The audio tag is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.

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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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Q: Mid-2009 15" MBP Line-out / Headphone-out jack not working properly - how to resume behaviour without replacing Logic Bus?

I'm in the unenviable position of having a pretty maxed out Mid-2009 15" MacBookPro (1TB SSD+8Gb memory), and I've been getting almost 6 years of continuously decent behaviour out of it... Except... ...
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What is the correct way to ask: What is the reason Apple does not provide non-sync copying of sound tracks between iPhone and Mac?

I know I am not asking this right. I want find out why Apple has iOS and OSX setup to synch but not move or copy sound tracks between an iPhone a a macbook. I understand how sync works. My ...
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Use a USB sound card with multiple input lines in apps like Skype or Dictation?

I need a way to make apps use the second input line from USB sound card. By default the all use input one. Does anyone know how to split the two input channels into two separate devices or ...
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Sound not working while logged onto MacBook Air

I recently spilled water on my laptop, and there was a fan noise but I restarted the SMC and the fan noise disappeared. Although now I have realized I have no sound. When I go onto Sound ...
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Does the newest Macbook and/or Macbook air have 3.5mm linein?

I need to record external sounds. I am not convinced that the newest Macbook's external cable can guarantee the best recording quality. Since the newest Macbook and/or Macbook air do not have 3.5mm ...
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Early 2013 MacBook Pro UE Boom Bluetooth Issues

I've tried lots of different solutions to get these two working nicely together. So far I've tried: Re-Pairing the devices Removing and recreating all the Bluetooth plist files Executing (defaults ...
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Text-to-speech: Skip words (especially HTML)

I am a frequent user of Apple's built-in Text-to-Speech. I write a lot of articles in a CMS where the formatting has to be entered as HTML. If I use text-to-speech, it reads the HTML tags. Is ...
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How to reset sounds in Yosemite 10.10.3

In an earlier OSX release, the combination alt-cmd-P-R reenabled sounds after a restart, but not in Yosemite. In some version of OSX, the command sudo killall coreaudio works but not in Yosemite ...
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Sound doesn't work when I plug in headphones

I have no sound when I plug in my headphones in my MacBook. I have tried several things: I've reset PRAM I've stared at the Preferences for a very long time and tried fixing it. However, nothing ...
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Convert *stereo* .mov to mono .mp3?

I need an easy way to take a stereo .mov file and convert it to a mono .mp3 or similar formatted audio file. I use Ecamm's Skype Call recorder to record interviews, which I send out for ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Sound no longer working

My audio is not working, I have searched online and tried many things: I have tried the following: killing the audio process via Terminal (sudo killall coreaudiod) inserting/removing headphones ...
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Higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display

I noticed today a higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display from my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on OS X Yosemite. Although the CPU usage is not very high (15 - 20%), it ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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Set audio input/ouput device priority

I have a MacBook Pro that is almost always connected to one of two Thunderbolt displays. Sometimes it will also be connected to a USB headset. Every time I disconnect the headset the audio input and ...
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Yosemite Input and Output Audio Device

I'm using the latest version of Yosemite and use a Sennheiser headset. When pressing alt and clicking the sounds icon in the menubar it's showing a 'Logitech USB headset' in the dropdown, which was my ...
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Sizzling Sound on Yosemite in Multi-Output (Aggregate Device) from the 2. Device

I recently wanted to play my music through multiple output devices at once: My Macbook Pro's internal speakers Bluetooth Speakers As i have found from the internet i have created a Multi-Output ...
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Garageband only recognizes one plugin of three installed

I have three plugins installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components however Garageband only finds the first one I installed, Crystal. The others, Synth1 and TAL-Bassline are ignored, even when I ...
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Yosemite randomly switches audio output to displayport

Ever since upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite I'm experiencing this annoying bug, where OSX switched the default audio output to external display connected via DisplayPort. This display has no ...
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The sound controls and function are finicky

I just purchased my Macbook pro. It's a 13in, Mid 2012 running OS X yosemite. The first time I used headphones, the sound completely cuts out. I unplugged the headphones and the sound had stopped ...
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Audio intermittently goes out of sync

I'm experiencing playback issues with all media, streamed and local. Whenever I play a video or listen to music, the audio will occasionally go out of sync with the playback. (A lot more of an issue ...
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Intermittent ding/sonar sound coming from Macbook Pro… even when turned off!

My MacBook Pro late 2014 is making a ping sonar-like noise every 30-35 seconds, even when muted and the laptop is turned off. It seems to be coming from the left side of the MacBook and is very loud. ...
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iPhone 4 volume is really quiet

I have a used iPhone 4 with 16GB of memory in it, running IOS 7.1.2. The problem with this iPhone is that the volume is really quiet whenever i'm playing music or making a call and setting the caller ...
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No sound except with Headphones on MBA

The sound output is not stuck in digital mode, actually the output is stuck in "headphones mode". It works when the headphones are plugged in. Plugging in or replugging the headphones does not ...
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Using Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth Headset with Macbook Pro Retina 15", Mid-2012

I've read a few older posts about headsets and the TRRS headphone/mic input here, here, here, here and the consensus seems to be that the Macbook is expecting "line-level" input (either that or you ...
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Drivers not installing

I use a Tascam US-122mkII audio interface to record music with. I recently upgraded my Macbook to OS X 10.9.5 and tried to update the drivers for my Tascam but they don't seem to be installing ...
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Set iPhone volume to maximum when connecting to a Bluetooth speaker

Normally I like to keep my iPhone volume quite low, so that when audio plays, it isn't too loud at first. However, when I connect my iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker, I want the iPhone's volume to be ...
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Different Volume Level for Headsets and Headphones over Combo Jack

I have the Sony MDRX10. When I use the cable with the mic, I get lower volume level and distortions at max volume but when I use the headphone only cable, I get much better volume control. I tried ...
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My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear

My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear. After deciding it was not my headphones or the cable (it worked in my iPhone), I instantly went to turning my mac off and resetting ...
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Two headphones with mic set up on Mac book

I would like me and my girlfriend be able to listen to Mac book music using headphones, each one its own. What electronics are required for this? We already have two headphones with included mics and ...
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How do I shut down Pandora completely?

I have been shutting down Pandora using swipe-to-close to deal with its high battery usage. However, I've recently found that it's still somehow active in the background. I have my phone synced to my ...
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What does the “cancel” icon in the volume prompt mean?

I connected my earphone and when I tried to change the volume, I got a prompt like Except that there was a small "cancel" icon in it (like this). I could not change the volume. I had to unplug and ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...
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Why don't I hear dialogue through headphones on my MPB after upgrading to Yosemite?

Since upgrading my early '11 MBP to Yosemite (with RAM upgrade) I have a bizarre issue with VLC and Youtube videos when using headphones: I can hear the 'background noises' of a video at normal volume ...
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How to use the aggregate device editor to route a mic channel

I have this professional cardioid microphone using m-audio firewire solo on Yosemite. Whatever I record something, I get a 4 track audio but the audio is just recorded on channel 3. Beyond recording ...
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iOS Bluetooth making random static noise

I'm using an iPad Mini first gen with a new recently bought bluetooth earpiece (Jabra Wave) to connect to my iPad for use with a VoIP App. When no calls/audio are on the device I can hear a random ...
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How do disable control by iPhone headphones?

I have bought 2 iPhone headphones from Amazon, good quality earphones with 5-star reviews, but unfortunately there seem an issue where it randomly initiates commands. Music forwards, music rewards, ...
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Why are my sounds lagging on my 13" Macbook Pro?

Specs of my computer: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, running on Yosemite 10.10.3, 2014 macbook pro retina model Basically my problem is that sounds on my computer keep lagging, but ...
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AppleScript Quicktime Player to play audio file generates error

My Quicktime Player (Version 10.3 727.4) can play mp3 files without any problems, but when I use AppleScript I get an error message: The document “audio.mp3” could not be opened. The file may be ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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How to list audio card IDs from terminal

I am developing a script which deals with sound recording. As user potentially can have multiple sound cards attached, I would like to give him/her a chance to select desired one. The software I use ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Can I increase the level from my USB microphone?

I have this usb headset: http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/audio-478 With the level turned all the way up in System Preferences, it's not loud enough for some uses. Is there a way to increase ...
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OSX Auto Audio Adjuster?

On many smart TVs or Windows computers, there is a feature called smart audio adjustment. It basically prevents the audio from going too loud or too quite when playing files that has audio output, ...
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mpd stuttering when run under launchd

Background As a terminal junkie, I've started messing around with a combination of mpd (Music Player Daemon) and a player, ncmpcpp (NCurses Media Player Client C++). I installed these via Homebrew - ...
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Is there a way for the iPad wireless keyboard to make typing sounds similar to what the on-screen keyboard makes?

Is there a way to have a wireless keyboard produce the soft tapping sound effects that the on-screen iPad keyboard makes? The point is that I want to be able to type and not look at the screen at all ...
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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A bug preventing iPhone audio from reverting to speaker mode after unplugging headphones

I encountered a weird glitch with my iPhone while listening to a Youtube video over headphones. One of the earbuds shorted out (they're old and somewhat damaged), so I unplugged the headphones and ...
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Why doesn't the internal microphone of my MacBook Pro work?

The internal microphone of my MacBook Pro late 2011 doesn't work. When I try to do an audio recording, the microphone doesn't record.
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How to Find/Filter for 24-bit audio files in Finder or iTunes or another software (if needed)? (audio bit depth / sample size)

I have a large iTunes library of lossless music. Some of it is 24-bit, which does not work on iPhones nor with Google Play (most audio is 16-bit, and this metric only applies to lossless formats). I'd ...