearn can help you take your usage of Audio Hijack to the next level.

Additional Assistance

The following resources will supplement a read-through of the manual and help you get the answers you need.

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Visit the Audio Hijack Support Center

This manual is part of our searchable Audio Hijack Support Center, which also provides answers to common questions, as well as tutorials, tricks, and more.

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Email Support

Rogue Amoeba's top-notch Support team is always ready to assist, both before and after purchase. Select Contact Support in the Help menu to get in touch. We're amazingly responsive, and strive to reply within 24 hours.

Information for Users of Previous Versions

If you've used Audio Hijack before, this information should prove helpful.

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Release Notes

The Release Notes window always provides a comprehensive list of improvements and fixes made to Audio Hijack. Access it from the in-app Help menu.

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Upgrading to Audio Hijack 4

If you previously purchased a license for Audio Hijack 3, you're eligible for a heavily discounted upgrade to Audio Hijack 4.

To read about major updates in version 4, see the “What's New” page on our site.

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