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Audio Hijack 3.2

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Rogue Amoeba has issued Audio Hijack 3.2 [1] with refinements to the Time Shift Block that make it easier to use Audio Hijack for transcribing audio. Time Shift gets a new popover with controls for 3-, 10-, and 30-second jumps as well as a long slider for easy movement around the buffer. You can tear off the popover for better access, as well as pin it so it floats above other windows for access from within other applications. The popular audio recording utility also adds the Sync Block for adding precise delays to audio, adds the Peak/RMS Meters Block for a fully calibrated visualization of your audio, updates the Instant On component to version 8.1 (with initial support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan), supports tags in FLAC files, and ensures correct audio playback of FLAC files in the Recordings tab. Learn all the secrets about Audio Hijack with Kirk McElhearn’s new “Take Control of Audio Hijack [2],” which covers common scenarios (such as recording audio playing in Safari), how to digitize old LPs, and even using Audio Hijack to enhance audio from streaming services like Netflix. ($49 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members [3], free update, 15.4 MB, release notes [4], 10.9+)