Rogue Amoeba (www.rogueamoeba.com) has updated Audio Hijack, the Mac OS X tool for recording and enhancing audio, to version 3.2.
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. In version 3.2, Time Shift Block now features a popover that can be made to float above other windows for easy access from any application. As well, global hotkeys enable access to Time Shift’s controls without even using the mouse.
Audio Hijack users will also find two brand new Blocks in version 3.2. First up is the new Sync Block, which adds a precise delay to any audio. While Sync is similar in concept to Time Shift, it works at much smaller scale: up to 1000 ms (one second) per Block. It’s designed for syncing an audio stream with video that’s lagging behind.
Next up, the new Peak/RMS Meters provide a fully-calibrated visual of audio, showing both RMS and Peak Levels, as well as a helpful clipping indicator. They’re handy for the precise audio analysis podcasters crave.
The last big feature to mention is shareable Sessions, which enable users to easily share their custom settings with one another. Just export a Session by highlighting it in the Home window and selecting “Export Session” from the Session menu. Audio Hijack will save a .ahsession file containing the exact setup for the Session.
The exported Session can be emailed to a friend, published on a website, or shared however you like. When another Audio Hijack user opens the file, the Session will be automatically imported into their copy. It’s a great way to show off custom setups!
Audio Hijack requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher. Audio Hijack 3.21 is a free update for owners of Audio Hijack 3. Users who are new to Audio Hijack can unlock the full version for US$49. Also, discounted upgrade pricing of just $25 is still available to all customers who’ve ever purchased a product with “Audio Hijack” in the name.