Audio Hijack 4 is a kinetic app, with subtle animations to aid in
understanding. The tiles and wires move, meters bounce, and
status icons pulsate to show when things are in action. I’m proud
of all these animations, but there are two particular bits I want
to call out.
First up are the amazing animations on the connecting wires. While
the previous version’s wires could occasionally look somewhat
soft, Audio Hijack 4’s wires are all drawn with vectors, so
they’re super sharp. They’re also beautifully curved and feel
incredibly snappy as you drag blocks around.
I do love these design breakdowns. I’ve noticed so many nice little details in Audio Hijack 4, but I learned a bunch more from reading this post. Just the way that nodes inside a session snap into place on the canvas — it makes Audio Hijack a pleasure to use.