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I have a similar need when recording Skype calls. My setup is somewhat different, but the fundamentals should work for your setup. Best of all, you can do it without buying any specialized applications. Rogue Amoeba has a great application called Line In that will allow you to pipe your system's inputs to whatever outputs you are available, including ...
That's where the Soundflowerbed application comes into play. It lets you select out of which output you would like to play the sound that the rest of the system is feeding into sound flower.
Turns out I had some strange Core Audio driver issue. Every time Skype was running, process "coreaudiod" would fire up and begin to hog CPU like crazy. I fixed permissions on my boot volume and it fixed a bunch of stuff related to iTunes, which apparently also fixed whatever was going on. Once the coreaudiod issue was resolved, here's the setup that is ...
Open Audio MIDI Setup from Applications > Utilities. Click the + button in the bottom left corner and select "Create Multi-Output Device". Check "Built-In Output" (this may already be checked) and the Soundflower output of your choice. Right-click (or control-click) the device you just created and select "Use this device for sound output".
In AU Lab, go to Preferences > Document, and untick the "Use preferred audio device when opening documents". The next time you'll open AU Lab, it will keep the "Built-in audio output" as output device!
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