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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How can I find out which processes on my computer are accessing the microphone?

After reading this interesting Lifehacker post and reading the comments on the page, one person was wondering if it would be possible to use the Physical Device Object Names of other hardware such as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good quality audio conferencing without a headset

I work at home and am doing a lot more video conferencing than I used to. I also use a softphone on the computer for most of my phone calls as well. Particularly when video conferencing I would like ...
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windows 7 or Skype ignores microphone's boost at EACH conversation

Using REaltek codek and Windows 7. Microphone becomes silent since the begining of every Skype conversation. It forces me to set mic boost on 0db and then again on 20db EVERY single conversation. ...
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Recording microphone jack in Ubuntu

Greetings, I'm attempting to record Live TV from a TV capture card to FLV files with FFmpeg. When I first started on this project 2 weeks ago I was expecting something quit simple. Yet, so far I've ...
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save alsamixer input source centos 6

I am not able to save the input source of my alsamixer. Every time I reboot the system the input source is set back to front mic. I want it to stay as rear mic. I tried alsactl store I disabled ...
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Microphone echos in Skype on Logitech G430 Headset

My Logitech G430 Headset has just randomly started echoing in Skype. I don't have any other voice chat software, so I don't know if it's just Skype. When I select Listen to this device in the Sound ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 to disable Autoplay events for a specific device?

I have this USB microphone, and I usually keep it connected to my Windows XP box for recording, but since there are not too many USB ports on it, I sometimes have to disconnect it to use the port for ...
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Can I get Microsoft Messenger for Mac to respect Sound System Preferences?

My system is a MBPro, running Snow Leopard 10.6.4 and Microsoft Messenger 7.0.2. I think this is just a bug in Microsoft Messenger for Mac. The scenario: I have the Griffin iMic USB sound ...
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virtualbox - get line in and microphone input in the guest machine

How can I get the microphone input in the guest? The guest doesn't hear the microphone.
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Microphone produces humming noise

I have bought new headset and the headphones are working correctly, but if I connect the mic it produces low frequency humming noise. The microphone is connected using 3.5 jack. The noise is not white ...
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Microphone not working in laptop combo jack using a splitter adapter

I have an Asus X75VB, which has an combo audio jack, a.k.a. a Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack. I have initially bought a microphone which was supposed to work with PCs and laptops, but it didn't work ...
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OSX dictation default mic won't stay at “internal”

I use dictation a lot. However, I want to use the laptop's internal mic but the mic always switches back to an external USB mic port I have attached to the computer. Alas, I have no mic to plug into ...
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Cannot enable host mic when connected via RDP

I am using a mac OS X 10.9.3 and I am remoting into a windows 8.1 machine using Microsoft Remote Desktop. I need a microphone enabled on the windows 8.1 machine for some software to work properly. I ...
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Many microphones in windows

I need to record from as many as 40 microphones simultaneously on a single Windows 7 PC. These microphones will be present as USB audio adapters connected to powered USB hubs (so limited power isn't ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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how to connect 2 mics on one laptop and ordres done separately and at the same time

our project is smart home using voice commands . i will give you an example : the room's lights working through detection sensor . there's 2 users in the same room, one of them want to keep the light ...
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How can I make my laptop mic only output the left audio track?

For some reason when my laptop (lenovo u510) records audio with both audio tracks enabled, it doesn't produce any sound. I've found that muting the right audio track solves this issue, but whenever I ...
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How would I play input from the mic through speaker while a key is pressed?

I like to play games with my headphones on, and it feels really weird to not hear myself when I speak. The V key is what I use to transmit, so is there an AutoHotkey script or other program to listen ...
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Microphone input from Vantec USB Sound Adapter only from left channel

I'm using Vantec's 7.1 USB sound adapter (NBA-200U) in order to eliminate static that I experienced from my onboard sound card. The adapter itself has two mic inputs for stereo recording, and the left ...
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Mic boost on Realtek AC'97

I have a problem with my microphone boost. I've watched some videos about that on YouTube, but I don't have same Audio Manager as they, even if I installed many drivers (some AC'97 and some HD). ...
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HD Audio codec dump from Windows XP SP2

I have win xp running on my Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (early 2008), with Bootcamp and all the stuff working properly (in particular, I'm interested in the internal microphone) I'd like to get a codec ...
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Voice Activation Microphone

I wondered if any of you knew any ways to activate your microphone on a specific level of volume, so that it will disable if the volume is lower than X. If any of you have TeamSpeak, it's built in ...
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Realtek HD Audio manger doesn't detect microphone

For some reason, a couple weeks ago, realtek stopped giving me the "Microphone" option when I plug in an audio device. This is what it shows when I plug a microphone in: It doesn't show a ...
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auvio pearl buds mic isn't working in the PC

I have Auvio Pearl ear buds which have a combo jack (microphone and headphone). When I tried them in my Toshiba laptop, the sound and mic work fine on the headphone jack. When I plug them into the PC ...
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Bluetooth headset showing up in Windows as “headphones”, mike not working

I have a Purity Pro headset which works fine when connected via Bluetooth to my Windows Phone, but when connecting it to my Windows 8 laptop, it comes configured as "headphones" and thus I only get ...
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No microphones working on desktop

I have a laptop with Ubuntu on it and a desktop with Windows 7 on it. I always used my laptop for my microphone needs and stuff, until I moved my desktop into another room and kept the laptop in ...