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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Recording iPad and speech using Quicktime stops recording when screen is static

I'm trying to record a demo of using an app on my iPad, with me talking over the top of it. I've hooked up my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.3) to my Mac (10.10.3) using a lightning cable and am then using ...
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Use headphone jack as line in for microphone on MacBook Pro Retina

MacBook Pro Retinas dropped the line-in (microphone) jack that previous MacBook Pros had. Sometimes I want to plug in a 1/8" microphone, but there's no option to switch the input from "internal ...
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Where can I find and download of old Garageband loops online?

I had an old macbook for a while and that thing crashed, along with some of my music. I got a cheap toshiba for a couple years, saved up for a Macbook Pro. I bought the Pro in 2013, didn't much of the ...
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My iMac makes no sound at all

My iMac abruptly stopped making any sounds while I was using Garageband. I think I had a microphone and headphones plugged in at the time. I have tried everything that is written online: Safe mode, ...
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Bluetooth pair with audio device has driver error in bootcamp

I am using a MacBook Air 2014. Recently have installed Windows 7 64 bits using Boot Camp. When I pair the audio device with bluetooth, the device can be detected and pair, but when windows install ...
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Safari 8.x not playing audio in Google Voice?

Having an odd issue with Safari 8 (and WebKit browsers generally) wherein I have been unable to play audio with Google Voice. Interestingly YouTube HTML5 plays fine. Any idea as to what may be ...
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iPhone forgets how to bluetooth, audio app overnight

Overnight, my iPhone forgets how to Bluetooth. It also forgets which audio app I was using. Let's start at 7:30AM when I get in my car, assume everything is working, and go from there. I turn on ...
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Stream audio from Mac OS X to Android?

My audio on my Mac computer is broken, there are no input devices found. (Although there used to be, then instantly wasn't.) I have searched everywhere, nothing works. So I was thinking I could ...
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Disabled/Enabled stack shots [duplicate]

I'm getting this and it makes no sense to me: coreaudiod: Disabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is active coreaudiod: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive The only ...
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Right speakers malfunction on MacBook Pro Retina

My laptop has this crackling sound on the right speakers no matter the volume. The noise is not heard with a headset. I noticed this after updating my software to the latest one.
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My iPhone suddenly will not play music on my Bose SoundDock [closed]

All of the sudden I am unable to play music from my iPhone using my Bose Sound Docking Station. I've tried to call Apple but they want $29 just to listen to my problem. Is there a way I can reinstall ...
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Which Applications are accessing the microphone in OS X?

I want to list the application names / process ids that are accessing any microphone / sound input device. This would be great if it were a Terminal command (like lsof) but even an application would ...
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Pausing/Stopping Audio Book from playing

I have a 4s iphone and sometimes the audio books will start playing (obviously, I do something that sets it off), but what that is I have no idea and I would like to know how to pause it.
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Clean uninstall of AU Lab?

long long ago through updates or whatever apples AU Lab stopped working on my MacBook Pro. Every attempt to reinstall, even latest version didn't bring it back to live. Currently a new attempt is made ...
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Will this way work to connect my external mic?

I am attempting to connect a microphone that has a 3.5mm output to my iPad 4 to record with an app. So far I only have the microphone and the iPad. To connect the two I want to do the following: iPad ...
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How to merge an external audio source with my iPhone's audio out?

I would like to be able to combine an external signal (available only via headphone cable) with the the audio out of my iPhone and listen to both of them using headphones. I know this is possible with ...
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Issues when playing through bluetooth speaker (youtube mutes)

1) I listen to iTunes via Archt One BT speaker 2) I pause iTunes, try to play youtube video and there is no sound 3) while youtube stil playing "muted", I then play iTunes again and both can be ...
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Can my Mac be a wireless speaker?

So there are several audio related things I do with my phone (which is not iOS) that I do while at my computer, and it'd be grand if I could play my podcasts or take my softphone calls on it. Is it ...
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Audio driver not found after removing OS X Lion and installing Windows 8.1

I have removed OS X Lion from iMac (mid 2011) and installed windows 8.1. Installed Bootcamp support software version 5.1.5621. Tried other versions of Bootcamp, too. All the drivers are found but the ...
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Iphone 5s stuck in headphone mode

I have a pair of Sol headphones that would always fit into my iphone until recently I realized that my iPhone didn't have any sound coming out of the internal speakers. It was my headphone jack that ...
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FaceTime calls lower system volume

When you enter a FaceTime call in OS X, as of Mavericks, it lowers the volume of everything else besides the call. There's no way to disable this "feature." People here suggested disabling audio ...
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How do I find out which processes are, or might be, using my microphone?

According to another user, processes that use Core Audio don't directly use any files, meaning I can't use the fuser command to find out which processes are using Core Audio. Is this true? If so, is ...
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Apple MacBook Pro - no audio devices found [duplicate]

Sound icon has disappeared from top right of screen and there is no sound. Under Sound in Preferences, it shows "no output devices found" the same for "input". Mute button is checked but greyed so ...
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Macbook Pro Sound doesn't work after Yosemite update

It has been more than a couple of months I have been looking for solution and I haven't found any yet. Here's my problem: startup sound works no 'internal speaker' in 'output device' in sound ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an iPhone

On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone inputs. CamTwist lets me pipe custom content (such as images or video) to that webcamera input, and ...
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Why are there empty circles next to these voice memos in itunes?

I am having a problem finding voice recordings in my iPad. I already had this problem on my phone and none of the blogs nor threads on Apple's site have worked. I upgraded to iTunes 12.1.2.27 On my ...
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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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Q: Mid-2009 15" MBP Line-out / Headphone-out jack not working properly - how to resume behaviour without replacing Logic Bus?

I'm in the unenviable position of having a pretty maxed out Mid-2009 15" MacBookPro (1TB SSD+8Gb memory), and I've been getting almost 6 years of continuously decent behaviour out of it... Except... ...
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Use a USB sound card with multiple input lines in apps like Skype or Dictation?

I need a way to make apps use the second input line from USB sound card. By default the all use input one. Does anyone know how to split the two input channels into two separate devices or ...
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Sound not working while logged onto MacBook Air

I recently spilled water on my laptop, and there was a fan noise but I restarted the SMC and the fan noise disappeared. Although now I have realized I have no sound. When I go onto Sound ...
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Does the newest Macbook and/or Macbook air have 3.5mm linein?

I need to record external sounds. I am not convinced that the newest Macbook's external cable can guarantee the best recording quality. Since the newest Macbook and/or Macbook air do not have 3.5mm ...
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Early 2013 MacBook Pro UE Boom Bluetooth Issues

I've tried lots of different solutions to get these two working nicely together. So far I've tried: Re-Pairing the devices Removing and recreating all the Bluetooth plist files Executing (defaults ...
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Text-to-speech: Skip words (especially HTML)

I am a frequent user of Apple's built-in Text-to-Speech. I write a lot of articles in a CMS where the formatting has to be entered as HTML. If I use text-to-speech, it reads the HTML tags. Is ...
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How to reset sounds in Yosemite 10.10.3

In an earlier OSX release, the combination alt-cmd-P-R reenabled sounds after a restart, but not in Yosemite. In some version of OSX, the command sudo killall coreaudio works but not in Yosemite ...
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Sound doesn't work when I plug in headphones

I have no sound when I plug in my headphones in my MacBook. I have tried several things: I've reset PRAM I've stared at the Preferences for a very long time and tried fixing it. However, nothing ...
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Convert *stereo* .mov to mono .mp3?

I need an easy way to take a stereo .mov file and convert it to a mono .mp3 or similar formatted audio file. I use Ecamm's Skype Call recorder to record interviews, which I send out for ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Sound no longer working

My audio is not working, I have searched online and tried many things: I have tried the following: killing the audio process via Terminal (sudo killall coreaudiod) inserting/removing headphones ...
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Higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display

I noticed today a higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display from my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on OS X Yosemite. Although the CPU usage is not very high (15 - 20%), it ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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Set audio input/ouput device priority

I have a MacBook Pro that is almost always connected to one of two Thunderbolt displays. Sometimes it will also be connected to a USB headset. Every time I disconnect the headset the audio input and ...
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Yosemite Input and Output Audio Device

I'm using the latest version of Yosemite and use a Sennheiser headset. When pressing alt and clicking the sounds icon in the menubar it's showing a 'Logitech USB headset' in the dropdown, which was my ...
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Sizzling Sound on Yosemite in Multi-Output (Aggregate Device) from the 2. Device

I recently wanted to play my music through multiple output devices at once: My Macbook Pro's internal speakers Bluetooth Speakers As i have found from the internet i have created a Multi-Output ...
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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 ...