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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How can I control sound from different applications?

I have a radio app that I listen to all the time. Then I want to visit a website which has sound (or a game). Is there a way to mute sound from an application?
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Optical out does not work on my new 2011 Mac Mini

I use the optical out on my new Mac Mini to play high quality music over a separate D/A converter and a class A amplifier. This worked fine with the previous Mac Mini revision. Now, when I connect ...
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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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iOS 5 Sorting of list of playlists

First, a little background. I listen to my iPhone in two cars, a Honda and a BMW. The Honda uses the Aux In, and I have a Bluetooth speakerphone, through which I use Voice Control to start playlists. ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4 play through my bose sound dock anymore?

It used to work, but now it doesn't. It now has iOS 5 on it. (I can't say for sure once iOS 5 went on it stopped working) When I plug it into the docking station I hear the audio click, the green ...
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Are there iOS apps that will play synced podcasts or audiobooks with customizable skipping forward and back?

One of my favorite features of Instacast is the settings for "Skipping Back" and "Skipping Forward" to 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds or 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes. That is, pressing the previous |<< and ...
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How can I retain volume settings upon plugging in different speakers/headphones?

On the rare occasion that I would like to plug in some headphones to my Mac Mini, rather than speakers, I often turn down the volume before plugging them in, because the first "blip" is rather loud, ...
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Can I set the volume on my iPhone lower than the slider goes?

I have an iPhone 4S and some V-Moda in-ear headphones. The headphones have great volume and isolation, which is good when I'm listening to something quiet. But it's a problem on my iPhone. When I ...
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How can I change notification sounds on iOS?

When I get a notification, my phone has the standard "message received" sound for e.g. Twitter. iOS 5 has sound settings for Text, Voicemail, Mail Received, Sent, and Tweet. However, the Tweet sound ...
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Do multiple AirPort Expresses keep iTunes audio synchronized?

I have family members planning a party for next month, and they're looking to get a single audio track/playlist streaming across the house. Their current solution is to pick up another AirPort Express ...
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How can I add an audio menu in the Finder?

What is the easiest way to add menu item to finder that switched audio from internal to external(headphone). I have to switch back and forth often and going into control panel every time is a pain in ...
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Is there a way to control USB audio device settings from the iPad?

It's possible to use the iPad as a USB host and connect up class-compliant USB audio interfaces through the Camera Connection Kit. But is there a way to adjust their settings in iOS? There is in OS ...
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Message tone played multiple times on receiving message/notification on iOS 5

I've an iPhone 4 and I've installed iOS 5 on it. Since then, whenever I receive a text message or an app notification, the tone plays like "tre..tre..tre..tre..te..tre..tre...tring". Sometimes it ...
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Is there an app that creates a system-wide audio equalizer?

I like using iTunes' equalizer, but that only works in iTunes. I'm looking for some software that lets me apply a global, system-wide equalizer to Mac OS X. The app (or pref pane, etc.) would let me ...
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Audio device on iOS 4? [closed]

I was looking for /dev/dsp or /dev/audio through terminal but I couldn't find either of the two. Is there any audio device on iOS 4 (specifically iPhone 4) for input or output?
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What is the best way to record an audio conversation made in Skype?

I will be interviewing someone in a few weeks for a story, and we won't have the opportunity to meet in person. Therefore, the interview will be done on Skype or something along these lines. What's ...
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Can I make my iMac output audio to the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you switch between built-in audio and headphone audio without unplugging? When I plug in my headphones the built in speakers are no longer an option for audio ...
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Can I direct audio from a single app to a particular output?

For example, I would like for iTunes to play thru my iMac's speakers, but iChat's notifications thru my headphones.
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Distorted Audio from more than 1 source

I have a Mackie Onyx 820i mixer with a FireWire interface that I connected to my iMac. I can plug my guitar in and play through it just fine (using Logic Pro). I can play youtube videos in browsers, ...
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Is there a way to convert audio files in Mac OS X or the command line without using iTunes?

Now, I know I can use iTunes to convert music. But it's quite a pain.. All I'm asking is: Is there anything built into OS X or UNIX for converting files? Right now I simply want to convert .mp4 to ...
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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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Transfer Audio output of my MacBook wirelessly

What is the best way to output the sound of my macbook to my hifi system without using the headphone jack? Is there a way to use bluetooth or airplay or whatever to output all sound (and I mean not ...
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Use Macbook Pro's single audio jack for both input and output at the same time?

Basically, the Macbook Pro 13inch (early 2011) has only one audio jack, but I need two. What I want to do is to plug in my electric piano (I have a male-to-male audio cable, I plug one end into the ...
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system won't play mp3s anymore

I was writing programs using https://github.com/Marak/play.js/blob/master/lib/play.js after running it a few times my system no longer plays mp3s either on the command line or vlc, other sound works ...
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Adding movie-style sound effects to the Terminal

I want to have movie style sound effects in the terminal. You know, when every keystroke and line emits a cool little beep. (Something like this.) I've used KeyClick, but that's only for keyboard ...
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How do you record audio from command line with osx?

I've tried ffmpeg but there is no /dev/dsp device.
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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How do you switch between built-in audio and headphone audio without unplugging? [duplicate]

Once I plug headphones into my iMac I no longer have the option in the sound preferences panel to output audio to the built-in speakers. I have to unplug the headphones to get audio output through the ...
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iPod Car Stereo Adapter Sound From Source other than Music Library

I have an iPod Touch 2nd gen that I can hook up to my car's stereo through a CD Changer adapter. It works great and will play anything in my iPod's music library, and I can even navigate the library ...
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sound doesn't work in macbook pro

I have a macbook pro and yesterday the sound just stopped working.I was funny cause I turn it off and tried and cool it down cause I thought that it's been so hot. after that it worked but after a few ...
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No sound after upgrading to Lion, despite hardware working fine

After upgrading to Lion, I have no sound at all under OS X. It doesn't come through my speakers or through my headphone jack. I've checked in the Sound preferences, and it's set properly. I've ...
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Lightweight Audio Waveform Viewer

I'm doing a large amount of music library updating and de-duplicating and evaluating, and I would like a piece of software that would allow me to quickly be able to view a waveform of a selected audio ...
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Is there an app for the iPhone 4 that tells the pitch of a note through an audio input?

Does anyone know of an app for the iPhone that can analyze sounds and tell us what pitch the sound is? For example, if i had that app running and i go to the piano and play some notes, it should be ...
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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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How can I use an audio device's other channel for input to iChat and Skype?

I have an external microphone setup that I like to use for audio and video chats. My audio interface has four input channels, and my primary inputs to this interface happen to be its channels 3-4. ...
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How can I route two audio sources simultaneously as inputs to Skype?

I am attempting to route my mic audio and system output so both can be heard through Skype. Any ideas?
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Disable volume control noise on mac book pro?

When I hit F11 or F12 (volume up and volume down) I get the volume control overlay; the volume increases or decreases; and the machine makes an "SQUICK SQUICK SQUICK" noise. How do I keep the ...
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Why has sound stopped outputting with VLC?

Background: I tried recently to hook my Macbook Air to my TV using an HDMI cord and a converter. It worked completely using Netflix and iTunes but the audio did not work with ANY of the AVI files I ...
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How can I get more keyboard software instruments for GarageBand?

I've been using GarageBand to play my MIDI keyboard for a few years, just because of its built-in software instruments for keyboards. Now I'm thinking about purchasing some jam packs only for the ...
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What is the filename of “New Messages Sound”?

I'm looking for the file which Mail plays when a message comes in.
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Windows iTunes: Where are the lyrics saved to?

In iTunes, we can right click a track and do "Get Info" and add some lyrics to the track. I have a text file that is roughly 500 kB. My MP3 file is 3.47 MB. For some reason, when I set the lyrics ...
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Stop SuperDrive from checking for disks after wake up

I'd like to stop the SuperDrive from spinning up after coming out of sleep since the noise it makes is quite loud. The SuperDrive was 'fixed' at an authorized retailer a while back and it's made a lot ...
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iPod Nano 5g recording specs?

What are the specs for voice recording on the Ipod nano fifth generation (such as how long can the iPod record until its battery runs out, what are the mic specs, does it continue recording until it ...
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Full virtual desktop on iPad with sound

Is there an iPad app that allows me to use a desktop game with an important audio component? I'm looking for a pleasurable music-like experience on the iPad.
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How to join audio tracks into a single audiobook?

I am looking for a solution to join entire CD to a single audio file, preferably with chapterizing functionality. Usually, Join Toghether should do the job but this solution doesn't work anymore with ...
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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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How can I detect that sound is being generated

I wish to use a mac mini as a home theatre system. I would like the mini to send commands to the power amplifier to turn on/off depending on whether there is any sound generated (like a screen saver ...
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Anyone know a super easy .mp3 cutter?

I am looking for a super easy app for cutting .mp3 files, and setup fadeout at the end. Like Ringer, but this is for ringtones. plus the time is limited and I can't export mp3 files with it. But you ...
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All of my Finder sounds refuse to play

I installed Lion on launch day, and a few days after, my Finder sounds stopped playing. When I move files, or folders, delete items or empty the trash there is never any accompanying sound. I know ...
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How to get 4 channel audio from a MacMini?

I would like to know if/how is possible to get 4 channel audio from a Mac Mini. My speakers do have two jacks for from/back and currently I can use one one of them. It seams that putting the second ...