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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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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How to fade out/in in iTunes?

Even in iTunes 11, there is no fade out when pausing playback or fade in when starting playback. How can I achieve this?
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My Mac is making an odd noise every couple of minutes

Total Mac OS noob here, after spending a lifetime on Windows I have my first Mac. Every couple minutes I hear an odd sound (playing through the speakers), it sounds like two beeps in quick ...
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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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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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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 can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device and ...
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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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How can I un-trim a trimmed voice memo?

I recently recorded an interview on my iPhone 4, however i trimmed it (before syncing with my computer) and shared the trimmed section with a friend. Is there any way I can get the full voice memo ...
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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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Activating the Apple Thunderbolt Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...
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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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Sound not working on MacBook Air mute box is checked and greyed out

My audio on my MacBook Air is not working. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. My Mac can't play anything including iTunes and YouTube, even ...
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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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Using Earpods on PC with TRRS to 2xTRS splitter

I just purchased a 4-pin to 2x3-pin audio adapter to use my earpods on a PC. However when I test the microphone all I can hear is a high pitched noise. The earpods are confirmed working on a retina ...
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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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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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How can I “bind” two speaker outputs in OSX? (the feature is gone)

I used to be able to make music play out both my laptop speakers and also my monitor speakers. I did this in the System Preferences and "creating" a new audio device that composed of both my laptop ...
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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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Way to add reverb in iMovie

I know its possible in Garageband but is there a way to apply a reverb effect to video or audio clips in iMovie? By the way I have iMovie Version 10.0.6 installed on my mac. Any suggestions would be ...
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Extracting Voice Memos from iPhone to iTunes

I am currently doing some coursework for my exams, and part of my IT project is to record some audio, and assess it. I recorded this audio on my iPhone, and I plan on using Audacity to edit it. I am ...
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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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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro Audio Input Not Working With Microphone

I am trying to connect microphone to my early 2011 17" MacBook Pro, but I cant get it working. MBP 17" has 2 audio jacks so I supposed the second one is for microphone but just doesnt work (Mac or ...
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Does this Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector output audio?

I'm trying to find a relatively cheap Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable that also supports sending audio to an HDTV. Cables from Monoprice are out of the question, since they don't ship to Romania and ...
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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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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...