Bringing back two popular features, Rogue Amoeba has released Audio Hijack 3.1 with the return of Silence Monitoring and File Actions. Open the File Limits section of the Recorder Block to control how Audio Hijack reacts to silence: remove the silence, start a new recording based on it, or end your recording entirely. For File Actions, select one or more recordings in the Recordings tab of the Home window to pass audio to another audio editor (such as Rogue Amoeba’s Fission), add files to iTunes, or use the Share sheet to send files around via email, iMessage, and more. The audio recording utility now avoids forced auto-ducking from sources like FaceTime and Mac OS X Dictation, and deals better with audio devices that come and go. The update also adds support for AIFF and WAV recordings with higher sample rates (88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, and 192 kHz), works around QuickTime bugs in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and adds several keyboard shortcuts for turning off and pausing all recordings as well as splitting them. ($49 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update for version 3.0 licenses, $25 upgrade from older versions, 16.0 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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