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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Logitech h250 headset microphone does not output voice

My Logitech h250 headset was working for 5 months, then all of a sudden the microphone doesn't output anything but wind. The audio output works fine, but when I listen to a microphone recording, all I ...
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Record the sound of a program to the microphone

I want to record the sound of a program and to direct it as an microphone entry on linux. For instance, I'm listening a music on youtube, and I want that music to be send to my skype's conversation ...
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Why will current wireless microphone frequency become illegal in Australia? [closed]

I came across this cnet article this morning. But can not understand why change in frequency means I need to replace my old wireless transmitters. Would it be interfering in the transmission for ...
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Microphone issue in audio streaming using FFMPEG

I executed the command ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy to find out that the audio device is Realtek HD Audio Input. But executing the command ffmpeg -f dshow -i ...
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Sound Blaster 5.1 VX, line in and mic issues

I have a Sound Blaster 5.1 VX audio card. The card has one 3.5 jack for audio ingress that is used both for mic in and line in. I need to use it as mic in but I can't find a way to tell the audio ...
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How to talk into a microphone on one computer and have it output the audio on a remote computer over the internet?

So let's say I decided to dress up as a ghost for Halloween. I hook up a speaker to my work machine, and then don't come in to work at all that day. Then while I am actually working remote I can talk ...
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Razer tiamat 2.2 microphone

I have a problem with my Razer Tiamat 2.2. I don't know if it's the headset itself or the microphone, but whenever I'm on skype, my friends can hear everything that I can hear. Almost as clearly as I ...
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Microphone is listening but has not been told to

I have a Xtreme Gamer sound card (Creative SB X-Fi) and dxdiag tells me the driver I have is ctaud2k.sys version: 6.00.0001.1368. The problem I'm having which I may try to resolve with driver ...
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Microphone not working on Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) under Linux

I'm running Linux on the MBA. I can't make the microphone work. I test using alsamixer and arecord -Dhw -fdat -vv mic.wav together with aplay -Dhw -vv mic.wav It seems there is a problem with Linux ...
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Windows 7 Turtle Beach X12 Microphone Problems

I have my turtle beaches plugged in and I can hear everything fine, it has worked before but for some reason when I view my recording devices it tells me nothing is there. IDK what drives to look for ...
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Internal microphone: no sound level in pavucontrol but record with arecord, pacat -r and audacity work - Skype doesn't

My internal microphone is not working in Skype. The first thing I did was checking if the microphone was found by pulseaudio. I opened up pavucontrol and recognized that the microphone was there but ...
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Use Simple Mic and Speaker at a time Live

I was thinking to use my mic and speakers together as a Live scenarion. I am having laptop (Dell Latitude E6400). First of all is it possible?? If you don't got my point then please something in ...
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How to record sound directly from output?

I'm not sure if I'm asking the question right, but I want to record sound, by connecting its output to my pc's mic input. Is this possible ? I have a Line 6 POD 2.0 guitar processor, and a big jack ...
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How can I have 2 audio inputs to my computer and use both at the same time?

I record videos of my computer screen and put them on YouTube, I usually only record my voice and then have my friend on Skype. Soon my friend and I will be making a new video and this time we will ...
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Is it possible to use mic port as audio (out) port?

I mean programmatically change the ports. -> set mic-port as audio or line-in as audio?
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My computer microphone is recording to only one channel

I'm trying to record audio with my voice on my computer using my typical desktop microphone. Unfortunately, when I play the sound back, it only plays on one side of my headphones. (I know that the ...
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Audio issue - Microphone audio enter into Speakers audio

I need help to bring back my audio settings. I have windows 7, 64bit. I was recording an exercise in the website Livemocha. When it ask to Allow the site to use the microphone i press ALLOW, as all ...
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Microphone not working on a Dell (Windows 8) not even with an external sound-card

My microphone doesn't work on my Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. The microphone is a beyerdynamic (dynamic singing) microphone. I've tried the following things: - Bought an external sound card (Terretec ...
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The sound is periodically “dying” when capturing with ffmpeg + directshow

I am trying to capture video and sound with the following command ffmpeg -f dshow -r 15 -i video=screen-capture-recorder:audio="Desktop Microphone (2- HD-5000 - Microsoft LifeCam.)" -acodec mp3 ...
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Quicker way to swap microphones & speakers in Windows 7?

I have a headset with a built-in microphone, and a set of speakers with a Blue Yeti microphone, all connected to a Windows 7 PC. I'd like to be able to switch between the headset mic/speakers and the ...
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How do I use an external speaker and mic?

I need to attach a mic and a speaker to my Macbook for a conference at work so that multiple listeners can hear, this rules out a headset. Can I attach both through one jack?
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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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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: I have a two channel external audio card and an XLR microphone connected to the first channel, while the second channel is unconnected. This configuration results in Windows ...