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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Garageband only recognizes one plugin of three installed

I have three plugins installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components however Garageband only finds the first one I installed, Crystal. The others, Synth1 and TAL-Bassline are ignored, even when I ...
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Yosemite randomly switches audio output to displayport

Ever since upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite I'm experiencing this annoying bug, where OSX switched the default audio output to external display connected via DisplayPort. This display has no ...
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The sound controls and function are finicky

I just purchased my Macbook pro. It's a 13in, Mid 2012 running OS X yosemite. The first time I used headphones, the sound completely cuts out. I unplugged the headphones and the sound had stopped ...
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Audio intermittently goes out of sync

I'm experiencing playback issues with all media, streamed and local. Whenever I play a video or listen to music, the audio will occasionally go out of sync with the playback. (A lot more of an issue ...
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Intermittent ding/sonar sound coming from Macbook Pro… even when turned off!

My MacBook Pro late 2014 is making a ping sonar-like noise every 30-35 seconds, even when muted and the laptop is turned off. It seems to be coming from the left side of the MacBook and is very loud. ...
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iPhone 4 volume is really quiet

I have a used iPhone 4 with 16GB of memory in it, running IOS 7.1.2. The problem with this iPhone is that the volume is really quiet whenever i'm playing music or making a call and setting the caller ...
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No sound except with Headphones on MBA

The sound output is not stuck in digital mode, actually the output is stuck in "headphones mode". It works when the headphones are plugged in. Plugging in or replugging the headphones does not ...
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Using Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth Headset with Macbook Pro Retina 15", Mid-2012

I've read a few older posts about headsets and the TRRS headphone/mic input here, here, here, here and the consensus seems to be that the Macbook is expecting "line-level" input (either that or you ...
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Drivers not installing

I use a Tascam US-122mkII audio interface to record music with. I recently upgraded my Macbook to OS X 10.9.5 and tried to update the drivers for my Tascam but they don't seem to be installing ...
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Set iPhone volume to maximum when connecting to a Bluetooth speaker

Normally I like to keep my iPhone volume quite low, so that when audio plays, it isn't too loud at first. However, when I connect my iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker, I want the iPhone's volume to be ...
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Different Volume Level for Headsets and Headphones over Combo Jack

I have the Sony MDRX10. When I use the cable with the mic, I get lower volume level and distortions at max volume but when I use the headphone only cable, I get much better volume control. I tried ...
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My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear

My 1/8" headphone output is not giving me full level in one ear. After deciding it was not my headphones or the cable (it worked in my iPhone), I instantly went to turning my mac off and resetting ...
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Two headphones with mic set up on Mac book

I would like me and my girlfriend be able to listen to Mac book music using headphones, each one its own. What electronics are required for this? We already have two headphones with included mics and ...
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How do I shut down Pandora completely?

I have been shutting down Pandora using swipe-to-close to deal with its high battery usage. However, I've recently found that it's still somehow active in the background. I have my phone synced to my ...
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What does the “cancel” icon in the volume prompt mean?

I connected my earphone and when I tried to change the volume, I got a prompt like Except that there was a small "cancel" icon in it (like this). I could not change the volume. I had to unplug and ...
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can't set iPhone 6+ headphones to max or full volume when playing music

When I'm playing music in Spotify or any app with Apple earphones or auxiliary cable in my car, I can't turn music up to full volume. It goes as far as yellow indicator and 'High Volume' but won't go ...
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Why don't I hear dialogue through headphones on my MPB after upgrading to Yosemite?

Since upgrading my early '11 MBP to Yosemite (with RAM upgrade) I have a bizarre issue with VLC and Youtube videos when using headphones: I can hear the 'background noises' of a video at normal volume ...
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How to use the aggregate device editor to route a mic channel

I have this professional cardioid microphone using m-audio firewire solo on Yosemite. Whatever I record something, I get a 4 track audio but the audio is just recorded on channel 3. Beyond recording ...
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iOS Bluetooth making random static noise

I'm using an iPad Mini first gen with a new recently bought bluetooth earpiece (Jabra Wave) to connect to my iPad for use with a VoIP App. When no calls/audio are on the device I can hear a random ...
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How do disable control by iPhone headphones?

I have bought 2 iPhone headphones from Amazon, good quality earphones with 5-star reviews, but unfortunately there seem an issue where it randomly initiates commands. Music forwards, music rewards, ...
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Why are my sounds lagging on my 13" Macbook Pro?

System information: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, running on Yosemite 10.10.3, 2014 Macbook pro retina model Sound on my computer keeps lagging, but not sound on videos or ...
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AppleScript Quicktime Player to play audio file generates error

My Quicktime Player (Version 10.3 727.4) can play mp3 files without any problems, but when I use AppleScript I get an error message: The document “audio.mp3” could not be opened. The file may be ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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How to list audio card IDs from terminal

I am developing a script which deals with sound recording. As user potentially can have multiple sound cards attached, I would like to give him/her a chance to select desired one. The software I use ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Can I increase the level from my USB microphone?

I have this usb headset: http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/audio-478 With the level turned all the way up in System Preferences, it's not loud enough for some uses. Is there a way to increase ...
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OSX Auto Audio Adjuster?

On many smart TVs or Windows computers, there is a feature called smart audio adjustment. It basically prevents the audio from going too loud or too quite when playing files that has audio output, ...
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mpd stuttering when run under launchd

Background As a terminal junkie, I've started messing around with a combination of mpd (Music Player Daemon) and a player, ncmpcpp (NCurses Media Player Client C++). I installed these via Homebrew - ...
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Is there a way for the iPad wireless keyboard to make typing sounds similar to what the on-screen keyboard makes?

Is there a way to have a wireless keyboard produce the soft tapping sound effects that the on-screen iPad keyboard makes? The point is that I want to be able to type and not look at the screen at all ...
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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A bug preventing iPhone audio from reverting to speaker mode after unplugging headphones

I encountered a weird glitch with my iPhone while listening to a Youtube video over headphones. One of the earbuds shorted out (they're old and somewhat damaged), so I unplugged the headphones and ...
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Why doesn't the internal microphone of my MacBook Pro work?

The internal microphone of my MacBook Pro late 2011 doesn't work. When I try to do an audio recording, the microphone doesn't record.
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How to Find/Filter for 24-bit audio files in Finder or iTunes or another software (if needed)? (audio bit depth / sample size)

I have a large iTunes library of lossless music. Some of it is 24-bit, which does not work on iPhones nor with Google Play (most audio is 16-bit, and this metric only applies to lossless formats). I'd ...
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How to play audio from SAMBA share both offline and online?

How to play audio from SAMBA share both offline and online? "Offline" means download first. OPlayer Lite has strange download capability: after browsing to a file on SAMBA share I can long-tap a file ...
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How to detect if chrome (or any other app) is playing sound using bash/applescript

I am writing a script to turn off audio on my mac, but need to check if its coming from the browser or an app (say Spotify). Is there a way to detect which app is playing sound?
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headset doesn't works on my iphone

My headset doesn't work on my iPhone (4) But it works on another iPhone. Sometimes when I turned off my iPhone & unplug the headset it works but now. How can I fix that?
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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Core Audio Not Working System Wide Late 2008 Macbook Aluminium OSX 10.10.2

I have a late 2008 Macbook Aluminium 2GHz Core2Duo 4GB RAM 160GB, everything is stock but the RAM upgraded. I have the latest Yosemite 10.10.2 and my issue is that the core audio will not work system ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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safari cannot play audio in wikipedia

The safari in my iPhone 6 can not play audio file in Wikipedia, for example, the following picture shows a audio file one a Wikipedia page but I cannot play it. what's wrong with it and how to fix ...
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iPhone app that records audio during specific time

I was looking for an app that records audio during specific time. For example: I want talk for 1 minute and this app should record just 1 minute. The audio recording should be stopped after this time ...
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Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
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Stop startup sound on MacBookPro without OSX?

I have a mid 2009 MacBookPro. I want to turn off the startup chime. So far all methods I've found require a working OSX. i) just remember to mute the volume before power off ii) use software that ...
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Strange sound problems on Yosemite?

I was fiddling with the system preferences the other day (nothing too fancy, just toggling a couple switches and seeing what they did). Ever since, my sound has been completely screwed up. When I ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini after system update

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model. Earlier when I used OX X 10.7.5 my microphone was working fine. I updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working. In System ...
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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Morphox plugins show all waves

I'm in trouble with my Linplug - Morphox plugin; I mean, yesterday I installed the morphox.component into the right folder Macintosh-Library-Audio-plug ins- component. When I open Logic Pro 9 ...
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How to convert .VOC to MP3 or other audio format?

I am looking for a (free) way to transform .VOC files to, lets say, MP3? I just found Vidego, but I am not happy with the price of the software. I have .VOC files and want to transform them to a ...
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Is Volume in Get Info -> File honored by iTunes?

iTunes offers Sound Check for volume normalization. The results for the Sound Check analysis are displayed in the File tab of the Get Info dialog under Volume (not Volume Adjustment, that's ...
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Converting from Keynote to Powerpoint without losing audio recording

I know this question as been asked on how to convert a keynote presentation to a powerpoint format presentation, and I can do that with keynote itself, I've also tried the zamar and icloud drive ...