Princeton, NJ-based Rogue Amoeba Software has offered up its freshman release today — a new Mac OS X application called Audio Hijack 1.0.
Audio Hijack adds an equalizer to any Cocoa or Carbon application in Mac OS X, enabling users to add their own set of customized Digital Signal Processing (DSP) filters to applications like RealOne Player, Windows Media Player and DVD Player. It also includes VST Hub, which enables you to use pro-level Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-ins on any application.
“Audio Hijack is all about freedom — you’re free to enhance and manipulate your audio just the way you like it,” said the developers. “Never again will you be stuck within the confines of a mediocre audio player.”
There’s more, too — Audio Hijack enables you to capture any sound played through it to an AIFF file for later listening. You can rip audio from a flash movie, for example, or grab sounds and convert them for use as system beeps.
Audio Hijack is available as a 15-day trial demo and can be downloaded now. The software costs US$16 to register.