Audio Hijack 3 – Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.Transcribing audio is easier than ever, with global keyboard shortcuts. Never leave your text editing app! Easily export Sessions to share with other people or import Session, so you can see exactly how someone else has things set. Handy!
Record Any App
Just select an application and hit Record. Now you’re saving its audio!
Record From Devices
Record from microphones, mixers, or other audio input devices.
Record System Audio
The System Audio source helps you record all the audio heard on your Mac.
Record Web Streams
There’s oodles of streaming audio on the web. Use Audio Hijack to save it.
Easily save conversations from Skype, FaceTime, Google Talk, and more.
Customizable source and recording options give podcasters full control.
Increase the Volume
Stuck with small laptop speakers? Use Volume Overdrive to crank things past 100%.
Import Analog Content
If you still have music on tapes or vinyl, Audio Hijack can help you digitize it.
Pull From DVDs
Import audio from concert DVDs, movies, and more, for listening in iTunes and beyond.
Easy Recording Defaults
If you don’t know much about audio formats, Audio Hijack is here to help.
Record to the world’s most popular audio formats, including MP3 and AAC.
Lossless Formats Too
You can also save perfect-fidelity audio in AIFF, WAV, Apple Lossless, or FLAC.
Bulletproof recording means that even if your computer crashes, you’ll never lose a recording.
Tweak your recording settings to perfection, then save a preset for future use with just one click.
Automatically split files based on size, time, or silence. Neat!
Automatically stop recording, split to a new file, or remove audio, based on silence in the audio.
So Much More!
– Use the Template Chooser to get a pre-configured Session. Tweak as needed!
– Once you’ve configured a Session to your liking, you can re-use it over and over.
– Find all of your recordings, sorted by Session, in the Recordings tab.
– Check your recordings by playing them back with a single click.
– The included audio effects are easy to use and easy on the eyes.
– DJs and podcasters will love automatic ducking.
– Quickly pass files to an audio editor, add them to iTunes, or share them, all from the Recordings tab.
– Use the Schedule tab to set up timed recordings, for when you’re not around.
– The Scheduling feature can also turn any app on your Mac into an alarm clock.
– Pause, delay, and rewind live audio. Perfect for transcribing audio and more!
– Check out the new, precisely calibrated Peak/RMS Meter, replete with clipping indicators.
– Audio out of sync with video? Use the Sync block to precisely delay audio by up to 1000 milliseconds.
Audio Hijack 3.5.0
Released on 6/28/18
Major Enhancement: 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.
Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack also has a new Input Switch block, which allows you to toggle between two different audio sources with a quick click.
Enhancement: The Template Chooser now includes a new “Internet Radio” template, perfect for getting started broadcasting audio with Audio Hijack.
Enhancement: The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.0.4, which includes several small improvements.
Audio Hijack 3.5.1
Released on 7/9/18
Critical Bug Fix: The Broadcast block now properly sends track titles to all server types, including Shoutcast 1.
Critical Bug Fix: The Broadcast block’s support for Icecast 2 servers has been adjusted and improved, to work better with hosts including Spreaker.com, Live 365, and more.
Enhancement: 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.
Enhancement: A default station name is now provided by the Broadcast block, based on the logged-in user’s name.
Enhancement: The Broadcast block’s “Track Titles” source can now be reset, by selecting the “No Source” option.
Enhancement: 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.
Bug Fix: The Input Switch block is now correctly initialized with the “A” source active.
Bug Fix: The “Host Name” field in the Broadcast block has been renamed to “Server Address”, to reduce confusion.
Bug Fix: 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.
Other: A separate “Broadcast” log has been added to Audio Hijack’s Debugging window.
Other: 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 3.5.2
Released on 7/18/18
Major Enhancement: 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.
Critical Bug Fix: Several misbehaviors in the Switch block have been corrected.
Enhancement: The Broadcast block can now read metadata from a text file. See this link for more details
Bug Fix: Station logos are now properly saved in presets.
Other: Improvements have been made to various error messages.
Audio Hijack 3.5.3
Released on 8/8/18
Major Enhancement: The Broadcast block now offers presets for MP3 and AAC streaming, as well as fully customizable setups via the powerful new advanced encoding options.
Critical Bug Fix: Block presets will again save for all relevant blocks and all users.
Enhancement: Various interface improvements have been made, including properly Retina-izing the tag icon seen in the Broadcast block’s popover.
Enhancement: “Sample rates for high bitrate MP3 recording have been refined, with incorrect low sample rates removed.
Bug Fix: A rare issue where crackly AAC streaming could occur due to sample rate issues has been corrected.
Audio Hijack 3.5.4
Released on 9/13/18
Major Enhancement: Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.1, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility.
Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack now has full VoIP capture support for “Linphone”.
Enhancement: 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.
Enhancement: Several small VoiceOver refinements have been made.
Bug Fix: Some fields incorrectly allowed line breaks. Now, they do not.
Bug Fix: 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.
Other: Audio Hijack now has compatibility with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).
Other: 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 3.5.5
Released on 10/19/18
Major Enhancement: 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).
Enhancement: Backend changes have been made to many small pieces of Audio Hijack, which should improve its longevity. .
Bug Fix: Audio Hijack now better handles error reporting when attempting to capture from apps which require the ACE extra.
Bug Fix: 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.
Bug Fix: Option-return now correctly places a newline in the Comments field when editing tags in the Recordings tab.
Bug Fix: A cosmetic issue which could occur when restoring or duplicating blocks has been corrected.
Audio Hijack 3.5.6
Released on 12/20/18
Major Enhancement: 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.
Enhancement: The display of audio devices has been improved, now avoiding unnecessarily repetitive names.
Enhancement: The 10 Band EQ has been improved, with markings that are accurate across all input sample rates, as well as reduced frequency rolloff.
Enhancement: Several minor improvements and optimizations have been made to file playback in the Recordings tab.
Enhancement: Improvements have been made to the Broadcast blocks track title system.
Bug Fix: The interface now updates correctly in all cases when hotkeys for Time Shift block are used..
Bug Fix: Audio playback in the Recordings tab once again properly uses the selected output device’s default stereo pair, fixing a regression.
Bug Fix: A small improvement has been made to logging for timed recordings.
Bug Fix: An issue where the Recordings tab was erroneously referred to as the “Recordings Bin” has been fixed.
Other: The support form in Audio Hijack’s Help menu has been updated.
Other: 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.