How to route audio for specific apps to different outputs in OS X

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.