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How do I amplify, if possible, a digital USB signal from a sound board to Logic Pro, all via USB?

In our church, we have an Alesis digital board which sends all channels to an external recording media. The board output we use is USB, and the receiving media is Logic Pro on a Macbook Air. We ...
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Is distro upgrade required for full Bluetooth functionality and stability?

I read an online help forum that in order to make bluetooth wireless headsets function properly, one must complete a full distro upgrade, because lower distros have incomplete software architecture ...
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2PC streaming setup, send audio from main PC to streaming PC

From main PC I have an active DP->HDMI converter that goes into the capture card which captures both video and audio fine. The problem is that my main PC won't playback the audio to the capture card. ...
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How do I make my computer register my headphones and its own speakers as two different devices?

I have a windows 8 computer and when I try to play audio it comes out of the computer's speakers as well as my headphones. I looked at the sound settings and it seems as though my computer is ...
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Bluetooth headphones audio gets out of sync

I recently bought the Mixcder 104 bluetooth headphones. I've noticed that sometimes the audio gets out of sync by a second or so. This happens for all audio output - video, games, etc. and remains ...
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How to connect my speakers to my computer and produce 5.1 surround audio output?

So I have a Logitech X-530. There is an audio adapter in which I had the input and ouput connected (jacks and plugs connected by color). In that case I could not experience 5.1 surround audio. But I ...
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How to setup a multi-room speaker system on a mac mini

I have a mac mini setup as my home theatre. I would like to connect about 4 sets of speakers to it for a multi-room speaker setup where I can enable and disable certain speakers easily. I have done a ...
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I can't hear iheartradio on my computer. Windows media is fine. Any ideas?

I've tried the suggestions they give onsite, like clearing the browsing history, cookies, cache, etc. I've tried to use another server. I can hear Windows media, but I can't hear anything from ...
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Can not get 5.1 sound over S/PDIF to my Onkyo anymore

I was reading for days now to find a solution for my problem but i didnt found one. I set up my computer new and installed windows 7 64bit again. Before that everything went fine. But right now I am ...
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If I add two arbitrary speaker to an existing 5.1 sound system, can I get the equivalent of 7.1 sound?

I am planning to get a new computer and thinking about to go for 7.1 sound. I already have a 5.1 speaker system and it seems wasteful (not to mention expensive) to go for a computer 7.1 speaker ...
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Tascam US-1641 audio interface, USB bandwidth, and Lenovo docking station

I have a Tascam US-1641 audio interface that hooks up over USB 2.0. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T440p with a docking station that has USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on it. The Tascam is hooked up to a USB 2.0 ...
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Connect a Bluetooth headset to RJ9

My goal is to connect a Bluetooth Gaming headset to a RJ9 jack on a VOIP desk phone. Also, If I could connect it to the computer at the same time so that I only need one headset, that would be a great ...
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Laptop keeps making a device connected / disconnected sound on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I own a HP Pavilion 17-e053ca, Bilingual Notebook, i5-4200M laptop. A few weeks ago I was trying to load a bootloader into my Nexus 7. It did so for a while then my Nexus 7 shutdown never to turn on ...
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On the HP ProBook, booting from a Windows 8 install disk causes long beeps

I'm not sure what the issue is here, but every time I boot from the Windows 8 install disk, it'll load the Windows 8 logo, but then I'll just hear repatitive, long and loud beeps that sound like the ...
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Strange red light coming out of headphone jack on Macbook Pro running Ubuntu

I have a dual-boot machine running Yosemite and Ubuntu. I do not get the light when I am on Yosemite, but when I am on Ubuntu, a strange red light appears.
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Windows 8.1 plays only 2 speakers of 5.1 system

I used Windows 7 until this afternoon and my 5.1 sound system worked just fine. My motherboard is a Gigabyte B75M-D3H. I have 3 inputs on the back panel: Line-In Line-Out Mic I was able to ...
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Audio output, what type device do I need? [closed]

I've two different devices, a first one with s/pdif (optical) output and a second one with simple mini-jack 3.5 output. I want to 'mix' sound from both of them and make output for simple headphones. ...
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How to join two videos with a cross-fade effect using FFmpeg?

I want to merge two video files with a cross-fade effect between them (just about a second long), but without fading to black or white or any colour at all - it has to be a smooth transition from one ...
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Audio playback file length doubled

How come when I load This Music File, the length in the player says it's length is 4:41 but when I right click > save as then open the file it's length has been doubled, so that the 2nd half of the ...
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All videos show a black screen - Chrome 39.0.2171.95

This is a problem (a rather annoying one) that I've had in Chrome for several months (and probably several versions) that I have found no satisfactory answer (i.e. no answer that works) on several ...
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Flash is reducing the volume on external Video Playback

I have been noticing this for some time, but have been unable to diagnose the cause until now I use the secondary video output on my desktop to facilitate my own tv channel for my family (a custom ...
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Might using Bluetooth headsets to output audio damage them?

My current workstation has no audio card, so I've been listening to music via a Bluetooth headset and a USB bluetooth dongle. Since the headset has a jack for optional cable audio in, I figured that ...
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How to couple connector and speaker wire?

I have a creative sbs380 2.1ch speaker, rat has bitten the green connector plug which is completely damaged I have a 3.5mm audio jack of headset& the two red and green connectors of a headphone. ...
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Raspberry Pi High-Quality Sound Recording [migrated]

For a project, I need to be able to record at a sample-rate of at least 500 kHz. I want to use a Raspberry Pi, but I know that it has no interface with sound. I found the Wolfson Audio Card for the ...
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I can't hear sound from my PC

I have a weird problem. When I start the PC and open anything that plays music, I can hear that. This includes from YouTube videos on any browser to TV shows or movies on any program. But when I want ...
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Horrible noise coming from right speaker

I am not sure what happened, but my right speaker seems to have acquired some demonic possession and is making a horrible high pitched squealing noise. Funny thing is any sound Windows makes sounds ...
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Seagate HDD makes strange sound while idling every minute or so (audio inside)

It's this exact sound most of the times but it sometimes can do other similar but less distinctive soft clicking sounds aswell (also while idling only). It's a brand new drive (3.5'', 1TB). The SMART ...
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How to cut between markers in Wavosaur?

I want to trim out a piece of an mp3 file using Wavosaur. I added one marker to the starting point of the section by pressing M and another marker at the ending point of the section. I have two ...
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Mystery radio station playing through headphones. How to find all sources of sound?

There is a radio station that intermittently plays through my headphones when they are plugged in. It does not play through the stereo speakers of my laptop. When I open the volume mixer, it does ...
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How to list all applications currently playing audio? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have several applications open that are playing audio. Is there any way to list all of the applications that are using audio ports within windows?
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how to turn off annoying beep in fedora gnome shell when returning from suspend

When going to suspend mode and when returning from it (using opening and closing the lid) Gnome Shell 3.14.2 on Fedora 21 does beeps annoyingly every-time and I had no luck finding how to turn this ...
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Sound with HDMI and optical in the same time

I've got wierd problem. I've got i5 4690 processor and MSI Z97M-G43 motherboard. I'm using integrated GPU. Monitor is connected with DVI and with HDMI I've got tv connected. Problem is that screen ...
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Bluetooth speaker cuts out when no audio is being played

Windows 8.1 Bose Soundlink Mini I have a Bose soundlink Mini paired with my Windows 8.1 computer. It works great for music, but if no sound is played for a few seconds then the speaker turns off ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...
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Can Bluetooth headphones be powered solely by 3.5mm audio jack?

Is that possible for Bluetooth headphones to be powered solely by the 3.5mm audio jack? Especially if it runs out of juice? I am using Outdoor Tech OT1400 Bluetooth headphones and just wondering if I ...
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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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Windows keeps automatically adjusting my microphone [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 64-bit keeps automatically adjusting my microphone level. Sometimes it shuts off all together. I have tried uninstalling the drivers for the mic and reinstalling but that doesn't work. I ...
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How can I identify the time offset between two similar BUT MATERIALLY DIFFERENT MP3 files? [duplicate]

I have hundreds of pairs of instrumental/vocal MP3 files. The instrumental version has music played with instruments. The vocal version does too, but it also has a vocal track overlaid. I don't know ...
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Search in titles of audio files

I've many audio files which I want to search in "Name" and "Title" and "Album" tags. windows search bar searches the file names but is there any way to search the title and album tags?
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Windows 7 - Applications don't show up in volume mixer

Recently, I had a problem with NTFS partition with Windows 7, but after running 'chkdsk /f C:', it did some fixes and everything went back to normal - except now apps playing sounds don't show up in ...
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What does Mono Mix in Windows 7 do?

When you right click on the volume icon, select playback devices, and click properties on "speakers and headphones" and go to levels, there is an option called "mono mix" which only has the mute ...
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hotkey to switch between speakers and heaphones

I looked at this querstion, but it is not applicable, as I only have one playback device listed by windows: the motherboard's built in audio processor. I want to be able to switch between my desktop ...
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No Sound — WIn 7 x64 (RealTek) [closed]

I've had this PC for 3 years. Recently the sound is dead. I've tried the standard sound jack in my iPhone and sound through the speakers works fine. I uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, and ...
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Switching Playback Devices in Windows 8

I often switch the media playback from my USB mic's monitor to my Bluetooth headphones. I am tired of switching using Windows' playback switcher. Is there a way to switch from one device to another ...
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Headphone jack works in Ubuntu but not Windows?

I have an ASUS mobo (an M5A97 if that's relevant). The disk that came with it had RealTek audio drivers on it. When I first built my pc all was well, and the headphone jack worked as it should. After ...
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ffmpeg using “-shortest” flag, file ends up longer than input file

I am attemping to use ffmpeg to add a silent audio track to a video file (Instagram requires video files to have an audio track to allow them to upload, for whatever reason), and I am using the ...
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FFMPEG blank tiny audio spot when concating

Ok, im trying to concat some mp3 audio files with the following command: ffmpeg -y -i concat:"1.mp3|2.mp3|3.mp3" -c copy output.mp3 After concating output.mp3 isn't perfect, it leaves some tiny ...
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Simultaneously playing on multiple audio devices

I am on Windows 7 and I have a monitor with audio capabilities connected via HDMI on the graphics card, a couple of speakers connected to the rear panel as well as a Bluetooth Headset. I use a ...
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No audio booting windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro using BootCamp

I've been trying to run Win8.1 on my MBP using BootCamp assistant, but for some reason there is no audio. I've tried everything, including installing all the latest drivers and restarting the boot ...
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How can I create a script to randomly play an audio file in a designated folder?

I'm attempting to use VoiceAttack to give a voice command to play a song. I'm looking to create a script to randomly play a .mp3 file from a specific folder. I'm on Windows 8.1 My scripting ...