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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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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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Microsoft Teams - Microphone too sensitive after update

I have an iPhone with Microsoft Teams running. I use the phone's built-in microphone and speaker. It has been working fine since my colleagues and I started working from home over the past year. For ...
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How to delete System Extension BridgeAudioController.kext on Mac M1 running Big Sur? [duplicate]

For privacy reasons I always delete BridgeAudioController.kext on a Mac. This away, the built-in mic will stop working and nothing can access my mic. If I need it I'll just use an headset. In MacOS ...
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How to use ICE BLUE mic for FaceTime on iPad Air

I've connected my ICE BLUE to my iPad Air 4th gen via a USB C to USB adapter (Syntech) and my ICE BLUE red light is on but when I test via a FaceTime call, the sound level on the receiving end of the ...
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Mac: internal microphone extremely hypersensitive

Since I upgraded my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009, 15'') to macOS v10.11.6 a few months ago, my internal microphones are extremely hypersensitive. I already tried to go to System Preferences -> Audio and ...
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How to enable privacy requirement for apps myself

My zoom mic stops working this morning and it turns out that there is a new privacy requirement from my new Mac OS (that I just upgraded today) for Zoom, for both of its mic and camera usage. However,...
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How to delete audio input option in system preferences macOS

I've got a problem: Since I am using my new Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro dock, the macOS dictation won't work anymore. It seems like macOS won't use the internal microphone for dictation. I changed the ...
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How can I allow Java access to Mac's microphone system?

I am writing a Java program that is trying to use my computer's audio lines from the microphone to record audio. There seems to be a recurring issue where Mac users are unable to record - my resulting ...
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Prevent macOS from ever using AirPods as an audio input device

I'm trying to prevent macOS from ever using my AirPods as the audio input device, as that absolutely kills the audio quality of their output. This is not just an "only an audiophile would hear ...
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I have a USB audio interface with multiple inputs and am looking for a way to force one input to left and another to right

I can do this in a DAW like Ableton Live by selecting individual inputs and panning as needed, one track per input and combine. But, I do not want to run a giant DAW just to have stereo sound and am ...
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How do I increase the volume of a headset microphone (usage with MS Teams)?

Due to some technical issues with the sound quality which I'm not able to resolve I always use my iPhone (IOS 14.3) for calling into MS Teams meetings together with a Jabra Headset which is linked ...
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Globally Disable Microphone in Big Sur?

After upgrading to Big Sur from Catalina, I remarked my fan was running continuously. Opening Activity Monitor I remarked that "com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond" was ...
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Mute/Unmute Microsoft Teams Microphone Using Mouse Button when Teams is Not Focused

I would like to mute and unmute Microsoft Teams, using a spare mouse button, when the application is not focussed. I am using a Microsoft Sculpt mouse and have a couple spare buttons, particularly ...
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Suggestions for iPhone 7 with Audio IC fault

TLDR; what can I do with an iPhone7 when the microphone doesn't work? Hello! I've got an iPhone 7 with the dreaded "audio ic fault". The mic doesn't work so the following apps fail: cannot ...
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Is there any way an iOS app can access the mic/camera without the user's knowledge?

In iOS (14.3, as of today), in Settings→Privacy, you can see/control which apps access hardware on the iPhone, such as the microphone and camera. Is this The Exhaustive List of which apps do have ...
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Microphone volume increases by itself

If I lower the microphone level in the system settings, it stays that way for a while. But after a few seconds it shifts louder. It is very embarrassing to think that the microphone is muted but it ...
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Headphones Mic is not working on Mac only

I had headphones before and its microphone was working, but it got broken and I had to change. The new headphones microphone is not working on my Mac even tho it works on a windows computer and on my ...
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Disabling AirPod input mic from routing to AirPod output

While updating Audio Hijack I foolishly replaced an older version of the application with a newer version while the application was running. In my subsequent attempts to solve the problem I am ...
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Use stereo 3.5mm microphone with MacBook Pro headset socket

I have a stereo condenser mic that I've had for a long time and I quite like it - here's the specific model (Sony Electret Stereo Condenser mic, model ECM-MS907). I'd like to be able to use it for ...
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App that provides a keyboard shortcut to mute/unmute the microphone? [duplicate]

Is anyone aware of a third-part app that provides a quick shortcut to toggle mute/unmute state of the built-in microphone?
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Capture audio correctly while capturing video calls on MacBook with earbuds

I'd like to capture video calls on my MacBook Pro, while I have my Bluetooth Earbuds connected. I use Zoom, Google Meet and Skype on different calls, so would like to use osX's native screen video ...
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How can I set system audio + microphone as the audio input for video conference software?

I am trying to set up my audio devices in a way that I can stream a mix of my voice (internal MacBook microphone) and the Mac's system audio via a video conference software. The software I am trying ...
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How to use the internal microphone with headphones plugged in?

My computer (Macbook Pro Retina 2015) has 4-pole headphone connector which is designed to transmit stereo audio and receive a microphone, but the microphone portion seems to be broken. Is there any ...
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Why is my iPhone using buit-in mic instead of my Bluetooth headset?

Why does my iPhone's built-in microphone remain active when I connect it to my bluetooth headset? It should use the headset's mic. Can anybody tell me what’s wrong? Device: iPhone 7 Plus Headset: JBL ...
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2012 Macbook Pro Bootcamp Driver For External Mic

I'm still having the same issue discussed at length in the below thread to this date and can't find a solution that works for me: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6767136 Microphone / Headphones ...
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External microphone on MacBook Pro

I have two Macs on the desk and want to use one set of microphone/speakers with both. One machine, a Mac mini, has a Focusrite audio interface (Scarlett 8i6, love it) connected by USB-C and that has ...
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Microphone only works with dictation and Siri

When I'm using the internal microphone it barely reproduces what I'm saying, there are no issues using dictation nor Siri. When I open this in settings the microphone works normally, but it reproduces ...
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I can't find LINE IN - Audio Input Problem with a Mac Book pro early 2015

I'm trying to record on my Mac book pro early 2015, but the Line-In port does not appear. I only have the "built in Mic" option. I have plugged different kinds of mini jack in the only in/...
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Headset Microphone Not working on Bootcamp

I have an iMac(5k Retina, late 2014) and I have installed windows 10 via bootcamp. I have a Razer Kraken X that has a microphone. So first of all let me say that the problem is not my headphones or my ...
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How to use the iPhone microphone when connected with Bluetooth to a speaker? [duplicate]

I would like to ask you how to use the iPhone microphone when connected to a speaker? The speaker don't have its own microphone and I should disconnect the speaker every time when I have to talk for ...
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Is there a way to stop macos from changing audio input when new device connects?

As in the subject, I've searched for the answer to this online already, but found nothing. I am advanced user myself, but have not found any way to do this. The gist - I have my preferred audio input ...
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Microphone input volume is always 0, increases are ignored

I am using the HyperX Cloud Headset and expecting microphone volume issues in all applications. The microphone is always too quiet. I tried increasing the microphone volume in Zoom itself, in the ...
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Set Logic Pro X output device to an iPhone

It's quite easy to setup your iPhone as a microphone for the Mac using IDAM, but I'd actually want to do the opposite. Instead, I'm trying to send audio from Logic Pro X to my iPhone. Essentially, I ...
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How can I connect an iPhone as an external microphone to my iPad?

I have an iPhone with the Microphone Live app on it, and I want to connect it as an external microphone to an iPad. Is there any way I can do this? Thank you!
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect as soon as I try to use its microphone

Recently, both my Bose QC35 II and AirPods stopped working on my mac. As soon as I open anything that uses the mic, whatever window that is freezes and then the headphone/airpods disconnect. Even if ...
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AirPods Pro connected to 2019 MBP; receiving end hears static

As you could probably tell from the title, whenever I call someone with my AirPods connected to my MacBook, the receiving end of the call hears just a super robotized voice and a very static-like ...
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How to plug into Mac Air a 4pin Microphone with 4pin headphones through a splitter?

I have a 4 pin mini-jack headphones and 4 pin mini jack microphone (BOYA). I want to plug them into the Mac Air but I have a 2x3 pin to 4 pin splitter and it seems that it doesn't work - the computer ...
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Adjust external microphone sensitivity on iPhone

I'm using a simple unamplified external microphone (through a firewire TRRS headphone/mic splitter on an iPhone X) to record and over-dub audio with headphone monitoring, but the microphone signal is ...
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Connecting an external mic to MacBook Air (13", 2017), with MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina

I am trying to connect my new RODE wireless mic to my Macbook Air. Tried headphone splitters, but the computer does not recognize an external mic. (does not switch from internal to external mic). ...
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How can I prevent MIDI Aggregate Input Device from distorting audio?

I am trying to redirect both my microphone and computer sound output to an aggregate device so I can auto-transcribe both sides of a web conference. I set up the Aggregate Device via the Audio Midi ...
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How to disable the now default “ambient noise reduction” in macOS Catalina?

In macOS Catalina, ambient noise reduction is applied by default to audio of an external source coming in through the headphone jack. This is not always desired, e.g. when recording musical ...
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GotoMeeting says Microphone is Off though it is enabled in Sound

The Sound app says that my BH20 Headset is connected and we can see a (low) level registering: However the Google Meetup says the Microphone is off: What am I missing on the Google Meetup settings? ...
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Bluetooth headset microphone very low when connected to specific macbook

I've got two macbooks, one late 2013 model and another newer one that I use for work. I've got a pair of B&W PX7 headphones which I use on my work macbook and phone without any issues. However, ...
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Do AirPods always output in mono when using microphone?

It seems like when I use the AirPods' microphone, for example to record in Voice Memos, then the audio output becomes mono - as can be tested with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TWJaFD6R2s. Is this ...
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Is the MacBook Pro's internal microphone really stereo?

My MacBook Pro's (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) internal microphone identifies as a stereo microphone (in the System Report as well as in Audio MIDI Setup), However if I record some audio ...
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How can I mix multi-channel input device down to mono?

I have a microphone and Soundflower installed, and an aggregate device set up in Audio MIDI setup to mix the two together. My mic has two channels, and Soundflower has both a 2 channel and a 64 ...
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Is it possible to record Voice Memos on Apple Watch while on an iPhone call?

Is it possible to be on a speakerphone call with my iPhone and then use the Voice Memos app on the Apple Watch to record the conversation? I'm not thinking that the Apple Watch would have access to ...
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Macbook Pro headphones port won't pick up my microphone

VIDEO EXPLAINER: https://streamable.com/1u1xdz Proud owner of a Macbook Pro: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) Processor: 3.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB 2133 MHz ...
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Distorted, robotic-sounding audio on Google Meet from AirPods 2 (via microphone)

When using AirPods 2 for Google Meet video calls on macOS, my voice gets very distorted and sounds 'robotic'. Only happens with Google Meet running the the browser, but no other apps. I looked around (...
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Listing all applications that are actively listening through audio inputs

I would like to know if there is any way to use terminal to list all active applications that are listening to audio devices (built in microphones, usb mics, etc) via terminal. I already know about ...

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