Rogue Amoeba Piezo meet Fiona Apple’s ‘Idler Wheel’
When it comes to new software, there is a fairly repeatable pattern for me — download the demo to accomplish a specific task and if I find myself repeating the same task again, well, it is time to buy. That said, the full version of Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo is now in my app folder.
Two things happened today, I noticed on NPR that Fiona Apple’s Idler Wheel is coming out and Rogue Amoeba posted an update of Piezo, the company’s record audio for any source on your Mac, that essentially allows background recording. Other new features in version 1.2 (release notes) include:
• Piezo now tracks Skype’s input and output devices, for easier VoIP recording
• Piezo now features a Play-thru toggle in the Record menu, allowing the user to toggle audio playthru on or off
• Piezo’s preferences now feature a Reveal button, to show the Recording destination
• Piezo now properly handles periods in file names
• Piezo now better handles problems when the recording folder is unavailable, including defaulting back to ~/Music/Piezo
• Several other small improvements have been made
Right now I’m watching Leo et al discuss WWDC and tech while Fiona’s recording in the background — pretty darned cool.
So, yes, you can capture audio from any source, including but not limited Safari (i.e. NPR’s First Listen), Skype, iTunes and QuickTime, with Rogue Amoeba’s app — get a limited function demo (record 10 minutes per launch) or buy it on Mac App Store for a measly $9.99.
I used the demo grab a couple songs from Jack White’s Blunderbuss and now I’m grabbing a taste of Fiona’s new album…
Are you ready to buy?