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 tell iTunes to stop playing a song?

I do mean stop, not pause. If one navigates to, say, the iTunes Store, the Pause button changes to Stop, but I want something that always works no matter my location in iTunes. Workarounds (such as ...
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Output volume control isn't working

The sound volume in the menu bar and the volume button on my keyboard doesn't change the output volume when I connect headphones or external speakers on my MBP. When I go to System Preferences -> ...
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Is there an app that creates a system-wide audio equalizer?

I like using iTunes' equalizer, but that only works in iTunes. I'm looking for some software that lets me apply a global, system-wide equalizer to Mac OS X. The app (or pref pane, etc.) would let me ...
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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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Using Shazam to pick up audio over internal soundcard / headphones

I recently discovered Shazam has an app for mac, it seems it works by listening on the built in mic (or any mic presumably). I wondered if there was a way I could get it to listen to the soundcard ...
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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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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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FaceTime calls lower system volume

When you enter a FaceTime call in OS X, as of Mavericks, it lowers the volume of everything else besides the call. There's no way to disable this "feature." People here suggested disabling audio ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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spontaneous high pitches loud squeal in headset connected to MAC USB port

this has happened 4 times on my MacBook Pro Retina in last 6 months but also on 2 other MACs. Beats headsets to cheap logitec. it is high volume, high pitch, spontaneous, comes out of no-where and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Volume Control Not Working

When I press the volume button (F11 and F12) nothing happens. Also the mute button (F10) doesn't work. I tried resetting my computer. Plugging in and out my headphones. Nothing worked.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Disabling sound output devices (e.g. Internal Speakers) in OS X

Since my Cinema Display is both connected through mDP and USB, I can (stupidly enough) both choose “LED Cinema Display” or “Display Audio”. Also, I never use the internal speakers since they sound ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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How do I disable the volume control overlay?

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray bezel showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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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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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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How to redirect MacBook Pro audio to my TV?

I just connected my MacBook Pro 2013 to my TV using HDMI. The visuals are working, but the TV does not get the audio from my MacBook. How can I redirect the audio from my MacBook to my TV?
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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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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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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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Strange sound problems on Yosemite?

I was fiddling with the system preferences the other day (nothing too fancy, just toggling a couple switches and seeing what they did). Ever since, my sound has been completely screwed up. When I ...
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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 ...