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

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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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375 views

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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221 views

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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214 views

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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Volume control and mic stops working on MBP

I have a 2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz if it matters). When I plug in a pair of Apple Earpods, the volume control and mic on the headphones work for a little while and then eventually quit working. ...
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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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668 views

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 ...
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Microphone Requests Not Working

I just got Skype for my iPod Touch 5th gen. During the first call, I got a message telling me to grant access to the microphone. I've seen other tutorials, that instruct you to go to Settings, then ...
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Will this way work to connect my external mic?

I am attempting to connect a microphone that has a 3.5mm output to my iPad 4 to record with an app. So far I only have the microphone and the iPad. To connect the two I want to do the following: iPad ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an iPhone

On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone inputs. CamTwist lets me pipe custom content (such as images or video) to that webcamera input, and ...
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Microphone has about one minute dictation limit on iPad Air 2

My iPad microphone cuts out after about one minute of dictation. I've tried using Google and Word but the same limitations apply. Does anybody have a solution?
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Use a USB sound card with multiple input lines in apps like Skype or Dictation?

I need a way to make apps use the second input line from USB sound card. By default the all use input one. Does anyone know how to split the two input channels into two separate devices or ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Sound no longer working

My audio is not working, I have searched online and tried many things: I have tried the following: killing the audio process via Terminal (sudo killall coreaudiod) inserting/removing headphones ...
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Use iphone or android as external mic for macbook using bluetooth

Is there a way I can use an iPhone/Android phone as an external microphone for my Mac? Ideally without a cable i.e. bluetooh/wifi. Edit: Since this hasn't been answered yet, I would be okay with ...
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What can I use for mixing/muxing/splitting/leveling audio inputs and outputs?

I was hoping to find a single tool that could arrange, in any configuration, any audio inputs and outputs on a Mac. A specific example follows. Devices a) Line In from XBOX 360 Audio Out b) USB ...
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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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Internal microphone not working (Retina Macbook pro late 2013)

My internal microphone is not working. It picks up sound only when i flick the outer microphone location. When I plug a headphone with a microphone, there is no problem. I took it to the genius bar ...
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Can I increase the level from my USB microphone?

I have this usb headset: http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/audio-478 With the level turned all the way up in System Preferences, it's not loud enough for some uses. Is there a way to increase ...
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Why doesn't the internal microphone of my MacBook Pro work?

The internal microphone of my MacBook Pro late 2011 doesn't work. When I try to do an audio recording, the microphone doesn't record.
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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When I'm about to use microphone in browser , anyway stop playing music in iTunes?

I'm using chrome browser and when I make a call from a website it uses microphone, is there any way I can do stop playback of iTunes automatically , whenever i use microphone?
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Use Audio port as input and output

I have a Macbook Pro 2011, running OS X Yosemite. I am trying to use my headphones, which contain a mic and speakers (as most headphones do). However, I can only use the audio jack as input or output. ...
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Can I force external microphone detection after mic is plugged in

Background: I use a Henge Dock for my MBPr with a headset for things like Skype. Because the Henge Dock uses an extension cable to make the audio 'Combination Output' (TRRS) port accessible, the ...
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Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds

My mac is constantly recording any output sound into my microphone when I'm using my Apple earbuds. This means for example that as soon as a sound is played it's transmitted on Skype when I'm in a ...
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MBP 15" audio input very bad quality

The audio input of my MBP 15" 2011 is pretty bad no matter if the ambient noise reduction is checked or not. I've tried all kinds of sound adjustments from the control panel but I can't get it good. ...
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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 ...