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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 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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How to reduce ambient noise when screen recording on MacBook? [duplicate]

When using cmd + shift + 5 to screen record, there is only one option present for sound (Macbook Pro microphone). This captures the 'computer' audio, but it also records unwanted noise in the physical ...
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Show icon to indicate microphone and/or camera are being used

For privacy reasons I'd like to know when the camera and/or mic are being used by an app. Is there an app or a built-in feature to shows an icon to indicate that?
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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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Reattaching microphone on iMac 21.5" 2017

After reassembling a 21.5" 2017 Retina iMac (and being careful that the adhesive strips on the bottom don't block the mic), I noticed the microphone was extremely muffled. The delicate mic cable ...
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Microphone not detected when using 3.5mm splitter

I use a Mac Mini and bought myself a headphone splitter so that I don't have to fiddle about when I need to use my microphone... e.g I don't want to have to unplug my speakers whenever I have a Skype ...
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Late 2013 RMBP switches to SCO(very poor quality) codec when using earbuds microphone

It switches back to AAC once I pick the internal microphone as an input. Does this mean that the bluetooth version is too old to handle both audio input and output with the earbuds? If so, can a ...
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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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Can I use 3.5mm jack microphone in clamshell mode?

I have read that new macbook pro models physically disconnect the Microphone when Macbook is in clamshell mode. Does that mean that I won't be able to connect 3.5mm microphone as well in clamshell ...
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H4N connected to MacBook always results in input of 48 kHz

When my H4N is connected to MacBook pro it always results in input of 48 kHz, whereas on the device is 41hz I have to manually set it in the Midi each time to 41. any way to stop this?
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Screen record with sound / audio from computer (not just mic)?

From Mojave and later, it's really easy to screen record with cmd + shift + 5. To include audio from a microphone, one can simply select the microphone: However, what if we wish to include the ...
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Corsair Virtuoso Sidetone on MacOS [closed]

I am setting up a new Corsair Virtuoso headset on my Mac computer. The audio and the microphone from the headphones works on both wired and wireless mode. However, I can't get the SideTone feature to ...
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Internal microphone extremely quiet

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro running Mojave. Midway through a Zoom meeting, people were suddenly not able to hear me. I checked System Preferences and saw that my internal microphone was selected as the ...
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Using iPhone7 as a microphone for MacBook

I want my iPhone7 to be an external mic for my MacBook Pro (2015, OS 10.14.6). I have followed this article - https://www.macworld.com/article/2367142/understanding-the-limitations-of-a-macs-...
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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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3.5mm mic: how to explain my MacBook that it's just a mic and not an headphone set

Like title, I'm using a Boya M1 lavalier mic with a 3.5 mm plug. When I put it into the jack (that is the same of the headphones), my audio go mute, because computer thinks I'm using a headphone. ...
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Can I use a Shure Beta 58 vocal mic with my PowerBook MacIntosh laptop?

I have an older Shure Beta 58 mic purchased in 1996 that I would like to use as an external microphone in lieu of th built in mic on my PowerBook laptop. What interface do I need? I would like to ...
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Any default microphone preference setting to change voice for anonymity?

Is there any default microphone preference setting to change voice for anonymity? If no what are the popular free app for Mac (Catalina)?
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Mac mini running Catalina has no sound input

I have my Blue Snowball plugged directly into a USB on the back of my Mac Mini. The light indicating power to my mic is showing. I didn't find any input devices in preferences, even the built-in mic. ...
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Can Terminal access the microphone in Catalina? (for SoX, FFmpeg, Ecasound, pyaudio etc.)

When I try to record audio from the command line with programs such as SoX or FFmpeg it doesn't record anything and ends up with a flat-line recording. I am guessing this is due to privacy ...
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Macbook 2011 Audio Input/Output Question

I am preparing for a streamed music show via ZOOM on May 17. I have connected a mic & guitar pre-amp to my 2011 Macbook Pro audio line input port. In the AUDIO SETTINGS I have selected that ...
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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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Where are the settings for microphone input volume stored?

I'm trying to write a script that detects a change in this setting: However, I'm having trouble locating the .plist file where this setting is stored. Does anyone where I can find this file? Edit: ...
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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. For example, I'm filming someone ...
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Is there a way to set microphone input volume level if a change is detected in input volume level?

When I'm on a Microsoft Teams call, the in-built microphone input volume level always automatically adjusts to 100%, which is way too loud for other people. There doesn't seem to be any setting I can ...
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Microphone really REALLY soft after upgrade to 10.15.4

Tested on Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Zoom. This is a MacBook Pro 14.3inch. Even on this screen the microphone only registers when I talk VERY LOUDLY: There were no ...
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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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Powerbook with mic and headphones: I don't hear my voice. What is the solution?

I have a Powerbook, OS 10.15.4, with a mic and use noise-cancelling headphones. When I speak during video conferencing, I do not hear myself (other than the noise conducted by the bone of my hard head)...
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Logitech Webcam HD C270 not properly recognized by macOS

I purchased a C270 (in early February) that I use with my Mac. However in Zoom and other software it identifies as USB-camera #3 and the microphone identifies as Unknown USB Audio Device. When I ...
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External microphone with mid-2012 Macbook Air

I cannot get any of my external microphones to work with my mid-2012 MacBook Air (which runs Arch Linux). Neither the four-pin-jack headphone that comes with iPhones, nor the Beoplay H9i (three pins)....
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Headset microphone is not being recognized as input source

I have a Razer kraken essential headset (p2) , but my mac (2017 13-inch, running mojave 10.14.6) won't recognize my headset's microphone. The output source is doing fine (shows "Headphones on ...
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Dictation under macOS Catalina not working with display microphone

I have this very strange problem that dictation is not working on my laptop when its lid is closed and it is connected to an external monitor (Cinema display). It does work fine when I use the laptop ...
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Is there an easy way to destroy the internal microphone hardware on iMac?

I use a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and wonder if there is an easy way to destroy the internal microphone hardware. I don't need the microphone. Assuming I had a guarantee, is it allowed to ...
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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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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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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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Can an iPhone 4S take microphone through audio jack?

I can play audio of an iPhone 4S through the 3.5mm audio jack to headphones. I would like to use it with a headset that includes a microphone for making phone calls or recording audio. I'm not sure if ...
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Is there any way to tell my iPhone to use a different mic than my AirPods?

I use my AirPods for streaming on YouTube. I don’t own a computer only an iPad and iphone. A friend bought me a usb mic not thinking that I don’t own a computer. So I bought a usb to lightning adapter....
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Catalina - Apps that have requested access to your microphone will appear here

I try to grant access for google chrome or safari to my microphone and both redirect me to security & privacy section. There are no plus or minus signs and no apparent way to allow these apps to ...
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iMac Pro microphone doesn't work and camera is not detected

I have an iMac Pro. No camera shows in the system report under Camera, just under USB. My microphone is also not working. I tried resetting the NVRAM but it didn't solve the problem. What should I do ...
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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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Enable Voice Control without floating mic icon

TL;DR I have searched to find a way to hide the icon but still have Voice Control enabled, or at least have a way to permanently move the icon to the dock/menu bar/Launchpad but have found this ...
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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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