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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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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Can iOS display the current audio input device?

Is there any way to tell whether an attached external mic is making contact with an iOS device? I am trying to attach an external microphone (Sennheiser MKE-400) to an iPhone 5. The mic has a 3.5mm ...
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How to really really turn off system sounds in El Capitan

On my old laptop, which ran Snow Leopard, I had it set to not play system sound effects. As far as I remember, all I did to achieve this was go to System Preferences -> Sound -> Sound Effects tab -> ...
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How to assign a different audio bell for terminal

I just dont like the system audio bell for the terminal in my mac. How can I get my mac use a different file which I have obtained from internet. Its a .wav file which I have got from the internet.
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How can I still use keyboard buttons for sound while in iPhoto?

When I'm using iPhoto, the hard audio buttons on the keyboard (previous, pause, next) no longer apply to iTunes. Suddenly, they do things in iPhoto instead. Things like play and pause slideshows, ...
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What is the ideal setting for system-wide equaliser for MacBook Pro Speakers? [on hold]

What would people consider the ideal setting to adjust the Macbook Pro Early 2014 speakers to listen to primarily Rock and Jazz? I am currently using "eqMac" by RootK (Ref. ...
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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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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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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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Minimum volume is too loud when using wireless headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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How to disable external microphone when using a headset with a mic?

I'd like to use a pair of Beats earphones as just a pair of headphones. When I plug it in, the OS identifies the microphone component and switches the output to the microphone on the earphones. ...
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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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headset plugged in via Y-adapter and extension cable stopped working

I own a late 2013 iMac 27". The following setup worked for months until yesterday: The 3.5mm port is connected to a Y-Adapter, the adapter let me use two headsets at once. I use my headset and my ...
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My MacBook Pro's sound gets lagging after outputting sound for a while

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2015), to OS X El Capitan 10.11.5, and after the update whenever I listen to any music (from iTunes), or YouTube videos, the sound lags after about 30 seconds of ...
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Want VBA code to make Excel Mac 2011 play sound file based on name in a cell

I'm trying to populate an Excel worksheet with controls that will play audio file examples of how to pronunce a list of words. If the content of A1 is "introduce", I want Excel to play an audio file ...
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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No sounds on iPhone

I'm not receiving any sound notifications for the phone and text messages. The Phone does not ring nor does the text message notification sound operate when receiving a message. I have powered the ...
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Alternative Ways to Control The Volume Level Of My Mac In OS X?

Generally to either increase or decrease the volume level of my Mac, I always go to the volume menu bar and adjust the slider accordingly. I was wondering: What other ways exist within OS X to ...
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Can I programmatically control the sound volume on a application level?

SoundBunny does exactly what I need, the ability to mute/unmute and change the volume of the audio, on demand, at an individual application level. Unfortunately I can't control it via AppleScript as ...
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What can cause the volume keys to not work but show the prohibitory sign instead of changing volume?

When i try to reduce my mac book volume it suddenly shows that this isn't possible, even the icon in the menu bar is (grey inactive) This happens sometimes since i installed lion os
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Hardware volume control on headset affects volume of default output

I use a USB headset with my Macbook Pro using a C-media chip. The headset has buttons to control the output volume. The problem is that these buttons affects the volume of the current default output ...
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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How can I connect my iPhone 6s Plus to my stereo?

I understand that Apple's iPhone Lightning Dock has a headphone socket that I can use: Connect the dock to powered speakers or a stereo using a 3.5mm cable (sold separately) to play music and ...
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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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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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Can MBP 13 mid 2012 send audio and video through thunderbolt to HDMI?

I own this model: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp649?locale=en_US And I have an adapter thunderbolt to HDMI that works wonderfully with video, but no audio. Does someone has any advice on a product ...
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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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IOS: Bluetooth not auto connecting to previously paired device

My IOS devices DO NOT auto-connect (auto-pair) to a bluetooth audio receiver device. However this works as expected on Android and OSX Yosemite. Thus I do not think it is the Bluetooth receiver that ...
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Is there a way to convert audio files in Mac OS X or the command line without using iTunes?

Now, I know I can use iTunes to convert music. But it's quite a pain.. All I'm asking is: Is there anything built into OS X or UNIX for converting files? Right now I simply want to convert .mp4 to ...
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Can I set the volume on my iPhone lower than the slider goes?

I have an iPhone 4S and some V-Moda in-ear headphones. The headphones have great volume and isolation, which is good when I'm listening to something quiet. But it's a problem on my iPhone. When I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2012 Audio Issues

So for about a year now, I have had no audio on my MBP 13" mid-2012. I've read hundreds of posts and suggestions at this point, but they don't seem to solve my problem. The inbuilt speakers do not ...
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Permanently set audio output to headphones

I am pretty sure I have a faulty audio jack on my 13-inch, early 2011 MacBook Pro, given that I've spilled some liquid on it a while back. Ever since, it's been bad at detecting whether headphones ...
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Headphones Jack not pluggable into Macbook-pro retina socket

I tried plugging in my apple headphone's jack into the socket, but I wasn't able to. Barely 70% of it goes in and the rest doesn't. There is no red-light coming out of the socket, but in the 'Sound' ...
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Mirror Mac sound on Android phone?

The audio jack hole on my Mac is broken. My Android phone's hotspot is my Internet connection, and I don't have any other WiFi. Is there any way I can have the phone mirror the sound of my Mac? I ...
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How can I play music while chatting in Google Hangouts?

I want to play music while chatting in Google Hangouts and let both parties hear it, as well as our talking. I'm using Apple earbuds with a built-in (external) mic on a MacBook Pro from about 2009. ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to mute audio in OS X El Capitan?

I can't find the default keybinding to mute the sound in OS X El Capitan. I just want the whole OS to be muted. Running osascript -e "set Volume X" from the terminal is not what I want to do. Because ...
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How to record soundflower from OS X?

I want to record the build-in sound of my Mac computer without using speakers. I want to record directly the sound of my computer. Tutorials shows me that I must do it in System Preferences, but in ...
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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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NO audio on macbook air 2010

so I have my macbook air (late 2010) and it has been working fine for a good while, now all of a sudden for no reason (Ok i may of dropped it but the drop was less than 1 foot and mac showed no damage ...
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Choppy audio with headphones

I have a MacBook Air with Yosemite, and no matter what I use- iTunes, Safari, chrome, etc, the audio comes out choppy like a cd when it skips, but this only happens when I'm listening through ...
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Where are the Mac OS X alert sound files located?

Is there any way I can access the files that are used for the alert sounds found in system preferences? For example, in OS X 10.6.6, there are different sounds for Funk, Glass, Hero, etc. Where are ...
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MacBook Pro Internal speaker has just stopped to sound (but startup chime sounds) [duplicate]

The internal speaker of my MacBook Pro suddenly stopped sounding. I just tried PRAM reset, but it doesn't work. The audio works when I plug in earphones and goes when plug out. I don't think, it's ...
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Audio Distortion After 2 Minutes of Music in Stock MBP

I have a MBP (13 inch early 2015, running 10.11.4) which after about 2 minutes of producing audio (Skype, Youtube from Firefox, iTunes...) via either the internal speakers or a pair of earbuds starts ...
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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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Mysterious audible buzzing at 4:33am

Consistently at 4:33 AM, my laptop emits an audible buzzing sound. What could be the cause of this? I have had all app programs closed and this buzzing sound still occurs.
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Adobe Premiere Pro: Audio/Playback Issues using USB Audio Codec

For several weeks I've been having incredibly annoying audio issues when using the "USB Audio CODEC" output in Premiere (latest version). I am on a Retina Macbook Pro, with a Thunderbolt cable going ...
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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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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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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...