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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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No sound (speakers/jack) + microphone's dead after spilling water

Sadly, yesterday I've spilled some water on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan). Before you yell at me - it was closed, turned off and it wasn't a lot of water, the laptop was wet only on the top and under - ...
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How to connect a 3.5mm microphone (not amplified) to an iMac for recording?

I have a headset which has separate headphone and microphone jacks (both 3.5mm) that I would like to do some recording with. I initially thought, just plug headphone into headphone and micrphone into ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

Ever since I purchased the AirPods (1st Generation), they demonstrate extremely poor quality while activating the AirPod mic, whilst they are connected to a Mac. When activating the mic to record ...
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Terminal command to record audio through macbook microphone?

Is there a command we can use via terminal to start recording audio through my macbook microphone?
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How do I configure Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

I'm using macOS Mojave and it's preventing me from using my camera and microphone in web browsers like Firefox and Chrome, and in other applications too. How do I properly set up permissions so that ...
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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 do I reset Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

I'm using macOS Mojave and I want to use my camera and microphone to make a New Movie Recording in QuickTime Player. But when I try it gives me this error. QuickTime Player is not authorized to ...
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External mic not working anymore on Macbook Air

I have a Macbook Air "Early 2014" with OS 10.11.6. A few months ago, I used a lavalier mic plugged into the headphone/mic jack of this Macbook Air. I recorded lots of audio narrations of ...
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Mac OSX microphone input volume level auto-adjusts - can it be disabled?

I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this. Is there a way to disable or hard-set the ...
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How to mute the microphone on Key-Down and unmute it on Key-Up?

What I would like to have is: By default the microphone should be muted When CapsLock is Down the microphone should unmute When CapsLock is Up the microphone should mute (Basically convert my Skype ...
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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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Recommendations for headset (+ mic ) for macbook in 2012

I'm looking for a stereo headset and not simply in-ear headphones for Skype at affordable prices. From past experience, I own a dual-jack headset Logitech from my PC. Sound came out but the mic never ...
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Use headphone jack as line in for microphone on MacBook Pro Retina [duplicate]

MacBook Pro Retinas dropped the line-in (microphone) jack that previous MacBook Pros had. Sometimes I want to plug in a 1/8" microphone, but there's no option to switch the input from "internal ...
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Can I access internal microphone input level via Terminal?

I am interested in using my old MacBook as an audio baby monitor. My imagined workflow is to set a noise threshold for the internal microphone in the MacBook when baby is stirring or whining and to ...
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How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?

In OS X 10.8 it is possible to log in via SSH and get access to hardware input devices like microphone and iSight camera. Thus it is possible to remotely record audio and video of other users sitting ...
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Macbook Pro Audio Input Not Working With Microphone

I am trying to connect microphone to my early 2011 17" MacBook Pro, but I cant get it working. MBP 17" has 2 audio jacks so I supposed the second one is for microphone but just doesnt work (Mac or ...
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Microphone / Headphones combo port does not work in BootCamp

I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) that has a 4-pole TRRS headphone/headset combo port. On OS X any headset works nicely (e.g. the Apple iPhone headset with microphone). On Windows 7 64bit with ...
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MacBook Air audio input/output, mic/headset

In perusing varying sources I have not reached a definitive answer on the ability to use a product such as the Headset Buddy on my MacBook Air. Apple states... Support for Apple iPhone headset with ...
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MacOS Ventura Apps do not ask for permissions after tccutil reset

A similar question to olzpaul's but in this case, I have some, not all, SIP features disabled (see below), though I don't believe this has anything to do with the problem at hand. (WRT SIP, I ...
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Recording iPad screen using QuickTime

I need to record a demo on my iPad's screen where I narrate what's going on but I also want the sounds from the iPad to be in the video. It seems that choosing the Mac Built-in Mic option causes only ...
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OS X: Route audio output to audio input

I'm watching a video file, and I'd like to record small snippets of audio from the video file. Previously I have played the audio on my MacBook speakers and used the built-in microphone to record the ...
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Internal Mic Option Disappears when using Apple Earbuds

Does anyone know of a way to use my macbook pro's internal microphone while using my Apple "Earpods" for sound? When I look at the Sound Prefpane without my earbuds in the internal mic option is there,...
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How can I get the mic sound feedback in my headphone?

I bought a noise canceling headphone yesterday and it works perfectly. The only problem I have is that when I myself talk, I cannot hear my voice correctly. I'm wondered if it is possible to enable ...
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Can I use iPhone earbuds as a microphone on my MacBook?

The only microphone I have is the one built-in to my iPhone earbuds. I want to try some line-in stuff, so I plugged the headphones into the microphone port. I then went to System Preferences/Sound/...
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How do I re-authorize Quicktime Player to use the microphone when once it has been denied?

I wanted to use a USB audio input to record a video, and got something I've never seen before having done this 100 times; it asked "Authorize Quicktime to use the microphone?" I clicked no, because I ...
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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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Two identical USB microphones at once -- is it possible?

I just got a pair of Blue Yeti USB microphones. Unfortunately, my Mac only wants to recognize whichever one was plugged in last. To be more specific, they both appear under USB in System Information, ...
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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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MacBook Pro camera and microphone used by malware?

Given the increasing number of reports about malware for Apple computers, I am concerned by the fact that there's no simple way to physically block the camera while I'm using my MacBook Pro. Is it ...
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macOS Bluetooth headphones connection

I use a set of Bluetooth headphones (Bose QC35) that can connect either with good audio or with a microphone and some distortion. This works well with my iPhone usually in the audio mode, but switches ...
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How record line in audio on iPhone with lightning jack?

I've been tearing my hair out over this one: when recording audio or video with my iPhone, I can't figure out how to use the Lightning port for an audio-in signal. I do not have an analog headphone ...
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Internal Mic stopped recording voice, but hears case/keyboard touching

Since this morning I am unable to record my voice on my Macbook Air 2012 internal microphone but the microphone can hear me touching the keyboard, the Macbook case… I tried to tweak system ...
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Disable ambient noise reduction in macOS Catalina

I think the ambient noise reduction is enabled by default in macOS Catalina, resulting in very poor audio quality using Rode plug-play microphone! Is there any terminal command to disable ambient ...
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Bose QuietComfort 15 inline Microphone and mid-2011 Macbook Air

The BOSE headphones come with a cable that has a remote/microphone. The BOSE website and even the box says: The QuietComfort 15 inline remote and microphone cable is compatible with iPod nano (...
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How to use a wired headphone AND a mic at the same time on the Macbook Pro Retina?

I'm surprised that the Macbook Pro Retina has only one 3.5mm audio jack. It seems that port can be either headphone or mic in depending on what's connected but I need BOTH at the same time for Skype! ...
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Internal macbook pro microphone not working on any browser, but working in apps (skype, slack, photo booth)

Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) macOS Mojave v10.14.2 chrome version 71.0.3578.98 safari version 12.0.2 Using this website I can see the line but it isn't moving. The problem occurs ...
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Microphone not working on third party apps only (iPhone 6)

Recently my iPhone's mic has stopped working but solely for third party apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat & Telegram. I have tried the following: Restarting my phone Updating my phone to the ...
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How can I connect 2 headset microphones to my Macbook Pro so that we can both speak AND hear sound effects from the Macbook Pro?

This is for podcasting purposes. I just can't seem to figure it out. We both need to be able to speak and hear whatever noises/sound effects coming from the computer as all of it is being recorded. ...
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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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External iSight microphone audio not working

I'm using a 2003-era external iSight "Autofocus Video Camera + Noise Suppression Microphone" with an Apple Cinema Display and USB-C MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15. It's connected via a long ...
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microphone and cable headset do not work in any app even though the micro is allowed under "Privacy" --> "Microphone"; no NFC scan either

Taking up for example the answer of Microphone not working on third party apps only (iPhone 6): Under Settings > Privacy > Microphone you'll be able to allow/deny each app that require the ...
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How can I use my Bluetooth speaker for 2 Apps Spotify + Microphone Apps at same time?

I would like to play the music on my Bluetooth speaker while singing over the music played from another application such as Spotify or YouTube. (Microphone Apps can be downloaded from the Apple store ...
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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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iPhone App for External Microphone

Is there a special app needed on my iPhone XR for the video camera to sync an external microphone? I have all the TRS/Lightning connections correct, but no voice is recording with the video.
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headset plugged in via Y-adapter and extension cable stopped working

I own a late 2013 iMac 27". The following setup worked for months until yesterday: The 3.5mm port is connected to a Y-Adapter, the adapter let me use two headsets at once. I use my headset and my ...
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