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 do I duplicate an audio CD on Lion without importing tracks into iTunes?

I want to create an exact duplicate of an audio CD on my Mac (Lion). Is there a way that does not involve to import the CD into iTunes? I just don't want to remember that I have to delete the tracks ...
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connect speaker and guitar to macbook with only one 3.5 mm jack

I want to connect eletro acoustic guitar and a speaker too to my Macbook. My Macbook has only one 3.5 mm jack and for connecting 2 devices simultaneously I need to have two 3.5 mm jacks. Is there any ...
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Asking QuickTime Player 7 to play MIDI files through GarageBand

By just launching a MIDI file it will play by default using QuickTime Player 7, but the volume is rather low and the sound is far from polished. How can I ask QuickTime player 7 (or any other ...
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Solutions to earphone jack distortion

My earphones would not longer go all the way in / click into the earphone jack on my (out of warranty) iPhone 3GS. The sound was fine but the earphones fell out with the slightest knock. I removed ...
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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Extract a sound from a Classic application for Mac OS X?

How can I extract a single 'snd' resource from a classic application into a form that Mac OS X can play? I can use derez to get the snd resource out, but from there I'm not sure how to assemble it ...
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iPhone: Wrong alert noise

I've got my iPhone set to use the Telegraph alert noise: But whenever I get an alert from Twitter, I always hear three noises: Tri-tone, then Telegraph, then Tri-tone. The triplicate of alerts is ...
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Notifications sounds not affected by iPad 2 volume

When turn down the volume on my iPad 2 all the way down, It still makes a sound when notifications are received. Is there any way to globally disable notifications sounds ?
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My Macbook's headphone jack stopped working, how do I fix it?

my headphone jack output stopped working a couple days ago. As in - when I jack a cable (or headphones) the sound comes via the built-in speakers. On the installed Windows (Bootcamp) it works OK (...
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Lowest Audio latency achievable

I am a PC user, I like to mess around with audio production software (Albeton Live, Friuty Loop, etc.) On my pc (not an high end one at all) I can achieve around 3ms audio latency when playing a ...
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Does the MacBook Air Support 5.1 Surround Sound

The title pretty much says it all. I have a 13" version of the newest-generation MBA. Can I get 5.1 surround sound? If so, do I have to do anything special to enable it?
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Where can I find alternative alert sounds for my iPhone 4S?

There is a very limited set of Alert sounds in Sounds > New Mail > Alert Tones. Is there a way to add other sounds to this list? I would like something sort and subtle, not something that goes on for ...
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Free Audio Book (m4a) creator for Mac?

Is there any free and easy to use audiobook creator for Mac? I need something that could create a .m4b audio book from several .mp3 files and eventually audio tracks. Also possibility to create ...
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iPhone won't play sound in *some* apps

My friend is having a problem with an iPhone 4 (not yet updated to iOS 5). Most apps and the ring tone will make noise via headphones but not via speaker. iTunes and at least one other app will play ...
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How can I stream all audio from my imac into a PC on the same network?

I would like all iMac sounds to go through my network into my PC speakers. Is there an available solution for this?
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How Can I Use AirPlay Globally for System Sound?

Is it possible (and how) to have all the system sound played on AirPlay? Or at least for some specific (random) application (e.g. Songbird)?
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Can you get a line-in port on a MBA via an external device?

I have a macbook air and I really want to plug in my guitar to garage band, but unfortunately the air doesn't have a line-in port. My question is, is there an external device that can provide you a ...
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How do I restore the audio balance to default?

On my iPod Touch, I was playing around with the audio balance setting (settings -> general -> accessibility) How can I reset the balance setting so that it is precisely at the midpoint (i.e. the ...
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SYNC-Bluetooth Audio 'jumbled' on car start

I have an iPhone 4 and a 2011 Mustang with SYNC. The system works fairly well (outside Of the connection issues many others have experienced) but I have an annoying problem whenever I start my vehicle ...
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My built-in audio output doesn't work

I just noticed my built-in audio output doesn't work anymore (MacBook Pro, late 2008). I've tried all sorts of headphones, but none of them seemed to work. Right now I'm using an external USB ...
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Sound Problems with my iPhone 4?

Today I dropped some juice on my iPhone 4 and since the iPhone's keyboard and others tones aren't working. The calling tone works however. I keep getting the following message: This accessory is ...
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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? [closed]

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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2answers
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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 output ...
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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 ...