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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What kind of input Jack can work on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) audio input port?

I was planning to buy a new mic for my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), but I tried connecting an old mic and nothing happened. The old mic is not broken, because I tested it on another PC and it ...
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iPhone 5C behaving like headphones are plugged in

I updated my 5c to iOS 9.3.2 and since then the phone has been behaving as though the headphone are plugged in. Neither speaker nor microphone work normally when taking calls - I hear nothing and the ...
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How to conference call with FaceTime audio?

I'm trying to do a 3-way call on my iPhone with two friends who both are running iOS 9 (as am I). I click the "add" button while in a call with one person and whenever I click their name or click the ...
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Do Apple Lossless tracks remain lossless when sent via Airplay to a 4th gen Apple TV?

This question, from 2012, asks whether there is loss in the signal quality of an Apple-Lossless-encoded file when transmitted from a Macbook to an Airport Express. I am wondering whether things are ...
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No sound when making calls with iPhone 6

I'm using iPhone 6. Sometimes when I answer a phone call, there's no sound. Only when I answer again or call back can I hear the voice. Does anyone else have the same problem? Do you know the reason?
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How to keep Dictation and Speech from muting other programs. [duplicate]

How to keep Dictation and Speech from muting other programs. I wish to use it transcribe notes from online lectures and teleconferences.
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Create 2 independent audio outputs to apple TV and headphones

So I have this setup: MacbookPro, external DELL monitor and Samsung TV that is connected to Apple TV. I study at home at the moment and use the laptop extensively. Sometimes I play movies to my ...
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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Logic pro pans the sound to the right side (+34 specifically) when I press certain characters on Musical Typing?

It doesn't always happen, but it happens often, when you click one of the characters that are not supposed to play anything (such as H when on Octave C1 or J and K on Octave C3). Anyone know how to ...
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Control Macs volume with headphones

I have the Bose Quitcomfort 25 headphones for Android and on it there are 3 buttons (volume up, down and play pause toggle). I was able to get the Play Pause toggle up and running by installing ...
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How to really really turn off system sounds in El Capitan

On my old laptop, which ran Snow Leopard, I had it set to not play system sound effects. As far as I remember, all I did to achieve this was go to System Preferences -> Sound -> Sound Effects tab -> ...
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How to assign a different audio bell for terminal

I just dont like the system audio bell for the terminal in my mac. How can I get my mac use a different file which I have obtained from internet. Its a .wav file which I have got from the internet.
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Can iOS display the current audio input device?

Is there any way to tell whether an attached external mic is making contact with an iOS device? I am trying to attach an external microphone (Sennheiser MKE-400) to an iPhone 5. The mic has a 3.5mm ...
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How can I still use keyboard buttons for sound while in iPhoto?

When I'm using iPhoto, the hard audio buttons on the keyboard (previous, pause, next) no longer apply to iTunes. Suddenly, they do things in iPhoto instead. Things like play and pause slideshows, ...
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How to disable external microphone when using a headset with a mic?

I'd like to use a pair of Beats earphones as just a pair of headphones. When I plug it in, the OS identifies the microphone component and switches the output to the microphone on the earphones. There'...
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headset plugged in via Y-adapter and extension cable stopped working

I own a late 2013 iMac 27". The following setup worked for months until yesterday: The 3.5mm port is connected to a Y-Adapter, the adapter let me use two headsets at once. I use my headset and my ...
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My MacBook Pro's sound gets lagging after outputting sound for a while

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2015), to OS X El Capitan 10.11.5, and after the update whenever I listen to any music (from iTunes), or YouTube videos, the sound lags after about 30 seconds of ...
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Hardware volume control on headset affects volume of default output

I use a USB headset with my Macbook Pro using a C-media chip. The headset has buttons to control the output volume. The problem is that these buttons affects the volume of the current default output ...
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Can I programmatically control the sound volume on a application level?

SoundBunny does exactly what I need, the ability to mute/unmute and change the volume of the audio, on demand, at an individual application level. Unfortunately I can't control it via AppleScript as ...
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Want VBA code to make Excel Mac 2011 play sound file based on name in a cell

I'm trying to populate an Excel worksheet with controls that will play audio file examples of how to pronunce a list of words. If the content of A1 is "introduce", I want Excel to play an audio file ...
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2012 Audio Issues

So for about a year now, I have had no audio on my MBP 13" mid-2012. I've read hundreds of posts and suggestions at this point, but they don't seem to solve my problem. The inbuilt speakers do not ...
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Permanently set audio output to headphones

I am pretty sure I have a faulty audio jack on my 13-inch, early 2011 MacBook Pro, given that I've spilled some liquid on it a while back. Ever since, it's been bad at detecting whether headphones ...
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NO audio on macbook air 2010

so I have my macbook air (late 2010) and it has been working fine for a good while, now all of a sudden for no reason (Ok i may of dropped it but the drop was less than 1 foot and mac showed no damage ...
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Choppy audio with headphones

I have a MacBook Air with Yosemite, and no matter what I use- iTunes, Safari, chrome, etc, the audio comes out choppy like a cd when it skips, but this only happens when I'm listening through ...
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MacBook Pro Internal speaker has just stopped to sound (but startup chime sounds) [duplicate]

The internal speaker of my MacBook Pro suddenly stopped sounding. I just tried PRAM reset, but it doesn't work. The audio works when I plug in earphones and goes when plug out. I don't think, it's ...
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Audio Distortion After 2 Minutes of Music in Stock MBP

I have a MBP (13 inch early 2015, running 10.11.4) which after about 2 minutes of producing audio (Skype, Youtube from Firefox, iTunes...) via either the internal speakers or a pair of earbuds starts ...
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Mysterious audible buzzing at 4:33am

Consistently at 4:33 AM, my laptop emits an audible buzzing sound. What could be the cause of this? I have had all app programs closed and this buzzing sound still occurs.
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Adobe Premiere Pro: Audio/Playback Issues using USB Audio Codec

For several weeks I've been having incredibly annoying audio issues when using the "USB Audio CODEC" output in Premiere (latest version). I am on a Retina Macbook Pro, with a Thunderbolt cable going ...
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iPhone App That Combines Multiple iPhone Audio Inputs

I'm looking for an iOS app that uses multiple iPhones as audio input devices. Essentially, different audio would play on different iPhones, and then another iOS device would combine all of those ...
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Can we use only the bottom mic while recording audio using iPhone 6

For a school project, I need to record a video (60 fps) with audio recorded only from the bottom mic. The default Camera app seems to use all 3 mics while video recording, which creates a distorted ...
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How to prevent iTunes/QuickTime Player playing both the main (5.1 AC-3) and backup (2.0 AAC) audio tracks at the same time?

I have created for myself a build script to automatically import films into iTunes, making sure that they have compatible audio/video tracks. This generally means that if the input video track isn't H....
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How can I connect 2 headset microphones to my Macbook Pro so that we can both speak AND hear sound effects from the Macbook Pro?

This is for podcasting purposes. I just can't seem to figure it out. We both need to be able to speak and hear whatever noises/sound effects coming from the computer as all of it is being recorded. ...
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Audio streaming on iPhone SE drops out

I use two apps to listen to radio stations: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fip/id310237906?mt=8 to listen to french station FIP and "Das DRadio" by Sebastian Kutscher to listen to Deutschlandfunk (...
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ID tags not being recorded

I've been using Wondershare for some years on my Mac and PC computers to record tracks from Spotify etc. Wondershare will automatically find and incorporate track/album information into the recorded ...
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How to Stream audio from Windows 7 PC to MacBook without latency?

I'm trying to stream audio from my Windows 7 PC to my MacBook for the purpose of gaming. I dont have external speakers for the Windows PC, so I want to use my macbook as the "speakers" while playing ...
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What folder do alchemy samples get saved to in Logic Pro X?

I'm also curious about ESX, Drum samples, and Apple Loops. I have two folders on my Mac that have the audio files. One is Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support and the other is Macintosh HD/Users/...
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Automate Menu driven actions - XLD to verify flac with AccurateRip

I have ripped all my CDs over time, using different OSes (Linux, OS X, possibly even some with Windows 2000...) and different programs. I am now using XLD which verifies the rip using the AcurateRip ...
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The process of making custom notifications, iOS GarageBand, iTunes database, iTunes file format, AppleScript

I'm developing an iOS and Android app which uses custom notification sounds to provide users with step-by-step instructions. I've recently stepped through a pretty messy process of creating these ...
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VLC Stuck in playlist mode. I hear audio but no video!

My VLC player is stuck in playlist mode, and I can not get it to play the video but I can hear Audio. It doesn't work on any of my videos. But all my quick time files work. My VLC is up to date. It ...
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Are stereo audio files louder than mono audio files when played on iPhone bottom speaker?

Are stereo audio files with duplicate channels louder than mono audio files when played on iPhone bottom speaker? I know the sound comes out one speaker, just wondering if they add the two channels ...
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GarageBand 10.1.1 Removed MainStage Instruments

After updating to GarageBand 10.1.1, all the instruments I've downloaded from MainStage 3 have disappeared from the instrument library. They still seem to be in /Library/Application Support/GarageBand/...
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How to change Sound device without visiting System Preferences?

Are there any alternative ways to switch your Input/Output sound device in OS X? My goal is to avoid going through System Preferences and have as few keystrokes/steps as possible.
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Making a FaceTime Audio call using AppleScript

I have read through Make a FaceTime call using AppleScript, but the provided solution is for starting a video call. I am wondering if that solution can be adapted to make a FaceTime Audio call (and by ...
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How does my iPhone know which headphone cable I plug in?

When I plug in my Apple EarPod earphones, my phone sets the volume to whatever it was the last time, but when I plug in the auxiliary cable in my car (just a simple jack, no fancy infotainment system) ...
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My volume won't work when I play games on my iPod 5.

My sound works perfectly fine for music, camera shots, lock sounds...but when I try to play a game, the sound doesn't work. I've checked if the games are on mute and I've turned my volume and Sounds ...
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How much of the range can be used when creating audio caff files?

I'm creating some sounds to use on an iPhone app, using 8K samples/s, one channel, signed 16-bit linear. All done programmatically, as in C code to output RAW then using sox to convert to CAF. The ...
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Can't play audio to Denon DA-300USB DAC

I just got a Denon DA-300USB DAC, which requires drivers on the PC side but claims to work on the Mac without them (not unusual). This of course also means the user guide is useless, and seems to ...
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Safari playing a youtube video in the background

I start Safari, and after a few seconds, I hear what seems to be the sound from a video. (Sounds like a british guy playing minecraft) There are no windows or tabs open to YouTube or any other video ...
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Some Applications Muted on Mac when External Displays Connected

For some reason, whenever I plug in my external displays to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), certain applications seem to mute themselves. My audio output is set on Internal Speakers. One ...