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 can I fix the “pops, cracks and hissing” sounds from iPhone audio played on Ford Sync over USB?

When I stream audio from my iPhone 4 into my Ford Sync audio system over bluetooth, the audio quality is excellent. However, if I plug in a USB cable to get access to the hands-free features, then the ...
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Where can I find and download of old Garageband loops online?

I had an old macbook for a while and that thing crashed, along with some of my music. I got a cheap toshiba for a couple years, saved up for a Macbook Pro. I bought the Pro in 2013, didn't much of the ...
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Script - Audio Files - Find, Count and Sort by type

I have a very large audio collection I have to sort. It's a mixture of M4A, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and MP3. It's the result of years of work by a now deceased person who sat in their garage ripping their own ...
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Strange issues with garage band 10 and sound fonts sf2

I'm having issues with Garage Band 10, when trying to set up custom sound fonts. I installed them in /Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks Then I opened the MIDI file, doing these steps: I select my track I ...
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Set volume control for each app individually

I'm capturing video with Final Cut Pro and I'm hearing the sound of the recording. I would like to use the computer for other things while capturing. How can I disable the sound for a specific ...
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Is it the Mac or the Headphones that Have the Weak Signal?

Recently bought just released Bang-Olufsen H8 headphones (wireless, BT 4.0, atpX A2DP). These paired perfectly with iPhone 5 and my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, however, sound drops out on the MBP with ...
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MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?

I am experiencing odd "click" noises from my MBP, while sound is muted, it's unplugged from the power source (ie running only on battery), and Windows in Parallels shows a message dialog. To ...
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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Send audo from my laptop to my iPhone over Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 4, and Philips dock speakers which I use with the phone. The dock doesn't have any aux input, and I would like to use the dock as a speaker for my laptop. I know I can achieve it ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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AppleScript to audio

I want to save the following spoken text to an audiofile that I can play on my iPod (so .mp3 or something). say "the company [[slnc 1200]]" using "Alex" say "une entreprise [[slnc 1200]]" using ...
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Can I configure my iPhone to play audio files through ear speaker instead of the bottom speaker?

My company utilizes a voicemail system which sends audio files as email attachments. These audio files playback via QuickTime in iOS which pushes the audio out via the phone's speaker. Which is great ...
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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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Sounds are not working on Mountain Lion Notification Center

Although I see an option in System Preferences > Notifications to enable applications to pop a sound on new notifications, Mountain Lion is not actually playing those sounds. Has Anyone run into ...
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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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Can't listen to music with iPhone speaker

I am using an iPhone 4 running ios 7.1.1. Recently, I've had a very frustrating problem, and it is not being able to listen to music with speaker. I'm pretty sure the speaker isn't broken because I ...
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Recording with Audacity using Soundflower causes echo/reverb

I'm using Audacity and Soundflower to record sound internally on my MacBook Pro. For example I can play a YouTube video and listen to it with head phones, while recording the sound output. All that ...
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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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Can I play audio from my iPhone on my Mac?

Can I attach my iPhone 3GS to my Mac Pro so that the iPhone's audio plays through the Mac Pro's speakers? I can easily attach my Bose headphones so that the music from the iPhone plays through them… ...
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How can I charge and output audio from iPhone 5 in a car?

I want to charge my iPhone 5 and listen to the music using AUX in my car. How can I do this using one cable? I have such a cable for my iPhone 4. Is there any good option for iPhone 5?
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Occasional automatic AirPlay switching OS X Yosemite

I recently got my MacBook Pro 2015 and I wanted to connect to my downstairs Marrantz Receiver to play the audio through the receiver but when I selected it in the settings through audio the Marrantz ...
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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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Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
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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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How to disable macbook's mic, but not speakers?

I found this informative post about compeletely disabling audio on osx. The problem is this disables audio-in and audio-out, and I only want to disable audio-in. (I'm looking to completely disable ...
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Google Hangouts on Mavericks in Safari or Chrome: how to adjust audio settings?

I could have sworn that Google Hangouts used to provide a settings panel for testing and adjusting audio settings. I know I've used it in the past: it was a facility that showed volume levels, let ...
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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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How to clone an audio CD (including pauses between tracks) under Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I need to clone an audio CD, including the defined pauses between tracks. Under Linux, cdrdao would do the trick for me, but I cannot get the version from MacPorts to work — it will not read ...
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Internal mic not detecting audio - 2011 Macbook Pro Mavericks 10.9

Hey so I feel really dumb asking this, but I cannot figure out why my internal mic on my 2011 MBP recently stopped working. Here's what I've tried: Zapping the PRAM Resetting the SMC by "Using the ...
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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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Sound on OS X doesn't work after Soundflower install

Because of missing native equalizer on OS-X (Snow Leopard) I had to use third party app Soundflower in combination with AU Lab. Everything was going right, but once I restarted OS X, the sound stopped ...
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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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Control of Audio Playback in Presenter View in Keynote?

I am a speech scientist, presenting speech sounds for listeners in a lecture. I have multiple audio clips (each a separate .wav file) embedded in my slide, and I want to be able to play each audiofile ...
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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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Internal Mic Option Disappears when using Apple Earbuds

Does anyone know of a way to use my macbook pro's internal microphone while using my Apple "Earpods" for sound? When I look at the Sound Prefpane without my earbuds in the internal mic option is ...