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Rogue Amoeba releases details on Airfoil 3, Audio Hijack Pro 3



Rogue Amoeba, purveyors of all sorts of wonderful audio software, have been releasing details on pending updates for two of their most popular products: Airfoil and Audio Hijack Pro. Both upgrades seem like they're coming sometime soon, with Audio Hijack Pro 3 (a tool allowing you to record any audio from your Mac) sounding like it could land sooner rather than later. Details and screenshots (like the one above) of AHP3 are being posted to this forum thread, including thoughts on whether they'll charge an upgrade fee (though prices for new licenses should remain at $32). If Rogue Amoeba wants my two cents (which they admittedly didn't request), I'm all for developers, especially indies, charging upgrade fees for major point releases. It sure is nice when they don't, but I completely understand that underneath all that code and slick features there's a human being that's just trying to survive (and possibly provide) like the rest of us.




Details and screenshots of Airfoil 3, Rogue Amoeba's tool for sending any audio (not just iTunes) to an AirPort Express, just began appearing, including some teasers for new features. Airfoil will in fact be a paid upgrade, with its license price likely to increase once the new version lands. Fortunately, those interested in picking up Airfoil are assured that if they purchase Airfoil 2 now at its current $25 price, they'll be grandfathered in for an Airfoil 3 license once it lands without having to pay any upgrade fees. Developers don't pre-announce these grandfathering deals very often, so it's always a good idea to take advantage when the opportunity is on the table.

As a happy owner of both of these apps, I'm excited to see more details get leaked for these new versions. Personally, I would kill for AHP to automatically record Skype/iChat audio conversations in separate tracks, but we'll all simply have to wait and see what the company cooks up.

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