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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Use macbook inbuilt microphone with audio going through mic-less earphones

I want to buy Sony Earphones for use with my MacBook Pro Mid-2014 edition. The earphones have no built in mic. Can my MacBook play audio through my earphones and use the inbuilt mac microphone at the ...
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Apple headset not working in PC with Windows 10

When I plug my Apple headset into my computer, it makes some very weird sounds. I've tried with two different headsets; both iPhone 4 headset and iPhone 5 headset. It only makes the sounds when I'm ...
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Can I play audio from computer through VOIP connection?

I'm using join.me for online presentations. If I have a video I'd like to share, I can't send the sound to join.me. I was thinking perhaps some Soundflower set up might enable this function. Any ideas ...
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Putting the external display to sleep but not the computer

I have a Mac mini running Yosemite 10.10.4. It is connected via HDMI to a D/A converter (which is then connected to a TV screen, an amp etc) (no other display) When I use the Hot corners to Put ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

I bought a Macbook Pro 13' Mid 2012 with the sound damaged just for work (I develop IOS apps) but now I miss the sound in my Mac and I want to fix it. The sound icon in the superior bar does not ...
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Prevent iTunes from importing sound files when they are played

When I download a sound file and double-click to play it, iTunes opens it (which is fine) but also copies it to the iTunes library. I don't want to copy the file; I just want iTunes to play it. How ...
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Trying to replace volume sound in OS X to what was present before. Encountering permissions problems even as root. Help?

I'm trying to get the old volume feedback noise on my MacBook. I have a copy of the sound file but the system is refusing to let me replace it, even as root. I found this article that also explained ...
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No output from MacBook Pro audio jack (input OK)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and I've tried just about everything I can think of to fix this. The problem is that I can't hear anything out of my headphone jack. I can set it to input ...
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Volume reduces automatically after pluging headset into macbook pro

I got a MacBook Pro 13'' early 2013 with OS X 10.10.5 installed and SONY MDR-1A headphones with a headset cable. When using "headphone" cable everything works as expected. When I use "headset" plugin ...
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Audio MIDI Setup: have a default configuration for a headset

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset and, every time I plug it in, the Thru checkbox at the Input tab is enabled, which means I hear myself through the speakers: Is there any way I can configure my ...
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Keys of a Particular Scale Only in GarageBand on OS X

I used to have an iPad and had great time using GarageBand. The feature that made my time fun is mostly "Scale" i.e. when I choose a particular scale, for instance "D#maj Pentatonic Blues", the ...
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Volume Randomly Goes to Maximum with Bluetooth Headset

I have tried using two different bluetooth headsets with my iphone 6 and when using the headset and hitting the "call" button on the iphone, the volume will sometimes go to maximum level. Basically ...
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How do I set up different audio sounds over different speakers simultaneously?

so I have a MacBook Air 2013 running OS X El Capitan connected to an external monitor. I figured out how to play audio on both my macbook's and external monitor's speakers simultaneously. The bass and ...
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Installed Yosemite, now have audio issues

I have searched but nothing covers my actual issue. See the pictures.. For some reason I have soundFlower in my audio selections but I never installed it and I have no clue how to get back o the ...
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Problem with audio output on OS X 10.10.4

I recently upgraded my OS to Yosemite 10.10.4 After done my volume icon is greyed out and no sound is found. This is not the bug where it is set on HDMI since when i open output there is no internal ...
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How to get Audio Drivers for Macbook in Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 on my Mid 2012 Macbook Pro. I already had a separate partition which was a leftover from Ubuntu in it, so I didn't partitioned it using Bootcamp and directly formatted it ...
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don't understand command for playing audio in applescript through Quicktime [duplicate]

I'm making a very simple electronic sampler and I need to know how to play audio in applescript. I heard that Quicktime Player was a good way to do it, so I tried some stuff from people on Apple ...
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Issues using Firewire sound card with Thunderbolt adapter

I was using a Saffire Pro 40 card on a macbook via FireWire. I now need to use it on a mac mini and it only has Thunderbolt ports and no Firewire. I've got a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter and ...
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What is the default function for a play/pause media key?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a button labelled play/pause. When I have no keyboard drivers installed, the way the button behaves is by toggling playing and pausing in ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio not working

I have an ARCAM mini-Blink DAC bluetooth receiver connected to my audio amplifier and I would like to stream music from my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.4 to my loudspeakers. I can't. I have this ...
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Sending data to serial port and audio device from command line

I am looking to create a scripts that does the following: Send data to a non-standard serial port, in my case /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART. Plays an audio file to a non-standard audio device, in my case a ...
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Cannot hear music on my iPhone 5S

I can't hear sound in my iPhone. I can't listen to music or any sound on my device. I'm frustrated trying to solve this.
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Earbuds + MacBook Pro play audio from left speaker only

I have a pair of earbuds (the sort that came with the fifth-generation iPod Touch when it was originally released) and a 2013 13" MacBook Pro which have a problem together. When I plug the earbuds ...
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No sound on Macbook Air

Yesterday I tried to use Apple TV, it connected but I realised that I don't have Airplay so I disconnected the Apple TV. I then transfered some files using a USB and after that I have no sound on Mac. ...
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Play music on multiple iPhones synced through wifi, on several bluetooth speakers

So a mate and I have each our Bluetooth speaker. (Incidentally the same speakers, but this shouldn't matter.) We would like to sync our iPhones to play music on both speakers simultaneously, either ...
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Recording audio clips on a timer?

I'm working on a project that requires me to record a large number of 20-second audio clips (the file format is unimportant, as far as I'm aware). I would like to be able to do this without pressing a ...
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How to export Mac (possibly-compressed) sound resources to useable (WAV) files?

I'm working on an old project that originally bundled its sounds as Macintosh resources. I want to export these to regular files (preferably wav, but aiff is also acceptable since converting between ...
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Yosemite MBP 2012 internal speakers only work when external plugged in

This is an interesting variant of the problems that people are having with audio on OSX. I still have the problem with the (hardware?) bug that causes Digital Out to be the only option available when ...
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I own a 13" MacBook Pro. I literally and physically (in terms of hardware) can't plug my headset in

The last time I plugged them in was two or three months ago and they worked just fine. It was easy to plug them in but now it feels like there's something in the way and I don't know how to get it ...
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Yosemite swoosh missing fix required

Have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite 10.10.4, and found that Mail's swoosh sound when sending mail is no longer evident. Anyone know how to get it back?
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How can I record my game audio and Skype audio at the same time?

I am trying to use Soundflower and Audacity to record a gameplay video on steam with a recording software. I can't figure out though, how to set up audacity to record the Skype call and the game audio ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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Connecting 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro to Dell U2715H?

What would be the 'best' way to connect the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro to a Dell U2715H monitor? If I wanted to use the monitors USB 3.0 ports and also output sound to a Dell soundbar, how many cables ...
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iPhone 5S weird bluetooth issue

I am facing a weird Bluetooth problem lately with my Plantronics M100 and my iPhone 5S. It worked fine before but after some disassemblies of my phone (after switching broken display and battery) I am ...
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Can I connect a microphone to a retina 5k iMac?

My 5K retina iMac has one audio port. On my MacBook pro that only had one port, it was possible, in System Preferences, to state whether to use it as an input or an output. Is it possible to use the ...
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Combine external mic and system sound and send output to HDMI

I am looking to combine the system sound with an external mic plugged into the microphone jack and send the combined audio output to HDMI. Is this doable on my Macbook pro. I have tried different ...
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iTunes Alternative - Managing Podcasts and Audio Books

Is there an iTunes alternative that can do the following: Manage podcast subscriptions (Including automatically fetching new podcasts and deleting old ones) Organise podcasts into "stations" ...
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Is there an app for OS X to measure noise pollution?

I want the light app to run in background and record only RMS loudness level from a microphone over a long time (days and weeks), to get statistics about loudness levels around me (so I can use this ...
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Script - Audio Files - Find, Count and Sort by type

I have a very large audio collection I have to sort. It's a mixture of M4A, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and MP3. It's the result of years of work by a now deceased person who sat in their garage ripping their own ...
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Strange issues with garage band 10 and sound fonts sf2

I'm having issues with Garage Band 10, when trying to set up custom sound fonts. I installed them in /Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks Then I opened the MIDI file, doing these steps: I select my track I ...
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Set volume control for each app individually

I'm capturing video with Final Cut Pro and I'm hearing the sound of the recording. I would like to use the computer for other things while capturing. How can I disable the sound for a specific ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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AppleScript to audio

I want to save the following spoken text to an audiofile that I can play on my iPod (so .mp3 or something). say "the company [[slnc 1200]]" using "Alex" say "une entreprise [[slnc 1200]]" using ...
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Recording iPad and speech using Quicktime stops recording when screen is static

I'm trying to record a demo of using an app on my iPad, with me talking over the top of it. I've hooked up my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.3) to my Mac (10.10.3) using a lightning cable and am then using ...
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Use headphone jack as line in for microphone on MacBook Pro Retina

MacBook Pro Retinas dropped the line-in (microphone) jack that previous MacBook Pros had. Sometimes I want to plug in a 1/8" microphone, but there's no option to switch the input from "internal ...
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Where can I find and download of old Garageband loops online?

I had an old macbook for a while and that thing crashed, along with some of my music. I got a cheap toshiba for a couple years, saved up for a Macbook Pro. I bought the Pro in 2013, didn't much of the ...
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My iMac makes no sound at all

My iMac abruptly stopped making any sounds while I was using Garageband. I think I had a microphone and headphones plugged in at the time. I have tried everything that is written online: Safe mode, ...
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Bluetooth pair with audio device has driver error in bootcamp

I am using a MacBook Air 2014. Recently have installed Windows 7 64 bits using Boot Camp. When I pair the audio device with bluetooth, the device can be detected and pair, but when windows install ...
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Safari 8.x not playing audio in Google Voice?

Having an odd issue with Safari 8 (and WebKit browsers generally) wherein I have been unable to play audio with Google Voice. Interestingly YouTube HTML5 plays fine. Any idea as to what may be ...
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iPhone forgets how to bluetooth, audio app overnight

Overnight, my iPhone forgets how to Bluetooth. It also forgets which audio app I was using. Let's start at 7:30AM when I get in my car, assume everything is working, and go from there. I turn on ...