Questions tagged [sound-volume]

Refers to the loudness of the sound. This tag should be use when dealing with question regarding volume control issues.

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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of the ...
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Reduce the minimum iPhone volume (bluetooth speakers)

When connecting my iPhone (4S or 6) to a JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speakers, the minimum volume is too loud. Under that, it mutes. It is not a problem of the speakers, as the volume using another, non-...
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Used Audio Midi Set Up to use two audio outputs at once but now am unable to control the master volume of my MacBook Pro?

I am able to control the left and right speakers on my MacBook Pro in Audio Midi Setup, but the master volume is completely disabled, as in I can't use the keyboard or audio window in preferences to ...
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Permanently enabling volume control for audio interface that doesn't support it

I use an audio interface (namely a Roland Edirol UA-5, but that doesn't matter) which does not support volume control. I can only control the volume with the physical volume dial on the audio ...
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How do I change the feedback/volume sound effect back to the one in Mavericks?

So I recently installed OSX Yosemite, and one of the immediate changes I noticed was the lack of sound when changing volume. In System Preferences I found you can turn it back on, but instead of the "...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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Volume too loud on alert when AirPods connect or disconnect

When my AirPods (1st generation) connect or disconnect from my MacBook, as they are wont to do when not actively playing audio, they make a loud “bong” sound as an audible notice to the user. Even ...
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Compressor Plugin for Audio Output of Mac

When I am watching movies (mostly on Amazon Prime) on my MacBook Pro (early 2011) I sometimes would wish a more even sound level throughout the movie, i.e. less difference in volumes (e.g. gunfire and ...
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“No output device found” after Sierra upgrade

I upgraded my iMac (model 14,2) from Mac OS X El Capitan to macOS Sierra yesterday. The update went smoothly except that once the update finished and I logged in, the volume icon in the menu bar was ...
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How to generate sound check data per album?

In Mastered for iTunes, Apple promises: Sound Check can also correctly set the volume per album, rather than per song, allowing albums that rely on volume differences between tracks However, my ...
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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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FaceTime dims all other audio during video calls – how to stop that happening?

Is there a hidden preference or something I can get at through defaults write? I'm running El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta (15C31f)
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Ignore bluetooth volume control in OS X

Is there a way to ignore incoming Bluetooth sound-volume control in OS X? And is there a way to disable outgoing volume control via Bluetooth? Here's my situation: I have a bluetooth speaker that has ...
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Facetime mutes all other sounds after Mavericks OS update

I like to FaceTime and watch movies, Youtube clips etc. at the same time and I have been able to do this perfectly up until the Mavericks OS update. Ever since the update for some reason when I'm ...
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The volume control on my iPhone 4S is not responding after update to iOS 6.1.2

After downloading music from iTunes, audio suddenly stops and become uncontrollable with volume controls.
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Audio hijack and loopback setup for spotify eq

I want to have the following setup on my MacOS machine: All audio should go to a Loopback device (call it "main"), configured as the main system audio device, so that I can use the native macOS ...
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Skype v8.x sound changes the system volume in Mac

After upgrading to v8 of Skype on Mac, changing the internal volume of Skype also changes the system volume. Any solution to this?
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How do I show the volume control overlay using Applescript?

I use BetterTouchTool and Applescript to have hotkeys for specific functions. For example, I have Command F11 set up to set my Mac's volume to 19, which is basically the same as 3 dashes on the ...
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Where to find the setting to change side switch functionality in iOS 10 Beta?

Can't find the setting to change the side switch functionality from 'Ringer/Silent' to 'Mute/Orientation lock'. If this functionality has been removed, is there any way to use the side switch to mute ...
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Camera app on iPhone 4 suddenly deletes the sound of 5 previous videos and all future ones!

I use an iPhone 4 to record videos with the Camera App. Suddenly, the 5 most recent videos got muted sound for no reason at all. The rest of the Camera Roll still has audio. Just those 5 videos got ...
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Iphone headphones volume very low on certain apps

I have the new in ear headphones from apple. I don't know if it's fault of the headphones, but the volume for certain apps, especially calling, and podcast, is very low! I mean when I'm driving the ...
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Reduce volume of 'blip' sound on Macbook

When I click on the volume buttons I hear the 'blip' sound. I got how to disable it But generally it is good to get feedback sound so I don't want to turn it off completely. I want to reduce the ...
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Sound output issue on boot with Duet 2 and Logitech Headset

I'm having a sound output issue on my mac when both my Apogee Duet 2 and Logitech H540 headset are connected to my Macbook pro at boot. Every time I restart my mid-2012 Macbook Pro my volume control ...
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Why are my Touch Bar volume controls grayed out (disabled)?

I’m unable to adjust the volume using my Touch Bar, how do I get out of this mode? (as you can see the volume buttons are disabled).
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Magic Keyboard volume controls crashing Mojave 10.14.4 on Mac Mini

This crash happens via bluetooth and when the keyboard is plugged into the mac-mini. Any ideas of how to fix this?
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How do I turn off sound effects?

macOS has: System Preferences → Sound → Play user interface sound effects I expected to find an analogous setting in iOS, but I only see: Settings → Sounds & Haptics → Keyboard Clicks Settings →...
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Sound default problem (can't mute internal speakers)

Basically, I am having problems with the sound always finding a way to come out of the speakers, which is annoying, in a work environment. I've removed all external audio devices and set the volume ...
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Change Volume of apple headphones (cable) via headphone volume does not work?

I am using the normal cable Apple headphones and the voluma control works on my iPhone 5S, but not when I plug them into my Mac (Macbook Pro Early 2013, macOS Sierra 10.12.4). If I am not mistaken, ...
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Apple Watch: Fastest way to adjust volume of iPhone

Using the Apple Watch, what is the fastest way to adjust the volume of the iPhone? Two assumptions/criteria: When you raise your wrist, the view on the Apple Watch from your wrist, should be the ...