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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of the ...
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Controlling MacMini volume with MacBookPro volume keys?

I have a MacMini which I use as a server and DVR so it constantly has shows and movies playing on it. I'd like to be able to delegate the volume keys on my MacBookPro to the MacMini and control it's ...
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Disable volume adjustment sound effect while audio is playing

When there is currently no audio playing, the 'blip blip' sound effect is useful to know where the volume is currently set. But when there IS audio playing, you don't need the sound effect, yet is ...
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Volume control in OS X has no effect

My volume in OS X doesn't seem to be actually controlling my volume. Not that the displayed "output volume" in the Sound preference pane doesn't change as I press volume up and volume down keys. The ...
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How to turn off my speakers when no sound is being played?

I just bought a wattmeter and realized that my speakers are using 15 Watts on idle. Is there a way to detect that no sound is being currently played in order to turn off my speakers ? The system ...
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Permanently disable “beep” with volume change?

Is there a way to permanently disable the "beeping" sound following volume changes? Just in case, I use a Macbook Air with OSX 10.9.1.
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Change the Volume OSD position

Is it possible to change the position of the on screen display (OSD) of the volume indicator that appears when you change the volume with the keyboard? Right now mine is very low, and I thought it was ...
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Employing a second medium of sound volume resistance?

I have a Macbook Pro 2012 and a pair of headphones (without their own sound volume adjuster). These headphones are awfully loud and even with quarter bar sound level, I have to turn the audio volume ...
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Delay when using the volume buttons

When I change the volume using the buttons on an Apple Wireless keyboard (with a Mac Mini) I almost have a huge delay between the key press and the action (up to several seconds and from time to time ...
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Left headphone have significantly lower volume than right one - Macbook Pro 2012

After upgrading SSD and traveling with my Macbook Pro and traveling while low temperatures outside (I don't know if this is relevant). When I connect headphones the sound on the left one is ...
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Grey Volume bar - coreaudiod - Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 2

I've just installed the Mavericks 10.9.1 update and my audio is not working. The volume bar is obscurely grey, and the mac is becoming slightly slow. I checked the console to see anything related to ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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How do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume on an iPhone?

On an iPhone, how do I tie the sound effects volume to the media volume? Right now, I can either use the default setting, which is a separate volume setting for sound effects and media. Or, I can set ...
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Alternative way to change volume

I have the volume + button broken, and if I click it, it may stuck itself and continuously increase the volume, so I avoid to use the + button. I tried the assistive touch, but it's incredibly ...
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Can volume booster software damage MacBook Pro's internal speakers?

As you know the sound volume of Mac laptops is not too loud. I bought Boom, a volume-booster software for Macs, and after some months of using it for listening to music or viewing videos at loud ...
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Hear ambient sound while listening to music with headphones on OSX

I don't want people to yell at me when they want to say something while I'm using headphones on my desktop computer. I'm thinking an app could just listen to the ambient sound and lower the volume ...
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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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Alternative Ways to Control The Volume Level Of My Mac In OS X?

Generally to either increase or decrease the volume level of my Mac, I always go to the volume menu bar and adjust the slider accordingly. I was wondering: What other ways exist within OS X to ...
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Change volume of airport using the master keys, not itunes volume slider

My roommate recently bought an airport express, and I love it. Minus the fact that when I'm blasting music and someone wants to talk to me, I need to open iTunes and either lower the volume or pause ...
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Is there an iPhone app to control the volume depending on travelling speed or surrounding sounds?

I am searching for an iPhone app that controls the music playback volume depending on travelling speed or surrounding sounds. I want this for optimized listening while travelling in my car. Anybody ...
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GarageBand - volume maxing out

I have a multi-track mix in GarageBand. Each individual track has been recorded without clipping, and at no point during the song do any individual track volume levels go into the 'red area'. ...
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The volume control on my iPhone 4S is not responding after update to iOS 6.1.2

After downloading music from iTunes, audio suddenly stops and become uncontrollable with volume controls.
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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Reduce volume of 'blip' sound on Macbook

When I click on the volume buttons I hear the 'blip' sound. I got how to disable it But generally it is good to get feedback sound so I don't want to turn it off completely. I want to reduce the ...
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Low sound on headphones Macbook pro

Very low volume when headphone is connected to my Macbook pro, even if at max. Headphone works correctly on my iphone and other devices. Tried Audio MIDI setup, settings seem to be correct 44.1KHz ...
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Sound output issue on boot with Duet 2 and Logitech Headset

I'm having a sound output issue on my mac when both my Apogee Duet 2 and Logitech H540 headset are connected to my Macbook pro at boot. Every time I restart my mid-2012 Macbook Pro my volume control ...
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Boost Volume for iPad

Been using an iPad's speech synathesis for a project and we're finding that the volume just isn't loud enought - are there ways of boosting the loudness without just adding external speakers? The iPad ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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No master volume in the new iPod Touch 5?

I used to have an iPod Touch 3, then I upgraded to the latest iPod Touch 5 a few weeks ago. I noticed that there is no master volume. For instance, now, when I am just browsing Safari, and I change ...
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iPhone 5 alarm—is there an option to have an “increasing melody” for the alarm?

I just made the switch from an Android and I had this option there. Does the iPhone have it as well? And a second question: will the alarm activate when the phone is off?
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Is there free utility to amplify the system volume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro? I came across this question about tools ...
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Shift+volume control menu bar item

On Mac OS X 10.8.2, shift-clicking the volume control menu extra causes a slider to come up. This slider's value is persistent, but different from the usual volume control's value. What does this ...
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Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?

The lowest volume I can get by pressing the volume keys is still too loud when I'm wearing headphones. How can I make it even lower? I have a Mac Mini 2011 (5,1) running Mountain Lion.
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Free or cheap software to boost volume of Macbook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? What software can I use to artificially increase the volume of my Macbook? I know Boom and Audio Hijack Pro are solutions ...
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Is it possible to echo what your mic records to the speakers?

When I talk on my Blackberry with a headset, it echos what I'm recording back into the headphones. This helps me hear my own voice when I'm talking, so I can regulate my volume. I'm wondering if it's ...
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“Use F1, F2 as standard function keys” no longer there: how can I control my volume through keyboard?

Apparently this option is now gone in the keyboard settings on OSX Lion, or maybe it does not appear because I am using a Dell keyboard Now, I am not particularly concerned about it. If I press ...
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Multi-output MIDI device disables volume control

When creating either an Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device in Audio MIDI Setup and setting it as the default audio output device, the volume control is greyed out and locked at maximum ...
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Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro?

My girlfriend and I are getting really irritated with how quiet Skype is on my new MacBook Pro. Even with the volume turned up to the max, I can still barely hear her even with my air conditioning ...
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How loud a noise can MacBook Air speakers produce?

I can find official documentation about how loud the operating noise on a MacBook Air is and information about the speakers but no official documentation about how loud the speakers can be. Is ...
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Is it safe to play the Macbook Pro/Air speakers at maximum volume?

The Macbook Pro speakers have a very crisp sound. I like to play them at almost max. volume very often. Will the speakers suffer a loss in quality? Is this save to use on the long run?
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Audio output and volume controls gone after updating to iOS 5.1

I have an iPhone 4 (Verizon, Model MD146LL) and I just upgraded from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5.1 (9B176) using Settings > General > Software Update. Immediately after completing the update, I noticed that ...
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iPod Classic 5.5 160Gb Euro Volume Cap

I've just bought an iPod Classic 5.5, and the volume is too low. I have searched through google and, though i find a lot of people with the same problem, i can't seem to find a solution. and no, it's ...
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How can I remap the volume buttons for custom use?

First of all, I only want to disable the standard volume buttons - I do not want to disable the buttons to change brightness, launchpad... I need this because I want those buttons to trigger scripts ...
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iPhone making no noise except ringtones

My wife's iPhone is playing up. It won't make any noise except for when it revceives a call. Messages, etc. only vibrate. Just now it made the unlock sound when I unlocked it, but I can't get it to ...
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Can I lower the minimum volume on my Mac?

Even when the volume on my MBP running 10.7.2 is set to only one bar - it is too loud for my use. When using headphones, the minimum and maximum volume configuration is just fine. This is not the ...
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How do I silence the message ringtone while talking?

During a phone conversation on my iPhone (iOS5) today, I received three text messages. Each one caused my phone to play my message ringtone rather loudly in my ear. Is this normal behavior? Is there ...
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How to resume normal iPhone volume after notification causes volume to lower volume mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resume normal iPhone volume after notification causes volume to get stuck in lower volume mode? How to resume normal iPhone volume after notification causes ...
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Software to increase my volume on iPod nano 6th gen?

I have an iPod Nano 6th Generation and it had been working perfectly fine, but one day suddenly my up volume button got stuck. That button can't be pressed as it has gone down completely. I searched a ...
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How to resume normal iPhone volume after notification causes volume to get stuck in lower volume mode?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1 Strange problem I've had for a few months. Sometimes when a notification causes the iPhone to temporarily lower the volume, the volume gets "stuck in quiet mode" and doesn't ...