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" 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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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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Terminal not beeping on bell character

I'm running a nearly vanilla installation of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 with the usual Homebrew, MacPorts, and Fink. I have barely anything installed with these utilities. For some reason, my ...
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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. ...
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Audio cutting out at certain points

I'm trying to listen to a podcast through Apple's headphones on my Macbook Pro (Retina, 13 Inch, mid 2014), running OS X 10.10.1, but the audio keeps cutting out. When the audio cuts out, the ...
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Recording iPad screen using QuickTime

I need to record a demo on my iPad's screen where I narrate what's going on but I also want the sounds from the iPad to be in the video. It seems that choosing the Mac Built-in Mic option causes only ...
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Apogee Jam 96k versus previous model for GarageBand

EDITED The Apogee Jam 96k seems like an appealing upgrade from the previous model with 44.1k sampling rate. I'm trying to decide how much upgrading would benefit my playing and recording. I ...
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Video-only HDMI-out

Given: My TV is not connected to good speakers and I really prefer to use my wireless Bluetooth headphones anyway. Then: Is it possible to connect my iPhone/iPad to the TV using HDMI-out for video ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro OS X 10.9.3 Maverick

In sound preferences the only input device available is "internal mic". I have Audacity as well as Garage Band and I.Movie loaded. Mini jack works fine as o/p but will not "see" any line level feeds ...
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garage band imports are playing at unintellible tempo/pitch

garage band imports play at unintelligible slowed down pitch so editing is impossible. I have tried different file inputs: aiff, mp3. All results are the same. When I export the pitch is normal again. ...
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Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
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Sharing Music live with quality playbook with facetime or webinar

So i am trying to find a way for my friends and I to listen to music in high quality and real-time while facetiming or GoogleSharing or any other form of webinar based technology with minimal delay. ...
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Audio not exporting into Quicktime from Keynote

I have recorded a 50 minute slideshow with a voice-over narration in Keynote. There are mp3 sound files on some of the slides, i.e. short clips of various sounds. When I play back the recorded ...
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Bose QuietComfort 20 not working after Yosemite upgrade

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina, and am using QuietComfort20 headphones that previously used to work. Now, after a clean install of OS X Yosemite, I'm unable to use the headphones, no audio ...
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Default Output Device is always wrong

Since updating to Yosemite, whenever I plug headphones into my MBP, it selects Soundflower as the default output device. I then have to manually change it everytime. Anyone know why this is happening, ...
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Way to add reverb in iMovie

I know its possible in Garageband but is there a way to apply a reverb effect to video or audio clips in iMovie? By the way I have iMovie Version 10.0.6 installed on my mac. Any suggestions would be ...
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Convert WAV to MP3 with Lame + add ID3 tag from file name

I use an applescript in Automator to create a service and lame encoder to right click and convert to MP3 (will post code below). on run {input, parameters} if input is not {} then set posix_file ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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Mac stuck on mute [duplicate]

My macbook was working not that long ago. Now it has I went into my prefrences but it wont let me make changes it shows this what can I do
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iMovie does not import audio with video

I've created four separate videos (screencasts) using Open Broadcaster Software v.637b on Windows 8.1 and did a voiceover as I was recording the video. I can open each video in VLC and the audio plays ...
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XLD can't read .cue file: “Cannot open the input file”

I tried the save as UTF-8 with textedit method, but it still won't work. I even tried to compare it to another cue file that does work line by line. I have no idea what's wrong. There's the blank line ...
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Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
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How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
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Software for burning AAC files to MP3 CDs?

iTunes is lacking some features I could really use for burning MP3 CDs for the car audio system. Ability to convert AAC to MP3 Ability to group non-album songs into folders In itunes, the process ...
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MacBook Air on Yosemite no sound device

I just upgraded my 2010 MacBook Air to Yosemite. It froze during installation, I shut it down and when I restarted it booted normally to Yosemite. Now everything seems to be working ok, but I have ...
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Is there a way to “reposition” the sound source when using headphones?

Whenever I use headphones to listen to music or synthetic noise (e.g. one of those white noise / natural sound apps), it sounds like the source is coming from inside my head instead of somewhere "out ...
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Easily review large set of short sound files

I have a large set of mp3s that I need to listen to and evaluate. If I add them to iTunes, it wants to play them consecutively without stopping. I need to listen (once), think, possibly replay, etc., ...
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no sound from screen record app ofter Yosemite upgrade

I have been using Screen Capture pro, successfully with a program that creates videos until I did the upgrade to Yosemite. By the way, in case it matters, the software is used through VMware and Win ...
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How do I connect sound to my tv from Macbook 13' from 2009

I have a WiresMEDIA HDMI. Perfect picture on TV, no sound. Also, my TV doesn't show in "systemsettings->sound". Free good karma to the winner who can help!
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Can I listen to iPhone audio in my PC?

I'm using Windows 7, and have my headset almost always connected to the laptop. However, sometimes I need to hear something from the iPhone, and I need to take off the headset, connect it to the ...
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Annoying sound on bootcamp Win7 when adjusting sound on Apple Keyboard

I just installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) with Bootcamp Assistand. I am very happy until now. The only thing that bothers me is that when I turn down/up the sound with the keys on ...
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Yosemite and coreaudio outbound traffic

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite my Mac Mini is filling our network firewall syslog every minute with a UDP denial to a private address (10.61.0.119) outside our network. I made sure that updates ...
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My Mac keeps playing a sound every now and then

After I updated to OS X Yosemite, I have noticed that I keep hearing a sort of 'chime' sound every now and then, randomly. I don't know what it is, and it seems to happen often when I'm watching ...
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Macbook Pro audio issues

When I am using my main speakers there is no sound and I can't adjust the volume at all. My headphones work but are very quiet. I've had people tell me that it's a hardware issue but there are no ...
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How do you change the feedback /volume sound effect to a different sound?

I just upgraded to Yosemite. What are the steps to follow in order to change the volume up/down sound of a "pop" to a different sound effect?
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Headphones cannot connect to Macbook via Bluetooth

So, i got those wireless headphones called manhattan or sthing. even though there is no problem with my blackberry, my macbook (late2013) bluetooth cannot 'see' the device. No idea what the problem ...
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midipiano sound in skype

I would like to play piano, connected by um-one midi->usb and in a Skype-session to hear it and also to talk through the microphone. MacOS mavericks macbook pro. I have no mic-input like in older ...
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Why does my iPhone play the tri-tone voicemail sound for no apparent reason?

I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 7. Every once in a while, my phone will play the tri-tone "voicemail" sound for no apparent reason: I won't have any new voicemails – or any new notifications in general ...