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

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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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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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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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Microphone jack not working

My dad just got me a new headset for my used 2006 17″ MacBook Pro. I plugged the audio jack in, wonderful, then I plugged the microphone into the microphone jack and that didn't work at ALL!!! I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use the aggregate device editor to route a mic channel

I have this professional cardioid microphone using m-audio firewire solo on Yosemite. Whatever I record something, I get a 4 track audio but the audio is just recorded on channel 3. Beyond recording ...
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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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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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Can I use iPhone earbuds as a microphone on my MacBook?

The only microphone I have is the one built-in to my iPhone earbuds. I want to try some line-in stuff, so I plugged the headphones into the microphone port. I then went to System ...
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Two identical USB microphones at once — is it possible?

I just got a pair of Blue Yeti USB microphones. Unfortunately, my Mac only wants to recognize whichever one was plugged in last. To be more specific, they both appear under USB in System Information, ...
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iPhone 6 microphone and audio jack not working

I just got iPhone 6 last month and since yesterday afternoon I encountered a couple seconds where the phone is irresponsive and I had to restart to make it normal again. After that I couldn't make any ...
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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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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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Internal microphone does not register input in System Preferences -> Sound but registers in dictation and speech

My machine is MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS 10.10.1 (14B25). I just tried to make a voice call in Google Hangouts, and Hangouts does not pick up any sound. I checked System ...
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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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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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Remote MacBook Pro reduces mic gain when I talk over FaceTime

My fiancée's retina MacBook Pro automatically severely reduce (not completely though) her microphone's gain whenever a sound (me speaking or some ambient noise) on my end is sent to her over FaceTime. ...
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Why does my USB audio device have problems with Google Hangouts?

The audio sent to the person I'm talking to is very faint when using my USB audio headset and Google Hangouts, even if I turn the level up high in System Preferences. In Skype, everything is normal. ...
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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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Tinny bluetooth mic input sound

I'm using the philips SHB7000 bluetooth headphones with my MacBook. They paired fine, but the audio quality over bluetooth was terrible. I remember having this issue on my previous macbook, and ...
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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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Where is the microphone for Siri for the iPhone 5?

I thought it was at the bottom left on the phone, but when I cover the bottom and blow on the earpiece, the waveform when Siri is waiting for a response moves.
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built-in isight camera on early 2008 macbook air 1,1

Does the (camera + internal microphone) system use a single internal 2.0 USB interface that connects to logic board? This seems to be the case according to Wikipedia, and ifixit, even though I cant ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 external mic

I have a 15 inch 2014 MBPr running windows 7 in bootcamp that I use for games. I bought a Razer Kraken headset due to it having a 4 pin 3.5mm jack and adapter for 2x3.5mm for compatibility with as ...
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How to set up mic volume to a fixed level

Lately, I am holding a lot of vconfs on Google Hangouts. I'm using a headphone set but the internal mic is capturing the input sound. Apparently, if I move a bit away from my iMac or if I speak ...
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Audio input/output splitter for MacBooks without changeable input/output jack?

From what I can understand, in the latest iterations of the MacBooks, what former was an input/output 3.5mm jack, now only can be used for input. However, it's possible to use certain headsets (for ...
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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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How can I get my headset to work with my MacBook Air? (13-inch, Mid 2013)

I would love to use my Sennheiser PC350SE headset with my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013 model). I recently purchased a Startech Headset Splitter hoping that this would allow me to use the headphones ...
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Why isn't my new microphone working?

I just got an Antlion Modmic microphone, along with a Rockit headphone/mic to TRRS splitter. I've got everything set up, but my late 2011 mbp 15" just won't recognize the microphone as an input. I ...
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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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Disabling headphone mic on iPhone (jailbroken)

I have a jailbroken iPhone and I'm looking for a tweak that that disable my headphones mic and leave it using the internal mic. I need this because I'm constantly using FaceTime at home however the ...
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Stereo mic to iPhone 5S (jack) for recording

I'm looking for the cheapest way to get a stereo mic signal into iPhone 5S A google search shows a lot of expensive mic solutions using the lighting port And some say it can't be done without some ...
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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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how to use iPhone's microphone when handsfree is used?

I have an iPhone 5c (IOS 8.2.1) and use Garage-band and I want to record something on a song , but when I insert hands free , my iPhone uses the hands free's microphone to record my sound (its an ...
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Headset mic not working with windows installed via bootcamp on macbook pro retina 15"

I bought a headset recently (HyperX Cloud) and i've installed windows via bootcamp, but my mic don't get detected by windows 8.1, but if i use it on my mac partition which has mac os yosemite ...
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How to disable microphone for OS X?

We need a way to disable the microphone so it cannot be re-enabled, at least by an unprivileged user. And preferably via the command line, so it can be scripted. On some Macs, we've been able to ...
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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 ...