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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Headset microphone suddenly stopped working but plays some PC sound

It stopped working as I was speaking - I don't tihnk I did anything to break it. It doesn't detect any of my sound, no matter how loudly I speak, but it will detect anything that is loud coming out of ...
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Output to rear channel as duplicate output

In the following question: Dual output speakers and headset I wanted to output to multiple sources simultaneously. I was instructed that this isn't possible. HOWEVER - I have a sound card that has ...
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How to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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How can I re-enable microphone?

I've an ASUS K42JP. I disabled the microphone device, and I have got the following message: Your microphone device has been removed How can I re-enabled the microphone? It is an internal one.
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Windows returning output to input audio

My Windows is returning output audios to input. It allow, for instance, if I'm in a Skype conference, my friend can listen to what I'm listening (music, video, generic sounds like a click, etc.). ...
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My microphone is too quiet (seems to be connected with Skype)

I've been chatting with skype for a long time.. and I don't know why, but for X time it's fine, and then it's too quiet.. Here how it goes : I'm booting the PC -> getting into a skype call with ...
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How can I make Skype love my X230's microphone?

Skype's showing my Thinkpad X230 no love. It's only able to transfer about 50% of the audio. It appears to work for .5 second, dropout for .5 second, repeat continually... Tests fine, works fine in ...
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PC mic+audio to iPhone'ish plug

I have a good headset with a mic which has a plug like that which is on the standard iPhone ear buds. In other words, one plug for both mic and audio. I'd like to use this headset with my computer. ...
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Dual output speakers and headset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7? This is going to sound kind of strange, but I assure you my purpose is non-nefarious. :) I have video conferences ...
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mic controlling all sound | can't use audio without mic on (feedback)

Internal mic on thinkpad x201 (XP) has screeching feedback. When the mic is turned mute (no way to totally disable), the result: nothing at all can be heard even though other features are not ...
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why can't I use my internal mic at the same time as my headphones?

I have a Samsung Series 7 NP700-Z5A, which has a dual-purpose mic/headphone jack. In both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, whenever I plug in my headphones the internal mic goes completely dead. When the ...
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Running USB cable lengths of 30 feet

I have a USB mic and would like to record from in a padded closet roughly 30 feet away from the computer. I read that buying a 30ft cable will not work, but is there anyway around this? According ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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Microphone fault after installing windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro

I was wondering if anyone could help me fix this microphone problem i've got. I was using vista ever since i've bought this laptop and just few days ago, a friend of mine gave me a copy of windows 7 ...
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Is Linux able to supply phantom power?

I have a microphone, which is phantom powered. Now that microphone uses an XLR interface, which connects to a small device, that device connects to PC using USB 2.0 interface. Microphone capture and ...
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Her microphone produces white noise, after a while?

When my friend Skypes with me or gets on FB Video with me, her sound works fine... at first. After a bit, it starts sounding like loud static. It happens more frequently as we restart video chats, ...
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Play a sound over the microphone stream?

This is not to spam someone. My friend wants to hear something over my microphone while retaining the quality (obviously playing it through my microphone using speakers would sound horrible). Is ...
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How do I listen to my microphone through my speakers in Windows 7?

I've looked around for the answer, and before you say it, I've used the "Listen to this device" feature built into Windows. The issue is that I have a USB microphone and there is a second delay before ...
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If I wanted to have Line-In and Microphone at the same time, how would I achieve this?

During livestreams, I want to be able to play games via my PSP, and still be able to hear it. At the same time, I'd like to be able to speak through microphone. How would I achieve this?
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Turtlebeach z6 earforce headset Mic is only producing muffled sounds

My Turtle Beach head set which I have been using for a while has just begun to produce muffled squeaking sounds whenever I speak on Skype. I can hear my voice normally through the speakers but my ...
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How can I get a headset's microphone to work on a laptop's combo audio jack?

I have an Asus laptop (K42JP to be more specific), running Windows 7, that has a combo audio/microphone 3.5mm jack. When I connect either the iPhone's headset or a Nokia headset, I get a pop-up asking ...
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Rosetta Stone Network V3 doesn't recognize built-in microphone in OSX Lion

I am using Rosetta Stone Network V3 on an early 2011 MacBook Pro running OSX Lion 10.7.3. When I log in, select a language and level, and then a lesson, I am prompted to select a microphone. The built ...
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Where can I get a splitter to connect a device with a single 3.5 mm plug into the audio input/output jacks on my laptop? [closed]

I recently bought the :Hype Retro Handset for Mobile Phone" -- its just a device that looks like a handset to use when chatting on a computer or mobile phone that plugs into the phone/computer with a ...
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Apply a DSP to my microphone in windows?

I'd like to be able to run my microphone through arbitrary DSP filters--Mostly for compression and amplification, but also noise cancelation would be nice. I'd then like to take that output and put ...