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Audio Hijack 4.4

Rogue Amoeba has issued Audio Hijack 4.4 with the new Audio Routing Kit (ARK) audio capture backend (bringing it in line with the recently released Airfoil 5.12 and Piezo 1.9). The ARK audio capture backend can be set up quickly on a new Mac with no restarts or passwords required, and the Permissions window has been updated with a new System Audio Access option that enables you to record audio from applications you specify.

The audio recording app now allows standard macOS user accounts (not just administrator accounts) to capture and record audio, banishes the erroneous orange microphone-in-use indicator, improves the Application block with a more powerful device-specific capture for complex setups, updates the Siri special source to work as expected on all releases of macOS 14 Sonoma, makes accessibility improvements to the Permissions window, and now requires macOS 14.4 Sonoma or higher. ($64 new with a 20% discount for TidBITS members, free update, 37.1 MB, release notes, macOS 14.4+)

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Comments About Audio Hijack 4.4

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  1. I have used Audio Hijack and other Rogue Amoeba apps for years now. It’s an amazing recorder/audio thang and can record pretty much any audio feed on my Mac. For years I used it mostly for boosting the volume on my old Macbook and it was worth it just for that neat trick. I also use Fission as a fast and simple audio editor.

  2. I only see V4.3.3 and if I download from ROgue’s site I still get 4.3.3?

  3. What macOS are you running? I just checked Audio Hijack and it’s 4.4.0, and I’m running Sonoma 14.4.1. Often sites will check what OS you’re running and download the appropriate version, so it may be that 4.4 doesn’t run under your version.

  4. That may be the case I am on 14.3.1 (23D60) always like to do a backup before updating…

  5. Yeah, the release notes for AH 4.4 explicity state:

    • Audio Hijack 4.4.0 Is for MacOS 14.4 and Higher
      This variant of Audio Hijack supports MacOS 14.4 and higher. On MacOS 11 through 14.3.1, a different variant is automatically used, with no action required on your part.

    @agen may want to edit the original article to reflect this (currently states “macOS 14+”).

  6. Thanks, I’ve updated the post!

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