Questions tagged [microphone]

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

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How can I troubleshoot Security & Privacy issues with Mojave?

Mojave has expanded macOS's sandboxing rules for files and devices. When an application needs to use the camera or microphone, the user is supposed to get a prompt the first time to authorize it. ...
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2017 iMac (27” 5K) not working with headset microphone

I recently purchased a 27" 5K iMac (2017 model) and am trying to use a KOTION EACH G9000 3.5mm Game Gaming Headphone with it. The headphones work fine, but I'm having problems using the microphone. ...
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Controlling a microphone connected via combo jack

Short verstion (TL;DR) I have a microphone connected to my new MacBook via a splitter adapter (see the picture below), in which you can use the multifunction jack separating the input and output ...
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How to manipulate all six channels from Zoom H6 in Audio Midi Setup?

Is there a way to manipulate all six channels on the multi-channel device in Audio Midi Setup? If not, is there a way via the command line or another application to make sure that the applications ...
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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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How can I stop my Mac from automatically using my [input only] USB microphone as an output device?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro on the latest version of High Sierra. I often use a USB microphone for Skype, etc. When I plug in the microphone, my Mac automatically detects it as an input source. This ...
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AirPods microphone volume is extremely quiet

I have used my 2 year old AirPods simply for listening previously, but I would like to use the enhanced iOS 12 Siri. Alas, the microphone on both AirPods does record only very muffled audio - the iOS ...
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Can't record audio on VLC (High Sierra)

I'm running VLC 3.0.3 on High Sierra and I'm trying to record video+audio. The video part seems to work just fine, but I get an error for the audio every time I try to record. The error reads: Your ...
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iPhone as a USB microphone for PC

Is it possible to use my iPhone as a microphone for my Windows PC using only a USB connection? I searched for solutions and found some that require a male to male 3.5mm audio jack, but I would like ...
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Mac OS X Microphone Auto Mute

The microphone on my system is getting auto muted. Some times I check it and it is set to input level 0. The system menu settings for my microphone are also the same. Any idea what could cause that ...
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TRRS microphone not recognized on macbook pro but recognized on bootcamp

I have bought a 3.5mm TRRS mic (no headphone). When I connect it to my MacBook pro (Early 2015), however, it is only recognized as an "external headphone" and not as an input. When I bootcamp, however,...
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Can my iPad, wired mic and wireless speaker all work together simultaneously?

I have an iPad. I have a wired microphone with a lightning plug. I have wireless bluetooth speakers. Can I play a song on the iPad, sing through the mic and have the sound of the music and my voice ...
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Mac doesn't recognize internal microphone

On my Mac the internal microphone suddenly disappeared from devices, it doesn't even appear in the sounds settings, as seen in the attached photo: Resetting the PRAM solved it temporally, but then it ...
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iMac audio input port stopped working

Setup: headphones --> iMac -> amp -> microphone (The Amp, cords, and microphone all work fine as do all elements of the DAW garage band). History: We were successfully using an iMac connected ...
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Using external microphone disables internal speaker

I have a Mid-2015 Macbook Pro, which has the combined headphone/microphone jack. I normally use it in clamshell mode, and in the past some people have had a hard time hearing me if I try to use the ...
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Preserve microphone settings while connecting Bluetooth headset

When I'm connecting Bluetooth headset with microphone, OS X automatically selects new output and input devices (headsets microphone). Is there any way to keep behavior of automatic output device ...
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System Audio is picked up on microphone when using headphones (discord, skype, macOS), how do I turn this off?

Specs: macOS Sierra 10.12.5, JBL in-ear headphones with microphone Ever since I got my new headphones, people on Discord and Skype could listen to me watching videos and listening to music, which is ...
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Recording video with two audio channels

I'm new to the filming/editing game and I am only equipped with my iphone 7+. I recently purchased a dual lightning adapter and Lavalier Lapel Microphone. I've started an ASMR channel that relies on ...
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macOS sierra bluetooth headphones sound intermittently

I have a problem with my headphones (Sony MDR 1000X) on my mac (macOS sierra 10.12.5). It can connect well, but the sound of it is intermittent. After some searching, i found a solution by change the ...
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USB Microphone way too loud

I recently got a USB Microphone and no matter what I do, the microphone is way too loud. I lowered the input level in system preferences to be as low as possible without being off and it's way too ...
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A very loud sound shut down my internal MacBook Pro microphone

I have a problem with my internal MacBook Pro microphone. When there is a very loud sound (like sneezing), my microphone shuts down. And I am forced to restart my computer in order for it to work ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app using separate microphones

I want to make a 2-element microphone array using my iPhone. I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that can record through both microphones of the iPhone. Does anybody know an ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an iPhone

On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone inputs. CamTwist lets me pipe custom content (such as images or video) to that webcamera input, and ...
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Don't change the default internal input device

When I pair with my bluetooth speaker, the input gets changed to Line In Is it possible to have it not do that? To always keep the internal microphone selected...
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Change which microphone iOS 7 applications use?

Here's the problem. I have an iPhone 5c and when I use the front facing camera to record video (whether using default camera app, Instagram, SnapChat) or when I use anything that uses the front ...
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Filter out speaker output from microphone input - Macbook Pro

I just recieved my new Macbook Pro (2013 version) and I have one problem. I know most computers don't do this, but does anybody know of anyway I could stop my microphone (built into the Mac) from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to make Dictation the default type-in method instead of the Keyboard (iPhone)?

Each time we want to use the dictation option (on an iPhone at least), we need to click on the microphone button on the keyboard Is there a way to automatically use dictation when we want to type-in ...
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Garageband is *always* recording internal computer audio

I'm making a very simple recording using the built-in microphone. However, even though I'm wearing headphones, garageband is recording the internal audio along with the microphone input. That means, ...
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Intermittent disabling of hardware (Wi-Fi, Mic, possibly cell antenna) on iPhone 7 Plus

DISCLAIMER/NOTE First, I've been a long time iPhone user and I like to keep up on it's updates and I'm very familiar with this device. Likewise, my iPhone 7 Plus is my 3rd iPhone. I'm only ...
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Can't record audio from scheduled jobs

I wrote a bash script which records an audio file of a set length from my internal microphone. The script works great, either using ffmpeg or sox to do the recording. I used to be able to ...
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How do I fix a microphone problem in Skype?

I have a problem that my voice sounds stutterred or certain bits are skipped when using Skype. I found the solution here: https://superuser.com/questions/728164/skype-cutting-out-and-skipping-my-...
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How to give an application with a modifed Info.plist access to the microphone?

I have an application which requests access to the microphone, and when I accept everything works as it should. But I want to hide from the dock (to have it run in the background sort of). To do this ...
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Messenger app not recognizing microphone on new iPhone 7 Plus

New iPhone 7 Plus. Installed Messenger. Messenger says to allow access to microphone. Go to Settings > Messenger. No option to allow microphone. Although there is an option to allow camera. ...
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Logitech G Pro headphone mic no longer works on my iMac

About 4 months ago I bought the Logitech G Pro Headset. I was satisfied with this headset but recently I've had some issues - it wouldn't always work on my Mac. Maybe it has to do something with ...
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Mac Desktop not detecting microphone

I have an External (XLR) SDMP15 Stagg mic that comes with a 3,5m XLR to phone plug 6,35 mm and I also bought a Bespeco Adaptor in hopes of recording audio. However, when I plug it all together (the ...
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How Apple EarPods send the volume up/down signal?

I am trying to trigger an iPhone's camera with my own development board. I figured it out volume up/down signal is trigging the iPhone's camera, but I managed it at an Android device with touching an ...
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Siri not working on iPhone SE, iOS 12.1.4

My siri stopped working completely. It seems like she is not receiving the sound at all. Needless to say, the "Hey, Siri" also doesn't work. since I switched to iPhone SE it stopped working. I hold ...
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What makes the headphone remote controls compatible or not to an iPhone?

What makes the cable headphone remote controls (volume up and down for example) to be compatible or not to an iPhone? Or, how does the iPhone recognizes and says which headphone works and which doesn'...
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Is there any way to increase the input volume on an external headset microphone on a mid-2017 MBP?

There is a similar question but it's for a different model. I use these TRRS headphones with my Android phone and they sound fine when recording audio. But if I record audio on the MBP (Quicktime or ...
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Recording with two USB microphones with different input numbers?

I'm trying to record a podcast using two different microphones (after already realising you can't record using 2x the same mic) on my Mac High Sierra. I've tried this with multiple microphones but I ...
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How do I fix very quiet audio input on a MBP 2016?

I am using headphones at work that I also use at home. The difference is that my computer at home is an MBP 2015. The headphones work fine there. They are basic 4 pin phone earbuds, with volume and ...
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Combine two input sources to one input source?

Can I use soundflower and my microphone together at the same time? Example usage: stream desktop audio through Skype, while still being able to talk to the person simultaneously. I wonder if ...
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Is microphone quality different for iPhones and iPads?

Should there be any significant difference in quality between the iPad Pro 10.5 and iPhone 7 Plus, with respect to internal microphone quality? My iPad Pro seemed subjectively worse at dictation, so ...