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6.Using a dedicated system audio ripper
1 If your audio interface doesn’t offer internal loopback routing, and you don’t fancy rigging up loads of unwieldy cables from your speaker output to an audio input, instead use a dedicated piece of software to intercept your system’s internal audio and export it to a file for use later on – let’s try it out.
2 We’ll use Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack for this (demos available). Open it and select New Session»New Blank Session from the Session Template menu. Start building a signal path by adding an Application from Sources, then setting the Source to your DAW. Add a Recorder from Outputs.
3 By default, the Recorder grabs audio in 256kbps MP3 format; clicking the Recorder opens a dialog box where we can change this to high quality 24-bit WAV. To monitor audio while recording, add an Output Device from Outputs, set to your chosen audio interface. Grab the recording from the Recording tab.