Rogue Amoeba expects to release Audio Hijack Pro 2 this July — it’s a major new version of their audio recording and enhancement utility for Mac OS X. The new version will add the ability to record audio using Dolby Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) and the new Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), which was just introduced with recent updates to iTunes and QuickTime. Also new to the upcoming release is the addition of an Output Bin to organize, preview, burn and export recorded files.
Parallel effects processing and support has been added, and VSTi and AudioUnit synths are now supported. Audio Hijack Pro 2 will also be able to tag audio files with ID3 content. Users can post-process files using AppleScript, set multiple timers per preset, and incorporate one-shot timers and repeating timers as well. Audio Hijack Pro 2 will cost US$32; upgrades from the current version will cost $10. Users who bought Audio Hijack Pro 1 after May 1, 2004 will be eligible for a free upgrade.
In related news, Rogue Amoeba has updated its Internet audio broadcast utility Nicecast to v1.5.5, improving compatibility with iTunes 4.5 and enabling the software to receive track information from TitleTrack Jukebox.