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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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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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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Which MacBook uses audio combo jack and on what HDA chipset? [closed]

Does anybody know the models using combo jack for headphones/mic and what ALC codec is used?
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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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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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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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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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How to disable macbook's mic, but not speakers?

I found this informative post about completely disabling audio on OS X by removing/disabling the required audio kernel extensions. The problem is this disables audio-in and audio-out, and I only want ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...
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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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What does a 2012 Mac Mini need for microphone input?

I need a simply jack Mic unamplified physically connected to my Mac Mini (late 2012 model) through Audio-IN and it doesn't work. I also tried the original iPhone's headphones to no avail and I wonder ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Using the same audio input on multiple devices, recording iOS video

I am recording video with two iOS devices (which I will then use for camera cuts, etc...), and I would like to use a single audio source for both videos. My thought is that I would need some kind of ...
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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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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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How to keep mute button available during call

I use my iPhone for conference calls regularly, with a Bluetooth headset/microphone. Often I keep my mic muted except for when I speak. It is awkward that when I want to speak, I need to wake-up and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internal Mic stopped recording voice, but hears case/keyboard touching

Since this morning I am unable to record my voice on my Macbook Air 2012 internal microphone but the microphone can hear me touching the keyboard, the Macbook case… I tried to tweak system ...
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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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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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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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How can I disable the iPhone's microphone?

I would like to disable the internal microphone for everything. My device is jailbroken and I have tried 'Disable Microphone' in MyRepoSpace, however that just gets rid of the Voice Memos app instead ...
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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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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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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 ...