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Sound Control Release Notes

Sound Control 2.3.2 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.3.2:

  • Fixed a problem that could lead to garbled audio with output device sample rates > 44.1 kHz.

Version 2.3.1:

  • Fixed priority devices on < 10.13.
  • No longer blocks restart when automatically updating OS.
  • Fixed priority devices.
  • More responsive meters.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause volume to increase on launch if “Independent Master Volume” is disabled. 
  • Fixed mute UI sync when using hotkeys.
  • Priority devices and ignored devices now list audio devices with unique enumerated names.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when display goes to sleep.
  • Moved EQ clipping protection setting into the app’s settings window.
  • Added warning/confirmation alert when disabling EQ Clipping protection.
  • Can now choose apps or devices for the default menu shown.
  • Now updates installed plugins if if necessary when user upgrades from 10.13 to 10.14.
  • Sound Siphon Microphone Input agent is not longer installed for Sound Control.
  • Device menus are now shown faster.
  • Can now downmix to mono.

Sound Control 2.3.1 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.3.1:

  • Fixed priority devices on < 10.13.
  • No longer blocks restart when automatically updating OS.
  • Fixed priority devices.
  • More responsive meters.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause volume to increase on launch if “Independent Master Volume” is disabled. 
  • Fixed mute UI sync when using hotkeys.
  • Priority devices and ignored devices now list audio devices with unique enumerated names.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when display goes to sleep.
  • Moved EQ clipping protection setting into the app’s settings window.
  • Added warning/confirmation alert when disabling EQ Clipping protection.
  • Can now choose apps or devices for the default menu shown.
  • Now updates installed plugins if if necessary when user upgrades from 10.13 to 10.14.
  • Sound Siphon Microphone Input agent is not longer installed for Sound Control.
  • Device menus are now shown faster.
  • Can now downmix to mono.

Sound Control 2.3.0 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.3.0:

  • Initial compatibility with T2 Macs. (iMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pro, 2018 Mac mini).
  • Optional per-app balance.
  • EQ can now be adjusted independently for left and right channels.
  • Can now optionally control website volumes independently.
  • Fixed priority devices when running without additional components installed.
  • Added hot key for toggling Sound Control on/off.
  • Added option to suppress the “Missing Components” dialog at launch.
  • Smoother slider adjustments in the EQ.
  • Fixed meters for apps that have subprocesses, such as Safari.
  • Fixed issue that could cause meters to get stuck.
  • Better prev/next device hot key behavior.
  • Fixed double beep that could occur when “Force Keyboard Volume Control” is enabled.
  • Output devices now show consistent mute and volume settings.
  • Touch bar controls are now disabled on Macs without a touch bar.
  • No longer prevents system from selecting airplay as the default output.
  • Better menu and submenu placement.
  • Fixed bug that prevented deleting a newly made EQ preset.
  • Touch bar refinement. Can now change device volumes from the touch bar.
  • Touch bar is now a live preview while in the Touch Bar preferences tab.
  • On Mojave Master volume is no longer shown when using media keys to change volume.
  • Priority devices now properly ignores the ignored output devices.
  • Priority devices now functions properly.
  • Better menu appearance in dark mode.
  • Better filtering of non-audio playing apps and sites.
  • Other apps meter now work.
  • Hot Keys menu item is now shown even when Sound Control is disabled.

Sound Control 2.2.6 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.2.6:

  • Fixed priority devices on Mojave.
  • Better On/Off switch behavior.
  • Fixed crackling audio that could occur on HDMI and DisplayPort.
  • Fixed a memory leak on Mojave.
  • Master Volume and Other Apps items can now be removed from the menu.
  • Option-drag added to volume sliders for fine control.
  • Fixed bug that caused audio playback to fail after wake from sleep.
  • Uninstaller now removes STZAudioBridge.driver on Mojave.
  • Added option to make Sound Control menu bar icon match the system speaker icon, including current volume level.
  • “Sound Siphon” input device is no longer shown unless Sound Siphon is installed and run.
  • Unified Master Volume with the system volume when possible. Can be disabled.
  • Reduced volume change latency.
  • Reduced likelihood of a blip in audio when a new app starts playing.
  • Priority devices no longer lists duplicates.
  • Ignored device list isn’t longer forgotten.
  • Priority list is now respected when the default output device is unplugged.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when unplugging a device that is in use.
  • Fixed routing on 10.13 and earlier.
  • Fixed some issues after wake from sleep on Mojave.
  • Reduced memory footprint on Mojave.
  • Now respects accent color on Mojave.
  • Priority devices now excludes ignored output devices.
  • Now works with unified input/output devices on Mojave.
  • Better handling of sample rate changes on Mojave.

Sound Control 2.2.4 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.2.4:

  • Added animated audio levels. (Can be disabled in preferences.)
  • Now uses drag n drop install from the disk image.
  • Can now hide devices from the Sound Control menu.
  • Prev/Next device hotkeys skip over hidden devices.
  • Reduced cpu use and latency when changing settings.
  • Now works with full duplex bluetooth audio devices.
    • Initial support for Mojave, including dark mode.

Sound Control 2.2.2 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.2.2:

  • Can now choose between the sliders and octopus for the menu bar item.
  • Fixed indicator colors for enabled items.
  • Apps that haven’t previously been used with Sound Control now default to the “Other Apps” volume.
  • Made some diagnostics available to users to aid in troubleshooting.
  • No longer asks for Quit confirmation on shutdown, restart, or logout.
  • Master volume now ramps smoothly after quitting Sound Control.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the background agent.
  • Better “My Presets” layout and behavior.
  • Quitting Sound Control now disable per-app routing properly.
  • Fixed problem that caused an app’s volume to slowly ramp up when Sound Control isn’t active.

Sound Control 2.2.0 Release Notes

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Sound Control 2 is a FREE upgrade to owners of Sound Control 1.

Version 2.2.0

  • Hot keys now work immediately after reboot, no longer requiring the Sound Control menu to be shown to work.
  • Now handles incremental volume changes with the keyboard.
  • Added incremental volume change hotkeys.
  • Added hotkeys for switching to the next and previous output device.
  • Added hotkey for muting the default input device (device must support muting).
  • Fixed routing for Safari and some other apps that use subprocesses.
  • Added Touch Bar support for Macs that have one.
  • When quitting Sound Control an alert is now shown advising the user that volumes will return to normal levels.
  • After quitting Sound Control the volume is gradually increased to normal levels over 10 seconds.
  • Now requires 10.11+.