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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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 ...
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Can I cause auto-correct in Lion to beep and to get a summary of the changes?

Auto-correct in Lion is great, but I need to know when it has made a substitution so I can check it. Is there a way to set an audio alert so that OS X makes a sound to alert me everytime it ...
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What can cause the volume keys to not work but show the prohibitory sign instead of changing volume?

When i try to reduce my mac book volume it suddenly shows that this isn't possible, even the icon in the menu bar is (grey inactive) This happens sometimes since i installed lion os
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Can't un-mute sound when mini-jack unplugged

Situation: when I'm at my desk, I have speakers plugged in to my Macbook Pro and everything is working fine. The problem occurs the next time I boot the computer without speakers connected: I'm now ...
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iMac Digital Audio Output and Google Chrome Issue

I'm using Google Chrome 13.0.782.32 beta as my preferred browser, and I'm also utilizing the digital optical output from my (late 2009) imac into a Digital-to-Analog converter (which then feeds into ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Audio In/Out Port Adaptor

I have the most recent Macbook Pro 13" and on the apple website it says that the audio port is in and out. I just ordered a headset that has two separate 3.5mm plugs and was wondering if there is any ...
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Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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Why can't I hear my alert sounds or ringer?

For some reason, the sounds for ringers, and alerts/notifications on my mother's iPhone appear to not be playing anymore. Even though the ringer volume in settings is turned up almost to the max, the ...
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How do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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Restarting sound service?

My macbook pro running Snow Leopard stopped making sounds a couple hours ago. I've found other reports of people with sounds working through headphones, but that's not the problem I'm seeing. I get no ...
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How to make iPhone camera silent?

On my iPhone, the camera shutter sound follows the ring/silent switch. However, I'd like the camera to be always silent, regardless of whether incoming calls & messages make a sound. Is there any ...
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Why does my iPod Touch automatically turn the volume all the way down?

I have an 8GB iPod Touch, 4th generation. Recently it has been automatically turning the volume all the way down, and it often won't let me turn it back up again. This happens both when I'm using ...
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Does iOS 4 break iPhone compatibility with music docks?

When I plug my iPhone 4 into my Bose SoundDock Series 2 I get a popup message saying "This accessory is not optimized for this iPhone" and the dock will not play audio from the iPod or Pandora apps, ...
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Logic Studio 9 : Is it possible to use tracks or buses as “virtual devices”

Inside Logic Studio, you can re-map all your track output to specific buses and use those buses as inputs for other tracks. I was wondering if it was possible to somehow use those buses outside of ...
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Which Trans Music Manager equivalents exist for OS X?

I have a Denon DP-200USB turntable that converts analogue records (LPs) into MP3s (one MP3 per side) and stores them onto a USB memory stick. This lovely piece of kit comes with some software called ...
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Default volume too high for headphones

Is there a way to change the default volume setting for headphones/line out, i.e. the one you get after plugging a jack in for the first time since you've turned your Mac on and started OSX? I'm ...
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Can OS X play AMR files?

I have an AMR-format audio file which I recorded with my HTC Desire. I would like to send it to somebody who has a Macbook Pro. Will he be able to play it without jumping through hoops?
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iPod Touch 4G Video and Music capacity

This must be my undeveloped mind, but browsing through Apple's iPod Touch website, I could not find the capacity (in time) for video and audio recordings on the 8GB and 32GB models (not in Features ...
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Piping audio from arbitrary program to Airport Express

What are my options for sending audio from VLC on my MacBook Pro to my Airport Express? (I know about AirFoil so far.)
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Program to delay audio output

I have a video that has audio several seconds in front of what it should be. I'm looking for an independent program that will delay the sound output. Is such a thing possible and more importantly is ...
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Using Car Speaker As Music Player in iPhone

I have an ordinary bluetooth speaker. I connect to the device using bluetooth and when someone calls me I can hear my ringing tone through the car's stereo and hear the caller's voice through the ...
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How can I get my MacBook Pro's sound back?

Sound isn't playing on startup or any other time. I'm not seeing the red glow from the headphone jack that I've seen mentioned in certain cases of this failure. Though I have noticed an awful lot ...
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What is the optimal setting for importing CDs?

When you use iTunes to import a CD you have several options -- "AAC Encoder," "AIFF Encoder," etc. I'd like to have the best possible sound quality and avoid any sort of lossy compression. Which ...
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How can I convert MKV files and burn them to DVD?

I have a 5+1 theater system(can use USB or DVD) which doesn't support MKV play. How can I use my Mac to burn the .mkv files into high quality dvds ?
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Is it possible to modify OS X default MIDI sounds?

I've been looking around to find out how to change MIDI sounds for the Built-in MIDI synthesizer inside Mac OS X, haven't found anything, is there a way to do that?
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Any idea what this sound is?

Sometimes my MBP plays this somewhat distressing sound through its speakers (external if connected, otherwise internal, if my system volume is not muted). Has anyone experienced this? What is it? ...
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iPhone constantly outputting audio via universal connector

My iPhone 3GS has just developed an unusual problem. Audio will not come out of the loudspeaker, but the ear piece works, the headphones work and plugging into iPhone speakers via universal connector ...
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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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Assigning hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) in Mac OS X 10.5.8 for audio playback

I will begin by mentioning that I am a SQL/ASP.NET programmer and I work in Windows environments. However, I am in a very small department that has a mishmash of Macs and PCs, and to most of the ...
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Using Garage Band sounds for commercial purposes

Im making a Drumming app for the iphone and the ipod touch. I was searching for good drum samples around the internet, but couldn't find anything fitting. Then i thought of garageband and its drum ...
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typewriter effect to keyboard stroke

Is there any way to add (sound) typewriter effect to keyboard stroke?