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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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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How to fine tune the sound level in iOS just like Mac OS?

I can fine tune the sound level by shift + option + volume up/down keys in Mac OS. Is there any similar way in iOS?
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exclude certain mailaccounts from sound notifications

In iOS6, on iPhone 5, how can I disable sound and vibration for a specific mail account only? I have one mail accounts that is a bit to highly frequented, which results in a lot of ringing and ...
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How to turn on the volume of ipod touch with a broken volume button?

My ipod touch's volume button on the side to increase the volume doesn't work, no matter how hard I press it against something. The volume down button works. The music player's sound is at the max, ...
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Core Audio Driver not working

I have been using Virtual DJ on my machine. The setup is where I want audio to play over the headphones and use a USB sound card to play audio into my headphones so I can listen to music before I ...
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Soundfonts in GarageBand: where can we select the .sf2 files?

I am trying to use soundfonts with GarageBand '11 (version 6.0.5). I downloaded 2 files from HammerSound, I put them in Library > ...Banks, and, in GarageBand, I created a new project, went to the ...
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Applescript won't play movie when waking from sleep

I have the following AppleScript, which is triggered by iCal to act as my alarm clock: set musicPath to the path to me as text set musicPath to text items 1 thru -12 of musicPath as text set ...
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MacBook Pro Lion + lavalier mic records nothing

How can I record audio using a lavalier mic and MacBook Pro OSX Lion? I have just opened my brand new Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. I tried to connect it ...
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MBP 15" Late 2011 Lion audio noise

Today I noticed something unusual on my MBP's audio. When I played some music on youtube today, I noticed that something was different. The sound is noisy, like when in a car, you put the volume very ...
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Export from garageband to audacity

I want to export ALL the audio tracks from garageband to audacity. I searched on the internet and it is apparently not possible ( here for instance), or better it is possible but one track at time. ...
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No output in right channel audio headphones

The right channel output cuts off and on when using headphones. The laptop speakers work fine. I have tried 3 known working headphones, a USB headset (connected via USB not using the audio jack), ...
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Bootcamp/Parallels - how to use the the line-out on my MacPro

I have a 2010 MacPro which I'm multi-booting (OS X, Win 7) using Parallels and Bootcamp depending on what I'm doing. I can't see how to change the audio setting so that the line-out on the back of ...
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No Sound from Mac Mini after OS X Server Reinstall

I had to reinstall OS X Lion Server 10.7 on my Mac mini (late 2011) due to partition and boot record corruption. Since reinstalling, I have not have sound. The only sound device that shows under ...
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Output volume control isn't working

The sound volume in the menu bar and the volume button on my keyboard doesn't change the output volume when I connect headphones or external speakers on my MBP. When I go to System Preferences -> ...
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When external speakers are plugged in to headphone jack of Macbook Pro (with Lion), output destination randomly switches

I have an essentially new MacBook Pro with Lion and all updates applied, and am wondering if this is a hardware or software problem. Essentially with something plugged into the headphone jack, things ...
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How can I fix the “pops, cracks and hissing” sounds from iPhone audio played on Ford Sync over USB?

When I stream audio from my iPhone 4 into my Ford Sync audio system over bluetooth, the audio quality is excellent. However, if I plug in a USB cable to get access to the hands-free features, then the ...
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Can a PowerBook or MacBook be configured to automatically wake when power is connected?

I'm looking to turn an old Mac laptop into a "car-puter". However, I don't want to drain the battery on either the laptop or the car. Is there a way to configure it so that the computer automatically ...
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Exporting a Logic Pro 9 Project to FCPX/Premiere Pro with all files kept the same

Is it possible to transfer all the audio files from logic pro to a video editing program so that they are all in the correct place and each file is separate? I want it so it looks like it does in ...
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Macbook Pro 15" bad hissing sounds when connecting external monitor and external speakers

i'm using a Macbook pro 15" i5 and I'm hearing bad statics sounds when connecting my external speaker while connecting an external monitor through the vga displayport. The static sounds that come out ...
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Microphone no longer works in Skype

I tried going into System Preferences, Sound, and Input and making sure the "Internal Microphone" is highlighted but it still won't work. No one can hear me in any Skype calls I make.
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Playing Hi-Res audio files on mac with M-audio Revolution 5.1

I have audio file with 192Khz/24bit sound, and Revo 5.1 and driver for Snow Leopard. This driver is not official, and it is only the kext, without any GUI, and I can't see sound quality playing right ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

1) Is it possible to output the audio over a2dp to multiple speakers simultaneously? 2) Is it possible to change the audio output to A2DP speakers directly from iTunes or do I have to change the ...
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How do the audio controls work on “The Daily”?

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only app, has a narration feature where a professional actor reads the stories. I can't for the life of me figure out how it works. There is a headphones icon ...
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Choppy bluetooth audio: How to persist bluetooth bitpool settings on Mavericks?

I am using a Bluetooth 3.0/aptX Audio Device. Pairing the device leads to choppy audio, due to bad default bitpool settings in OSX. The issue has been widely documented, e.g. here on stackexchange. ...
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Secondary or Separate Audio Output?

I usually listen to Mac output through headphones, which I keep plugged in almost all the time. I'm happy to have speakers squelched. But there are some alerts--e.g. message coming in from IM, or ...
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iPod Touch 5 vs iPhone 5s sound output (Line Out)

I bought an iPod Touch 5 two months back, I love the sound quality of the device. But after 1 month when my brother bought iPhone 5s, I checked the sound output of the device through the same earpods ...
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Collaboration software/workflow for Logic Audio and Komplete 10

One of my clients is a music composer and has to create the scores of two different movies. The situation: 2 almost identical Macs regarding software configuration (Mac OS X 10.8/10.9, Logic Audio, ...
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Yosemite : change sound output between speaker and headphone [duplicate]

I want to switch between headphones (jack) and internal speakers without having to insert/remove the jack? Is it possible ? And how ?
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Headphones, MacBook Pro, Parallels and no sound on the headphones

I have Parallels installed on my MacBook Pro. I have a headset plugged in. There is no option to choose to play sound on the headset. My options are Internal Speakers and Internal Sound or ...
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MacBook Pro Retina Front & REAR line?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro with retina display which has the all-in-one single headphone jack. I would like to connect my old FourPointSurround FPS2000 (1999-2000) surround sound system that has only ...
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Mp3 file sounds fine in some media players but not others

I have a number of mp3 files that I encoded via LAME from the original super nes sound files. They sound fine in the following: Windows Media Player Foobar2000 (windows) VLC (all platforms) But ...
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Ignore an AirPlay audio device completely

Is it possible to somehow ignore an AirPlay audio device completely (or at least stop my mac from automatically connecting to one) We have an AppleTV at the office and every time I open my MBP at ...
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Recording multiple midi inputs to separate tracks on garageband

Is there a way to record multiple midi inputs to separate tracks simultaneously using garageband? I'm holding an interview tomorrow and want a microphone for the subject and myself. I need to ...
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Why won't iTunes 12 Yosemite will not Get Track Names?

With iTunes 12 and Yosemite, when attempting to import an audio cd, iTunes 12 / Yosemite will report the error The song names for this CD could not be found online. Do you still want to import the ...
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How to manually uninstall the Lexicon Lambda driver?

My Lexicon Lambda just stopped responding to audio apps (Sound Forge, Reaper). It won't record anymore - applications just freeze for a few seconds and nothing happens, recording stopped, nothing ...
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Laptop sound stuck on mute

I dropped my MacBook Air 11″. No damage was done to it that I could see, but my charger was making a crackling sound. When I plugged it in, my sound stopped working and was stuck on mute.
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Awkward Sound Problem

I was listening to a video on Youtube & decided to take a break. Coming back, the computer had gone into "sleep" mode and when I wanted to continue the video the sound didin't work. I tried to ...
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keyboard issues

I currently have Yosemite and I am new to mac. I have an issue with my keyboard. I tried to look under preferences of the keyboard but couldn't find the proper virtual keyboard matching my actual ...
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Low sound on Youtube after Yosemite update,

Lost sound after Yosemite update on Safari, Chrome, Firefox. Tried replugging Apple headphones...get lowest possible sound at top volume, slightly better on headphones. Not tech savvy...help.
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Remove all the silence from Garageband exports, and I mean all

I am trying to make mp3s which I will then loop in a hardware loop player. However there are always about 2 seconds of extra silence at the end of the loop which obviously kills its usefulness as a ...
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IOS: Bluetooth not auto connecting to previously paired device

My IOS devices DO NOT auto-connect (auto-pair) to a bluetooth audio receiver device. However this works as expected on Android and OSX Yosemite. Thus I do not think it is the Bluetooth receiver that ...
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Cross platform media streaming mobile app

I would like to know if there are any mobile apps (for iOS & Android) that enables me to stream from services such as YouTube and sound cloud and sync the streaming media simultaneously over ...
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None of my headphones work for anything

I have gone through 3 pairs of headphones, and they all worked until one day they just stopped producing sound. I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13 inch, and my OS is Lion. The mute box in system ...
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Can I use a 3.5mm mic in an ipod touch?

I have a microphone with a 3.5 mm jack. Can I use this for recording in garage band in my ipod touch. Thanks for the help.
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How do I make sounds interruptions to pause my music instead of overriding it

I like listening to music and audible books. I also use GPS and sometimes want to hear road information but don't want to miss content on the audible books. How do I make the audible book just to be ...
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iPhone 5s - receiving sound notifications at random times with no alerts, emails, ims, etc.

just recently when i take my phone off vibrate it has been playing alert sounds at random times without showing any notifications, no new emails, calls, texts, app updates, etc. It's really bizarre ...
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Headphone Jack Detection

Sometimes my headphone jack stops working and I need to restart my computer. I can also put the computer to sleep and it will wake in the proper mode (headphone vs. speakers). Is there a way to reset ...
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Why is the audio not working on OS X Yosemite? [duplicate]

I have installed OS X Yosemite on my 2 computers. One is working fine but the other doesn't show any audio output devices and can't change the sound effects also. The startup sound is still there. I ...
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How can I get information about a particular application's audio output?

I'm trying to figure out how I can interface with the audio subsystem in Yosemite (10.10.1). I've never done this is prior versions of OS X, but I imagine it has to be possible. Is there any way to ...
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Aggregate Output to Display Speakers & External Interface

I keep trying to setup an aggregate output like I have for inputs in MIDI Setup, however I can't get it to work. I'm trying to use the Thunderbolt Display speakers with an external USB Interface. ...