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a transducer or sensor that converts sound waves into an electrical signal that allows one to capture and record sound

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Do microphones with a 3.5mm jack work on iPhones with an adapter? [closed]

I'm personally dissatisfied with the audio quality of Voice Memos on my iPhone XR. I have a microphone with a 3.5mm jack that works with my PC, and I know 3.5mm to Lightning adapters exist. If I were ...
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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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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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How to delete a system .kext in Monterey?

I have a 2021 MacBook Pro (M1) running Monterey and I want to completely disable the built-in mic. Removing the IOAudioFamily.kext did the trick in old macOS versions (e.g. Mojave), but removing a ...
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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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iPhone Messages app uses earpiece microphone - poor quality audio

My iPhone's (iPhone XS) native Messages app (iMessage) uses the earpiece microphone for voice-messages with a very poor quality - loud background noise and very low audio volume. The video creation ...
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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 can I input the sound of an audio file into my microphone?

Is there a way (or app) to input an audio file (for example a recording of my voice) into my microphone?
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My MacBook internal mic has stopped working

For no obvious reason the internal microphone has stopped working on my 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 MacBook (2015) (running OS12.2). I have disabled 'ambient noise reduction' and my 'input volume'...
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Airpods Pro mic problems with Thunderbolt display

I have recently bought a pair of AirPods Pro that I use with my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 running Monterey. They work fine except when the MBP is connected to my Apple Thunderbolt Display. As soon as ...
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iPhone iMessage using microphone at random times

So I was on iMessage when I noticed the orange dot all of a sudden go off, even though I was just typing. This was really strange, so I checked the App Privacy, and it appears every day in the past 7 ...
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What does the microphone in the earpiece of an iPhone do?

I found out that my iPhone 11 has 3 microphones. As far as I know it's the bottom mic that is used for almost all input. And the rear next to the camera for camera shots only. But one thing remains,...
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How to disable privacy notification (orange dot) while apps access your camera or microphone

The newest version of MacOS introduced a privacy feature that will show a small orange dot in the top-right corner when an app is accessing your camera or microphone. In general, this is a very useful ...
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Why does the orange dot persist after quitting Zoom on macOS?

I've noticed that macOS (Monterey) is showing an orange dot in the status bar that is attributed to Zoom. I understand that this is a new security and privacy feature in macOS indicating that an ...
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How to use laptop mic instead of headphone mic by software?

How can I use my macbook microphone even when trrs headphones are connected, by only changing software — without having to fiddle around with any hardware, converters, the physical connection, as all ...
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how to use laptop mic even when trrs headphones are connected [duplicate]

How can I tell my MacBook to use its mic despite my headphones that are plugged into it having their own?
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Internal Microphone not available for QuickTime When Screen Recording [duplicate]

My Mac is Early 2015 MBP with MacOS BigSur. When I select File -> New Audio Recording option from within QuickTime, I see this On the other hand, when I choose File -> New Screen Recroding, I ...
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Camera and microphone stopped working on iPhone 7

I have an iPhone 7 with iOS 15.1 an suddenly the camera and microphone (to make calls or send voice messages) stopped working. When I try to hit the button to take a picture with the camera, nothing ...
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AirPods Pro with other mic, possible?

I saw I few people claiming RØde Wireless Go mic is great. And my mom keeps complaining about FaceTime call quality while I'm using AirPods Pro, she says she can hear all kinds of noises besides my ...
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What is the best simple setup for recording high quality audio on an iPad with the Explain Everything app?

I am helping a friend out who makes educational YouTube videos on their iPad Pro (2018 model with USB-C) with the Explain Everything app. It's a whiteboarding app that allows you to make videos by ...
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Is Zoom listening when screensaver is active?

I've just noticed that when screensaver activates macOS shows a little orange circle in the upper right corner. It's a sign that something is used, usually a microphone. I went to look what that was ...
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iPhone microphone works selectively

It started with Whatsapp - people could not hear my voice. There was no sound in recording videos to Instagram stories. Soon after that, microphone stopped working in Teams, Facetime and Google Duo. ...
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How to record audio with Quicktime, when I have a meeting i.e. with Facebook Messenger and I use headset?

If no headset is used I can select the external microphone as audio source, and I can hear the talking on recorded video, mine and the partner's also. But not when headset is plugged. I have 3 option ...
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How to show "Input Devices" in Sound menu bar?

It is really annoying that when connecting a Bluetooth headset to the mac, immediately the "input device" becomes the headset's microphone. It is annoying that to change this I need to go to ...
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Airpod Pro taking over Microphone Despite me Choosing my Yeti for Input

Ever since upgrading my Macbook Pro M1 (2020) to Monterey, I cannot get my Yeti to remain as the microphone consistently. My typical scenario for meetings is to have my AirPods set as the speaker, and ...
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How can I use macOS Monterey's new "Mic Mode" feature with Zoom?

I want to use the new Mic Mode to block background noise, but the option is greyed out when using Zoom. How can I use this new feature with 3rd party apps?
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Distorted sound on non-Zoom videos

I have a Mac Mini 2018 paired with a Logitech C270 webcam. Whenever I do a video call using Jitsi or Doxy.me, other people say that my voice sounds distorted intermittently. Sometimes they can hear me,...
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Strange issue with speech recognition on iOS 15.1 (and earlier)

My speech recognition doesn’t work, so Siri only hears part of what I say (the first word or 2) and when I try to dictate a message or text, same problem. However, when I test the audio using the ...
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macOS Monterey: Bluetooth mic issues when Mute/Adjust input volume

Whenever I try to mute my Bluetooth audio input (mic) by either applying a shortcut with the following code set volume input volume 0 or by manually minimizing the sound to 0 on Sound Preferences ->...
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Why are my USB microphones recording with stutter?

I've now tried a number of USB microphones with my high-end Mac (a very fast machine). While I can record just fine with a 3.5mm jack microphone, any recording from the USB microphones (via Zoom, ...
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How to stop hiss on computer microphone?

I'm using an external microphone (iUKUS) with a 3.5mm audio jack plugged into my computer (a high-end Mac). There's a bit of hiss in background - how do I stop it - is there a way to filter that in ...
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How to increase input mic volume on mac above 100% during live calls like Webex meetings?

In macOS is there any way to turn up input mic volume above 100% in software? I have turned up all the volume bars everywhere. Is there some software or any other way to do this in live calls ...
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Why can't I use my microphone in Amazon WorkSpaces?

I'm connecting to Amazon WorkSpaces using version 4.0.2.2087. I have tried using my internal mic, a USB headset, Bluetooth headset, and 3.5mm audio jack headset. I can hear audio just fine with all ...
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OSX 11.6 cut off ability to teleconference

I upgraded to 11.6 last night and now I can't teleconference using BigBlueButton. It's not the tool I would choose, but I had no say. I literally have no say now; my microphone can't be accessed. The ...
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External microphone interfering with macbook speaker volume

I am using 2019 Macbook Pro with macOS Catalina v10.15.7. I am trying to use external microphone (Maono AU-400 Lavalier Microphone (Black)) through audio jack. On connecting the microphone, I change ...
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Audio pops out of headphones to the iPhone speaker/ microphone when reaching voicemail

My friend and I both have iPhone 6s with AT&T as the carrier. I just called and was hearing the ringing through my external hard-wired headset. As soon as VoiceMail was reached the headset dropped ...
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How do I allow Chrome to use the microphone but stop it from changing microphone settings?

For remote meetings, my company often uses Google Meet in Chrome. I'm on a MacBook Pro, using AirPods Pro. When I connect my AirPods, the laptop switches to their microphone, which leads to terrible ...
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FaceTime HD Camera nor microphone show up under `lsusb` in M1 Mac

I'm trying to pass through my mic and camera to qemu, and to do so, I need to know the information about their respective USB ports. However, with lsusb from Homebrew, nothing related to them shows up....
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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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How can I get my iPhone to be recognized as a microphone on a Windows 10 PC?

I'm attempting to use my iPhone as a microphone for my Windows 10 PC. I can connect the two via a USB cable (I don't have a 3.5mm adapter to use for the phone). I have the Microphone Live app by Von ...
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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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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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USB-C microphone not recognized unless plugged in at startup on macOS

My MacBook Pro 16-inch (Big Sur 11.4) no longer recognizes my USB-C microphone (a Blue Yeti) once the system is up and running when connected through an Apple USB to USB-C adapter. If I plug in the ...
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Mic works fine on windows but not on mac?

I have a cheap amazon microphone since my headphones don't have one. It works perfectly fine, on any windows device. No matter what, I have issues with it on my macbook air laptop. Specifically, I ...
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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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Disconnect removable media from power

I connected peripherals to my Mac via USB. When I put my Mac to sleep, the external microphone, for example, is still supplied with power. Is there any way that once the Mac goes to sleep, that it ...
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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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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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