Questions tagged [audio]

The audio tag is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.

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Logitech G Pro headphone mic no longer works on my iMac

About 4 months ago I bought the Logitech G Pro Headset. I was satisfied with this headset but recently I've had some issues - it wouldn't always work on my Mac. Maybe it has to do something with ...
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Headset Microphone not found in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I have a headset microphone that I originally purchased for my PlayStation 4, however, I noticed that the microphone was also able to work on my iMac, and I was very pleased to know that because it is ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2011 - External Microphone is not recognized

I can't find the microphone from the headset either in system preferences or in the hardware list. My headset cable has 3 lines as required. The mic works well on my phone for example. Any tips? ...
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I-Phone XR unable to resume music through USB with car

I am trying to understand a disconnection issue with YouTube USB streaming from an I-Phone XR(iOS 12.3). The phone is connected through USB to the Ford SYNC 2 audio system. Every time, there is a call ...
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how to completely uninstall AirBeam TV?

I installed AirBeam TV for streaming to a non-Apple TV device. I have now uninstalled it but somehow the audio driver is still installed when I check the sound setting. It is annoying that very ...
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Voiceover troubles in the latest iMovie update (August 2019)

5 months ago, I recorded a song on iMovie by rapping into a voiceover while the beat was playing. I did this by importing the beat into iMovie and then chose the voiceover function and rapped into my ...
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Unable to use any website that access my webcam or mic

I am trying to use Google Hangouts on a 13" Retina Macbook Pro, Late 2013 model, running the latest version of OSX Mojave . This issue did not happen on High Sierra which makes me think it's due to ...
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Listening to music with MacBooks lid closed

My headphone is connected to my 2019 MacBook Pro. Is there any way to listen music when it's lid is closed? I am using a Beats studio wireless.
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How to make iTunes sync changed audio files?

I have songs in iTunes that were purchased and others that were ripped from CD or self-made. Some of the CDs were "live" recordings. Here's an example of something that has happened more than once: ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 playing sound while updating to 10.14.6

On my new MacBook Pro 2019, while updating to 10.14.6, sound started playing before the update was even finished. It was autoplay from a tab I had on Chrome before updating. It continued playing until ...
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Catalina Beta 5: Quicktime Audio Recording Not Working on 2018 Macbook Pros

Starting a Quicktime Audio recording with Catalina Dev Beta 5 on 2018 or later Macbook Pros outputs files with no sound (Macbook Pro Microhone selected). Example file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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How do I stream audio from a Computer's Browser to an iPhone?

I have to do this because I don't have a working sound card in my Macbook and the system can not play audio. I therefore need to get the sound input directly form the browser (Chrome Extension) and ...
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How do I fix bluetooth audio to amp after upgrade to Mojave

After upgrading to Mojave, my bluetooth amp now plays at a slower tempo and at a lower pitch with some audio glitches. How can I fix this? Bluetooth amp: GraceDigital GDI-BTAR513 Reason for ...
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Mac Desktop not detecting microphone

I have an External (XLR) SDMP15 Stagg mic that comes with a 3,5m XLR to phone plug 6,35 mm and I also bought a Bespeco Adaptor in hopes of recording audio. However, when I plug it all together (the ...
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What are the command line options for afconvert?

macOS includes a tool called afconvert which describes itself this way in the man page. Audio File Convert will convert a source audio file to a new audio file with the specified file and data ...
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How is audio transmitted with wireless Carplay?

I have a 2019 BMW X2 with Carplay. The audio quality is noticeably worse with Carplay than through USB or even Bluetooth. Carplay apparently transmits the audio via a wi-fi connection the phone ...
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Optical Audio Out replacement with passthrough / surround support

Can somebody please suggest something to replace the missing optical audio output on the new Macs (Mini 2018)? I have sound cards that support stereo, but I need something which would allow ...
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How to flag M4R file for use as notification

I've converted some sounds (<= 5 seconds long) to M4R and transferred them to my phone for use as notification sounds. No problems at all with the conversion and transfer. But they only show up as ...
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Disable Bluetooth or disconnect Bluetooth connections when lid is closed

A case in point: I have Bluetooth headphones connected to my MacBook Pro, I close the lid and want to connect headphones to my iPhone. I can't do that because the MBP ↔ headphones connection is still ...
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App and hardware to use phone as a one way ‘walkie talkie’

I am looking for an app and a battery power device so I can use my phone as a audio transmitter to the device. The device will be plugged into some noise cancelling headphones for my child. My child ...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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Macbook Air without Sound, and missing Input/Ouput device options

I have an up-to-date Macbook Air on which the sound no longer works. I had installed Soundflowerbed on it, and for a long time everything was working fine until a couple of weeks ago when it started ...
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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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Speaker malfunction (crackling) on Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina

My laptop has a crackling sound in the right speaker. Using the post (link below), I was able to isolate that the problem is a software one (e.g. swapping channels made the problem affect the left ...
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CarPlay with different audio source?

I just got my first ever car with CarPlay (along with Bluetooth and an aux port), and I’m about to break it in on a road trip with my friend next week. The one issue is, I’m not much of an audiophile, ...
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Output device changed but not getting sound output

I am using macOS Mojave v10.14.5. After I plugged in my headphones (while the MacBook is not plugged into power and opening KMPlayer to listen music on speakers), I was unable to get the sound output ...
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I spilled some milk on MacBook Pro, there is no sound what should I do? [duplicate]

I spilled some milk on my MacBook Pro and immediately dried it, it seemed to only have been on the top and bottom. Then about 10 minutes later I played a movie and there was no sound. I then noticed a ...
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Getting sound to split between computer and external monitor (TV hooked up with HDMI to thunderbolt) from iMac but NOT simulatneously

I connected my TV to the iMac last night. When I drag a program up to the TV the sound switches from my computer speakers to my TV speakers; I thought this was a great feature. However, when I wake up ...
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How to check if any audio is currently playing via Terminal?

Sometimes I turn up the audio on my MacBook, but then forget to turn it back down. Is there a terminal command I could use to detect if audio is currently playing (sound coming from the speakers)? I ...
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Sound in Ubuntu not in Mac OS

I broke the headphone jack. Internal speakers disabled in Mac OS. However when installing Ubuntu the speakers work normally. Can I somehow install the Ubuntu drivers into Mac Os or something? to make ...
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Mojave - How can I lower the lowest volume? [duplicate]

Currently I'm at 1/4 volume (option+shift+volume) but it is still loud. All of the systemic solutions are out of date or about limiting maximum volume. Is there a way to permanently lower the lowest ...
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How can I play a seamless audio loop from the command line?

I have tried afplay but it doesn't have the option to loop (repeat the audio) and if I try to repeatedly call it in a loop there is a gap of dead space at the end of each loop. I'm trying to play ...
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iPhone 6 recognizing my External lavalier mic as an headphone not microphone

My iPhone 6 is recognizing my external microphone plugged into the headphone jack as an headphone rather than a microphone, resulting in no audio output from iPhone speakers. How do I make my iPhone ...
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Prevent external speakers in monitors connected via HDMI being used

I sometimes run into an issue where I connect an external monitor via HDMI, and my Macbook Pro's sound is now routed to the monitor instead of my headphones or the internal speakers. Worse, sometimes ...
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Adjusting velocity range of note input on GarageBand iOS with MIDI controller

I am trying to get the best possible results in the realm of note velocity with my keyboard MIDI controller in GarageBand. The keyboard itself is touch sensitive, but the velocity sensitivity is very ...
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How do I select part of an audio track in GarageBand 10.3.2?

I'm using GarageBand 10.3.2 on Mojave. I want to extract part of an MP3 file but I'm having trouble figuring out how to select the part I want. When I open my track I see the below. I want to ...
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In iMovie 10, how do you trim the middle of background audio?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mac Mojave. I have set an audio clip for some background music. I was wondering if I could remove the middle of part of that clip. I left clicked where I wanted to begin ...
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Boot Camp Low Audio Level Through 3.5mm Audio Jack

Description: When using the 3.5mm audio output while booted into Windows 10, audio is barely audible at max volume; built-in speakers work perfectly. That is, the volume is very soft when my ...
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Is there a way to mute internal speakers on startup without unplugging headphones?

Some backstory: I use my MacBook at odd hours and don't want to disturb anybody with the loud startup chime. As you may well know, you can mute that by pressing the Mute key before shutdown with the ...
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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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Generation 1 AirPods only playing audio while inside charging case

I lost my AirPods (generation 1) charging case 6 months back, so I now have the new wireless charging case. I keep my AirPods inside the new charging case but now have a problem - if I take the ...
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Mac makes beeping sound every five minutes without pop up notification. Origin unknown

My Mac (Macbook pro 13 early 2011, running 10.13.6 (High Sierra) makes unknown sound exactly every five minutes. I already tried rebooting and PRAM reset. Didn't help. The sound it makes: https://...
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Issue with iPhone for playing music in the car

For the past 2 days, I haven't been able to play music from my iPhone in my car with bluetooth, nor with a USB connection. If I connect the iPhone with bluetooth, the phone-calls work well. I have ...
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Adjusting volume in car switches iPhone to music

Since our phones updated to 12.2 my wife and I have both experienced the following problem in each of our Toyotas - when listening to a podcast (on Stitcher) if we adjust the car audio volume the ...
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High Sierra Airplay Problems

I've been using a Mac running Sierra with an Airplay 2 capable Denon home cinemas amp for several months without any major problems. After upgrading to High Sierra I've run into two VERY annoying ...
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What can cause a MacBook Pro mid 2015 sound output to fade rapidly to silence?

Today when i am using my mbp 2015 retina , sound went off suddenly. Internal speaker or headphones are silent. I can only get sound from hdmi output. Sound settings seem ok to me. Some unspecified ...
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Microphone issue on an iPhone 7 Plus

There's an issue with my iPhone 7 Plus where the speaker and microphone don't seem to work. When the phone is restarted, the audio usually works for one call and then stops working again. Apple ...
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Audio silence at end of m4a's in SOME but not ALL audio players in iOS

I have a collection of audio files in the internal storage of my iPad. The files are primarily m4a. When I play the files in the default player from Apple Files (or FileBrowser) there is a lot of ...
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Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard / sound problem

Strange problem. Got a computer that does not work sound (sound card is not in the list of devices). Using it for some time I heard the start-up sound when I started the system. The sound worked, but ...
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Mac OS (High Sierra 10.13.6) volume control spontaneously runs; can I disable it?

I have a pretty old MacBook Air (bought it in 2011), so I'm thinking it's probably to do with the keyboard wearing out. But I'll be watching a video or something and the volume control will run up to ...