Audio Hijack Pro has long served as a handy tool for the OS X musician looking to capture audio from any app on their system - movie excerpts, YouTube, DVDs, videogame FX, Skype calls with record label lawyers, etc - in various formats, complete with Audio Units plugin support. But its interface has never made the process as easy as it could be.
Audio Hijack 3 represents a new beginning for Rogue Amoeba's venerable workhorse, with 'Pro' dropped from the name, a totally new look, a slick new modular workflow, task-orientated presets, multiple recorders per session, FLAC recording and more.
$49 may seem a lot to drop on what is ultimately a 'utility' app, but it does what it does exceptionally well. Perhaps our favourite role for it is as an 'arm-and-forget' recorder, running in the background constantly when we're making music and recording every noise the host Mac makes, including all those happy accidents.