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 to remove audio device from Preferences?

I'm trying to remove an old device from the Sound Preferences pane. The app is trashed along with whatever preference files I could find. But it remains after reboot.
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FaceTime dims all other audio during video calls – how to stop that happening?

Is there a hidden preference or something I can get at through defaults write? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C31f)
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Why does OS X mangle the playback of this MP3?

Here's an MP3 I have. My iPhone plays it back with no problems. VLC on OS X plays it back with no problems. iTunes plays it with annoying bleeps and bloops, some kind of errors or artifacts that are ...
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Is there a way to download old GarageBand loops without downloading the app itself?

I recently purchased an iPad Pro and have had some fun playing around on the GarageBand app (which I believe is GarageBand 2.1 for iOS). I had an old eMac desktop computer about ten years ago (which ...
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No audio devices shown on MacBook Air mid 2013 with El Capitan

On a MacBook Air mid 2013 there are no Audio devices shown in the Audio Preferences and No Audio Playback I've tried: resetting the PRAM and SMC upgrading to El Capitan removing Soundflower (in ...
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Quickest way to change “Output Device” while html5 video is playing?

While playing html5 I am unable to reliably change the Output Device: changing the Output Device while the html5 is playing never works. pausing the html5 playback, and changing the Output Device ...
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No Voice Recording for Incoming Video on QuickTime On Mac

I have used Quicktime player on Macbook Air to record a Google Hangout video. I have noticed that it doesn't record the voice but only video. I am wondering if there are any settings that I am missing ...
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Can an Iphone connect different audio streams to headphone jack and bluetooth at the same time?

Is there a way to route different audio streams to different connections? I want to connect my Iphone 5's headphone jack to my car's audio to listen to music. I would then like to have the phone ...
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Change GarageBand String Instrument “Playing Technique” After Adding Effects

GarageBand allows me to switch the "playing technique" of its non-legacy string instruments via four buttons on the instrument panel, but when I add audio effects to the instrument such as a ...
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How can I have a more stable BlueTooth connection?

I am currently experiencing an issue where some of my bluetooth devices connected to my computer become unstable. Here is a list of what I have connected to my MacBook Pro 2015: Apple Magic ...
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Only display on Thunderbolt works. Camera, audio and USB ports do not

Very similar problem as this question, only the display itself is working on the thunderbolt monitor (I only have one, unlike the linked question which had two) with a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, ...
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How to properly setup Continuity while using a Thunderbolt Display?

I mostly use my MacBook Pro Retina 15 Mid 2014 connected to an Apple Thunderbolt Display while working at home (this occurred as well with my previous MBPr Mid-2012). Basically, you have this cool ...
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Bluetooth speaker, microcuts when using Safari or Chrome

I just bought a Marshall Acton bluetooth speaker and it sounds well, it pairs perfectly with my Mac, an iPhone 6S and an iPhone 5S. The problem appears when it is paired with the Mac (El Capitan ...
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Cat command to join mp3 selects only the first file

I'm on a Mac with El Capitan (10.11.2) and have a folder with multiple mp3 files (audio-01-13.mp3 for example as a file name). Now I wanted to merge these files in one big mp3 file by doing the ...
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Audio player most similar possible to Audacious

Short: I'm looking for an audio player the most similar possible to Audacious or the old Winamp. I'm looking for an audio player the most simple possible, not based in libraries like iTunes. The ...
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Problem connecting iPod touch to car stereo via lightning cable: 'Media-initialising'

I have been using a 3G iPod touch in my VW car. It connected via a cable - not Bluetooth. I recently upgraded to a new iPod and bought a lightning adapter for the VW cable. More often than not, the ...
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Not satisfied with ambient noise reduction in a recording

I was recording some music with the MacBook Pro built-in microphone and I didn't realise the "Use ambient noise reduction" option was enabled (which was default option). I was just surprised by a ...
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Game audio is tied to the ringer switch. Is this a bug or a feature?

I've got an iPhone 6 running the latest iOS 9.2.1 public beta, although the following behavior has been happening to me for a few iOS updates now. I'm wondering if it's a beta bug that should be ...
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Stream different videos and sounds to Bluetooth headphones & loudspeakers

I have Bluetooth headphones & loudspeakers. I want to stream sound from iTunes to Bluetooth headphones and a YouTube video to the loudspeakers. I know that OS X allows to stream one source to ...
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Can ffmpeg merge multiple m4a files into one ~chapterized~ file?

Given a folder full of 'm4a' files, I can merge them all into one big m4a file using ffmpeg like so: ffmpeg -f concat -i <(for f in ./*.m4a; do echo "file '$PWD/$f'"; done) \ -c copy ../OUTPUT.m4a ...
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How to stream audio from VLC to AirPlay speakers?

My configuration looks like this: MacBook with EL Capitan AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) speakers connected to AirPort's audio port using mini-jack On my MacBook I switched audio output ...
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Can iPhone produce a ringtone sound in vibrate on silent and Do Not Disturb modes, or automatically switch on sounds when in Do Not Disturb?

Is there any way for the iPhone to produce a ringtone sound even if it is set to silent mode with "vibrate on silent" Sounds setting, particularly while also in Do Not Disturb mode? Here is a more ...
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How can I get the file from iOS “Classic>Alert” onto my computer?

I like this sound but I would like to use an audio editor to cut it in half. Specifically what I am asking is what method I can use to extract this specific alert sound from my iOS device to a sound ...
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iPhone 5s switched Audio Channels

I have an iPhone 5s phone. while hearing to some single channel audio i came to know that my audio channels are switched. The left channel voice comes out from the right earbud and vise versa. To ...
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Skype with both system and microphone audio in El Capitan

I'm trying to use Skype for screen sharing with simultaneous audio from my microphone and the Mac system (for example a video or a game). Using Soundflower, and in the Audio Midi Setup an Aggregate ...
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Why Do My Apple In-Ear HeadPhones Crackle on the Higher Notes?

I just got a pair of the Apple In-Ear HeadPhones for Christmas, and have been really impressed by their sound quality thus far. However, today while using the HeadPhones I noticed that they have ...
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OS X: Route audio output to audio input

I'm using Evernote for note-taking whilst listening to a video file, and I want to use the application's voice memo function to record small snippets of audio from the video file. Previously I have ...
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Switching HDMI input to Apple TV causes crackling noise and strange video

When I switch HDMI inputs on my TV from Tivo or Blu-ray to a sleeping Apple TV (4th generation, with apps), I get nasty crackling electronic interference noise on the sound system plus weird ...
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Car dock interference on 6s

I bough one of these (xcarlink) to be able to listen to spotify and podcasts in my car. After installing it I have some static when listening to pod casts and other things with non-continuous sound. ...
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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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Greyed out airplay symbol in Safari

We recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to El Capitan to use the Safari airplay feature for embedded HTML5 Videos. On Videos (e.g. YouTube) we see that airplay symbol but it is grey and clicking on it ...
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External USB Audio not being picked up by Macbook Pro

I've just bought the brand new 13" Retina Macbook pro. I'd like to hook it up to my USB DAC (An Audio Engine D1) When I plug in the USB to the Macbook it doesn't pick up anything. I've restarted the ...
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How can I output music as mono audio to multiple (5+) channels and programmatically control each channel's volume?

I'm trying to output 5 or more channels of mono audio to a receiver, but I want to play the same in the same room at different volume levels. I need to be able to control the volume of each channel ...
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Setting Up Ecler Evo 5, MPC 5000 and Pro Tools 12

I'm trying to set up the Ecler Evo 5 to read the Akai MPC 5000 via MIDI, and Pro Tools 12 to read the Ecler Evo 5 via FireWire. If anyone has a similar set up and knows the way to make these ...
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How do I uninstall Korg audio drivers from a Mac

I'm trying to get Korg's DS DAC 100m working on my son's Mac Book. Our first try was to just plug it in, but the Mac did not recognise it as a sound device. Then we downloaded the driver software from ...
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Audio device list screwed up in El Capitan, audio interface not appearing in list

I'm using the following audio interfaces: - Internal audio - Thunderbolt Display audio - RME Fireface UC (USB audio interface) - Alesis ControlHub (USB audio interface) - Orion32 (USB audio interface, ...
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Weird sound when doing something forbidden

MBP Mid 2012 on OSX 10.10.5 Since a couple of months I recogniz a weird sound on my computer. It appears whenever I do something "forbidden", i.e. using a key in a programm which has no ...
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2012 macbook pro 13" sound drops out

I am a dj playing live in a club. after playing live music with traktor software for a couple of hours sound gets muddy and starts getting muffled then fades out/drop out.I am using a s4 mk2 traktor ...
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How to eliminate noise on iPad analog/headphone output?

I'm a musician with a home studio. I've been wanting to incorporate my iOS devices (iPad 3, iPad mini retina, and iPhone 4s) into my music making for years, but only recently have synchronization and ...
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Is the 3.5 mm headphone jack of a Macbook Pro Retina also a line in port?

The question is in the title of the post. :) The Apple website says: 3.5 mm headphone jack Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone Support for audio line out (digital/analog) ...
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Mic and Headphone jack into one?

I recently bought a new headphones, which have two jacks; One for microphone and one for headphones. My Macbook Air only has one "hole", which is for the entire headset. I bought a reduction. The ...
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How can I restore the El Capitan Messages notification sound (chime) to the old sound?

I've noticed when I receive messages in the Messages app in El Capitan, it plays the "Chime" sound from iOS 9. I recall that in the previous version of OSX, or perhaps the one before it, the ...
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Photos.app doesn't play audio from videos recorded by Olympus camera

Apple's Photo.app has no problem playing the audio from some videos (for example, videos recorded by an iPhone). But it does not play the audio from videos created by an Olympus SZ-31MR digital ...
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Messages Audio Alert not working, despite settings?

On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System Preferences > Sound > Output. It all works perfectly fine. Except that in Messages, my alert ...
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Remove HTML5 audio limitation on jailbroken IOS 5

I thought I'd give my ancient iPad1 on iOS 5.1.1 a second life as a simple wall hanging appliance to show reminders and play short notification sounds when they become overdue. So I wrote a HTML5 web ...
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Is there a way to transmit sound from MacBook to iPad?

I have my iPad connected to my home speakers. Is there an app that would let me transmit sound from my MacBook to an iPad? They both are connected to super fast Wi-Fi.
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iOS: How can I overdub an m4a email attachment?

My friend has sent me a rough recording to overdub, sent as an m4a over email. What app(s) can I use to do this without syncing the song to my music library? GarageBand doesn't seem to let me import ...
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No audio when AirPlay mirroring from MacBook Air to Apple TV

Air running Yosemite, played a video and turned on AirPlay mirroring to my Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.1. The sound keeps coming from my Air, not the TV. I checked the Sound.prefPane and confirmed that ...
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Headphone mic not detected

I recently got a headset with two jacks, one for the headphones and one for the mic. My MacBook Pro only has 1 audio port, but I rarely use my mic and headset together. However, if I plug in either ...
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Echo in FaceTime video call

Here is my setup: User A: iPad Air, iOS8 User B: (1) iPad Air 2, iOS9, (2) MBP 15", El Capitan FaceTime between User A <-> User B (1) works just fine. When FaceTime video call is initiated ...