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Questions tagged [microphone]

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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Microphone stops working after a few seconds on RDP

I have a Realtek High Definition Audio sound card and Windows 7. It works fine both when playing and recording. However when I connect to other computer, which has Windows 10 installed, via RDP and ...
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Gaming headset 3.5mm TRS mic plug pinout

It seems many PC gaming wired analog headsets have two separate 3.5mm "TRS" (3-conductor Tip, Ring, Sleeve) phono plugs: One for stereo audio output from the PC to the headphones. One for microphone ...
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USB Microphone over USB switch

I run an USB Microphone over a USB switch (together with Mouse and Keyboard) on multiple Computers. When i switch back from my other Computer, my Microphone is re-activated by Linux, but TeamSpeak ...
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NIRCMD | Audio | setsysvolume not working for microphone

UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20181124@225450@SAT Post created SPECIFICATION: win10_1803.17134.407 nircmd_2.81_x64 "Why suggest anything else besides Nircmd? The world will never know." WHY I USE NIRCMD &...
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Browser based recorder not recognising external mic jack

I'm trying to plug an external mic or audio line into a browser based recorder. When I plug the mic in, it is not automatically recognized. I have built in audio analog stereo and Channel 1 ...
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Loud buzzing noise through microphone

Whenever I have my microphone plugged in, it makes this noise: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0w66Ay95zpG While it is possible to hear my voice if I talk, it's almost impossible due to the noise. It's not my ...
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How to combine my microphone + browser sound into Input Device

I want to combine and exclude other windows sounds to make input device. For example: I am playing CSGO with my friends and we want to sing with my music ON using my stereo mix as my input device. ...
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Send phone audio output to PC without affecting phone mic? [closed]

I want to be a game streamer and use my phone to play mobile games. Therefore, I need to send my phone's sounds to my PC. I found a tutorial that suggested using the 3.5mm headset jack and a USB sound ...
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How to record microphone overlay in VirtualBox

I'm recording a session in virtualbox in Linux Mint. I want to add recording from my microphone to it. Is this possible?
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Microphone recording device only recording audio from Speakers

I just got a new headset with a split connection (pink for mic and green for speakers). It's split just like my last headset but my microphone isn't working quite right. The only thing the mic is ...
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No third party apps (GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, etc) can use my Microphone

Windows 8.1 on an HP laptop. Within Windows itself, my microphone works just fine. I can go to Sound > Recording, and the Microphone is clearly picking up noise. However, on a regular basis, I ...
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No microphone working on Windows 10 and Intel mainboard

I'm using Windows 10 64 Bit with an Intel DH55HC mainboard. I am using the onboard audio device but unfortunately I can't get my headset to work. Whenever I try to configure my microphone, Windows ...
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Always use laptop mic when headset is plugged

Yes i did google this everywhere but nobody has a solution. I have a laptop with combo audio jack, which means whenever i plug an earbud that has a mic, the machine will automatically detect that mic ...
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Get microphone event info

So I'm using a 2in1 IR/2.4Ghz air mouse (Azulle lynk if it helps) to control my PC. It has a microphone button which I have to hold to use the mic but it does not register as a key press(to my ...
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Windows 10 get input from Hardware input 3

I have a focusrite scarlett 18i8 and usually have my mic plugged into input number 3. Is there a way to get arbitrary applications (eg. discord) to use that channel as the mic input. I usually use ...
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Google Chrome microphone change drop-down

Earlier Google Chrome was able to change microphone or webcam from ask-permission popup, after last updates that drop-down blocked, I can click it and it animate click but don't "opens". I searched ...
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Converting a TRRS apple connector to 2 TRS connectors to use on PC

What i'm trying to do here is using the in-line microphone of my pair of Sennheiser Urbanite on my pc. For that i bought a third party splitter (3.5mm 4 Position TRRS Female to 2x 3 Position TRS). ...
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Can you use a smart speaker as a microphone/speaker combo for a normal PC?

I am working on a project where I want to build a HTPC/gaming pc/NAS combo that sits in my living room close to my TV. It will run Windows 10 and it will be controllable by an XBOX One controller (and ...
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How to lock microphone boost to a fixed setting

I am having trouble setting up microphone boost (permanently) in Pulseaudio. Setup is Toshiba Satellite laptop with Linux Mint Sylvia/Xenial 64bit. Pulseaudio insists on merging volumes (volume = ...
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Prodigy Cube - Mic no work

I bought an external sound card today - Prodigy Club Black Edition. The playback is great however I have a problem with the microphone. After connecting, the microphone simply does not work. It does ...
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Headphone mic only works when the headphone cord moves

My headphone mic stopped working. Naturally I entered "Recording devices" (Win7) to check whats wrong. When I speak into the mic there are no bars that say it is working. But when I move the cord ...
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Microphone don't work on PC (electrelet condenser mic with 3.5 mm jack, requiring power)

I have an Olympus ME51S microphone bought several years ago that still work when I plug it in an Olympus voice recorder. It is a external microphone of type condenser /electrelet that allows to ...
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Use headphones and mic both via 3,5mm on Surface

A friend of mine has some trouble connecting a 3,5mm headphone and a 3,5mm mic using the single 3,5mm jack from the Microsoft Surface. We tried different adapters to split one 4 pin jack into two ...
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Windows 10 Pro Game DVR not recording Microphone

It used to work than some Microsoft updates later it stopped working. I don't often try to record my microphone so I am not sure when. I have verified my Windows 10 Game DVR Settings Record audio ...
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changes to the LGPO thru gpedit.msc on domain connected machines do not apply after restarts and gpupdate /force

FYI I am very new to the world of system administration. However I have been able to find answers to nearly every question that has come across my desk - till now. We have LGPO policy's set manually ...
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Microphone boost is always enabled on my head gear

Although I have the microphone boost explicitly disabled (at zero dB), the headset's microphone is still capturing sounds from the environment at my workplace. The headset is an A4tech with an ...
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Built-in microphone stops working when headphones are plugged in [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo T470 laptop with a combined microphone/headphone jack. It is running Windows 7 with Realtek HD Audio 6.0.1.8142. Whenever I plug headphones into to my laptop's audio jack, my laptop's ...
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Microphone works even though it is disabled in the Device Manager

I'm running Windows 10, and I have a microphone that I do not want to use. I disabled the microphone in the Device Manager. When I checked, I found that it still worked. My laptop has no other ...
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Realtek HD Audio, Using Both Internal Mic And Headset Mic

So my issue is that my Sager laptop came preinstalled with Realtek High Definition Audio manager. This manager is the problem, as it won't allow me differentiate between the headset microphone and the ...
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ATR 2500 USB Mic quality dropped suddenly

I've been using this mic for weeks to record voice overs in premiere pro on windows 10. Today the quality dropped significantly and I'm not sure why. Any help is appreciated - Here's what I've tried ...
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How can I hear audio out of my headphones, but speak through my laptop microphone(since the headphone microphone doesn't work)

The problem I'm facing is that only my earphones work and so I can hear through them fine, but my headphone microphone is not working, and so I cannot be heared. A temporary solution I thought of ...
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Changing Registry Settings with Ansible Windows 10

I've been trying to disable a microphone via automation for a few days now. I'm using Ansible and attempting to change the registry setting. It's a simple thing changing from 10000000 to 10000001 or ...
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Realtek Frontmic with Nvidia ShadowPlay

I am playing Minecraft and trying to record system and microphone audio (along with video) while on a conference call with friends. After having trouble with this I am just trying to figure out how to ...
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Give Firefox permanent access to microphone on localhost

Problem: I'm developing a webpage that uses the microphone to generate animations. I understand that FireFox needs to ask the user for mic access permission due to privacy concerns. However, hitting "...
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Is it possible to shut off the microphone and camera via regedit?

I'm attempting to shut down the microphone and camera on Windows 10. I'm trying to automate this process after loading the OS. I attempt to use Disable-PnpDevice in powershell but that does nothing. ...
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Windows 7 recording only has sound from 1 channel

I have a mic that is (naturally) mono. It is connected to my Windows 7 PC via the mic input (3.5mm). The plug is mono (2 segment). When I hear my recording, sound come out from 1 side of the speakers ...
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Audio jacks stopped working suddenly

I have windows 8.1, with motherboard Gigabyte H81M-S and realtek audio drivers. I was using my headphones and suddenly they started making noise like really old speakers that just buzz. I reconnected ...
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Audacity freezes when attempting to record from my blue snowball microphone, while it's plugged into a hub

Audacity, by and large, works fine for me. I use Linux Mint 19 at the moment. When I have my Blue Snowmall microphone plugged in directly, it has zero issues reading from it. However, when I plug ...
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Headset microphone not working

Laptop: Lenovo-B490 have single port 3.5mm(LinuxMint 19 Cinnamon) Headset: Remax-610D have single jack 3.5mm also when plug-in together, I can use my headset to listening music, but microphone seems ...
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How can I prevent programs from using my mic without my permission?

I am using Windows 10, and every time I am playing games like The Crew for instance, my mic volume gets lowered, as well as the sound. I looked for a solution, and all I found was posts from 3 years ...
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Surface pro 3 microphone array, how to access them separately?

I have a surface pro 3 and I need to test all of the microphones built in to device(to see if every one of these work). Basically I need to develop an UWP app that can record audio so I can further ...
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Audio output leaking into microphone

I noticed that my audio output (anything from system sounds to music) is leaking into my microphone. Stereo Mix is disabled and the audio is not loud enough to be recorded by the microphone ...
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microphone has two channels: the right with my voice and the left purely with white noise, recognized by skype and some other apps

Microphone has two channels: the right with my voice and the left with purely white noise, recognized by Skype and some other apps, Discord, on the contrary, recognizes only left with my voice, in ...
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Voicemeeter Not feeding the Google Translate Mic on a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7

A contributor to this site, explained clearly and in detail as to how to use the voicemeeter to feed the microphone in the Google Translate. Excellent job! and Thank you. I followed the steps ...
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Is there an easy way to tell if my mic is really muted?

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10, which I often use for Skype and other teleconference collaboration. Sometimes, these are large calls and it's very important for participants to mute ...
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audio - Aux mic doesn't work on PC but work everywhere else

I'm having a weird problem with my Aux mic and my PC. I am using windows 10 OS on a MSI H81-P33 motherboard with all updated drivers. My PC recognizes the mic but no sound goes in. PC port is working ...
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How to set Microphone vs Microphone Boost in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Desktop that I want to use a mic. I connected the mic to the pink input jack (mic in). But the volume is too soft. When I enter the properties menu, I see something like this: What ...
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How to use apple earpod built in Microphone

So, I am using a Dell Inspiron 3543 which have a built in Microphone and only 1 jack for receiving Audio Output. But then I found out after dual booting with Arch Linux, I found out that the build in ...
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Windows 10 Privacy settings locked, breaking microphone and Camera

Since I update my computer yesterday, none of my apps have access to my camera or my microphone and my settings app says *settings are hidden or controlled by your organization. Mic settings Cam ...
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Properly uninstall microphone and camera on Dell Inspiron

I have a Dell Inspiron, not entirely sure the model but it has the i7 core, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage and quad core. Camera: I've been trying to uninstall the camera but every time I uninstall the ...