a transducer or sensor that converts sound waves into an electrical signal that allows one to capture and record sound

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Bluetooth Speaker microphones: Can they be used for “Hey Siri”?

I'm considering purchasing a Bluetooth portable speaker that has a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The advertising for the product says that the microphone can be used to "make calls" from a ...
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How to have two inputs at different levels in an aggregate device? (Soundflower)

So I'm trying to record a video that records both the audio from my mic and the sounds from my system. I've used Soundflower to do this. Here's what I have so far: I set up this multiple output ...
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How to record from Sony audio recorder to Macbook Pro via headphone jack?

I have a Sony IC Recorder (ICD-BX132) that I am trying to transfer audio files from onto my Macbook Pro 13" Mid-2012 OS X v. 10.11.5. The stupid audio recorder doesn't have a USB port on it though, ...
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Will generic earphones allow basic inline remote / mic capability on my iPhone 6?

I'm interested in buying the Sony XBAA1AP earphones, and am curious if earphones that aren't specifically designed for iPhones, but which have an inline remote control / mic, will provide basic remote ...
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External Microphone won't connect to Macbook Air (even using splitter)

I just got a Macbook Air and have been having trouble getting any mic to connect to it. I have a mic connected to a preamp (Tube ultra gain Mic100), which is then connect into an adapter (http://www....
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Connecting two devices to one phone

So I have been trying to connect my microphone to my iPhone 5s while connecting another device(a speaker) simultaneously. Is this possible in anyway? Also can I speak on the mic and hear from the ...
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What kind of input Jack can work on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) audio input port?

I was planning to buy a new mic for my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), but I tried connecting an old mic and nothing happened. The old mic is not broken, because I tested it on another PC and it ...
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Disable Macbook Pro Mic

Is there any easy ways to disable the built-in mic? My requirements are Software based Do not need to run every time after login Keep the system integrity protection on Re-enable at needed I have ...
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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 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. There'...
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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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Can we use only the bottom mic while recording audio using iPhone 6

For a school project, I need to record a video (60 fps) with audio recorded only from the bottom mic. The default Camera app seems to use all 3 mics while video recording, which creates a distorted ...
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How can I connect 2 headset microphones to my Macbook Pro so that we can both speak AND hear sound effects from the Macbook Pro?

This is for podcasting purposes. I just can't seem to figure it out. We both need to be able to speak and hear whatever noises/sound effects coming from the computer as all of it is being recorded. ...
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Why do non-Apple earbuds make my iPhone act erratically?

I have tried a couple of different brands of earbuds supposedly compatible with the iPhone, but on both, the mic doesn't seem to work and the phone itself will make Siri pop up, shut down or advance ...
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Recording both sound and video on my screen via my Macbook Pro?

So I learned that on the Macbook Pro, the default Quicktime Pro has the ability to record video from your computer screen. This is great, but it doesn't have the ability to record sound unless it's ...
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Quicktime screen recording audio problem

I have an irritating problem when recording my screen through Quicktime on my Retina Macbook Pro. Sometimes a small bit of the audio is skipped (perhaps 0.2 seconds), and this usually means that I ...
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Line In Headset's Microphone Not Receiving Input

I'm using Windows 10 (32 bit) with Boot Camp on an early 2009 iMac. I recently got an X2 from Ovann (http://ovann.com/c2223.html) and looks like this (http://phongvu.vn/gallery/avatar_upload/products/...
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How can I easily test sound (speakers and Mic) on my ipad?

I do a lot of webinars and sometimes ipads viewing the webinar have sound problems. I'm looking for a really easy way for them to test their speakers and mic. (Speakers are relatively easy to test, ...
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Use pc mic for iPhone

How can I use my pc microphone for iPhone? I want to input the sound from computer to iPhone. Does anyone know anyway that can be possible? Something more efficient than just putting the phone near ...
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Route USB mic input to System Audio output for Camtasia 2?

I'm using Camtasia 2 for the Mac on El Capitan (10.11.3). I need to use two microphones so the audio will record to separate audio tracks. Camtasia 2 has one input audio source that does recognize the ...
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USB Microphone way too loud

I recently got a USB Microphone and no matter what I do, the microphone is way too loud. I lowered the input level in system preferences to be as low as possible without being off and it's way too ...
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A very loud sound shut down my internal MacBook Pro microphone

I have some problem with my internal MacBook Pro microphone. When there is a very loud sound (like sneezing), my microphone shuts down. And I am obligated to restart my computer in order for it to ...
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Not satisfied with ambient noise reduction in a recording

I was recording some music with the MacBook Pro built-in microphone and I didn't realise the "Use ambient noise reduction" option was enabled (which was default option). I was just surprised by a ...
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Skype with both system and microphone audio in El Capitan

I'm trying to use Skype for screen sharing with simultaneous audio from my microphone and the Mac system (for example a video or a game). Using Soundflower, and in the Audio Midi Setup an Aggregate ...
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OS X: Route audio output to audio input

I'm using Evernote for note-taking whilst listening to a video file, and I want to use the application's voice memo function to record small snippets of audio from the video file. Previously I have ...
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Mic and Headphone jack into one?

I recently bought a new headphones, which have two jacks; One for microphone and one for headphones. My Macbook Air only has one "hole", which is for the entire headset. I bought a reduction. The ...
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Headphone mic not detected

I recently got a headset with two jacks, one for the headphones and one for the mic. My MacBook Pro only has 1 audio port, but I rarely use my mic and headset together. However, if I plug in either ...
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No sound (speakers/jack) + microphone's dead after spilling water

Hello there kind people. Sadly, yesterday I've spilled some water on my MacBook Pro (El capitan). Before you yell at me - it was closed, turned off and it wasn't a lot of water, the laptop was wet ...
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Unmute audio input (microphone) in OSX programatically

OSX 10.10.3, also reproducible on 10.8, doesn't seem to happen on 10.11 Reproduction steps Go to System preferences > Audio > Input Set input volume to 0 (this is important) Run this script in ...
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Can't get microphone to work on iMac13,2

I'm asking on behalf of a colleague who can't get the microphone on their 27" iMac (model iMac13,2, 27-inch, Late 2012 with Intel i5 2.9 GHz) to work. In Sound preferences, all the setting look fine, ...
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Getting USB mic to feed two applications at once?

So what I want to do is steam iOS games to a new service called MOBCRUSH.. Their application allows me to set a mic from which it pulls sound into the mix. No problems there.. I have a USB mic ( ...
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Looking for a “null” Sound Input to securely disable the microphone on a MacBook Pro

I want to be able to somewhat securely disable sound input via software. Setting the sound input volume level to 0 obviously isn't a great solution and I don't care to plug in a USB device or mic ...
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Can apps access my camera without telling me?

Suppose I give an app permission to access my camera (and/or microphone) to take a picture. After I take the picture, can the app access my camera without prompting me? I thought of this while using ...
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Mix mic audio and system audio and simultaneously record using Audacity

I want to play an instrumental track that a friend uploaded to YouTube and simultaneously sing into the Mac's mic. And I want to record the mix of these two sounds using Audacity. I've tried using ...
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My new Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset won't send audio to my Mac

I just recently purchases a Sennheiser G4ME Zero to replace my Steel Series Siberia V3. The Siberia's microphone worked just fine along with the audio. When I plugged my G4ME Zero in the audio output ...
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Horrible high pitched noise from iSight mic only under OSX

My old 2008 Macbook's iSight microphone is acting up but only under OSX. In bootcamp running Windows XP, it's fine! The problem is a high pitched sound, very reminiscent of old radios with the pitch ...
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Mic noise and random 3 second audio lags on Razer Kraken USB, Yosemite 10.10.5

I use Razer Kraken USB headset on my hackintosh install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. When I use microphone on Windows 8.1 everything is normal. When I use it on OS X there's strange mic noise randomly ...
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MacBook Air microphone volume extremely low

Everytime I try to make call with Skype or Google Hangouts from my MacBook Air, the embedded internal microphone volume is too low. I am sure it is working, because when I shout loudly enough, the ...
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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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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 use my iPad as a microphone/webcam for my PC?

My PC doesn't have a mic or webcam, and it's been that way because I've survived with my iPad, whenever I needed to Skype with friends. However, I do need the microphone on my PC, but before going ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app using separate microphones

I want to make a 2-element microphone array using my iPhone. I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that can record through both microphones of the iPhone. Does anybody know an ...
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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 ...
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No one can hear me talking when I call people from my iPhone 5c unless I'm on speaker…

How do I fix this? It was fine up until a couple of days ago and everything was working. Should I bring it into an Apple store?
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Combine external mic and system sound and send output to HDMI

I am looking to combine the system sound with an external mic plugged into the microphone jack and send the combined audio output to HDMI. Is this doable on my Macbook pro. I have tried different ...
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Camera app on iPhone 4 suddenly deletes the sound of 5 previous videos and all future ones!

I use an iPhone 4 to record videos with the Camera App. Suddenly, the 5 most recent videos got muted sound for no reason at all. The rest of the Camera Roll still has audio. Just those 5 videos got ...
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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 I pair and use two microphones with my iPhone 6+?

I want to connect two bluetooth microphones to my iPhone 6+ to record a conversation during a walk/hike. I know the iPhone can handle up to 7 connections, but can only output sound to one device at a ...