The microphone is a transducer that converts sound into electrical signals. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, concerts and in radio and television.

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Boost microphone volume on windows vista over max [duplicate]

I quite literally made an account on here to post this question. I've already tried the standard settings such as the slider that boosts your volume by 30% and I've maxed ALL the mic controls on both ...
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Adjust Microphone Volume After Launching Application

I currently have a USB headset plugged into my computer and its mic volume is set to 82%. Whenever I launch the game Titanfall, my mic's volume is raised to 100%. I am trying to find a way to ...
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Realtek doesn't recognize 4pin Headset

I have a headset with a 4-pin 3.5mm jack that I would like to use on my desktop at work. The front panel has two 3.5mm jacks. One with just the headset icon and the other with the headset and the ...
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Audio not playing from speakers

I'm having a rather strange problem where sound won't play from my speakers. If I insert something into the microphone jack, and remove it, I get about half a second of audio playing. At times, it ...
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How to record sound from an iPhone via the headphone jack to an iPad via its microphone jack? [closed]

I'm trying to record sound from an iPhone with my iPad and vice versa. I've tried connecting two iPhone compatible Headset Microphone Adapters like this one crossways, mic to headphones and ...
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How To Hear From USB Microphone To Monitor Speakers In Windows XP [duplicate]

I have an Audio Technica ATR2100-USB device, and I want to hear myself through my speakers. But every time I plug the device in, the microphone sound won't go through. The only way I can hear myself ...
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Stream windows audio over network and send back mic sound

I am a little lost as to how I go about implementing this kind of setup... We use SIP Softphones in our office, I would like to be able to, from another computer on the network, listen into the call ...
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Skype can't hear me

This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario: Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I ...
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Is it possible to loop/wrap/connect audio out to microphone in via software on a MBP 15" Retina Late 2013?

I have an application which will only take audio from the microphone input to send out to a chatroom. The PC version of this app will take sound from the sound card as well as the microphone input. ...
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Why am I hearing very strange background noise when recording anything on my laptop?

It's the strangest thing and I have no idea what's causing it.. It happens with my headset and with my laptop mic. I have upped the mic boost and mic levels to amplify it but it is always there, ...
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Use laptop headphone output as microphone input

I have an Acer Aspire 5560G, and I successfully broken the microphone input port. Now I would like to use the audio output(headphone) port as microphone input. I've tried downloading the latest ...
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Disabling Microphone playback

I'm having a strange problem with my headset, whenever I plug in my headset I get microphone playback. When I go to Recording Devices -> Properties -> Listen -> Listen to this device, it's turned off. ...
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Windows Speech Recognition

Why is Windows Speech Recognition (the app) in Windows 8 and 8.1 so pathetic? I've been using it since they first put it on their OS years ago and it has hardly improved in the slightest. It still ...
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How do I print two A5 documents on one A4?

I found lots of advice on how to scale an A4 down to A5 and have two per A4 page. I have one A5 document that I want to print two copies of on an A4 page. I don't think it's that relevant, because I ...
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Soundboard for games

I wanted to bind soundfiles to hotkeys like a soundboard so i can broadcast those ingame via the microphone feature. Is there software which can archive this? Important: i want to use custom files. ...
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on pin configuration in ALSA

I seek explanation for a strange behavior: as my codec dump can testify, I have speakers on pin 0x14 and HP on 0x15 (and, possibly, ext MIC at 0x18 and int MIC at 0x19), then why does the command ...
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Windows 8 not picking up mic sound

I have been using an older logitech headset and both the sound and mic had been working perfectly. I purchased a new turtle beach headset and somewhere around this time the mic stopped picking up ...
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Fraps own microphone is recording faster than the sound and screen of the pc itself

I am recording with fraps and I recorded a game of 40 minutes and watched it back. I noticed the sound of my microphone is being played earlier then the actual gameplay sound. Like I got a jumpscare ...
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One speaker set for two computers

In my case, i have a setup of a linux host machine and a windows virtual machine, i have a soundblaster dedicated sound card and an intergrated intel hd soundcard. I was thinking i want to use the ...
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Hide my RDP state

I have an application (Shoretel Communicator) that tries to be "intelligent" when I RDP and disables some key functionality that I enjoy when I am actually at the computer (like answering the phone ...
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Boosting a microphone on Windows 7 beyond the limit that which windows provides

I'm looking for a software / hack to boost a microphone in Windows 7 64bit, beyond the limit that which windows gives. In Ventrilo for example, I can boost my microphone even more than it's current ...
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disable 3.5mm microphone jack

Today I heard about an advice to cover your webcam and disable the microphone of your computer or laptop. I have taped off the webcam already, and now want to disable the microphone. I've set the ...
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Always allow microphone usage in Mozilla Firefox

Is there a way to always allow Mozilla Firefox to use my microphone for a certain site? Whenever I click the mic button it asks if Firefox is allowed to use my mic, how can I set it to always allow?
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Can Windows use headsets that have a single audio jack with 4 rings?

As you guys may know, for several years now, Apple uses 4-ring headphone jacks instead of 3-ring headphone jacks, and the fourth ring is dedicated to microphone input. This is what lets you have ...
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Microphone keeps breaking up in Steam

I've just tried using my microphone with Steam (both the back and front microphone ports) and it constantly breaks up... my friend said he coudln't hear me properly, and having done the test through ...
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my sigmatel audio driver does not allow me to see the microphone or line in playback levels

Using windows Vista with (Dell dimension 520) SigmaTel HD Audio driver installed. I want to reduce the latency of the microphone and have it play back as it is recording (pass-through). I saw a load ...
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“Listen to device” Autohotkey need advice to finish

In all honesty I have no idea what I'm doing and I could really use some help I'm trying to turn "Listen to microphone" on and off with the use of the "end" key and have a desktop shortcut. I've done ...
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Microphone on Sennheiser PC360 not recording input

I've recently built a new system with an Asus Z87-pro motherboard and gone through a large system install. I have installed Realtek HD Audio Manager and everything but my microphone works fine. Some ...
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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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Solved: How can I playback a mp3 file through the microphone in a chat software [duplicate]

I'd like a way to be able to play mp3 files on top of my voice (using the microphone) to chat in any program like Skype. Is there any way to, in the middle of a conversation, play a music for the ...
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Pulse Audio settings in XFCE

Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
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Why are my microphones so quiet?

I have a Blue Snowball and Behringer C1U. I plug them into my Macbook Pro Retina via USB. I've tried recording both on OSX (via Adobe Audition) and with the USB devices connected directly via ...
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Record audio from multiple programs and mic, as separate tracks

I am planning to make a video with commentary. I have two programs I want to record as SEPARATE tracks [one's Skype for a second person's commentary, and the other is the program I'm commenting on], ...
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Is there way to tweak the headphones/mic combo jack to accept only input?

I have a laptop with 2 jacks: 1 is a headphones jack, and the other is a headphones/mic combo jack. Both 3.5mm. However, I have a headset that comes with 2 plugs, a mic and a headphones plug. So, I ...
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How do I swap back my audio device?

It seems my microphone and speaker devices are swapped somehow. (Note that this device can detect whether my mic is unplugged/ plugged in) I cannnot input sound using my microphone However, when ...
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BSOD When Running Most Programs That Have The Option of a Microphone

The problem is that whenever I open a program that involves something with a microphone, my computer blue screens, with the file causing the trouble being sfng32.sys. I have looked up this problem ...
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Use laptop microphone when headset is plugged in, not use headset mic

I have a Razer Kraken Pro headset with a microphone, but want to be able to use the internal laptop microphone when I have the headset plugged in. When I unplug my headset, the internal microphone ...
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When I disable my microphone device, I can no longer hear Skype

When I disable the microphone device, I can no longer hear a conversation in Skype. I also can't use my microphone. I have a microphone and speaker device set in skype. Also, sounds on my PC ...
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Windows 8 recognizes Sennheiser XSW wireless presentation set as headphones

I'm trying to connect Sennheiser XSW 12 wireless presentation set to an Asus S56C laptop running Windows 8. The laptop has combo mic/headphones input and recognizes the device as 'headphones' however ...
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HP Mini 1000 Horrible Echo

EDIT: OS is Windows XP Home Premium SP2. The echo only seems to happen when using Adobe Flash...hmph, just another reason to hate Flash. Recording seems fine with WAV files, as well as Skype, but a ...
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Skype conference with two people in the room

How to organize skype conference with two people in the room and avoid two microphones input overlay? Each user must have his own headphone to hear audio from his own PC. Should I buy specific ...
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My mic is picking up and playing back any and all sound?

I have a Inspiron 17.3" laptop. I run windows 7 My internal mic is picking up all sound and playing it back, which it then picks up again and plays back again. Ive had to turn off my mic entirely and ...
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Make your PC (Software to use?) as a phone with a router with a VOIP capabilities

I have a modem TD- VG3631. It has a VOIP on it. I can connect my phone to use VOIP.. But How can I use my pc as a phone because my pc already has a mic, speaker and a cam. Is that even possible? My OS ...
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Headset mic not working

I've bought today the Senheiser PC 3 Chat headset and couldn't make the mic work. I'm a mac user and have a m-audio Fasttrack Pro. I both tried to plug to the computer and to the sound card but I ...
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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Stream microphone through PC over

I have a microphone hooked up to a Windows 7 PC. I need to broadcast this microphone live across my local network to Android/iPhone devices connected by wi-fi. I can't seem to find a method to get ...
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Recording computer sound and microphone through one device? [duplicate]

I have always been able to record computer sound and microphone input through stereo mix. I have done this on Windows XP and on Windows 7, but I re-installed Windows on my system and now I cannot ...
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Sennheiser PC360 Microphone Suddenly Stopped Working

Just recently, my Sennheiser PC360's microphone stopped working. Yesterday Night, it was working 100% fine. Muting correctly, un-muting, volume boosting, etc. I woke up this morning, and got into a ...
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Catch headset pause/play keypresses in Windows

I have a new Ultrabook which has single audio jack for input and output instead for separate 3.5 mm jacks we used to have on older machines. The jack is probably similar to American Audio Jack ...
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Microphone needs permission from google chrome

Google chrome will not allow me to use my microphone on singsnap. I want to know how to turn on the permission for my microphone.