App to control audio output from different apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by daleremote, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. daleremote macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Back on 10.3 I used a Rogue Amoeba program called Detour (I think) that allowed you to control which audio devices played audio from which software programs. I used it to send iTunes music through a USB audio device to powered speakers while playing Office apps noises through the built-in speaker. They discontinued it with 10.4 because Apple changed the way audio is handled.

    Question: Is there some similar app that maybe let's you control volume of each audio-emitting app? So I could turn Office all the way down (all those grating save chimes are killing me) while keeping iTunes all the way up?

  2. theMercenary macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Any fresh news on this?

    Has such an application appeared anywhere?
  3. freqazoidiac macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2008
    carolinian forests

    yes..any new developments? to put it this way, is there a utility to direct sound drivers for different sound cards, firewire, usb input output devices, so let's say, Itunes uses the ouput of your firewire audio interface, while your internal speakers, or mac output handles system sounds.
  4. NReichman macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2009
    Any news on this? I'd like to have Chrome go straight to my USB headset, but keep all the other apps going out the digital out of my Mac.
  5. FloatingBones macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    If anything can do what you want, Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack should be able to do it. You could ask their customer support or just download a demo version of Audio Hijack and try it yourself.
  6. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006

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