Sponsor: Loopback from Rogue Amoeba →

With Loopback, moving audio between applications goes from impossible to trivial. Loopback can combine audio from any software application and any hardware device, to make a virtual source usable anywhere.


Enhance the sound of your mic on Zoom calls, or pipe in music and sound effects. Podcasters can combine a mic with audio sources like Music.app or our own soundboard app Farrago, so remote guests all hear the same thing. Gamers can record gameplay videos with both game audio and commentary. With an easy-to-understand wire-based interface, Loopback gives you all the power of a high-end studio mixing board, right inside your computer!

Download the free trial of Loopback to take a test drive! Through the end of October, 512 Pixels readers can save 20% with coupon code HACK20LB.

Michael Steeber, on Gary Allen →

Michael Steeber, writing something you should take the time to read:

October marks eight years since the death of Gary Allen, a legendary figure in the Apple community. Over the span of 14 years, Gary visited more than 140 Apple Stores and meticulously documented every detail of Apple Retail design and operations on his website, ifoAppleStore.com. I’ve never taken a moment to properly recognize Gary’s contributions to the community and his impact on my life, so today I’m going to fix that.

Rogue Amoeba’s Decades in Your Dock →

Neale Van Fleet:

Exactly 21 years ago today, Rogue Amoeba shipped its very first product: Audio Hijack 1.0. In a small nod to our birthday, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our app icons over the years. Below, I’ve lined up the icons for all the Mac apps Rogue Amoeba has sold since the beginning.

This is delightful.

It’s macOS Sonoma Day!

Today, Apple is rolling out macOS Sonoma. Here are the system requirements:

  • iMac Pro: 2017 (RIP)
  • MacBook Air: 2018 and later
  • MacBook Pro: 2018 and later
  • Mac mini: 2018 and later
  • iMac: 2019 and later
  • Mac Pro: 2019 and later
  • Mac Studio: All models

If your machine can run it, and the third-party apps you depend on are ready, Sonoma has been pretty solid in my testing over the summer.

As usual, I’ve got a roundup of links for you:

Some great Mac utilities have been updated for Sonoma, including Bartender, Unite, Mimestream, Dark Noise, Things and many more, including Rogue Amoeba’s apps.