We’ve got a trio of big Mac updates today, to our home audio streamer Airfoil, our powerful audio recorder Audio Hijack Pro, and our Internet radio station creator Nicecast. Their version number bumps are modest, but don’t be fooled – these new releases pack some important updates.
First up, all three applications include Instant On 6, a major update to our Instant On component. Instant On makes it possible to capture audio from applications which are already running, with no need to quit and relaunch them. It also provides the ability to capture all audio being played at once, with the System Audio source. Instant On 6 provides preliminary support for users running Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). The new Instant On also removes the need to use the Soundflower audio device when capturing System Audio. While you won’t notice anything flashy from the new version, things will work far more smoothly after you update, right from the Install Extras window.
In addition, version 4.7.1 of Airfoil now features a source selector in its menu bar menu (first introduced in Airfoil 4.7), making it possible to switch sources right from the global Airfoil menu. Users have been thrilled with the new Menu Bar Mode in Airfoil, and we’re delighted to make it even better.
Of course, all three applications also received a multitude of small bug fixes and improvements, and we recommend updating immediately. These are all free updates, so grab them now by selecting Check for Update from the Airfoil, Audio Hijack Pro, or Nicecast menu. If you have any issues, be sure to let us know.