Rogue Amoeba SoundSource v5.3.1 [OSX]

Publisher: Rogue Amoeba
Product: SoundSource
Version: 5.3.1-HCiSO
Requirements: MacOS 10.13 to MacOS 11
  • Publisher: Rogue Amoeba
  • Product: SoundSource
  • Version: 5.3.1-HCiSO
  • Requirements: MacOS 10.13 to MacOS 11

SOUNDSOURCE is superior sound control for Mac. Get truly powerful control over all the audio on your Mac!

Fast Access to System Devices

Control the settings for your Mac’s Output, Input, and Sound Effects audio devices right from your menu bar.

Per-Application Audio Control

Change the volume of any app relative to others, and send individual apps to different audio outputs.

Add Effects

Make any audio sound great, with powerful built-in effects, as well as advanced Audio Unit support.


Per-App Volume Control

Adjust volume levels for each of your applications, all in one place. Make one app louder or softer than others, or even mute it entirely.

Per-App Output Redirection

Control exactly where audio plays. Route music from one app to your best speakers, while everything else is heard via your Mac’s built-in output.

Per-App Audio Effects

Use the built-in 10-band equalizer and support for Audio Units to sweeten the sound of individual apps.

System Audio Settings

Quickly adjust volume and input levels, balance, and even sample rate for your system’s Output, Input, and Sound Effects devices.

System-Wide Audio Effects

Apply effects to sweeten the sound of all audio on your system, with the built-in 10-band equalizer and support for advanced Audio Unit plugins.

Super Volume Keys

HDMI devices, DisplayPort audio outputs, and more fail to support the volume keys found on Mac keyboards. SoundSource makes those keys work with any outputs you have.

Menu Bar Access

SoundSource lives in your menu bar, for one-click access to all your audio controls. You can also bring it up with a configurable global keyboard shortcut.

Floating Access

Making frequent adjustments? Pin SoundSource’s main window, and it will float on your screen for instant access.

New!Headphone EQ

The new Headphone EQ effect provides the very best sound from thousands of different models of headphones.

New!Magic Boost 2

The new Magic Boost 2 does even more to provide rich, full sound from even the tiniest speakers.

New!Compact View

SoundSource’s main window is streamlined, but to truly minimize how much space it uses, the Compact view has you covered.

New!Menu Bar Meters

Add optional meters for your output device, input device, and/or active applications, so you can see and control audio even more easily.


With SoundSource 5, audio control on the Mac is more refined than ever. Per-application audio control has been streamlined, and applying effects to any app is now more powerful than ever. Of course, access to audio device settings is as convenient as ever.

Read this page for details on what’s new in the latest version. If you own a license for SoundSource 4, you’re eligible for a discounted upgrade to SoundSource 5.


Refined Interface

To start, you’ll notice that SoundSource’s menu bar icon now always shows your Mac’s volume level, as well as indicating when sound is entirely muted.

Next, the main window has slimmed down, while still providing all the controls and info you need. And the new Compact view saves even more screen space, while still offering access to all the essentials.

From subtle animations and artwork enhancements, to support for matching the system accent color, there’s much more to see. The new interface is truly a sight to behold.

Automatic App Handling

With version 5, you no longer need to manually manage the applications SoundSource controls. Instead, everything is handled automatically. When an app produces audio, SoundSource will add it to its list, ready for you to make your desired adjustments.

Of course, SoundSource also keeps this list tidy. It removes apps when they stop producing audio, while also storing your desired adjustments for the future.

If you want to make sure an application is in the list even when it’s not producing audio, you can still do that as well. Just click the “Favorites” star to ensure the app is shown even when it’s not producing audio.

Effects Improvements

If you use SoundSource to apply audio effects, you’ll really appreciate the enhancements we’ve made in version 5. Beginners will appreciate our upgraded built-in effects, with the new Magic Boost 2 as well as an easier to use 10-band equalizer. If you listen with headphones, the new Headphone EQ effect is for you. And audiophiles will love the ability to quickly search installed Audio Units, as well as the support for the newest Audio Unit v3 specification.

With the new pinnable effects, controls are easily accessed no matter what you’re doing. Pin an effect to have it float above everything on your Mac, so you can adjust it instantly.

With version 5, the things you loved about SoundSource have been polished to perfection, and there are plenty of great new additions as well.


Compact View

The optional new Compact view minimizes SoundSource’s screen space usage, while still giving you full access to all controls.

Volume Level At A Glance

SoundSource’s menu bar icon now always provides a volume indicator. See your output volume level at a glance.

10-Band Equalizer Updates

Our great-sounding EQ has been simplified for easy adjustments. Advanced controls are still available, and can be pinned for adjustment from anywhere.

Input Source Meters

Turn on the “Default Input Device” menu bar meter to see when your microphone is in use. Even better, this meter acts as a very handy mute control.

Active App Meters

When you turn on menu bar meters for “Active Applications”, you’ll be able to see any and all applications producing audio at a glance.

Menu Bar Mute Controls

When you have menu bar meters turned on, a single click can mute your microphone, output device, or any application that’s currently producing audio.

Magic Boost 2

The new Magic Boost 2 does even more to provide rich, full sound from even the tiniest speakers.

Headphone Enhancement

Using headphones with your Mac? The new Headphone EQ effect, powered by AutoEq, is custom-tuned to get the very best sound from thousands of different models of headphones.

Pinnable Audio Units

Audio Unit effects can now be pinned, to make them float above everything on your Mac for instant adjustment.

Searchable Audio Units

Users with long lists of Audio Units installed will love the new search field. It’s a snap to find the desired effect.

Audio Unit v3 Support

SoundSource now supports the newest Audio Unit plugins, made with the Audio Unit v3 API

  • Post category:Softwares
  • Post last modified:February 11, 2021

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