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Rogue Amoeba updates Audio Hijack Pro to v3.1.0

Rogue Amoeba

Rogue Amoeba has updated Audio Hijack Pro for Mac OS X to v3.1.0.

Here's what they say: "When we redesigned Audio Hijack for version 3, we chose not to include some things which weren't very popular, no longer fit, or just didn't make it in time for the 3.0 update. With a goal of simplifying, things like CD burning and obscure audio effects just weren't worth including any longer. But we always listen to our customers' feedback, and Audio Hijack 3.1 brings back the two most-requested features: Silence Monitoring and File Actions."

Read the full announcement here.

Major Enhancements:

  • Audio Hijack again has a Silence Monitor, and that's golden. Head to the "File Limits" section of the Recorder Block, where you can control how Audio Hijack reacts to silence. Remove silence, start a new recording based on it, or end your recording entirely.
  • The Recording tab of Audio Hijack's Home window now offers Actions. Highlight one or more recordings, then click the Actions button to quickly Reveal in the Finder, Edit in your chosen audio editor, Add to iTunes, or Share via the Mac OS X Share sheet.
  • Audio Hijack now entirely avoids forced auto-ducking from sources like FaceTime and Mac OS X Dictation. It will also attempt to automatically correct any Sessions which used Volume Overdrive to work around the auto-ducking. In short, audio capture from FaceTime and Dictation works just as you'd expect.
  • 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.
  • AIFF and WAV recordings can now be made in higher sample rates, with support for 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, and 192 kHz.

Critical Bug Fix:

  • Audio Hijack now correctly alerts you when the Instant On extra is required. Previously, Audio Hijack could simply fail to capture audio, and that was far from ideal. We recommend that all users install Instant On, but now when it's required, you'll know.

Minor Enhancements:

  • Audio Hijack's Preferences window now offers the ability to select a companion audio editor to show up in the aforementioned Actions control. We recommend our own editor Fission, of course, but any editor may be chosen. Option-click to reset this preference.
  • Audio Hijack now works around an issue where QuickTime Player on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) would refuse to auto-play audio.
  • Keyboard control has been expanded for quick access to important recording controls. Turn off all Recordings in a Session with Commmand-K. Pause all Recordings with Command-B. Split all Recordings with Command-T. Nice.
  • Several minor cosmetic improvements have been made, including fixes for icons in the App Source popup and flickering in the Recording tab.
  • Errors and Messages have been updated and improved for clarity.
  • Tooltips and VoiceOver descriptions have also been improved throughout the app.
  • Default recording names in templates have been improved.

Bug Fixes:

  • Certain rare and unsupported combinations of AAC settings which previously caused an error are now correctly limited in the UI. The HE-AAC checkbox can also now be edited when a Recorder block is off.
  • Some issues where Audio Hijack could crash on quit have been corrected.
  • Audio Hijack now better handles system sleep when recording.
  • The Channel Tweaker effect no longer incorrectly doubles volume when set to "mono".

Other:

  • There's all sorts of additional tiny improvements and fixes. As usual, we recommend getting the latest version right away.
  • The File Limits area has been updated to handle decimals properly.
  • The Recorder block now has a "Stopped" state, shown when a File Limit is reached or the Block is turned off.
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