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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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How to add extra latency/delay for MacBook audio output?

Is it possible to programmatically add extra latency to the audio output? E.g., 500ms or 1000ms to headphones 3.5mm out? Can this be done via OS settings or CLI built-in tools? Are there some free or ...
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How do I use dictation and play my music in iTunes on my Mac at the same time?

How do I use dictation and play my music in iTunes on my iMac running macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 at the same time?
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no FaceTime pure audio call (audio only)

It is only possible to make or receive a Facetime video call with an iPhone 11. A pure Facetime audio call is not possible. The latest software update is installed. Same Apple ID on iPad and iPhone. ...
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Use a Mac Mini as an Apple TV For Audio?

On the weekend I went to a friend's house, he owns an Apple TV. He started streaming music from the Music Apple application on the phone to the Apple TV, and on the TV it appears the song lyrics ...
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How can I output balanced audio from my headphone jack?

I use my laptop to connect to mixers at different venues often. Some of them have inputs for unbalanced lines (like headphones) some do not. An aside on what a balanced line is: A balanced line is ...
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Disable or reorder audio source and/or output

I have had a persistent issue with my macbook where I have a few audio devices that I never ever use, but that continue to show in the sound menus. It's just annoying to have to sort through them ...
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How can I create an audio device that will be my speakers by default, but switch to headphones if they are plugged in?

A semi-recent update has made it very easy to output audio to both headphones and speakers independently on Mac OS. The drawback is that all my audio programs (DJing, DAWs) now are unable to do the ...
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How do I prevent audio from muting when I use dictation?

I interview people on zoom and write notes on my thoughts as they speak. I type slowly and would like to dictate while they're talking (while my Zoom mic is muted). However, every time I begin ...
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Frequent dropouts when playing music

After updating my MacOS to 12.7.3, I found that playing music (mostly MP3 files) is strongly impaired: I get frequent "dropout", i.e. a short pause of maybe half a second. After some ...
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iPad 4 Lightning audio while charging?

I bought a used iPad 4 mini to try out some music recording software. I use an external audio interface (iRig Pro Duo) connected to the Lightning port for audio recording, playback and MIDI. Is there ...
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Duration of MP3 files in metadata

For language study, I frequently download nine MP3 files from several different sources, and import them into Music.app.  All are monaural (i.e., single track).  Music.app shows the wrong duration for ...
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Stereo songs are not being played stereo

iPhone 13 Pro. 17.3 If I play "Love me two times" by the Doors, or Money by Pink Floyd or, say, Bohemian Rhapsody - all classic songs that play around with Left and Right channels in the mix,...
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Audio Not Working on Samsung Monitor via Thunderbolt

I have a 2022 13' MBA connected to a Samsung TU872 32-inch 4k Viewfinity monitor via Thunderbolt. It displays the screen just fine, but the audio doesn't work. The speakers do show up in settings and ...
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Can you use a MacBook's built-in DAC while listening via a Thunderbolt 4 hub?

I have the following hardware: M2 MacBook Air (15-inch, 2023) Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Dock AKG K712 open-back headphones The dock has a 3.5mm headphone port. It appears as "Realtek USB2.0 Audio&...
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MacOS Sonoma says no disk burner found

LG "Slim Portable DVD Writer" Model GP55EX70 plugged in with blank CD.  Tried to burn a playlist to CD and MacOS said "No supported Disk burners found" https://www.devicemag.com/lg-...
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QuickTime Player audio recordings editing

As per here, The QuickTime Player is capable of perform simple editing tasks, such as trimming the audio file, splitting it into clips, merging and rearranging sound clips. I using the latest MacOS (...
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On macOS 14 (Sonoma), where are the new sound files stored?

The answer at Where are the Mac OS X alert sound files located? points to three folders where macOS alert sounds are (or at least were) stored: /System/Library/Sounds/ /Library/Sounds/ /Users/...
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Can't get app to request microphone permissions

I'm running Ventura 13.6.1 on an Apple M1 Pro, and I'm having this issue with Ableton Live. Somehow, all microphones just stopped working inside Ableton. Internal and external microphones, even though ...
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What is the three-note ascending "toy piano" (e.g. C-G-C arpeggio) sound that interrupts the music I'm listening to in my AirPods?

I am really at my wits end. It's hard for me to enjoy music knowing that any moment a loud, three note ascending "toy piano" sound will suddenly burst into the center of my cranium without ...
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Is the microphone in Mac Discord app always on? If so, can I withdraw permission at the Mac level, or in the app itself?

I'm new to Discord and am running the Discord desktop app on my Mac. Today I noticed that at the bottom of the screen, to the right of my user name and photo (in the same box), there was a small ...
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iPhone quick mute/unmute while in a call for the visually impaired

I have a visually impaired friend with an iPhone SE 3rd edition. He is unable to find the mute/unmute button while on a cellular or FaceTime audio phone call. Is there a shortcut or an easy way to ...
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macOS Sonoma sound turned itself off

I recently upgraded my home Macbook Pro from Ventura 13.1 to Sonoma 14.1.2. There was no problem with the sound until a few minutes ago, when suddenly the computer went silent, which I noticed when ...
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Can I turn off the audio messaging "feature" on iOS 17 sms app?

Can I turn off the microphone triggering on SMS in the Messages app? It seems to trigger all the time, at least with some contacts and wants to record audio to send a text. Typically, I have my phone ...
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Preventing Jabra speakerphone buttons from changing build-in speaker volume

I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Jabra Speak 410 for video calls in Teams. I've generally set the build-in speaker of the MacBook as the main/active speaker in the MacOS settings so that I can mute the ...
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Why is Sibelius causing audio crackling from the internal speakers of the 2023 M3 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro?

I have recently completed the setup of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max (14/30 core distribution). Today, for the first time, I noticed that the notification sound from the Mail and Messages apps ...
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On Mac, where to find the audio files of the sounds in the native Clock app?

I am trying to add my own custom sounds that I can use for Timer within the Clock app. I'm guessing if I find where the audio files are located, I can just add my own audio file and use it as an ...
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How to disable wide soundstage DSP on Macbook Air M1 (Macos Sonoma)?

TLDR: is there any way to disable or limit audio processing on a Mac when playing on internal speakers? My M1 Air does some kind of audio processing, seeming always, which can make the sound stage ...
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How do I connect my USB-C iPad/iPhone to a headset and Mac at the same time?

I own an iPad Air 5, which, like recent Apple devices, lacks a headphone jack. In the past, I successfully used a Belkin adapter with a lightning connector that allowed for simultaneous data, charging,...
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How to play the audio of a .mkv file from a command line from a specific offset to another at different speeds

The first thing I tried was using VLC: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC '{$movpath}' --start-time='{$ts}' --stop-time='{$te}' --no-video rate='0.5' 2> /dev/null; However, the player takes ...
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Issues with Echo Dots and audio output in multi-output device on mac

Having a bit of an issue when creating a multi-output device in the Audio MIDI setup and adding two echo dots to the configuration. The audio simply doesn't work when switching my settings to output ...
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How do I make the 'say -v PersonalVoice' command save output to a file?

Thanks to this answer, I was able to grant permission to the Terminal and iTerm2 apps to use a Personal Voice with the 'say' command; e.g. say -v MyVoice "Hello, world!" The say command has ...
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Ringtone painfully loud compared to music in earbuds

Device: iPhone SE (iOS 16.6.1) I am listening to music at a low volume on bluetooth earbuds when I get a phone call. The phone ringer sound is loud enough to cause physical pain and ringing in my ears,...
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Is it possible to play a music on one speaker and use headphones for online meeting on Mac?

I am trying to listen to music on YouTube through a Bluetooth speaker while also participating in a Zoom meeting using my headphones. However, I want to ensure that the music from YouTube is not ...
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Keynote slide with sound (interview) and synchronised scrolling text? Sound is about 4 minutes

I have a transcription of an interview (text, one line per sentence and SRT), as well as the sound file itself. I want to present this content as both text and sound, with the text scrolling upwards ...
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How can I figure out if a background app is causing audio ducking?

Frequently when I'm listening to podcasts in Overcast, and sometimes when I'm listening to music in Bandcamp, the audio volume drops for several seconds. There's no indication that I received a ...
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iPad Pro 11-inch no audio on Quick, Draw! website with Google

When I open the website Quick, Draw! and start doodling, the speech audio doesn’t work. I can see the text typing on screen but no audio is heard. Are there any settings on my tablet that I should ...
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How to Remove Virtual Input/Output Device 'BoomAudio' on MacOS Ventura 13.6.1?

I'm facing an issue with a virtual input/output device called 'BoomAudio' on MacOS Ventura 13.6.1. This virtual input/output was for an app that was removed months ago, but the virtual peripheral ...
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Mac Pro no longer shows "Headphones" in sound widget

I have a 2013 Mac Pro (trashcan) running 12.6.8. I have a set of speakers plugged into the headphone port on the back. I've used this successfully for a decade. Sometime in the recent past, I think ...
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OSX Sonoma, MacBook Pro M1 Max: getting "could not connect to device" alert for Airplay from time to time

I'm getting "could not connect to device" alert for a particular Airplay device, which works well from iPhone. Restarting MacBook fixes that. Restarting core audio services via sudo killall ...
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Aggregate audio device can't record voice call

I have used Blackhole on a Mac for a while. Typically I use headphones (wired ones or wireless AirPods) during a Zoom meeting or a voice call (like WeChat). In the Zoom case, I can easily record ...
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MacOS Sonoma, How to enable sound recording (microphone permission) in ssh connection

We are running automated tests from command line. The tests are using a python library to control a sound card to play and record audio. The tests work fine when launched locally in the terminal of ...
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Ventura > Settings > Sound doesn't let me change output or input

It is stuck on the options that you see here. When I plug in an external mic (not shown here), I see a new row in "Input" called "USB Audio Device" (underneath "Unknown USB ...
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My iPhone briefly pauses my music when I plug it in, unplug it, place it on or remove it from a charger. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I place my iPhone on a wireless charger, plug it in, unplug it, or take it off a wireless charger, my music or other media pauses for 1 to 2 seconds. When this issue first appears, it ...
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How to fix AirPods Pro 2 6A301 volume lowering very much for some reason?

I use AirPods Pro 2 with Personalised volume and sometimes volume gets lowered very much. I don`t understand what triggers it but want to fix it if possible. I use Spotify, Youtube and Patreon on my ...
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How do I access MacOS Sonoma Personal Voice from command line?

I've finished training MacOS 14.0 on my Personal Voice ("Myself"), and Live Speech correctly speaks phrases in my voice using the Live Speech interface. In Terminal, the command say -v '?' ...
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macOS: How to identify the Built-in audio output device? Can I rely on the UID(BuiltInSpeakerDevice)?

I am trying to figure out which device is the built-in output device on my Mac using switchaudio-osx? when I use exec -a -f json in the list I can see {"name": "MacBook Pro Speakers&...
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How can one completely turn off the incoming audio of a call when using Telegram on iPhone?

I use Telegram on an iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15. When I am on a call in Telegram, how can I completely turn off the incoming audio of a call when using Telegram on iPhone? When I use the regular ...
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How to identify the bitrate of audio streaming to HomePod

On a HomePod (2nd generation) I often stream (a) radio stations such as KNKX FM, and (b) music services such as SomaFM. Is there way to inspect the bit-rate and compression method (such as AAC) of the ...
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Play sound from iPad on HomePod

I have an iPad mini (6th generation) with iPadOS 17 in my hand, running a video in a web browser. I have a HomePod (2nd generation) in the same room. Using the latest HomePod software from iOS 17. 👉 ...
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FaceTime audio call to unknown device succeeded, was it free of charge?

I am temporarily abroad (outside the EU) and needed to contact my bank. Unfortunately, the only way to make authorized inquiries (card blocking, etc.) is via phone. The bank provides two numbers, for ...
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