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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iPhone 5 iOS7 no sound only vibrates when ringing?

Here is what I tried... Do Not Disturb is off In Settings -> Sounds, Vibrate on Ring is off and Vibrate on Silent is off The switch on the side is set to silver not red. The music will play over ...
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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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Macbook Pro.[Mid-2012] Sound isn't working

Suddenly, My MBP sound isn't working. I have tried couple of way to resolve the problem but nothing is working. Here is some of the screenshot: No, input or output sound. I would like to know 1) ...
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Audio input/output splitter for MacBooks without changeable input/output jack?

From what I can understand, in the latest iterations of the MacBooks, what former was an input/output 3.5mm jack, now only can be used for input. However, it's possible to use certain headsets (for ...
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Collaboration software/workflow for Logic Audio and Komplete 10

One of my clients is a music composer and has to create the scores of two different movies. The situation: 2 almost identical Macs regarding software configuration (Mac OS X 10.8/10.9, Logic Audio, ...
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connect speaker and guitar to macbook with only one 3.5 mm jack

I want to connect eletro acoustic guitar and a speaker too to my Macbook. My Macbook has only one 3.5 mm jack and for connecting 2 devices simultaneously I need to have two 3.5 mm jacks. Is there any ...
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No sound from speakers on MacBook Pro except the startup chime

After plugging my headphones out, suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers. When I press volume buttons, I see a circle-backslash symbol below the speaker icon. Restarting doesn't help. ...
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Extracting Voice Memos from iPhone to iTunes

I am currently doing some coursework for my exams, and part of my IT project is to record some audio, and assess it. I recorded this audio on my iPhone, and I plan on using Audacity to edit it. I am ...
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Yosemite : change sound output between speaker and headphone [duplicate]

I want to switch between headphones (jack) and internal speakers without having to insert/remove the jack? Is it possible ? And how ?
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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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Headphones, MacBook Pro, Parallels and no sound on the headphones

I have Parallels installed on my MacBook Pro. I have a headset plugged in. There is no option to choose to play sound on the headset. My options are Internal Speakers and Internal Sound or ...
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Any way to see waveform when using Quick Look on an audio file?

Are there any plugins that will allow me to see a waveform when using Quick Look on an audio file? (I'm using Yosemite.)
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MacBook Pro Retina Front & REAR line?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro with retina display which has the all-in-one single headphone jack. I would like to connect my old FourPointSurround FPS2000 (1999-2000) surround sound system that has only ...
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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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Why is my MacBook Pro stuck on mute?

I cannot hear any audio from my MacBook Pro, running OS X 10.7. Pressing F10/F11/F12 shows the volume overlay, but it stays at max volume with a (/) icon below it. In the Sound control panel or from ...
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Using Mac as external audio amplifier, while routing its output to USB?

I've got a Yamaha mixing panel which accepts my Mac's audio output via USB. Great. Now I would like to pipe the output of the mix back to the Mac's input, and have its speakers play the sound. Is ...
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Lightweight Audio Waveform Viewer

I'm doing a large amount of music library updating and de-duplicating and evaluating, and I would like a piece of software that would allow me to quickly be able to view a waveform of a selected audio ...
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Yosemite and Teac A-H01 sound driver- alternatives?

The Teac A-H01 requires an audio driver, otherwise the sound becomes watery. Teac hasn't released a driver since Yosemite came out. Are there any workarounds? It seems like USB external sound is ...
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Mp3 file sounds fine in some media players but not others

I have a number of mp3 files that I encoded via LAME from the original super nes sound files. They sound fine in the following: Windows Media Player Foobar2000 (windows) VLC (all platforms) But ...
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MacBook Pro creates soft hissing sound through headphones

Recently I got a quite nice pair of in-ear headphones which block noise very well (with a very tight seal, not noise cancellation). Before that, I used Apple earbuds. With these better headphones, ...
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Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
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iPad 2 running iOS 7 with Blue Yeti Mic

I intend to buy a Blue Yeti microphone later today. I've been reading that you need two things for the yeti to work with GarageBand on iPad: the Apple Camera Connection kit (obvious really) and also a ...
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Is there a way to disable headphone detection in Yosemite?

What i would like to do is be able to manually switch to the internal speakers even if something is plugged in to the headphone jack. Reason being my docking station has a connector plugged in but i ...
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Ignore an AirPlay audio device completely

Is it possible to somehow ignore an AirPlay audio device completely (or at least stop my mac from automatically connecting to one) We have an AppleTV at the office and every time I open my MBP at ...
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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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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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How can I get my headset to work with my MacBook Air? (13-inch, Mid 2013)

I would love to use my Sennheiser PC350SE headset with my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013 model). I recently purchased a Startech Headset Splitter hoping that this would allow me to use the headphones ...
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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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Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips

On two separate MacBook Pros (one brand new, one several years old) running OSX Yosemite, all bluetooth audio devices are choppy (audio clicks in and out, skips like a scratched CD). I have tried ...
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Why isn't my new microphone working?

I just got an Antlion Modmic microphone, along with a Rockit headphone/mic to TRRS splitter. I've got everything set up, but my late 2011 mbp 15" just won't recognize the microphone as an input. I ...
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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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Volume control (sliders or keys) stops working after plugging into/out of headphone jack

I plug my machine into a projector/sound amplification setup regularly for teaching. Often, when I get back home afterwards, the sound volume controls no longer work. Neither the dedicated volume ...
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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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Can I customize Finder to have distinct sounds for moving files vs. copying files?

I frequently both copy (Alt-Drag) and move (Drag) files in Finder from one directory to another. My dexterity isn't so great, and so sometimes I accidentally let go of the Alt key before the mouse ...
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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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iPhone won't play sound in *some* apps

My friend is having a problem with an iPhone 4 (not yet updated to iOS 5). Most apps and the ring tone will make noise via headphones but not via speaker. iTunes and at least one other app will play ...
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Recording multiple midi inputs to separate tracks on garageband

Is there a way to record multiple midi inputs to separate tracks simultaneously using garageband? I'm holding an interview tomorrow and want a microphone for the subject and myself. I need to ...
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Why won't iTunes 12 Yosemite will not Get Track Names?

With iTunes 12 and Yosemite, when attempting to import an audio cd, iTunes 12 / Yosemite will report the error The song names for this CD could not be found online. Do you still want to import the ...
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Looking for an app to amplify audio from YouTube

Years ago I saw someone use a program for Windows and I was hoping that someone can tell me if there is a Mac equivalent! Say you are watching a YouTube video and the audio is up full but it's still ...
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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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How to stream music from a Mac to an iOS device?

I have an MP3 file that I'd like to stream from my Mac to an iOS. I think VLC can be used to achieve this, but I couldn't find the right settings on the VLC app and in iOS. If I pick RTP multicast, ...
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Coreaudiod spams system log: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive

I'm getting my system log virtually spammed with: May 13 23:56:36 alluminium coreaudiod[238]: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive May 13 23:56:37 alluminium coreaudiod[238]: ...
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Terminal not beeping on bell character

I'm running a nearly vanilla installation of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 with the usual Homebrew, MacPorts, and Fink. I have barely anything installed with these utilities. For some reason, my ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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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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How to manually uninstall the Lexicon Lambda driver?

My Lexicon Lambda just stopped responding to audio apps (Sound Forge, Reaper). It won't record anymore - applications just freeze for a few seconds and nothing happens, recording stopped, nothing ...
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Internal microphone does not register input in System Preferences -> Sound but registers in dictation and speech

My machine is MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS 10.10.1 (14B25). I just tried to make a voice call in Google Hangouts, and Hangouts does not pick up any sound. I checked System ...
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missing safari-plugin for audio/midi

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) on a late 2012 27" iMac, running Safari 7.0.1 and I always install all new software updates. But now I have a problem with midi-files that are embedded in ...
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Laptop sound stuck on mute

I dropped my MacBook Air 11″. No damage was done to it that I could see, but my charger was making a crackling sound. When I plugged it in, my sound stopped working and was stuck on mute.
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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?