Audio Hijack Pro

Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack Pro is one of those staple apps that I use on a daily basis. It has so many uses and functions that it’s always one of the first apps that I install after reinstalling OS X.

One of my favorite features about Audio Hijack Pro is how easy it makes it to route audio from specific applications to selected sources. There are other ways to pull this off, but Audio Hijack makes it super easy. Watch our full video inside to see how simple it is.

Step 1: Install Audio Hijack Pro. You can find it from Rogue Amoeba’s website and it comes with a free trial

Step 2: Launch Audio Hijack Pro and add a new source using the ‘+’ button in the bottom left-hand corner of the app

Step 3: On the source’s Input tab, click the Select button next to the Application window, and select the application whose audio you want to reroute.

Step 4: Click the Effects tab, click on one of the effects boxes, and select 4FX Effect > Auxiliary Device Input

Step 5: On the Auxiliary Device Input pop-up box, click the Device tab, and select the output source where you want to route the audio for your selected application

Step 6: Click the Hijack button in the upper left-hand corner of the main Audio Hijack Pro interface

Step 7: If desired, click the Mute button for your source application; this isolates the audio to the select output source

Be sure to watch the video for a step-by-step visual foray into rerouting audio. It may seem like a lot of steps, but once you do it a few times it becomes second nature.

What do you think? What do you use to independently route audio to desired sources? Sound off down below in the comments section.

  • lemonhead

    That’s been my wish for a iOS Tweak since iOS 4 haha

    & I requested it multiple times and I know now it’s not possible, so for anyone thinking about making a reddit request leave it 😉

  • Now bring such awesomeness to jailbroken iDevices and CarPlay will be attainable for just $25.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      What’s wrong with CarPlay (other than the fact it isn’t available on enough cars yet or on custom stereos and entertainment systems)?

      • Vince Reedy

        Not available on 7.0.x, therefore no jailbreak available with carplay.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        This isn’t a problem with CarPlay this is a problem with iOS 7.0.x and truth be told there is no problem it just isn’t available on the aforementioned versions of iOS. If you want CarPlay you unfortunately have to lose your jailbreak…

      • Apple maps and the aftermarket pricing. With a little jailbreak tweak as described above, you get close to the same benefits for just ~$33 vs the $500+ price Apple and pioneer are asking for…

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        “Apple maps and the aftermarket pricing”

        There’s not really a lot to say about Apple maps that has not already been said. As for aftermarket pricing Apple is a business so yes they are going to try and make some money out of CarPlay. Other than Apple maps I can’t think of anything that is wrong with CarPlay. Although yes you are correct that something could be done via a jailbreak tweak for less money (which is nearly always the case)…

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Thanks for the Video Jeff this is something I’ve always wondered how to do. Can Audio Hijack Pro do things like route audio between apps? e.g I want some music playing in iTunes to be routed to a GarageBand recording?

    • Rob

      Check out sound flower, it can do what you ask of. I haven’t used audio hijack in many years, so I can’t speak for it.

    • That’s definitely something I want to find out how to do. I do a daily podcast with a friend of mine and I’d like to have some sort of sounds which I play on my Mac but also my cohost via Skype can hear and at the same time also be recorded via Garageband.

  • Rob

    As an audio engineer, sound flower works well. I used audio hijack once back in 2006. Their nice cast program is good for streaming.

  • Jhonny Lennon

    Can someone help me removing the annoying, OS-wide echo?

    It happened after installing Audio Hi-Jack, and didn’t go away after uninstalling.

    Other Suspects (apps): Boom, Piezo.

  • macprince

    This is great! Now I can reroute my iTunes music (only) to the Bluetooth speakers we have in the office, without also rerouting my email and IM alerts and everything else. Should have figured Audio Hijack Pro could do it – it’s the Mac audio Swiss Army knife as it is.

  • GreenAsJade

    This seems to have gone away now :(. Is there a current solution?

    • GreenAsJade

      I see it’s become Audio Hijack (not Pro) and it has added the concept of “sessions”. This seems to be a nuisance … what if you just want a setup permanently not a session?

  • DaddyJaw Breaker

    how to do this on the new version 3