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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 can I enable audio recording of keyboard dictation sounds?

I have an irritating problem using iOS 14 keyboard dictation*. So, I've tried to reproduce the problem and record the behaviour using Screen Recorder. My problem is that once the keyboard is listening ...
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Playing local (on device) music files

I have a sizeable CD collection, all of which I've ripped and converted to MP3. While connected to my home network, I copied many of these files from my Samba NAS share using IOS's built-in files app ...
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Remove Mac as possible destination for audio/video and likewise hide other machines not on network

I'm sure most would have noticed destinations for video and audio in settings and other contexts also being other neighbouring machines, that are not on your Wi-fi network. I must assume my Mac shows ...
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How do I read ".data" files on mac to show actual voice memo mp3/m4a files from iPhone 4?

I have 600+ voice memos on my iPhone 4 and each can be around 30 mins. to 3 hours long, and I wish to put them all on my external hard drive (or my mac first). I already tried the "share" ...
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Low volume while speaking on iPhone during a call

When I make a call the speaking volume is very low on my iPhone. This is without using any external or internal speaker. (Just the "top, little" one.) I noticed that any app notification has ...
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No sound when a specific Logic Pro project is open

I mean NO sound. When this project is open in Logic, my system does not produce any sound. No "clicks" when I change the volume, no audio from YouTube videos via Safari or calls via Discord. ...
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Show sound input settings by default in macOS Control Center

On macOS, it's possible to modify sound settings from within control center (icon in menubar). By default, when clicking on sound settings in Control Center, only the audio output is configurable. An ...
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Is there any chance audio can be recovered from a video recording which appears in QuickTime and other apps to have no audio track?

Running macOS 10.12 with a security app called EvoCam that records ".mov" MP4 files. It records in one hour segments using the built-in iSight camera and microphone. In one hour long segment ...
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External Monitor Sound Volume Slider AND auto switching

I just switched from an iMac to a MacBook 14 inch. I've swapped out my iMac with a Samsung HDMI monitor with a speaker, and it plays sound correctly. However, the volume slider is disabled. I could ...
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How does Music "know" that an MP3 file was copied from it?

I wanted to create an audio file in Music that had many ID3 tags the same as another file already there. So with Music.app not running, I copied the file from the Music library into a working ...
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Airpods microphone delay

Two year old AirPods, one was water damaged, the other is an eBay replacement. Maybe I'm answering myself with this introduction, but here we go: They have a 2-4 seconds recording or input delay, that ...
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How to stop microphone from capturing system audio during a call?

I am a one day Mac user. I am trying to stop sound played on the laptop to be captured by my microphone but I cannot figure a way out. I have been searching for two hours now. Please help. I am ...
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Mac Mini mid 2011 - any way to keep the analog audio input out of power saving mode?

This machine (mid-2011 with 10.16 retrofit) is used as a HTPC/media player in a somewhat interference-rich environment. As long as there is some kind of media playback active, even if it is video with ...
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MacBook doesn't give same priority to AirPods as other devices

What I mean is that when I play some media on my phone, it delays for a second before it starts playing and it ensures that the audio comes out of my airpods. When I start playing media on my iPad it ...
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How can I make sure all music in the music app outputs at the same volume?

My music library has music from a large number of sources, which means that the volume of one song can be very different from that of another, and I'm trying to figure out a good way to make it so ...
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macOS Monterey - How do I rename a virtual audio input / output device?

So I have 2 audio input devices listed in Sys prefs > Sound > Input on macOS Monterey as shown below, how do I rename the virtual audio input device BlackHole 16ch to something else? How was ...
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why does the legend or code or elements computer stuff pop up when I press increase volume?

So, I don't know what exactly I did but all of a sudden I couldn't hear sound through my headphones. I had checked if the volume still works and it does. It turns out the volume on my headphones was ...
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non-iPhone TRRS headset microphone not recognized on Macbook Air

I'm trying to use a TRRS headset with my Macbook Air 2017 (Catalina), but the Air is only recognizing it as output, but ignoring the microphone as input. The headset is HTC-branded (it was included ...
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How can I stop my iPhone (X) randomly connecting to my Bluetooth speakers?

I have some Bluetooth enabled Klipsch speakers connected to my TV via ARC. When the TV is turned on, the speakers automatically come on and play the sound from the TV. However, my iPhone then randomly ...
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Mac software to edit audio track for a video file?

A couple of times now, I've 'cuffed' a movie to make it family friendly, by reversing any bits of swearing - "We want ze neekuff money, Lebowski" etc. (the latest was Beetlejuice which has ...
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Poor (and loud) quality out of good Bluetooth headphones on Monterey

I'm getting horrible audio quality out of some good headphones, and it's too loud even at the lowest possible volume setting. It sounds as if it's clipped, and then the clipped signal has been ...
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Audio Midi Setup iPhone greyed out and loading for forever

I keep on losing all my Audio Devices, connection of AirPod Pros to itunes breaks up for seconds, than it works for a second, then it breaks up again. WTF is happening? :( Im trapped in Audio-Hell! :D
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How to swap left/right stereo channels for one sound device in MacOS?

I need to swap left/right audio channels for bluetooth speakers in MacOS (Monterey, M1 iMac). I have tried swapping channels in Audio MIDI setup (as suggested, for example, here), but playing stereo ...
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No recording indicator in control center when microphone is in use

According to the macOS User Guide: The Recording Indicator light in Control Center shows you when your computer’s microphone is in use or has been used recently... The light turns on when you open ...
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MBP M1 using HDMI output locks AVR to multi-channel PCM regardless of input source

I’m having a sound/MIDI issue between my MBP M1 and my Pioneer VSX-LX503 AVR. When outputting sound using a MFi approved Belkin Thunderbolt 3 adaptor to HDMI, my receiver locks the input as multi-...
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Why iOS m3u does play first file only? Open Network Stream - Play streams directly without downloading

Issue native Safari or iOS VLC does allow to play only first song of m3u file see VLC for iOS issue m3u does play first file only Safari error example repo Question how to play file playlist with ...
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How to remotely & automatically switch a Mac's audio output device

I have a Mac (running Catalina) dedicated as a media server, running Plex and Spotify. I'd like to be able, from my Mac laptop, to simply click something and switch the remote Mac's audio output ...
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Unable to remove midi config

I am trying to get rid of a audio driver from my Mac (Mac OS Monterey 12.3.1) and on Audio MIDI Setup I can't remove it. The audio is named epocCam. can someone pls help me in removing it?
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How to share only audio from iPad to Mac?

Currently on iPads 15.4 and MacBook, 12.3.1. On MacBook, I have my Bluetooth earphone connected. The only way to share audio and video from iPad to MacBook I can see is with AirPlay. I see MacBook, ...
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"Tighten Audio" function in Logic Pro?

I'm trying to use Logic Pro to edit a podcast after using Ferrite for the last year or so. I really like Ferrite, but would like to use my (faster, newer) MacBook instead of an iPad for editing. Snell'...
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Video and Audio are out of sync in iMovie export

I have recorded video and audio with two completely independent devices. Now I want to join those two together in iMovie and export the resulting video. I have perfectly synced up the two, and when I ...
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Can't connect two Midi devices in Midi Studio

I have a Midi enabled Piano and a Synthesizer. Both are attached to my Mac via USB. I would now like to connect the Piano's Midi out to the Input of the Synthesizer so that it makes a Synth-sound when ...
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Bluetooth headphones noise irritating beep sound

I have a Bose QC35 model 1 which I quite like and use with two iPhones, an iPad, two MacBooks, Apple TV. Also have home pod around. Problem is that it seems to keep probing different devices all the ...
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No sounds control > External Monitor?

Mac Mini M1 is connected to an LG UltraWide 49WL95C over UCB-C, The Volume shortcut keys weren't working, and when I look in System Preferences there is no Volume control ... Any workaround? (rather ...
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PowerBeats 3 and spacial audio

According to this article, PowerBeats 3 supports spacial audio. However, I cannot find such an option on my m1 MacBook nor my iPhone 12, both running the latest version of macOS/iOS. Such an option ...
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Determine bluetooth audio bitrate on m1 mac

In my old MacBook Pro (2017), I can open up Bluetooth Explorer from Xcode's additional tools download and change bitpool or view transmission data. However, this tool seems to be gone from the recent ...
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Is it possible to share my air mic to my mac mini?

So here is the situation - I tend to play CS:GO on my m1 mac mini since it's potentially more powerful (than my m1 air) (plus I can connect my usb mouse and keyboard and hdmi monitor). My question is ...
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Audio input on Mac Mini M1 (2020)

When I connect a microphone to Mac Mini's mini-jack audio out, it does display in System Preferences > Sound as "External Microphone", which would suggest it could be used for audio input....
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Difference between OS volume and Music volume levels

I connected my Macbook Pro to external speakers via the jack port. I noticed that the macOS volume level and the Music volume level adjustments sounds very different : When I set Music's volume level ...
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Always show the "Input" list when the "Sound" status bar icon is clicked

The default behaviour of macOS is to show only the outputs when the "Sound" status bar is clicked. I know that I can press the "Option" key to also show the "Input" list. ...
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How to make a virtual audio channel with PulseAudio on Mac OS?

I'm running Mac OS Monterey I'd like to make a virtual audio channel to connect the audio output of one app to the audio input of another app. On linux I'd use pulseaudio. I installed pulseaudio from ...
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Find which Logic Pro project files contain specific plugin?

Do you think it might be possible to search a folder of Logic Pro session files and figure out which of them uses a certain plugin? I'm preparing to upgrade to the latest Mac OS, and before I do, I'll ...
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Disable all alarms on iPhone

I thought that switching the mute switch will disable all non-music sounds, but apparently that's not the case. Adjusting the music volume of course also didn't help. Is there a way to globally mute ...
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"Music" app reduces volume after ~2 second of playback when "sound check" is selected

I imported my music from my previous iTunes library. When I checked the "sound check" option in Music, if I pause the track (pop song with lots of dynamic range compression) and resume it, ...
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Hearing impaired and iPhone

A friend of me got a new iPhone 13, but is now disappointed from the sound of the iPhone. The ringtone isn't loud enough as well as the vibration is too subtle. Are there any settings/tricks which ...
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Persistent orange dot (microphone) icon even when microphone not in actual use - how to find out which app may be causing this?

I've been having some strange issues where the "orange dot" (microphone supposedly active/on/listening/recording), but I have no visible apps that actually should have the microphone active. ...
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How to record a screen with video AND audio on a Mac?

I am using a Mac 10.14.6 and I want to record the full screen with both video and audio. The reason is that I want to record a video from a German TV company, and neither youtube-dl work (there are ...
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Why does volume jump to max when I connect my bluetooth headphones?

I know I'm not the only one experiencing this. A quick google search shows others have not found solutions to this either. Sometimes when I connect my headphones via bluetooth the volume jumps to the ...
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How to replace the non-lossless songs in my playlists with the lossless ones

Many songs in my playlists are not tagged as lossless when I play them. I then go to the album and select display entire album. There I can see, that most of the time, there is a different version of ...
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How to add notification sound when an app finishes installing?

After a (clean) upgrade to Big Sur, the notification/alert sound for app installations seems to have vanished. Is there a way to get it back, and are there other ways (including visual types) to ...
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