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These features are now available exclusively in our app Sound Control. Purchasers of Sound Siphon may also install and use Sound Control for free. Just enter your license code in Sound Control to register it.
Yes! Starting with Sound Siphon 2.0.2 a public API is available for developers to include the ability to control Sound Siphon from their application.
A small sample application demonstrating the user of Sound Siphon Public API is included as well.
Yes. It is possible to do, but it’s a bit tricky because the OS mutes your audio output when dictation is enabled. To make sure that Sound Siphon doesn’t get muted by the OS when dictation is started Sound Siphon must be off. This doesn’t mean that Sound Siphon can’t be used, it just means that Sound Siphon isn’t the default output device.
Follow these steps and you should be able to use Sound Siphon with dictation.
Some audio devices don’t support keyboard volume controls. You can usually identify these devices by the volume knob that they have. One of our favorite devices is the Audio Engine D1. It’s a great affordable DAC/Headphone amp. Unfortunately there are two problems with it. Fortunately Sound Siphon solves both of them… for free!
If you ever see this symbol when trying to change the volume on your Mac, it means that the output device you have selected doesn’t allow setting it’s volume. You’re supposed to change the volume directly on the device.
Typically, the potentiometers used to control volume usually don’t work well at extremely low volumes. The volume needs to be turned up a bit to get clear balanced audio in both left and right channels. This isn’t a problem if you don’t need to use extremely low levels, but if you are using sensitive headphones the volume on the output device you’re using might not go low enough with good results. This what we run into with the D1 and our pair of Grado SR80i headphones.
To solve both of these issues:
Sound Siphon processes the audio before it goes to your output device. Now you can use your keyboard to control the volume. This also lets you turn the volume up on your output device and use the keyboard volume controls to reduce the volume to the desired level.