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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High IO latency in games when loading sounds

I recognized the behaviour of games hanging/freezing for fractions of a second (or up to a second) everytime a sound is being requested from the disk. At least that is my conclusion. One title where ...
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Default System Sound Location

I'm looking for some of the sounds that come default on OS X, like the preferences lock/unlock: I basically just want to copy the sound files onto my desktop.
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How can I rip audio CDs and normalize them at the same time?

I am a veteran Windows user (sorry!) who typically rips audio discs with CDex or EAC. CDex includes the option to normalize volume levels during the ripping process. I am trying to find a program to ...
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iMac with USB Headset: Sound Output suddenly turned off when under high load

I own an iMac late 2014 with OSX 10.10.5 and I usually use an USB headset for both in- and output. Now when the iMac is under heavier pressure for a longer time (the fan is pretty loud), the output ...
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How can quicktime record audio from two sources: mac and iphone?

I use quicktime a lot to record screen sessions from my iphone.. I use this to share how my app behaves to my developers.. however right now i'm doing usability tests.. and what i would like to do ...
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How to turn off Mac's sounds by default? [duplicate]

In some situations I would open my macbook in a public place or library, and I still have something open that produces sound, such as music or a chat program giving notifications. I would like to have ...
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Sounds on my MacBook Pro I can't identify-

There is a sound constantly playing on my MacBook Pro laptop. When I connect to the internet, this sound which seems to be a bouncing ball with a spring is always playing in the background. I can be ...
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mac book pro headphones not working even with the correct sound settings .

my macbook pro( 13 inch mid 2009) running yosemite 10.10.5 is not delivering sound to the headphone speakers .I am using my iPhones headphones .it is able to receive mic input though. does it mean it ...
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Internal Speakers/Headphones muted after Yosemite upgrade

After upgrading my Macbook Air (early 2014) to Yosemite, audio is not heard neither via internal speakers nor headphones. When I upgraded, external display was connected to USB/Tunderbolt ports. if ...
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Possible to connect my phone “microphone” straight to my computer line out or sound?! LIVE PERISCOPING DJ

I periscope on an iPhone 6+. Any way of maybe rooting phone to gain access and have some 3.5mm Bluetooth transmitter to output my line out on my Mac mixing?! I understand latency but that would be ...
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Nice Audio Mixer/Repeater

I am looking for a nice volume mixer for OS-X Yosemite+ for per-application audio control, I would also like per application sound output control. I don't mind buying if it's a nice product with long ...
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Ipad: Wired and Bluetooth headset at the same time

During my last plane flight I tried to connect my Bluetooth earbuds with my iPad and use wired earbuds at the same time. This seems to be impossible as both are different output sources and I was ...
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does 'afplay' support surround sound?

I want to play a 6-channel WAVE file (5.1 surround) created by a program on my mac in a batch process (not obtained via Logic Pro X) using the afplay command. A script is intented to be used for ...
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How do I make my Mac speakers sound like iPad 2 speakers?

I am the developer of an app that uses voice recordings. I need to have an idea of what the recordings will sound like on an iPad. I have an iPad, but I'd like to change some settings on my Mac ...
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Audio Formats That Function With Multiple Streaming Devices/Software?

I'd like to know which audio encoding format(s), as part of a video container file, will stream with all of the following devices/apps: Apple TV 3 Roku 3 LG 2012 Smart TV MediaLink (Plex front end) ...
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FaceTime audio-only calls on Mac will not use external microphone, works with FaceTime video calls

When placing or receiving a cellular call through FaceTime on my iMac running Yosemite (10.10.3), I am unable to be heard when using my external USB microphone, despite having the input set correctly ...
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Use macbook inbuilt microphone with audio going through mic-less earphones

I want to buy Sony Earphones for use with my MacBook Pro Mid-2014 edition. The earphones have no built in mic. Can my MacBook play audio through my earphones and use the inbuilt mac microphone at the ...
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Apple headset not working in PC with Windows 10

When I plug my Apple headset into my computer, it makes some very weird sounds. I've tried with two different headsets; both iPhone 4 headset and iPhone 5 headset. It only makes the sounds when I'm ...
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Can I play audio from computer through VOIP connection?

I'm using join.me for online presentations. If I have a video I'd like to share, I can't send the sound to join.me. I was thinking perhaps some Soundflower set up might enable this function. Any ideas ...
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Putting the external display to sleep but not the computer

I have a Mac mini running Yosemite 10.10.4. It is connected via HDMI to a D/A converter (which is then connected to a TV screen, an amp etc) (no other display) When I use the Hot corners to Put ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

I bought a Macbook Pro 13' Mid 2012 with the sound damaged just for work (I develop IOS apps) but now I miss the sound in my Mac and I want to fix it. The sound icon in the superior bar does not ...
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Prevent iTunes from importing sound files when they are played

When I download a sound file and double-click to play it, iTunes opens it (which is fine) but also copies it to the iTunes library. I don't want to copy the file; I just want iTunes to play it. How ...
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Trying to replace volume sound in OS X to what was present before. Encountering permissions problems even as root. Help?

I'm trying to get the old volume feedback noise on my MacBook. I have a copy of the sound file but the system is refusing to let me replace it, even as root. I found this article that also explained ...
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No output from MacBook Pro audio jack (input OK)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) and I've tried just about everything I can think of to fix this. The problem is that I can't hear anything out of my headphone jack. I can set it to input ...
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Volume reduces automatically after pluging headset into macbook pro

I got a MacBook Pro 13'' early 2013 with OS X 10.10.5 installed and SONY MDR-1A headphones with a headset cable. When using "headphone" cable everything works as expected. When I use "headset" plugin ...
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Audio MIDI Setup: have a default configuration for a headset

I have a Logitech G430 USB headset and, every time I plug it in, the Thru checkbox at the Input tab is enabled, which means I hear myself through the speakers: Is there any way I can configure my ...
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Keys of a Particular Scale Only in GarageBand on OS X

I used to have an iPad and had great time using GarageBand. The feature that made my time fun is mostly "Scale" i.e. when I choose a particular scale, for instance "D#maj Pentatonic Blues", the ...
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Volume Randomly Goes to Maximum with Bluetooth Headset

I have tried using two different bluetooth headsets with my iphone 6 and when using the headset and hitting the "call" button on the iphone, the volume will sometimes go to maximum level. Basically ...
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How do I set up different audio sounds over different speakers simultaneously?

so I have a MacBook Air 2013 running OS X El Capitan connected to an external monitor. I figured out how to play audio on both my macbook's and external monitor's speakers simultaneously. The bass and ...
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Installed Yosemite, now have audio issues

I have searched but nothing covers my actual issue. See the pictures.. For some reason I have soundFlower in my audio selections but I never installed it and I have no clue how to get back o the ...
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Problem with audio output on OS X 10.10.4

I recently upgraded my OS to Yosemite 10.10.4 After done my volume icon is greyed out and no sound is found. This is not the bug where it is set on HDMI since when i open output there is no internal ...
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How to get Audio Drivers for Macbook in Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 on my Mid 2012 Macbook Pro. I already had a separate partition which was a leftover from Ubuntu in it, so I didn't partitioned it using Bootcamp and directly formatted it ...
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Issues using Firewire sound card with Thunderbolt adapter

I was using a Saffire Pro 40 card on a macbook via FireWire. I now need to use it on a mac mini and it only has Thunderbolt ports and no Firewire. I've got a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter and ...
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What is the default function for a play/pause media key?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a button labelled play/pause. When I have no keyboard drivers installed, the way the button behaves is by toggling playing and pausing in ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio not working

I have an ARCAM mini-Blink DAC bluetooth receiver connected to my audio amplifier and I would like to stream music from my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.4 to my loudspeakers. I can't. I have this ...
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Sending data to serial port and audio device from command line

I am looking to create a scripts that does the following: Send data to a non-standard serial port, in my case /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART. Plays an audio file to a non-standard audio device, in my case a ...
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Cannot hear music on my iPhone 5S

I can't hear sound in my iPhone. I can't listen to music or any sound on my device. I'm frustrated trying to solve this.
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Earbuds + MacBook Pro play audio from left speaker only

I have a pair of earbuds (the sort that came with the fifth-generation iPod Touch when it was originally released) and a 2013 13" MacBook Pro which have a problem together. When I plug the earbuds ...
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No sound on Macbook Air

Yesterday I tried to use Apple TV, it connected but I realised that I don't have Airplay so I disconnected the Apple TV. I then transfered some files using a USB and after that I have no sound on Mac. ...
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Play music on multiple iPhones synced through wifi, on several bluetooth speakers

So a mate and I have each our Bluetooth speaker. (Incidentally the same speakers, but this shouldn't matter.) We would like to sync our iPhones to play music on both speakers simultaneously, either ...
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Recording audio clips on a timer?

I'm working on a project that requires me to record a large number of 20-second audio clips (the file format is unimportant, as far as I'm aware). I would like to be able to do this without pressing a ...
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How to export Mac (possibly-compressed) sound resources to useable (WAV) files?

I'm working on an old project that originally bundled its sounds as Macintosh resources. I want to export these to regular files (preferably wav, but aiff is also acceptable since converting between ...
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Yosemite MBP 2012 internal speakers only work when external plugged in

This is an interesting variant of the problems that people are having with audio on OSX. I still have the problem with the (hardware?) bug that causes Digital Out to be the only option available when ...
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I own a 13" MacBook Pro. I literally and physically (in terms of hardware) can't plug my headset in

The last time I plugged them in was two or three months ago and they worked just fine. It was easy to plug them in but now it feels like there's something in the way and I don't know how to get it ...
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Yosemite swoosh missing fix required

Have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite 10.10.4, and found that Mail's swoosh sound when sending mail is no longer evident. Anyone know how to get it back?
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How can I record my game audio and Skype audio at the same time?

I am trying to use Soundflower and Audacity to record a gameplay video on steam with a recording software. I can't figure out though, how to set up audacity to record the Skype call and the game audio ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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Connecting 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro to Dell U2715H?

What would be the 'best' way to connect the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro to a Dell U2715H monitor? If I wanted to use the monitors USB 3.0 ports and also output sound to a Dell soundbar, how many cables ...
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iPhone 5S weird bluetooth issue

I am facing a weird Bluetooth problem lately with my Plantronics M100 and my iPhone 5S. It worked fine before but after some disassemblies of my phone (after switching broken display and battery) I am ...
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Can I connect a microphone to a retina 5k iMac?

My 5K retina iMac has one audio port. On my MacBook pro that only had one port, it was possible, in System Preferences, to state whether to use it as an input or an output. Is it possible to use the ...