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I'd like to record what I hear coming out of the main audio jack on my Mac. Nothing fancier than that.

I'm aware of Audio Hijack Pro but that really does much more than I'm looking for and comes with a steep price tag. If it's the only tool that can do the job that's fine but I was hoping to find something that simply captured all audio coming from the computer and dumped it to a file.

Any suggestions?

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32 USD is a "steep price tag"? –  Daniel Beck Jan 9 '11 at 21:09
It when you think that there has to be a central CoreAudio something or other that sends all the audio apps are producing to the speakers. Feels almost like something that applescript should be able to do. –  Tim Visher Jan 12 '11 at 15:28
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I use SoundFlower to pass the audio to an application like Audacity, and use Audacity to record SoundFlower's input. It's not as simple as Audio Hijack Pro, but as the adage says, you get what you pay for!

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Wish I had seen this before biting the bullet and buying AudioHijack –  Tim Visher Jan 12 '11 at 15:30
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