As you may already know, SoundSource provides powerful audio control on your Mac. It gives easy access to your system sound settings, as well as per-application audio adjustments, and the ability to add effects to any audio.
With SoundSource 5.3, we added quicker device switching with easy keyboard shortcuts, improved audio effects support with easy effects bypassing and crash-proof Audio Unit hosting, and enhanced Undo support. If you ever find yourself wrangling audio on your Mac, you need to check out SoundSource.
Our easy-to-use audio editor Fission saw some key changes last year. First, after extended frustrations attempting to ship an update through the Mac App Store, we ultimately released Fission 2.7.1 as a direct-only release.
A pipeline can be as simple as one Source Block to pull audio from an audio source and one Output Block to send audio to speakers or a recording. Or, you can build a complex pipeline that captures audio from multiple sources, adjusts it with multiple effects, and saves it to multiple audio formats. Experimenting is fun and easy, allowing you to get the exact results you want.
Cameron Palmer: Because the iOS Simulator deals with audio in a very convoluted fashion, it is not supported as a direct source. Using the System Audio source, you can capture audio from the iOS Simulator.
Improvements in ACE 11.9The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.9, with compatibility for MacOS 13 (Ventura) and many improvements for even more reliable audio capture.
Improvements in ACE 11.8.3The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.8.3, with many improvements for even more reliable audio capture. This includes a workaround for issues with FaceTime volume when using the built-in microphone, as well as an improvement in dealing with poorly implemented Audio Units. Tracking of audio device sample clocks also now works better when the device is providing erroneous information. CPU usage has been reduced in many common audio flows, clock synchronization across devices has been improved, and persistent device tracking has been improved.
Improvements in ACE 11.9.2The Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 11.9.2, with support for MacOS 13 (Ventura), as well as improvements for even more reliable audio capture.
Updates to ACE 11.7.8The 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.
Audio Distortion FixAn 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.
Additional Audio Fixes in ACE 11.2.2The 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.
Critical Fixes in ACE 11.2.1The 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.
ACE Updated to v11The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
Audio Hijack 3 lets you record audio directly to your Mac, and save the recording as a file. It can record from Skype, Safari, a microphone, and other audio sources. Some podcasters use it for recording their podcasts, although it is not actually an audio editor.
In previous versions of Audio Hijack, you selected a recording option, such as to record from Skype or Safari, from a table. In the new version, you can either select an imported session or activate the \"New Session\" button (Command + N). A Template Chooser will open and there will be a list of many recording options. Each option also has a Help tag. After using the Arrow keys to navigate to an item, wait a few seconds to hear the help read aloud. Examples of available templates are: New Blank Session, Voice Chat, Web Audio, and System Audio. The Blank Session template lets the user create his or her own configuration for recording a session. The Voice Chat template is used for recording conversations such as with Skype. The Web Audio template is designed to record any kind of audio, such as music or a podcast, directly from Safari. The System Audio template will record whatever sound is coming from your Mac, including VoiceOver. Once you select a template, focus should move to the Audio Grid. If it doesn't, move left and VoiceOver will indicate when you're in the Audio Grid.
Each component of a recording session is called an audio block. For example, the Web Audio template has three audio blocks: Safari, MP3, and Internal Speakers. In other words, the Safari audio will be recorded as an MP3 file and played through my Mac's internal speakers. Think of the grid as a piece of graph paper with the X-axis going horizontally and the Y-axis going vertically. VoiceOver will speak each audio block with X and Y coordinates. After a few seconds, VoiceOver will also speak the Help tag associated with the specific audio block.
The audio grid is used to change settings. Typing VO + Spacebar on the file type (in this example, MP3) and then moving right will bring up many sections including File Settings and Recording Format. Interact with the particular session, review the contents of each session, and make your selection.
If using one of the pre-configured templates or a previously imported session, you have the option to add additional audio blocks. If you're creating a session from a blank template, it is necessary to add the various audio blocks. If you're in the Audio Grid, stop interacting and VO + Right Arrow to navigate to the list of Audio Blocks. Interact with the list and arrow down through the various categories of blocks. Choose the category and then the specific audio block. Press VO + Spacebar to go back to the Audio Grid.
There is a free trial version available if you're not sure that you want to purchase the application. The free trial lets you record for 10 minutes at a time. If you decide to purchase the application, you'll receive a license key that will allow you to unlock the full program.
sudo /Applications/Falcon.app/Contents/Resources/falconctl license 0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV-WXFor macOS Big Sur 11.0 and later, after providing your CID with the license command, you will be asked to approve the system extension on each host: 153554b96e