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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My iPhone thinks it's always docked — Volume slider disappeared with no audio output

EDIT3* I managed to fix this problem in a risky way, but it worked for me. Read below. Pin 11 apparently carries out the following function : 11 GND If connected to GND the iPhone sends ...
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How to delete old audio interfaces

I used to have WavTap and Airparrot but their audio interfaces are still straying in my other audio interfaces, and I would like to delete them. How can I do this? I tried Audio / MIDI configuration ...
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Get the Sound Output Device Name with AppleScript

How can I get the current sound output device name with AppleScript? For example, in my System Preferences: Sound pane "Internal Speakers" is currently selected. All I need to do is retrieve that ...
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Enable flash player audio access in safari for a website permanently

I get this request every time I try to use the microphone on the same web page. Is there anyway to set this so it stops asking for this domain. I understand the security ramifications; however I ...
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Builtin speaker disappeared from System Preference -> Sound

I am using a mid 2011 27" iMac. For some reason, after a restart, the built-in speaker disappeared from Sound in System Preference. I have rebooted a few time. Every time I can hear the startup ...
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iPhone 4s only producing mono sound

Related to: iPhone 4S stereo sound This is strange. I know people with the iPhone 4 (not the 4S as I have) who are getting audio from both "boxes". In addition, I don't get stereo with headphones ...
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iPhone won't ring, only vibrates

I have my iPhone5 set on "Vibrate on Ring" and the volume is not on mute, but when someone calls, it only vibrates. I've included it in Notifications Center, but that doesn't seem to do anything. Do ...
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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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Recording audio with iPhone via input cable from laptop or similar source (not a microphone)

For example, when I create a Vine video I would like to input a clean music track. Ideally I would just hit play on Spotify and then hit record on Vine and have the track from Spotify be the ...
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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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Can't stream audio from OSX Mavericks to Apple TV

Lately, when I click in "Apple TV" (trying to select it as default sound output), OSX changes it back to "Internal Speakers".
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What is the impedance of the line/headphone jack on MacBook Pro Retina?

I want to buy headphones that I will primarily use on my MacBook Pro Retina. I read that I should not buy headphones with high impedance because the volume will be really low. I want something I can ...
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Macbook Pro audio input with Firewire DV connection

Is there a way to bring external audio into a MBP through a Digital Video Firewire connection?
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What does a 2012 Mac Mini need for microphone input?

I need a simply jack Mic unamplified physically connected to my Mac Mini (late 2012 model) through Audio-IN and it doesn't work. I also tried the original iPhone's headphones to no avail and I wonder ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognize my analog audio jack headphones. Help?

Periodically, my MacBook Pro 17" stops recognizing my headphones. No amount of unplugging and replugging seems to help. The sound settings never show headphones as an output device. How can I fix ...
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Logic Studio 9 : Is it possible to use tracks or buses as “virtual devices”

Inside Logic Studio, you can re-map all your track output to specific buses and use those buses as inputs for other tracks. I was wondering if it was possible to somehow use those buses outside of ...
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Weird behaviour when using headphones on iPhone

I experience a weird behaviour in headphones mode: music would play at high volume only, when trying to reduce the volume (either by sliding the volume control or using the volume buttons, at a ...
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Why is the last 30 seconds of every song in a specific album void of audio on my iphone?

I have iTunes Match and for the most part it's awesome. I happened on a bizarre issue a few days ago though. The music in Every song of 1 particular Album (Cake - Prolonging the magic) is gone. No ...
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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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MacBook Pro Audio Jack Delay

I have the MacBook Pro & Retina(2012s) running on Mavericks, both seem to be exhibiting a delay when headphone/speaker is connected to the Audio Jack. I've read the thread on the apple forums and ...
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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard

Sometimes, when I connect an external set of headphones/speakers, I am unable to change the volume. When I press one the volume keys, I see the image below. Why does this happen? Interestingly, if I ...
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How can I add support for .flac files in SoX?

I want SoX to record audio in .flac files. When I do: rec -t flac ~/Desktop/myrec.flac …it gives the following error: rec FAIL formats: no handler for given file type `flac' I have installed SoX ...
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Prevent iPhone charger from capturing audio

My car has an USB connection which I use to connect to my iPhone 4s (with iOS 7.1) as a charger. But the connection also captures audio, so no sound is emitted from the iphone when the usb wire is ...
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Why can't I use the mute button when using Airplay as an output device?

From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. I can adjust the volume with the volume buttons (F11 and the F12 keys) but I can't use the mute button on the F10 key. It ...
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FaceTime audio when blocked!!??

If you're blocked as a contact on a iPhone can you still contact them by FaceTime audio?
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OS X ML 10.8.2 sound from certain applications going to non-selected sound card?

I have a USB sound card hooked up to my Mac. This worked fine until this morning for some reason. I selected the sound card as the primary output device in the Sound Preferences. When I adjust the ...
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Is it possible to stream audio via AVB between two Macintoshes?

I have two Macs that I am trying to stream AVB between. Both machines are running Mavericks and can see other AVB devices and stream with them. However when trying to stream from one Mac to another ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app with hardware button control?

I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that has hardware button support. Like how you can press one of the volume buttons in Camera to take a photo. For use on a standard device ...
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Hear music/the sound from iphone to pc with Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 5. I used to connect my iphone to my pc with Bluetooth and it worked great! I didn't use it for a while, and now it doesn't work. I'm connected with Bluetooth and everything seems ...
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Mac Sounds are greyed off when headphones plugged in

I have a problem with my mac. When i am using internal speakers everything works fine however as soon as i insert headphones , the sounds icon is greyed out and there is no sounds to hear. Happening ...
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Using the same audio input on multiple devices, recording iOS video

I am recording video with two iOS devices (which I will then use for camera cuts, etc...), and I would like to use a single audio source for both videos. My thought is that I would need some kind of ...
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How can I use Audio Midi Setup utility to create a multi-output device with multiple AirPlay speakers?

Reposted from What is the difference between an "aggregate" and a "multi-output" device? I am setting up a multi-output device using Audio Midi Setup utility, but I have an Apple ...
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To find the disabled devices in OSX

I am discussing about To record sounds from 3.5 - 3.5 mm audio in Audacity here. I have connected my iPhone to my Macbook Air (2013 model) by 3.5-3.5 mm cable. My Macbook (OSX 10.9.4) cannot find ...
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How to extend range of airport express that feeds a receiver

I have an airport extreme in the basement I use to send out my wireless signal. Upstairs, I wirelessly connect my airport express to my extreme so that I can extend the range of my internet signal ...
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How can I tell iTunes to stop playing a song?

I do mean stop, not pause. If one navigates to, say, the iTunes Store, the Pause button changes to Stop, but I want something that always works no matter my location in iTunes. Workarounds (such as ...
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How to run Say “something” in background in AppleScript

I would like to have AppleScript code like this: row 1 say "some long text here" row 3 When it starts to speak text, it same time continues to row 3. I create my scripts in AppleScript Editor and ...
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Grey Volume bar - coreaudiod - Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 2

I've just installed the Mavericks 10.9.1 update and my audio is not working. The volume bar is obscurely grey, and the mac is becoming slightly slow. I checked the console to see anything related to ...
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Audio player that can adjust playing speed

Please recommend an audio player for Mac that has features like freely available can play .wav files Adjust the playing speed (ex. 1.1x speed etc) (if possible) truncate the audio file (ex. removing ...
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Macbook Internal Speaker Option Gone

I know there's a lot of other questions similar to this, but none of them seem to be right. My problem's nothing to do with the headphone jack - I haven't used it for ages and there's no red light - ...
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Different sounds to external speakers and headphones?

I'm often playing music from iTunes on a Bluetooth-connected speaker - usually something my wife is listening to. I would like to watch a video in Safari simultaneously, listening to the audio on my ...
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MacBook Pro 15" late-2012 no input/output devices detected

I did something silly. I replaced the trackpad in my MacBook Pro 15" mid-2012. It (for some reason) involved taking the motherboard out (via iFixIt's instructions). Everything works now, except the ...
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Is it possible to change the speaker icon (colour) based on output source?

I have multiple output devices connected to my MacBook Pro (internal speakers, Airplay device) Is there a plugin / hack to change the (colour) of the speaker icon in the menubar based on which output ...
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External audio interface for mac

I have a macbook with only one audio input/output. This is highly annoying. Is there anything I can buy that would allow me to have both input and output? I know I can use USB headphones, but I'd ...
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Why does my USB head-set not show up in Sound (System) Preferences sometimes?

When I start up my computer it is a 50/50 as to wheather my USB will be recognised by my Computer. If it is not recognised the audio in/out will come from the built in mic/speakers instead of the ...
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MIDI drum machine as Garageband controller: works then stops

I just hooked up an old, but perfectly working, Roland DR-660 drum machine to my Mac using a MIDI to usb cable (oddly, I had to plug the "in" to the "out" and the "out" to the "in" to get it to ...
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Why can't i hear anything on my macbook pro?

So there is a red light coming out of my headphone jack. I can't hear anything, neither from my speakers nor from any headphone. I have checked the sound in system preferences and when I plug my ...
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Using a iPhone 5 as a bluetooth receiver/audio sink

Imagine this: you are in a hotel on a holiday trip and want to see something on TV, but your partner doesn't like it and prefers reading a book. There are a lot of small devices you could plug in the ...
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Audio doesn't work in OSX but the start-up chime does

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,1 ) that the audio stopped working on. The audio jack has a red light on in it. In Sys Pref, under Sound, in the Output tab, only Optical ...
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Can sound be off every time I power off?

I would like to config my Mac (10.8.5) to turn the sound off every time I power it off so that when I power it back on it is silent and doesn't produce that funny boot sound. Can that be done? The ...