Audio Hijack Pro

Audio Hijack Pro $32 could well be the application that finally gets me “into” audio.ahpro_iconLogo.jpg

I am a big admirer of rogueamoeba and have recently reviewed and loved Airfoil and Fission.

Indeed it was the Fission review that pointed me in the direction of Audio Hijack Pro, in fact if you own Audio Hijack Pro they are currently offering Fission for just $18 (a $14 discount).

As usual they explain pretty well on their site what the application does:

“…create enhanced podcasts, with audio from many sources including multiple microphones, sound effects from QuickTime Player, and even interviews conducted via Skype.

…record streaming radio from applications like RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, iTunes and more.

…record Skype, iChat, and Gizmo with a single click – the perfect way to save your audio chats.

…save audio from records (LPs), cassette tapes, and other analog sources into your computer.

Put simply, if your machine can play it, Audio Hijack Pro can record it.

And that’s not all – Audio Hijack Pro will also enhance any audio, using industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible.”

I have said it before and no doubt I will say it again but a combination of the Mac and ‘casting is a pretty potent combination and whilst iLife 06 covers most of our needs, it is easy to want to move towards the professional levels of audio management. It is something that I have always been fascinated with. My friend used to manage the sound for a band and it was always amazing to watch him mix this, twiddle that, fade the other, and I am always intrigued when I see a professional at work in the audio and video field.

Audio Hijack Pro wont make you a professional, but it will make you feel good about your audio, and it will make your sounds so much better.

Easy to use and good to look at, it is a perfect application for the Mac;

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I am no expert by any means, and I have a long way to go, so you will have to wait for a really in depth review from me, but I fully intend to keep using and learning this application. For more detailed features give the site a visit. I am some way off doing a podcast, but I have been recording some inserts for podcasts with it, and I never thought I would be doing that when I first got my Mac. Confidence is something that Audio Hijack Pro gives you in abundance, along with a real desire to learn.

You could do a lot worse than give it a try.

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