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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Issue with 3.5mm adapter and MacBook Pro

I am using a set of non-Apple earphones (3.5mm jack) using a non-Apple USB-C adapter. When I plug this into my Macbook Pro, it is not recognised, although it works on my Pixel. I tried Apple support ...
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Blue Yeti mic with iPad Pro

I’m trying to use the Blue Yeti microphone on an iPad Pro like I would with a MacBook Pro. I’m wondering if the same kind of control features are available on the iPad Pro (or any iOS devices). With ...
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Audio completely broke in Bootcamp win 10 on 2020 16 inch MBP

Bootcamp Windows 10 1909 (On external SSD) on a 16-inch MacBook Pro 2020. Completely no audio, speakers/mic could not be discovered by system therefore unusable. Headphone plugged in but not ...
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Unable to use Audio Midi Setup to use two audio outputs

I used to have an aggregate device where I would have my audio output coming out both my Bluetooth headphones and my built-in speaker. (Weird, I know. I used the setup to play along with musical ...
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Sync master volume with application volume

Is there a way to sync master volume with app volume on the mac? e.g. I have Spotify app playing on my mac and I would like to trigger master volume up and volume down from the Spotify app as well I ...
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No audio in VM using VirtualBox on macOS High Sierra guest

The sound is not working in the virtual machine I made using VirtualBox. Here is a screenshot: It says "No output device found" in the Sound pane in the System Preferences window. I am ...
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I cannot remove Sound Booster Driver in Audio MIDI Setup

I had removed the Sound Booster Driver from my Applications folder on my Mac. For some reason the Sound Booster Driver is still in my Audio Devices and I cannot remove it. I have tried searching all ...
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Is there a good app/service for listening to private audio files? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio lecture mp3 files. They tend to run 30-90 minutes long. I've uploaded many of them to Google Play Music, and listen to them on my Mac and iPhone using the Google Play Music web ...
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How do I detect if headphones are connected (via the jack) in bash?

I have a script, and I want it to behave differently if headphones are connected. How can I get this information? I tried using SwitchAudioSource, but its output is the same, whether or not the ...
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Use AirPlay enabled TV with AirPlay enabled speakers directly

I'm interested in a Samsung QLED TV (2020 model, which should support AirPlay 2), but I'm wondering if I can then connect the TV with a Denon Home (350) speakers (which also support AirPlay 2) through ...
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Bluetooth audio plays slower after upgrade to Catalina

I have an early 2015 Macbook Air that I connect to a Panasonic SC-PMX92 audio system via bluetooth. I recently upgraded the OS from Yosemite to Catalina and since the upgrade the audio playback on the ...
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Software-level volume control for OSX? [duplicate]

For logistical reasons, my current sound configuration is the following. USB-C 3.5mm Macbook ————————➜ Monitor ———————➜ Speaker While this configuration works well, there's no ...
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Microphone not detected when using 3.5mm splitter

I use a Mac Mini and bought myself a headphone splitter so that I don't have to fiddle about when I need to use my microphone... e.g I don't want to have to unplug my speakers whenever I have a Skype ...
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Mac Audio output remove high pitch / high frequency sounds

I suffer from tinnitus and sometimes, in videos or video calls, there is a random high pitch noise which is really irritating for me. Also, in video calls some people talk really softly and some are ...
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Possible to force macOS to play audio only on the active app?

Example: I have VLC and safari (YouTube). Both are playing a video but my speakers are giving out sound from the active app. So if I selected safari to be active, VLC is muted and safari plays a sound....
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iphone XR: audio no longer working after changing eSIM settings

Here is my story. I bought a used iphone XR to use it with a SIM (Three UK) and an eSIM (A1 Bulgaria). I've never tested the phone before setting up the eSIM. Once I set up the eSIM I tried using it ...
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How to exclude an audio device on Mac?

Every time I plug-in either my HDMI monitor or the HDMI projector on my MacBook the playing music/audio on macOS stops for several seconds, switches to the plugged device (silently), and then comes ...
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How to apply custom sound effect like equalizer in macOS?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2014 - 15-inch model. The speaker is making weird noise instead of proper bass. Doing a few trials I found out a suitable custom equalizer setting in a media player. When I am ...
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Change microphone button from start/stop to mute/unmute

I have an external microphone with a single button. When I click it, it controls the start/stop of music; double click jumps to the next song. I want to change that to mute/unmute the microphone, ...
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Late 2013 RMBP switches to SCO(very poor quality) codec when using earbuds microphone

It switches back to AAC once I pick the internal microphone as an input. Does this mean that the bluetooth version is too old to handle both audio input and output with the earbuds? If so, can a ...
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How to boost microphone input volume above 100%?

My internal microphone broke, and I have an external microphone on my webcam on an external monitor that is extremely quiet even when the volume is set to 100%. I tried using Boom, Loopback, and ...
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Can I use 3.5mm jack microphone in clamshell mode?

I have read that new macbook pro models physically disconnect the Microphone when Macbook is in clamshell mode. Does that mean that I won't be able to connect 3.5mm microphone as well in clamshell ...
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How to send music to one output device, all other sounds to phones?

I would like to send music (Spotify app) to the Bluetooth speakers but keep all other sounds (notifications, etc) on the earphones. Is this possible? From what I can find online I need a 3rd party app ...
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Before the introduction of CarPlay, what was the name of the specifications that allowed older iOS devices to be connected to a car's audio system?

Before the introduction of CarPlay in 2014, many older car models allowed iOS devices to be directly connected to them via the old-style 30 pin to Dock connector. Out of interest, was there an ...
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Removing a sound device - VP3268-4K

I recently got a new monitor Viewsonic VP3268-4K. The monitor installs itself as a sound output device (see picture 'VP3268-4K'). Now I don't want this as it constantly defaults to this sound as ...
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Mac Book cannot identify my audio Mixer properly

I bought an Ammoon mixer, but when i plug it into my macbook, instead of showing up as a USB Audio Codec, it shows up as USB headset. I am unable to use it as intended. Anyone able to suggest any ...
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Why is my HomePod making a very loud buzzing noise and reboots?

I've recently acquired a 2nd hand HomePod in seemingly spotless condition. However, after setting it up and listening for a while I've noticed a very disturbing issue. A very loud <1sec long ...
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Any solution for Windows 10 sound problem on MacBook Pro Late 2011?

I have been able to install windows 10 on my MacBook Pro Late 2011, thanks to all your earlier posts, however i have been unable to fix the sound problem after installation. Please if anyone can give ...
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Audio Focus like capabilities for Mac OS

Android has Audio Focus, a feature that allows apps to request control of audio output before playing any audio. This ensures that multiple apps don't play over each other. The interrupted app could ...
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What app/notification is causing this sound on my MacBook Pro Early 2011

My MacBook Pro running macOS 10.13.6 sporadically makes the following sound (see here for .mp3 format). I'd really like to know where this is coming from. Sometimes it looks like the computer makes ...
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How can I connect a cassette player to my Macbook (Mid 2015) to record cassette tapes on my mac?

I tried connecting the two headphone jacks to each other but the Mac is not recognizing this as an input source. I also have a cord to connect the headphone jack on the cassette player to a USB but ...
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How to make bin+cue image of audio CD under macOS?

As above. I don't mind if it's GUI or terminal app as long as I can achieve what I want. I did a net search but didn't find what I need. Thanks! PS. I do not want to rip the audio CD into m4a/mp3 ...
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Screen record with sound / audio from computer (not just mic)?

From Mojave and later, it's really easy to screen record with cmd + shift + 5. To include audio from a microphone, one can simply select the microphone: However, what if we wish to include the ...
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Mac OS Mojave -Persistent Latency >1 sec with core audio Overrun Message

For the last few days, I have suffered really strange behaviour (CoreAudio) on a late 2013 iMac running Mojave. Regardless of the Digital Audio Workstation software I am using, (including Reaper, Akai ...
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Recording audio from other applications (or entire system) without kernel extensions

I'm trying to programmatically record audio from other applications (or the entire device) on a mac to allow for the screensharing/mirroring of video+audio. While this is obviously possible, ...
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How to disable inline volume controls on headphones connected to mac?

The inline volume up button on my Apple headphones randomly engages sometimes, which raises my mid-2013 Macbook Air's volume to the max. This is bad for my hearing and can be quite startling. Is there ...
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Disable Sound Output Device, MacOS Catalina 10.15.4

I like to deactivate some of my audio devices but I can't even remove them easily: As you can see in [3] - the remove button ('-') is inactive (this goes for all devices) - my guess is, that I could ...
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No sound when left and right speakers are at equal volume. Built in Output/headphones

Ok I believe I have an unknown issue. Please help. My built-in output appears to have left and right stereo output channels which I can raise or lower their volume independently. When the volume of ...
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Setting default sound output device on Catalina and making it stick

I don’t recall if this has always been an issue, but I’ve only really started noticing it fairly recently, so I suspect it may be Catalina-specific. In my System Preferences → Sound settings, under ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) does not recognise Yamaha YHT-1840

I connected my MacBook using MiniDisplay+HDMI cable to input port on a receiver. I connected my Projector to output port on receiver. All works great I can see a video and I can hear 5.1 audio. But ...
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AirPods Pro show as connected on iPhone, but don't appear as Speaker

On my iPhone 11, my AirPods Pro show as connected in the Bluetooth settings, but are not available as an option as an external speaker. One of or a combination of the following will eventually work, ...
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record in Garageband with iRealPro

I want to record my guitar in Garageband with tracks from iRealPro on my iPad. I plugged my guitar into my iPad audio with a guitar interface adapter. IooAn article says there are small ways to do ...
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WF-1000XM3 Bad Sound during Calls on MacOS

So, WF1000-XM3 works pretty fine on my Windows 10 (after A LOT of drives installation) and on Android. On MacOS it does well if NOT on a call, using AAC as the default Codec. BUT, when I enter on a ...
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MiniDisplay port to HDMI to optical 5.1 audio only has 2-channel output

I have a Macbook Air 2017. My goal is to have an optical output capable of 5.1 audio for my home theatre. My series of connections are, mini display port to hdmi and the hdmi connected towards hdmi to ...
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Duplicating Stereo Output With Mixed 5.1/Stereo Devices?

I have two devices I'd like to use for audio output; one is a USB attached speaker system supporting 5.1 audio (front left/right, centre/sub, back left/back right) and the other is an HDTV which has ...
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Why has my connected Bluetooth speaker stopped being recognized in Sound Settings?

My Bluetooth speaker has worked fine with my Macbook Pro 10.15.5 for a month. Just today, it stopped appearing as an output device in Sound Settings and is not outputting audio. However, I can connect ...
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How can I extract audio files from an app?

Is there any way I can extract audio files from an iOS app? Would jailbreaking be required? This would be relatively easy on Android, but I cannot figure out how to get the app onto a PC. The ...
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TRRS lavalier mic not recognized as input Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro 2015 (running MACOS 10.15.5 Cataline) and I recently bought a lavalier microphone that worked for a while. Now, all of sudden my MBP won't recognize it as an input device. This ...
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Audio clicking/popping sound when audio starts (Macbook Pro 13" 2020)

I've bought a new Macbook Pro 13" 2020, which I got this Tuesday. I've had some issues with it making a clicking noise every time audio starts. It happens when I start a Youtube video, but I've also ...
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“No output device found” still on 10.15.5

I bought my new Macbook Pro 13" 2020 recently and got it this tuesday. I've had this issue a couple of times now with "No output device found" in my sound preferences. So I see this is a general ...

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