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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to connect 3 USB mic Inputs to MacBook Pro M1

I have been looking at how to connect multiple Mics to my Mac. So far I have followed tutorials on YouTube which guide me towards creating an aggregated device on the Audio MIDI utility. I do this and ...
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Why does menu bar show Siri using microphone?

Since updating to macOS 12.5 I always see an orange dot in the menu bar indicating that Siri is using the microphone. It never goes away, even after I disabled Siri in System Preferences. Is this a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I completely remove the Continuity Camera from my macOS Sound Input list?

Sometimes when I connect my macOS to an external display and fold the laptop, the mic is not working. So I have to use my iPhone as the mic. However, when I work directly on the mac without an ...
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How do I prevent audio from muting when I use dictation?

I interview people on zoom and write notes on my thoughts as they speak. I type slowly and would like to dictate while they're talking (while my Zoom mic is muted). However, every time I begin ...
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MacOS Sonoma, How to enable sound recording (microphone permission) in ssh connection

We are running automated tests from command line. The tests are using a python library to control a sound card to play and record audio. The tests work fine when launched locally in the terminal of ...
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How is com.apple.preference.sound.remoteservice involved with microphone access?

I just noticed that com.apple.preference.sound.remoteservice accessing my microphone on my MBP in macOS 12.6.3 while not running any communication software. Installed ones are currently denied access ...
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3.5mm jack on 2021 MacBook Pro stopped taking line-in input

I have a 14" MacBook Pro with M1, 2021. Last week I had my electric piano plugged into the Mac via the 3.5mm cable and the Mac was receiving the audio stream from that input just fine. (I used ...
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My MacBook recognizes my earphones as input device while Quicktime doesn't, how do I do?

I've plugged my earphones to my MacBook. The OS recognizes the earphones' mic as an audio input device. However, Quicktime screen recording doesn't seem to recognize that earphones' mic, how do I do?
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M1 Mac Mini FaceTime with external USB microphone

I have an M1 Mac Mini. I have purchased a Logitech C920 webcam/microphone to be able to make FaceTime calls. The microphone works when I use Photobooth or Quicktime to record a video. It also shows up ...
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How to record stereo audio with an iPhone 12 only?

Is there a way to record stereo audio (without video) using an iPhone 12? The phone has multiple microphones, and I think records in stereo when making a video using the camera app. Is there a way to ...
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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, the microphone stopped working in Teams, Facetime and Google ...
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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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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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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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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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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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