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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Is it possible to rename an USB or Bluetooth audio device?

I am using a Bluetooth headset. To charge it, I need USB, and when connecting that, it appears two times as audio device - obviously once as Bluetooth device, once as USB device. Both audio devices ...
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How to adjust master volume for an output device?

I'm using a DAC (AudioQuest DragonFly) which has a very loud master volume when combined with headphones. It is not possible to adjust the volume on the device itself. Therefore I can only use the ...
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How do I reset microphone permissions on Catalina?

I know there is an article covering this for MacOS Mojave, but as I am trying to grant an application (Plogue Bidule) permission to access the "microphone" and with this all audio input but ...
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EvoCam (video camera software) did not capture audio for 2 weeks on Mac running Mavericks—way to find it?

I know it's a longshot. I have an old Mac Mini running Mavericks running EvoCam 4.2.6 (old software no longer available). The Mac Mini is connected via WiFi to an Amcrest camera. The Mac Mini is not ...
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Speaker sounds exactly like a blown out one on MBP 16" but… it's not? I need help

The right speaker on my relatively new Macbook Pro 16" 2019 Model sounds like it's blown out - the same exact rattling - it rattles on medium+ volume and things with bass in it - it is very ...
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Replacement for Audioxplorer

This question has the good recommendation of Audioxplorer for real-time spectrum analysis that doesn't require you to have a mic in or anything else - it just analyzes whatever sound comes in your ...
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Click sounds in control center?

I have a 2020 iPhone SE on iOS 14.4.1 and it seems when I tap and hold on the brightness or sound bar (or really anything in the control center) it always makes a keyboard click sound. I’ve attempted ...
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How do I troubleshoot screen capture utilities only capturing one side of audio?

I use screen capture utilities like Movavi and Snagit on my MacBook Pro 2019 (Big Sur) to record software demos. When using a headset or any other microphone connected to a USB port, the recorded ...
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Cannot use iOS device as sound input

According to this article https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/audio-midi-setup/ams59f301fda/mac I should be able to use my iOS device connected via usb as a sound input. But when I follow the ...
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Remove audio device which is not kext

When I had some problem with the audio (apparently boom crashed in background) I checked the Sound Preferences in System Preferences, and found a extension called DeviceName, I don't remember myself ...
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Recording video on 4K produces weird sounds

I’ve an iPhone 11 Pro that never gave any problem. Currently using iOS 14.2. Yesterday I recorded a video, using 4K and 60fps, and the result was this: (please be advised, loud and annoying audio on ...
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Playing audio over bluetooth from some sources mutes others

When I play audio through bluetooth headphones, the following happens: Play the Google timer in Chrome or playback from Logic Pro X. Works fine. Play a YouTube video or Spotify song. Stop it. Go back ...
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Unable to playback audio from audacity via USB-C headphones

When trying to playback audio from audacity with USB-C headphones, the following message appears I don't want to change project sample rate, I need to playback what I have. Attempts to find working ...
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How to use audio impulse response filters / digital signal processing in macOS?

I've used Room EQ Wizard to generate impulse response filters. These filters can be loaded into a Digital Signal Processor which will then correct the audio signal according to the speaker and room ...
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How do I stream Linux audio to Mac computer?

Basically the reverse of this question: How do I stream Mac audio to Linux computer? How do I stream my linux audio (PopOS) to my Mac
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How can I restrict apps from taking action when I press media keys?

My problem is more specifically with the Play key. When I have apps like Music, Spotify, Quicktime or similar media players open, I think it's expected the app with focus will have preference taking ...
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Windows Bootcamp Error, Audio and WiFi

I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro 16". The WiFi is very slow on the Bootcamp but fast on my macOS I get distorted audio when I connect my Bluetooth headsets. But if I ...
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Contacts in Favorites: use as default FaceTime audio protocol

When I follow guides for How to Add Contacts to Favorites on iPhone I only get those options: You see FaceTime audio is missing, but my contact used several FaceTime audio connections with me in the ...
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Sound Gone on Macbook Pro Retina 15" late 2014 running MacOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta

A few weeks ago, the sound on my Mac just died. Nothing was coming from the internal speakers, the headsets, or external systems. When I get into the sound icon from system preferences, I'm told ...
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Disable startup sound when turning on my Macbook M1

I am looking for a way to turn off that useless sound every time I open / turn on my Macbook. This is a Macbook Air (M1, 2020) currently on Big Sur 11.0.1 I already tried something without success: ...
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Can't control monitor volume with keyboard on 2018 Mac mini [duplicate]

I just decommissioned my 2011 iMac and replaced it with a 2018 Mac mini and a new 27" monitor. The iMac is where I used to play audio and controlling from the keyboard (F10 - F12) was never a ...
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Routing Audio from MacBook into iPhone 11 mic as input

I am trying to route audio from my MacBook Pro (2015 running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G8022)) to my iPhone 11 pro max as its audio input (its microphone). For example, I would like to play music from ...
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Headphone audio not working

I have a 2014 MacBook Air running Mojave. Just today the audio stopped working through my headphones (through the headphone jack, not Bluetooth). I checked settings to see if there was anything wrong ...
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Is there a way to change the default 6% volume increment on macOS?

Running into the problem of sound coming from Podcasts apps without volume sliders being just a bit too loud on the lowest volume increment on my MacBook Pro while using external headphones. I have ...
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Can't see other output options in Sound Preferences

I cannot see or change the selection for the sound output device, neither in the system preferences nor in the menu bar. However when I connect my bluetooth headphone, it automatically becomes the ...
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Separating mic and speakers on iOS

I have an iPhone which I use for Discord. I would like to use a BT headset as input but use the iPhone speakers for output. Is this possible? Sherpa Dave
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Startup sound is gone - how do I get it back?

I've seen many questions regarding the startup sound being BACK. I have a different experience. I have a Mac Mini (Late 2014) and it always DID have a startup sound (right after pressing the power ...
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How to prevent Macbook from bluetooth reconnecting to lost connections?

I have an Macbook Pro mid-2017 and a pair of Bluetooth ear-buds. When I turn bluetooth off and on again on the Macbook, the ear-buds do not reconnect automatically, but when I just put the ear-buds in ...
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combine two audio inputs (microphones) for Zoom

I am trying to combine two microphones (usb & bluetooth, so no hardware option exists probably) to feed the combined audio to Zoom. I tried this with the Audio MIDI app (creating 1 aggregate ...
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MacBook Air 2020 Audio Line In

I have a little synthesiser that has a 3.5mm out. On my PC I can plug this into the Line In Port and use it in sound recording software such as Audacity. Today I tried connecting it to my MacBook Air ...
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How to fully connect and switch 2 macbook pro including sounds, microphone, mouse

I have 2 MacBookPro (one for work and one private) and a Dell u4919dw. I use the KVM function of the Dell U4919DW and it works just fine for switching the keyboard and mouse BUT I'd love to also be ...
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How can I listen to my iPhone's audio output, using the headphones connected to my Mac?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus. It, like all other phones of its type, has no headphone jack, and I have no adapter. However, I also have a MacBook Pro (2014), running Sierra. When I'm at home, is there some ...
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mac OS microphone only works when System Preferences Dictation pane is open

When using my Mac on various apps (Zoom, Quicktime audio recorder, Skype etc.), the input from all microphones is extremely quiet and voices become inaudible. This occurs for the inbuilt microphone, ...
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Logic and Garage Band do not import audio file correctly [duplicate]

Today I tried to import an mp3 file to Logic, but it was weirdly speed up. I've tried both drag and drop AND Command+I, but it didn't help. Later I tried to import the file to the Logic through Garage ...
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Volume visual/audio feedback not working?

I recently installed Big Sur from scratch, and then restored my Time Machine backup. For some reason, when I press F10, F11 or F12, the volume changes/mutes, but there's no visual popup/sound feedback ...
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Microsoft Teams - Microphone too sensitive after update

I have an iPhone with Microsoft Teams running. I use the phone's built-in microphone and speaker. It has been working fine since my colleagues and I started working from home over the past year. For ...
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AirPods volume suddenly too low in Android mobile device

The volume of the Airpods (Gen. 2) will become suddenly too low on my Android mobile device (Aquaris U2 with Android version 8.1.0). It usually works all fine, but it just happens (twice so far) that ...
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Bluetooth speaker connects to input rather than output - seems related to macOS Big Sur

I’ve got a bluetooth speaker (Bose Mini II SoundLink) that I’m trying to connect to my Mac. I was playing music through Tidal and it was working normally but then it suddenly disconnected, and now ...
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To to stop Skype on iPhone & Mac competing for AirPods' connection?

I long for the days of 3.5mm connections and headphones that connect directly to the audio source. Very often (~20%) on a Skype call, my AirPods fail to connect to the correct device. Which leaves me ...
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How to solve noise issue when using airpods (2nd gen) over Zoom?

When I use airpods (2nd generation, NOT the pro) during remote meetings over Zoom, I can hear a "du..du.." noise intermittently and some light (but more constant) background noise. Such ...
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How to configure aggregate device

I'm looking for a way to create an aggregated audio device with a specific configuration, but not sure how to map them. I've got a headset, iRig, garage band and other app. Essentially I want to ...
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Is there any way to send notifications via the speaker when a Bluetooth audio device is connected to an iPhone?

If an iPhone has a Bluetooth device connected the notification sounds (but not the phone ringer) are played only via the Bluetooth device, not the phone speaker. This causes problems for people who ...
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How to fix Zoom borking computer audio? [duplicate]

I've noticed when in Zoom meetings, all audio playing on my computer, even to audio outputs which Zoom isn't using, gets distorted and becomes monophonic. I often want to listen to high quality music ...
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Soundflower replacement on M1 Macs

In the past, Soundflower has been a great way to record audio generated by applications on my Mac. Soundflower's GitHub page indicates that it does not (yet?) support M1 Macs. In the absence of this ...
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crackling and popping sounds in almost-new MacBook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro that I just bought a couple of months or so ago, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) OS Catalina 10.16.6 Anyhow recently I noticed that playing Youtube videos ...
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Does my MacBook Pro 3.5mm audio jack accept microphone input?

How do I find out whether the 3.5mm audio jack on the side of my MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, early 2015) allows audio input from a headset microphone. (I need a headset for Zoom).
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Why do my Bluetooth headphones intermittently fail to connect?

JBL Live 650 BTNC headphones sometimes connect just fine to my Macbook Pro 2017 (10.15). But sometimes, they connect in the Bluetooth menubar menu, yet not show in the audio-output menubar menu. In a ...
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Unable to remove sound output device iShowU from Audio Midi

New here but I have searched and gone through various questions and solutions on removing Multiple Output Devices from Audio Midi but I have not had any luck. I have uninstalled iShowU Audio Capture ...
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Do video plugins need extensions?

As far as I know I need virtual audio and video inputs / outputs, an extension under / Library / Extension. As I have learned, the kernel "/ Library / Extension" connects the software and ...
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Remember sound output device by display

Every time I plug in a secondary display to my iMac, I manually switch to the display's audio output, and then manually switch it back to my external speakers after I unplug it. Windows remembers ...

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