Rogue Amoeba (www.rogueamoeba.com) has updated Audio Hijack, the Mac OS X tool for recording and enhancing audio, to version 3.
With the utility, audio from individual applications like Safari or Skype, hardware audio devices like microphones and mixers, and even the entire system audio output, can all be saved. The most visible change in version 3 is Audio Hijack’s new audio capture interface. The pipeline-style view of exactly how audio flows makes Audio Hijack 3 a snap to learn for veteran and rookie users alike.
Different types of Blocks bring in audio from application and hardware sources (Source Blocks), adjust it with audio effects (Effects Blocks), then record it and send it out to speakers (Output Blocks). The fully customizable layout means users can configure the exact pipeline they need to get the audio results they want.
Audio Hijack 3 requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher. A free fully-functional trial available on the Rogue Amoeba site. While in trial mode, audio quality is degraded after ten minutes of audio capture per session. New users can unlock the full version for US$49.
Rogue Amoeba is offering discounted upgrade pricing of $25 to all customers who’ve ever purchased a product with “Audio Hijack” in the name. Finally, users who purchased Audio Hijack Pro since Feb. 17, 2014, will receive a free upgrade in their email.