Rogue Amoeba, those virtuosos of routing audio in any Mac OS X app, have released Airfoil,
their new application for routing audio from any Mac app to Aiport
Express — not just iTunes. (The app was originally going to be called
Slipstream, as we reported here.) Finally, you can listen to BBC Radio
6 from anywhere in the house! (via our friends at samplepoolz, a must-read music site with a sample focus)

More importantly, this means you can play a gig running around with
your PowerBook! Strap that puppy to a shopping cart (or, hell, play
CATCH with it), stream from Ableton Live, and go to town! I double-dog dare you. Just don't set it on fire — this won't help with that.

Availability: Now
Cost: US$25 (US$20 in March only!)

  • Guest

    Nice program, I must agree. Only one problem. I contacted Rogue Amoeba a while back and heard just what I had feared: theres going to be a noticeable lag while streaming. Soo.. no luck playing live real-time. Too bad, because it would have also freed my studio from the tyranny of speaker-cables. Oh well… So yes, it flies, but it arrives with a jet-lag.
    Tommi Ruusuvuori, Turku, Finland
    (Info about the lag can be found in their FAQ).

  • admin

    . . . unless, of course, you want ultra-ambient music. Stick a 10-second reverbb on everything and it's just fine. 😉

    Thanks for the info, Tommi.

    This raises an interesting question about the HP DJammer — how did they get around lag? (Or did they?)

  • Rob Firth

    I can't get it to work with Ableton Live, athough it seems to work with every other audio application – any advice?