Apple has removed the startup chime from all the Mac models starting from Late 2016.
About Mac startup tones
Mac models from early 2016 and earlier make a chime sound when they start up. Mac models from late 2016 and newer don't have a startup chime, with the exception of MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017).
I had the same problem. Setting the volume as low as it could go was still too loud.
Here's a solution that worked for me:
Set it up so that you have the following:
Output Channels: Channels 1&2
Monitors: [Select your headphone device]
Now all audio is routed to a virtual device, which outputs to your headphones. ...
I also suffered from this problem after installing a software to use a wireless projector. Though the name is not ESHOW but DongleAudio in my case, I guess this works for you.
In Terminal.app, cd /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL
Remove the driver by rm -rf ESHOW.driver or rm -rf DongleAudio.driver
Reboot your Mac
I hope this helps.
Reboot the computer and hold D to run the Apple Hardware Test. In my case, it said no issues were found, but after rebooting, everything started working again. Based on the comments, many others have had the same experience.
Thanks to Allan for suggesting the hardware test.
I will add the answer.
Looking through discussions.apple.com, as usual, yields bad advice: reset, reformat, disk cleanup. Essentially do a bunch of random nonsense until the problem sorts itself out.
Before you do anything overly-complex or even irreversible. I recommend you try what I call the monkey's gambit:
Repeat steps 1, 2,...
I don't think there is a way to lower the lowest volume permanently, but there is a way to make it temporarily, as long as you don't press the volume button after using this command.
Just enter this into terminal:
sudo osascript -e "set Volume 3.5"
and it will set it to 50% volume, using 0 for no volume, 7 for max. 1/4 is around 0.57, so
It would be helpful for you to include the make and model of the mic that you are using, as anything we say will be nothing more than a guess.
That said, if you compare a pair of generic earbuds with Apple's earbuds you will find that there are more "rings" around the shaft of the Apple earbuds than the generic ones you get elsewhere.
One of the "extra" ...
Edit: Sorry. Just noticed you asked for GarageBand and not Logic. Updated answer for GarageBand which has fewer split options.
You have to split the track. Once you've split it, you'll be able to copy the region onto the clipboard and paste into another project.
You can split at the playhead position using Edit > Split Regions at Playhead or use the Cmd-T ...
Running Mojave 10.14.5 and also experiencing the EXACT same issues as described.
Currently tried deleting bluetooth preferences files, resetting the bluetooth module, and restarting my macbook to see if I run into the same issues.
If same issues persist, then hotel rooms may be a pain in the a** till a concrete solution is found.
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