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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Keyboard shortcut to mute audio in OS X El Capitan?

I can't find the default keybinding to mute the sound in OS X El Capitan. I just want the whole OS to be muted. Running osascript -e "set Volume X" from the terminal is not what I want to do. Because ...
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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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Thunderbolt Display's audio 'cracking, hissing' noises after El Capitan upgrade

After an upgrade to El Capitan(*) audio played through the Thunderbolt display gets distorted after a while. This is regardless of the audio source played (Spotify, iTunes, soundcloud web). Switching ...
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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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Restarting sound service?

My macbook pro running Snow Leopard stopped making sounds a couple hours ago. I've found other reports of people with sounds working through headphones, but that's not the problem I'm seeing. I get no ...
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Headphones Jack not pluggable into Macbook-pro retina socket

I tried plugging in my apple headphone's jack into the socket, but I wasn't able to. Barely 70% of it goes in and the rest doesn't. There is no red-light coming out of the socket, but in the 'Sound' ...
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically opening the downloaded audio files?

When I download an audio file with Safari, it is automatically opened with iTunes. How can I do to prevent this ? I would like that nothing happens when an audio file is downloaded. My ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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Alternative Ways to Control The Volume Level Of My Mac In OS X?

Generally to either increase or decrease the volume level of my Mac, I always go to the volume menu bar and adjust the slider accordingly. I was wondering: What other ways exist within OS X to ...
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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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What can cause the volume keys to not work but show the prohibitory sign instead of changing volume?

When i try to reduce my mac book volume it suddenly shows that this isn't possible, even the icon in the menu bar is (grey inactive) This happens sometimes since i installed lion os
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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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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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How can I connect my iPhone 6s Plus to my stereo?

I understand that Apple's iPhone Lightning Dock has a headphone socket that I can use: Connect the dock to powered speakers or a stereo using a 3.5mm cable (sold separately) to play music and ...
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Audio meter tool?

I'm looking for an audio meter tool that will attach to any input or output on my Mac and show me the audio levels on that channel. I need it to show me independent levels for stereo sources so I can ...
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Can MBP 13 mid 2012 send audio and video through thunderbolt to HDMI?

I own this model: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp649?locale=en_US And I have an adapter thunderbolt to HDMI that works wonderfully with video, but no audio. Does someone has any advice on a product ...
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Default Output Device is always wrong

Since updating to Yosemite, whenever I plug headphones into my MBP, it selects Soundflower as the default output device. I then have to manually change it everytime. Anyone know why this is happening, ...
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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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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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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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Mirror Mac sound on Android phone?

The audio jack hole on my Mac is broken. My Android phone's hotspot is my Internet connection, and I don't have any other WiFi. Is there any way I can have the phone mirror the sound of my Mac? I ...
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How to record soundflower from OS X?

I want to record the build-in sound of my Mac computer without using speakers. I want to record directly the sound of my computer. Tutorials shows me that I must do it in System Preferences, but in ...
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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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Where are the Mac OS X alert sound files located?

Is there any way I can access the files that are used for the alert sounds found in system preferences? For example, in OS X 10.6.6, there are different sounds for Funk, Glass, Hero, etc. Where are ...
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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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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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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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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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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 ...