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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How to get stereo audio into iMac Retina? [closed]

The iMac Retina doesn't have an audio IN port like many other Macs. Although there are plenty of USB devices that allow microphone audio input via the USB port, they are all mono. I am looking for a ...
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Changing audio output device while running Amazon Workspace Client

Amazon WorkSpaces client uses a Teradici Virtual Audio Driver which is initialized with the system Sound settings when the connection is first opened. Whatever Sound device was selected in System ...
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HomePod mini connectivity problems: “Request timeout for icmp_seq” in irregular intervals

When I stream the audio of a movie to my HomePod mini the audio cuts out. When I ping the device from my Maxed-out 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016) I get 3 timeouts in irregular intervals: 64 bytes from 192....
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What exactly is happening if I turn Dolby Atmos to 'Always On' on an iPhone 6s with AirPods Max?

Dolby Atmos is not officially supported on this iPhone, so there is no difference in sound between 'Automatic' and 'Off'. However, there is definitely an audible difference between 'Always On' and '...
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Preventing macOS Big Sur from automatically swtiching to Bluetooth audio device output

I have a bluetooth headset that I use for an Android phone and a MacBook. It has the feature of being able to connect to both at the same time, and switch to whichever one is actively playing. There ...
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Grant missing application permission to microphone and camera in macOS

I have installed Firefox (version 90.0.2) on macOS version 11.5.1. In the Camera and Microphone panes under the Privacy tab in Security & Privacy settings, Firefox is missing. I tried this answer ...
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How to stop repeating sound effects?

I got this Macbook Air in mid-2020. I don't remember when it started, but I feel like I've been tolerating this sound effect issue since I got this laptop. The issue is that sound effects repeat 3 (...
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bootcamp earphones constant high pitch sound regardless of sound level

I installed windows 10 and everything was running smoothly until a day later when my earphones suddenly started emitting a high pitch noise whenever any sound was played at a constant level. It is ...
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Ear-piercing sound at the start of many Apple Music songs

I happen to be running the macOS 12 beta, but this happened on macOS 11 as well. At the start of a lot of songs in Apple Music, there's an extremely loud buzz/pop sound. It ignores all volume settings ...
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How to change voice on iMovie iPad?

I want to change the voice of my clip. For example, I want to make the voice more deep, or high, more masculine, or feminine. How can I do that on iMovie on iPad?
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Maps on iOS no longer gives final distance to turn

My iPhone 11 using iOS 14.6 no longer gives the final distance to turn via audio. For example, when driving, the phone may state “in 900m turn left onto …” but when you get closer (around 200m out) it ...
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No sound after headphones are disconnected

I am running on BigSur When my bluetooth headphones disconnect because of running out of battery, the computer does not play any sound anymore. In the settings I see only the "internal" ...
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Prevent iPhone using car audio for calls but allow music

I connected my iPhone to my father's car stereo. I denied it access to my contacts etc. I can now play music on my iPhone though the car stereo. Unfortunately, even if the car stereo is playing other ...
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Sound doesn't stream from TV when the lid is closed

When I connect laptop with TV, start playing some video and trying to close the laptop's lid the sound starts streaming from laptop instead of TV. I use Type-C - HDMI cable. Expected result: Sound ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 record audio from phone through aux in jack

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro 13" and I need to record audio from Spotify playing on my phone into an audio track in GarageBand. (This is for a private, personal project, not any kind of pirating.) I ...
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Can I mute the Facetime ring on my Mac?

I'm using Big Sur (11.4) with Facetime calling turned on. Whenever I get a call through Facetime or to my cellular number, the Mac silences whatever I was doing and puts out an obnoxiously loud ring. ...
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Iphone SE sound stops during a telephone call of 2+ minutes

I hope this is the appropriate place to ask this question. I saw more hardware related issues here, but it may also be a configuration / setting problem. The problem is with my iPhone SE (2020 i think)...
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Are old Apple Earpods capable of providing balanced audio (as defined below)?

Do the old Apple Earpods, i.e. those with 3.5mm plugs, have cables and plugs capable of providing balanced audio? By balanced audio, I mean, audio transmitted in the form of "two copies of the ...
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Does macOS Monterey still honour `bluetoothaudiod.plist`?

TL;DR Do preferences set in ~root/Library/Preferences/bluetoothaudiod.plist still have any effect at all? Historically, we pedants and audiophiles on macOS have been able to tweak bluetoothaudiod....
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Using old hardware to record to a modern iPhone

I have a numark idec and an iPhone 6. What I am trying to do is to record the audio that is being sent to the idec from an external device via phono cable (dual) on an iPhone because the idec has a ...
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MacBook headphone audio leaking into mic

When I connect my headphones (with built-in mic) into the 3.5mm jack of my MacBook Pro, the mic input picks up audio that is played through the headphones. This means that whenever I'm on a voice call,...
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Can you specify a Communications Device that allows mute Mac speakers without muting Communication Device?

I have a colleague who has a Mac and we're on a lot of big Zoom meetings together. Unfortunately he has his speaker + communications output on the same speaker so we hear every single alert he ...
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Playing audio from two Bluetooth speakers at the same time

Is there a way to use two separate Bluetooth speakers at the same time, without using AirPlay or a separate application? I have two sound bars in my home that use Bluetooth and I would like to use ...
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Force USB detection without unplugging and plugging again: is there a Terminal command for this?

I would like to know how to force a Mac to recheck the USB connections without needing to physically unplug and plug them again. Is there a Terminal command for this? Context: I have a USB audio ...
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How can I fix my Mac volume glitching?

When I use my Mac, the volume glitches. Every few seconds, all the output devices disappear, even if it is only the 'Internal Speakers', and the volume mutes, then everything returns and the volume ...
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Keyboard click, randomly very loud

When I am typing text, any app, with keyboard clicks on, I get occasionally a very loud plop. It sounds like those plops you hear when you connect a speaker wire to a source. click click click click ...
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How to use XLD's “import tags from a text [file]” feature

I have a batch of AIFF files I am trying to transcode to mp3 and tag using XLD (X Lossless Decoder). I have all the tag metadata in a text file like so: 01 AUDIO "Package" "Peter Howard&...
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Mac 11.4 makes “new mail” sound when receiving mail on iPhone

I installed the 11.4 update yesterday, and now my Mac plays a sound every time my phone receives a new email. I don't use Apple Mail so it's not the mail client doing this, and my 3rd party mail ...
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What should I expect from ANC? (mixed feelings w/Beats Studio 3 Wireless)

I’ve recently purchased a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless and am trying to understand how ANC is supposed to work & how much sound it is supposed to block. These headphones do not have a passive ...
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USB headset only works the first time I plug it in on Macbook Pro

I have a bit of an annoying problem with my Macbook Pro (16", 2019 model) running Big Sur (11.4). I have a Logitech USB headset. Since my laptop only has USB-C ports, I have a plug to convert ...
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Audio messages arrive with very low volume

A family member has an iPhone 6 that six months ago was mine. When that person sends me an audio message the message arrives with a very low volume, barely audible even at maximum volume. To confirm ...
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Remap Bluetooth audio control buttons in iOS

My car has Skip Back and Skip Forward controls on the steeling wheel, in addition to Volume controls. I use these to control playback in audio apps when connected to iPhone Bluetooth audio. Annoyingly,...
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Audio cuts out of iMovie just before clip ends?

I made a quicktime video of myself speaking. I wanted to speed it up so I used a video speed changer online to do that. When I import the new clip to iMovie, however, the audio cuts out somehow near ...
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Use an inaudible sound to verify if speaker is working on a mobile device?

Specifically we have this problem where sound should be playing in Safari 14 but it is not. This is not a user-interaction problem, it's part of a video/audio stream. It's an intermittent problem but ...
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Why does my voice sound robotic when I preserve pitch on imovie?

I noticed that whenever I speed up my audio/voiceover recording on iMovie on Mac (to, say, a custom pace of 110% or more), and click preserve pitch, my voice kind of sounds different. It sounds as if ...
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Do Bluetooth connections support lossless audio?

Does any Apple or other Bluetooth device support lossless audio, such as ALAC? This is a generalized question for people asking about their specific piece of hardware over Bluetooth. Its purpose is to ...
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I have 2 Audio devices installed(MorphVOX, and Voxal) that I would like to remove

I have already deleted the applications for the audio devices(MorphVOX and Voxal) when trying to remove them from the Audio Midi application the "-" is greyed out. Additionally there seems ...
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iPhone calls are way too loud

Some people I call via iPhone 7 (iOS 14.4.1) are just way too loud. I turn the volume all the way down and it is still very loud. When I search online, all suggestions are for making it louder or for ...
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Bluetooth device connected but not showing up in Output Device

In order to remove another audio device from my Mac, I deleted the HAL folder from Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/ (This is the advice I got from a quick google search, I don't understand the mechanics of it ...
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How to modify macOS BigSur system sounds?

I recently updated to macOS BigSur and discovered the sounds are awful! How can I replace them with the old ones? I know they are in /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component but I can't replace ...
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Can you make phone volume louder than media volume

Me and my girlfriend spend hours on the phone (she lives in the US and I live in canada). So there are times where there is extended periods of silence. But if i go to watch tiktok or youtube, then i ...
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Simple way to create lower volume versions of macOS' built-in alert sounds

I use a fantastic email application MailMate on macOS. However this app unfortunately issues its alert sounds always on full output volume, not adhering to the Alert Volume setting in macOS' Sound ...
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AirPlay 2 not working on iPhone (won't see devices)

I've been streaming music from my iPhone to multiple sound systems simultaneously via Airplay 2 but my sound systems won't show up on iPhone recently (see image below) iPhone and systems are on same ...
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Modify and save audio files with afplay [closed]

I discovered the command line program afplay and it can turn a audio file up / down very quickly and I want this file to be saved afterwards. I don't know of any program like this that can change ...
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AppleScript to control sound output balance preference

When I pair my Bluetooth headphones with my Mac Pro, the sound balance drifts kind of randomly, not always, but sometimes. To fix this problem, I've made an app with AppleScript as follows: tell ...
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Using an external speaker as the left/right speaker with MacBook?

I am looking for a way to connect an external speaker as the left speaker to a MacBook Pro to get better stereo sound. From what I have read in the forums it should be possible to output audio on ...
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How do I record the sound output from my mac? [duplicate]

I am trying to record the sound output on my mac. Like if there was a meeting going on and I want to record what other people are speaking. Is there a way I can do this without having to record my ...
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Apple TV unable to turn soundbar on/off

I have a LG SJ2 soundbar connected to a Sharp Aquos lc-32hi3012e TV via 3.5mm jack from the TVs headphone out and while I can adjust the volume using the remote of my Apple TV 4K powering it on and ...
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Bluetooth 5, Multiple Speakers, and iPad mini 5 on iPadOS 14.5.1

So, I am trying to pair 2 Bluetooth speakers with each other so they share the same audio. I know that starting with iOS 13 there is the "Audio Sharing" feature, but I think that is only for ...
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How do I completely disable microphone on a Logitech webcam?

I've been running into an issue on Google Meet where every time my computer goes to sleep, it switches the default microphone from my built-in MacBook Pro microphone to my Logitech BRIO microphone. ...

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