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Is there a way to capture the currently playing "sounds" ?

For instance, If I want to copy (to an audio-file) the noise I make while playing a flash game, is there a way to record what is currently to be heard in my headset ?

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Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro can do this for you and much more.

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Another option, also from Rogue Amoeba, is Piezo which is about 50% the cost of Audio Hijack Pro. So, depending on how complex your needs are, there are two really great options.

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If you want to do it for free you can download Audacity and Soundflower (if you have a mac) and record the sound straight off your sound card.

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Soundflowerbed: http://cycling74.com/downloads/

Tutorial: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/User:BillWharrie/Using_Soundflower_to_record_streaming_audio

You mentioned you're using a mac, but for people who run windows, there is likely another program you can substitute for Soundflower to accomplish the same thing, although I have not looked into it.

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Soundflower has been my optimal software for audio routing. You can grab it here: http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/. Please note that this is only available for Mac. If you own a Windows computer, (or GNU/Linux, Solaris, or FreeBSD, or even Mac as well, in addition to any POSIX-conformant platforms), try JACK at http://jackaudio.org. Both of these are free, so try them out.

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