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NAMM 2015Rogue Amoeba releases Audio Hijack 3 for Mac OS X

Rogue Amoeba

Rogue Amoeba has announced the release of Audio Hijack 3. It's immediately available for Mac OS X 10.9 and up.

Rogue Amoeba has incorporated over a decade's worth of experience and feedback into Audio Hijack 3 to improve the process of recording and enhancing audio on Mac OS X. Every aspect of previous Audio Hijack products has been thoughtfully examined and considered, with enhancements made across the board.

Audio Hijack 3 costs $49 but if you own an older license for any version of Audio Hijack, you can upgrade to Audio Hijack 3 for $25.

Summary of what's new:

  • Audio Hijack 3 is a completely redesigned upgrade to all previous Audio Hijack apps. If you've ever purchased a product called "Audio Hijack", you can upgrade to Audio Hijack 3 with a discount.
  • Session Templates - For a quick way to begin common tasks, look no further than Session Templates. Common tasks in Audio Hijack are now faster than ever.
  • Multiple Recorders in One Session - Want to record to both the MP3 and AIFF formats at once, or record different sources in sync? Just add multiple Recorder Blocks to get multiple files.
  • Bulletproof Audio Recording - Every format in Audio Hijack is now bulletproof, so even if your computer crashes, you'll never lose a recording again.
  • Denoise, Declick, Dehum - Clean up dirty audio with these custom audio effects, powered by audio technology licensed from industry leader iZotope.
  • Simplified Audio Effects - Harness the power of audio effects without needing a degree in audio engineering.
  • Audio Block Presets - Saving presets for an Equalizer is obvious, but how about other settings? With Audio Hijack 3's new presets, you can save configurations for almost every Block, then instantly use them in other Sessions.
  • 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.
  • Streamlined Recording Options - Audio Hijack offers a half-dozen sensible defaults for recording. Of course, if you're looking for powerful recording options, they're still available too.
  • FLAC Recording - Audiophiles will be thrilled to record directly into the lossless FLAC format.
  • HE-AAC Recording Too - Audio Hijack can now record in the high-efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) format as well.
  • Full-Screen Mode - Whether configuring a tricky Session or focusing on a recording, going full-screen helps you focus.
  • Massively Improved Accessibility - We know many visually impaired users love Audio Hijack, and we've worked hard to make it fully accessible with Apple's VoiceOver.
  • The Ducking Effect - With this effect, one signal can automatically be ducked under another, based on input levels.
  • The Time Shift Effect - Still in its infancy, this effect enables you to pause and delay audio in your chain. Pause audio entirely, jump backwards or forwards 10 seconds, or jump back to Live.
  • The New Volume Effect - Overdrive audio to maximize the output from small speakers like those found on laptops.
  • Full Cocoa Audio Unit Support - We've cut VST, LADSPA and older Carbon and 32-bit Audio Unit effects, but you can still add on modern (64-bit Cocoa) third-party Audio Unit plugins.
  • Control-click an Audio Unit's block to select the generic interface, if the plugin's custom interface is not desired. This can be especially helpful for visually impaired users.
  • Output Device Blocks include a built-in monitor control for output volumes. Adjust this to lower the volume locally, without affecting your recording.
  • Quick access to your recording location is now available right in the Recorder block, by clicking the magnifying glass.
  • Some rarely-used ID3 tags were culled. If you miss them, sorry.
  • Audio Effects now look great, and work great too.
  • The Channels effect (a replacement for Channel Tweaker) is far simpler to understand.
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