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Shush - Microphone Manager

By Mizage, LLC

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▶ Issues that will be fixed in the next update:
• Doesn't run on 10.6 Snow Leopard anymore.
• Mutes Boom 2. Workaround:

Voice chat is awesome, but sooner or later you'll send something you wish others hadn't heard.

Shush solves this problem by providing simple hotkey microphone management.

With Shush you’ll no longer have to feel awkward about the things going on around you. Whether it’s a plane flying overhead, your kids screaming, that sneeze (or something worse) you feel coming on, or just you talking to yourself, Shush makes accidental transmitting a thing of the past.

In push-to-talk mode, your microphone will be muted until you press and hold a chosen hotkey, unmuting your microphone and allowing your voice to flow freely. Release the hotkey and Shush will mute your microphone again.

In push-to-silence mode (aka “cough button”), press and hold the hotkey to immediately mute your microphone so nobody hears anything you don’t want them to. Release the hotkey and Shush will unmute your microphone.

• Take control of when you are heard
• Configure your own hotkey
• Informative menu bar icon so you always know the status of your mic
• Gorgeous retina graphics and fluid animations

Shush works with almost any* internal and external microphone or line-in, even USB and Bluetooth.

Shush works with any software that captures audio from the above hardware. This includes:
• iChat/FaceTime
• Google Chat/Talk
• Skype
• VoIP Softphones
• GarageBand/Podcast Capture
• and more…

* For a list of known incompatible hardware visit

What's New in Version 1.2.1

• Improved compatibility for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
• Improved ability to mute some devices that were previously unmutable.
• Changed menu bar icon to be black and white.
• Fix for output audio being muted if Boom is installed.


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Customer Reviews

Shush to me now is the only way to control your Mic

I wasnt happy with the previous version of this product when I purchased it. With this newest version I can’t say enough good about it. I haven’t experienced any problems, whereas prior to my instaation of Shush no matter what I did programs such as Skype, among others would comandeer and activate my mic and it’s volume without permission through the Audio MIDI listening to every sound, very creepy of Apple, Microsoft and Skype. Now with Shush the mic is dead unless I un-Shush it or toggle my fn key. Love this product one of my favs great update!

Between this and iSight Disabler5/Techslaves my Mac is locked down and no one can spy on me through my Mac.

Love this app and recommend it to everyone

I use this app to toggle my mic using the FN key. I use it daily for group video conference meetings.\

It does have one flaw in that when my mac comes out suspend mode the mic will be unmuted regardless of the mic state in the app. The causes me to toggle the mic state before going into a meeting just to make sure. Otherwise this app does exactly what I need.

Works, except when it doesn't

I've tried using several version of shush, and it OCCASIONALLY fails to block audio. I'll be on the Google Hangout, shush is muted, and then I notice that Google is transmitting my audio. It stinks! It just happened, and my input device is the "Internal Microphone" in my Mac.

Shush - Microphone Manager
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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