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

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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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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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Using Earpods on PC with TRRS to 2xTRS splitter

I just purchased a 4-pin to 2x3-pin audio adapter to use my earpods on a PC. However when I test the microphone all I can hear is a high pitched noise. The earpods are confirmed working on a retina ...
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When EarPods with microphone are attached, does iPhone use internal or external mic?

Is the internal or external mic used? Is there a difference in quality between the two mics?
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iMac's Built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 7

I have an iMac on which i have installed Windows 7 32-bit. I have used Bootcamp version 4.0.4033. I have done it with the Apple tech support person. My built-in microphone doesn't work in Windows. I ...
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iMac's built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 8

I'm running an up-to-date copy of Windows 8 on my iMac via Boot Camp and apparently it doesn't like the built-in microphone. I tested it with Audacity and Teamspeak, both of them just record absolute ...
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Internal mic not working on 2008 iMac running 10.7.5

I just got my iMac back from Apple---they had to replace the video card for me---and the internal mic is not working. In System Preferences -> Sound, I can select "Internal Microphone" or "Line In" ...
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MacBook Pro Lion + lavalier mic records nothing

How can I record audio using a lavalier mic and MacBook Pro OSX Lion? I have just opened my brand new Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. I tried to connect it ...
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Microphone no longer works in Skype

I tried going into System Preferences, Sound, and Input and making sure the "Internal Microphone" is highlighted but it still won't work. No one can hear me in any Skype calls I make.
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iPod touch 4G internal microphone?

Based on the specs page, Apple seems to indicate that the 4th gen iPod touch has an internal microphone. Is this true, or are they merely indicating its compatibility with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microphone / Headphones combo port does not work in BootCamp

I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) that has a 4-pole TRRS headphone/headset combo port. On OS X any headset works nicely (e.g. the Apple iPhone headset with microphone). On Windows 7 64bit with ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with mic connected to iPhone with AUX out to speakers. Thoughts?

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I would like to know if the aforementioned question is possible. Basically I have a bluetooth speaker and an iPhone. I would like to use my iPhone as a ...
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Bose QC15 inline controls and microphone not working in Mac Mini

I've just bought a Bose QC15 Headphone that comes with a inline control w/ microphone. I've used it with my iPhone, iPad Mini and Macbook Pro 2011 and all controls and microphone works great. But if ...
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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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External mic with iphone and bluetooth output

I need some way to control an Android mobile phone or iphone 5 to allow me use a external microphone in the headphone 3,5mm socket and output my voice (in real time) to an external bluetooth speaker ...
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Can I use a 3.5mm mic in an ipod touch?

I have a microphone with a 3.5 mm jack. Can I use this for recording in garage band in my ipod touch. Thanks for the help.
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Recording iPad screen using QuickTime

I need to record a demo on my iPad's screen where I narrate what's going on but I also want the sounds from the iPad to be in the video. It seems that choosing the Mac Built-in Mic option causes only ...
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Don't change the default internal input device

When I pair with my bluetooth speaker, the input gets changed to Line In Is it possible to have it not do that? To always keep the internal microphone selected...
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My mac won't recognize my headset

Since Apple change my motherboard last week, my early 2011 MBP 15" won't recognize the mic of my headset... I tried to reboot, search in the settings panel but I can't make it work... I tried in both ...
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How could I output audio to the microphone port on Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011?

I've seen cases where people record audio with the headphones port, so is it possible to listen to audio with the microphone port? I do not have any torx or triwing screwdrivers right now so a ...
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Amplify mic even more

Is there a way to amplify the input audio even more then how far the slider goes on system preferences? Maybe an application or something? I am using line-in to pass a small signal through from the ...
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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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OSX 10.6.8 internal mic does not register voice in PhotoBooth but registers in system preferences

I am having issues where so far PhotoBooth video recordings and flash based web applications do not register my voice using the internal mic. I have also tried with and without plugging in headphones ...
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Schedule Mic Recording

Is there a way (automator maybe?) or program to make an iMac record the microphone input on a scheduled time (start and finish). I need it like some kind of security webcam but for audio
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How to use an external microphone

I want to use an external microphone on a 13" MBP. I am plugging the external microphone to the single audio port (which I normally use for speakers). I am setting "Use audio port for" option ...