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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Distortion On Microphone (X79-UP4)

My motherboard X79-UP4 Running Windows 8 Enterprise, Has a weird problem when trying to use the microphone port. Not really sure how to describe the sound so have attached a link below. Here is a ...
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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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How can I blacklist a program from accessing a mic or volume controls?

In this particular case, I have a program that ignores settings for mic usage (eg, it always-transmits even when its own push-to-talk and such is set, and causes all other program's volume to be ...
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Software emulating audio out

Is there any software that can work in the following scenario. Install a "playback" device that grabs audio from a program producing audio For example: I am streaming to Twitch.tv using OBS and I ...
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Always allow microphone usage in Google Chrome

Is there a way to always allow Google Chrome to use my microphone and camera for a certain site? I like using the new Google Voice Search but whenever I click the mic button it asks if Chrome is ...
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How to enable, disable, and switch between internal and external microphones in Windows 7?

Im Windows 7, I use a Headset microphone to dictate to the computer. I was not sure at one point if the internal microphone was disabled or not and thought that maybe it was used instead of the ...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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Can I use a laptop microphone and webcam for an application on a desktop?

I game on a desktop computer and I have a few spare laptops. I use one next to my gaming desktop to manage Skype, etc., but I want to use the microphone and perhaps the webcam in game. Is there any ...
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Microphone clicking, but only when playing games

After the purchase of a new Dell Vostro Laptop with Windows 7 and a nVidia GTX630M graphics chip for Christmas, I've been playing a lot of games on it. One such aspect of playing games means that I ...
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Strange microphone problems at home

I have this problem for over a year now, and it really boggles my mind. I will try to explain what my problem is as good as I can. To start off, I know about volume control etc. This basically all ...
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Steelseries Sibera Crossplatform Mac

So I need to get a new headset and I've been looking for one that will work on all the devices I plan to use it on (PC, Mac, XBOX) and came across this: ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Autohotkey - get recording Volume of default device's mic

I have already googled and found this: http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/21984-vista-audio-control-functions/. But this library dont gives what i want: i want to get the real-time recording volume ...
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Soundcard and headset - microphone picks up low to no sound

I have headset connected with two 3.5 mm jacks to my computer. I use my microphone mostly for communication via TeamSpeak. Unfortunately, in the last time, the other side hears sound which goes slowly ...
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Windows microphone has some weird distortion over it

I'm a Windows 7 user, I have a USB headset that has been working perfectly fine for some time until recently. Now the microphone adds some kind of distortion to the sound. And another weird thing is, ...
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Notebook refusing to use headset microphone over built-in webcam mic

I'm running Windows 7 on an MSI GX740 notebook with Realtek's HD Audio drivers (updated) and recently purchased a Turtle Beach X12 headset. The headset's mic is analog, and when I plug it in my ...
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When I adjust the microphone levels it always goes back to 0. What do I do?

I´ve got windows 7 and I´ve also got a problem with my external microphone on my desktop. It used to work fine just minutes ago until I restarted my computer. Then the microphone stopped working. The ...
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Microphone port not working

My microphone works, is plugged into correct port (observed the "mic" and "headphone" symbols on front of laptop) but all I get is white noise. Even with nothing plugged in - white noise. No signal is ...
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Is it possible to use my PC line out as my iPhone line in?

I want to use a self made MP3 for my answering machine (iPhone 5 with O2 provider). I tried to find a solution to upload the MP3, but it seems this option is not available for O2. So I tried to use ...
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Microphone not working with Google Hangout

My microphone works very well, except in Google Hangout. I can hear people very well but they don't hear me, or they hear me as if my microphone is constantly muting and unmuting. People have ...
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Is there a way to use Line-In and Mic-In at the same time

I was wondering if it is possible to use the microphone and line in at once. Is there a program that emulates a new audio device which is using two or more devices?
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Will “stereo mix” work with an amplifier?

I have realtek sound card, and trying to record sound with Java sound API. My PC's speakers are connected with an amp. and my mic is connected with amp. Now, if I play an audio file, and sing through ...
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How to install a Virtual Microphone? [closed]

I want to install a Virtual Microphone (a non physical input source interface where I can direct an output such as my sound card), so that I can play sounds/music through it. Is this possible? If so, ...
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Microphone not working in Windows 8

The system doesn't seem to be able to see the mic. However it works perfectly fine in my Ubuntu installation (I have dual boot). It also used to work fine in Windows 7 before. The motherboard is: ...
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Listen tab not available in Windows Microphone Properties

On my Vista laptop: When I go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording, and double click on the Microphone in the recording device list, the "Microphone Properties" window opens. This window has 3 ...
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Headset microphone far too quiet while at max

I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 using an official Microsoft Xbox 360 wired headset which is plugged into an Afterglow Xbox 360 controller, connected to my computer via USB. The computer recognizes that ...
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Bought a new headset. Headphones work, mic does not

My steelseries siberia v2 headset arrived today. I plugged the headphones and mic into my ASUS VH236H monitor which is connected to my PC via HDMI. The headphones receive sound just fine, but the mic ...
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I do not know how to get my mic to work on my Mac OS X

I have had this Mac for 4 1/2 years. I have never been able to figure out how to get it to register/record my voice. I cannot figure out how to use Skype. Skype tells me my mic is muted. However, ...
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Audio-Technica AT2020 - Quiet in Windows 8

I have an Audio-Technica AT2020 that I have used for years with Windows 7 without any issues. I just formatted and installed Windows 8. My microphone is recognized, but it's VERY quiet. I've found ...
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How to force a stereo microphone to mono in software (W7)?

I am having an issue, because I have a two channel external audio card, and a XLR microphone connected to the first channel, while the second channel is unconnected. This configuration results in ...
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Sennheiser 151 headset; microphone not working when using the native connector (without USB adapter) - why?

when I am directly connecting the headset (Sennheiser 151) with my Dell XPS 15 laptop without using the little plug-to-USB-adapter (SpeedLink SL-8850-SBK VIGO USB Soundcard (is what the tiny label on ...
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Why can't I record my microphone when audio is playing through my speakers?

I have a Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221 device in my Compaq Presario CQ-60 211DX, and I want to record a Cyberacoustics headset through it via a standard 3.5mm jack. When I do this normally, ...
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Stop Windows 7 From Automatically Adjusting Recording Device Audio Levels

The most annoying thing I have found in Windows by far is when it automatically lowers the volume to the point where someone cannot hear me, just because I coughed or sneezed. It then never raises the ...
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Use mic from macbook air when iphone headphones are plugged in

My mic is broken in my iphone headphones, so when i'm on my macbook air i have to pull out the headphones so that the macbook mic is selected. Is there anyway i can have the headphones plugged in and ...
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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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Listen to mono microphone on all the speakers

I have a mono microphone plugged in the rear pink 3.5mm jack. However, when I check the Listen to this device in Microphone's properties (Windows 7 64 bit), I can hear it only in my left speaker. Is ...
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External mic detected but no sound produced

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. I randomly get this issue recently where my mic, when plugged in, does not produce any sound. I used to get a pop up prompt when I would plug in a headset/mic, but ...
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How to connect phone headphones as laptop headphones?

is it possible to use my phone's wired headphones (which have only one output jack) to my laptop and use it as both earphones and mic? Which normally require 2 separate jacks
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Strange sound from Laptop, Microphone, Speakers or Soundcard?

I have recently purchased a second hand computer. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with it on purchasing, however recently I have noticed a small issue. Any time I play sound or listen through ...
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I have nice headphones. Need a wireless USB microphone so I don't have to switch to a headset to make a call

Right now, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 headphones. They are plugged into a DAC/headphone amp. I spend all day listening to music through them and they sound awesome. Then, for making calls, I ...
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How to set Bluetooth headset microphone as recording device?

I've got these Bluetooth headphones I have connected with my computer. The deal is, I can either choose them to work as high quality audio output OR a VoIP device in "Bluetooth devices" window. If I ...
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Sony VAIO laptop Realtek High Definition Audio driver making buzzing sound

When I Skype or voice chat with anyone, using any voice chat program, they say they can a hear a ring or buzzing coming from my microphone. I sometimes can fix the ring by changing the settings in my ...
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How to know if my system allows monitoring?

Someone once told me "If your system allows "Monitoring" that will echo the microphone through your own speakers to test." But they didn't tell me how to find out if their specific system allows ...
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Play microphone through computer speakers Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I redirect sound coming in from the mic to the speakers output How to output microphone directly to speakers? I would like to play sound from microphone ...
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no sound with an USB Microphone and pulseaudio

I connected my USB Microphone to my Computer, but i cant get it to work. Pulseaudio recognizes the device, and i can see and edit it with pavucontrol in the Input Devices section. I also can select ...
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Retina Macbook Headphone jack Built-in Mic No Device Driver (bootcamp)

I have a retina MBP. There is only one headphone jack, which allows for headphones with built in mics (like the apple iphone headphones) to be plugged in and used along with the microphone. This ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Skype effect injection?

Let's say I'm in a conversation with a friend, and I wanna show him a music but I don't have a link that directs to it but I do have the file. I want skype to transfer specific sound effects to the ...
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How do I install a microphone on a Mac Mini using iMic Griffin?

As other users before me, I have the problem of getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini. See for example: Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini One suggested option was the use of a USB ...
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Is there an USB device to allow a computer to be used as a phone?

We have a Windows computer (touch screen) to be installed in our factory but no telephone lines. Is there a simple way for the guys who are stood next to the computer to speak with IT? The computer ...