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

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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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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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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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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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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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Use Built-In Microphone as Input and EarPods as Output

I am trying to record singing in Logic Pro X. I have a background track that I want the signer to be able to hear through EarPods or Beats. However, I don't want to use the microphone that comes with ...
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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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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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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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headphone jack for early 2008 macbook air (1,1)

is the headphone jack on this mba a TRRS one, i.e. does it also work with iphone-like microphone + headphone set? can you point to some official source?
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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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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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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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Dealing with microphone echo?

Here is my setup: Macmini Genius 120-degree webcam with internal mic 55" LED TV We're using this for video conferencing, remote code review. So we're doing a lot of work with other people outside ...
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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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Change which microphone iOS 7 applications use?

Here's the problem. I have an iPhone 5c and when I use the front facing camera to record video (whether using default camera app, Instagram, SnapChat) or when I use anything that uses the front ...
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Mac OS X Microphone Auto Mute

The microphone on my system is getting auto muted. Some times I check it and it is set to input level 0. The system menu settings for my microphone are also the same. Any idea what could cause that ...
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What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in?

I have an iPad with various midi apps on it that I'd like to send directly to my MacBook air to record (in Audacity). I'm confused as to what cable I need for this. It appears to use the headphone ...
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Filter out speaker output from microphone input - Macbook Pro

I just recieved my new Macbook Pro (2013 version) and I have one problem. I know most computers don't do this, but does anybody know of anyway I could stop my microphone (built into the Mac) from ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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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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Mac bluetooth speaker/mic not working properly when switching to soft phone

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina running Mavericks, and recently purchased a Logitech UE Ears Mini Boom bluetooth speaker/mic. I use it both for general audio and music, as well as for soft phone. For ...
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When I put a full cover case on my iphone 5, the microphone sound is muffled

I have an iPhone5 with a Bolkin armor-style case. It has been widely reported that these full-protection cases have caused outgoing audio to become muffled and extremely quiet. I have read that this ...
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iOS: USB microphone and built-in headphone output at the same time?

There are dozens of USB studio microphones designed for use with iPad/iPhone -- for example the Blue Yeti. These devices connect digitally to the Dock or Lightning connector and let you record in any ...
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Callnote on Skype doesn't record Mic

Callnote doesn't record any audio from the microphone (i.e. whatever am speaking). I can record the other person though. I am using a Mac Mini (Mid 2009) running OS X 10.9, Mavericks. I am using an ...
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No input sound on my Mac—no internal mic at all, and the mic on my headphones won't work either

My Mac doesn't pick up sound at all. When I go to System Preferences, and then Sound, as indicated to do in this helpful post, I don't actually have an option to select “Internal microphone — ...
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Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) microphone problem

I'd like to understand better how OS X handles the microphone pins ( both external and internal mic ) on this MBA 1,1. In particular, there is this .plist which I don't understand very well: ...
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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 ...