When you think of Audio Hijack Pro, you probably think about using the program to record sound from live streaming broadcasts or iTunes. There's so much more you can do. For example, I like to use it to amplify sounds in QuickTime, VLC, Windows Media Player or other programs where I watch video and listen to audio.
Audio Hijack lets you move beyond the "loudest" settings in your volume control and boost the sound so you can listen more easily, particularly with home-made audio and video where levels are often set too low. Here's how.
- Launch Audio Hijack Pro.
- Open the main window by choosing Window > Audio Hijack Pro.
- In the left-hand column, select the program you wish to amplify.
- Click one of the "Click here to insert effect" squares.
- Choose FourFX Effect > Gain. A gain control appears.
- Click the Hijack button to enable the new effect.
- Adjust the right-hand Gain controller to boost the hijacked program's volume in real time.
$32 new, $10 upgrade, Mac OS X only Audio Hijack Pro [Rogue Amoeba]