A microphone is a device that turns sound waves into something the computer can interpret. You can use microphones to capture audio for things like video chat, recording videos or podcasts, etc.

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internal speakers + microphones not working after system update (ubuntu 14.04, Dell Latitude, HDA Intel PCH)

Recently, after updating my system (ubuntu 14.04), both the internal speakers and the microphones have stopped working... I have used alsadriver and the sound settings to verify nothing was muted. ...
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Multiple snowball devices detected in Audacity in Ubunt14.04 64bit

I plug-in the brand new snowball USB microphone in Ubunt14.04 64bit desktop edition. Audacity software gives these 8 options as recording devices below. If I start monitoring in Audacity with any ...
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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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Microphone not working in Ubuntu 14.04.01

My laptop is Lenovo B40 and it has Ubuntu version 14.04.01. The microphone is not working on Skype and Google hangouts. It is not a hardware issue as it works on windows. I have checked the sound ...
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Built-in microphone not working on Acer Aspire

Newbie here, so please excuse anything trivial I may have missed. I have a Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and it is working mostly fine. One thing ...
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My Newly bought 3.5mm mic isnt't working with Ubuntu

I just bought a new mic and it's not detecting. My motherboard's inbuilt sound card is defective so am using an external usb sound card. Sound works fine but mic doesn't seem to work. Please help.
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Ubuntu 14.04 + bluetooth microphone does not produce sound

I am trying to use a bluetooth microphone (Nolan MIC Bluetooth Wireless Microphone) with my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Using the standard bluetooth tool, I can connect to the device and I can see it appearing ...
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internal microphone not working in viber on ubuntu 15.10

I am having problem with audio device in viber. I am unable to use mic in viber. Also, the sound in internal speaker is very noisy(something like perrr,perrr) when the calling tone plays in viber but ...
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Microphone static noise

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with dualboot. But i have problem with microphone noise. I can not find any noise reduction in Ubuntu. Sound quality is for me quite important, because i am talking with ...
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How do redirect microphone audio output to headphone output?

I'm trying to to redirect the sound that's being inputted into my microphone jack out into my headphone jack, is there any easy way to do this? I've tried doing the following command: pactl ...
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How to get bluetooth headset to work as normal? I.e., play audio & record microphone for calls

How can I get my bluetooth headset to work as normal? I would like to be able to play audio and record sound for video calls. I would like it to work similar to using a bluetooth on an android phone. ...
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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Hard time applying noise canceling fix

I am new to ubuntu and linux, not a programmer, and I would like to fix background noise that I am getting from mic. I found other people had the same issue with the same soundcard (ALC892) and tried ...
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Gioteck EX-0S Headset on Linux

I have a Gioteck EX-05 Wired Headset. After a fair ammount of searching and attempting a few things, I have not yet managed to get my headset to work with Ubuntu. Does anyone have any experience ...
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Default microphone

I have a not so important but very annoying problem. My microphone defaults to "Internal Microphone" every time I reboot. Any/every time I get a skype call, I have to use pavucontrol and set it to ...
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Extremely loud popping/crackling/static sound when plugging in headphones

I've got a Lenovo T450s with Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Realtek ALC3232 codec for the Intel PCH card). Every time I plug in a pair of headphones, there is a loud popping/crackling/static sound. It's much louder ...
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Internal microphone does not work on internet browser

I am studying on Duolingo and I have to use microphone for some speaking exercises. However, it seems that my internal microphone does not work! I tested in gstreamer-properties and it worked okay. I ...
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Very Low Mic sound problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Lenovo G50-70)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working fine except sound. Mic is not properly working. Particularly on Skype calls, the other person is hardly able to hear my voice despite speaking ...
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Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio?

Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio? I just tried recording my desktop, with audio, and the output file hasnt any sound. I was thinking it would take audio from the stream. ... Does ...
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15.10 Headset Jack and Mic not working, but detected. LCD Speakers work fine

I have one issue with my sound regarding to my Headset (incl. Mic). I run Ubuntu 15.10 Kernel 4.2.0-generic The Sound from my LCD Screen works fine, also the Headset Jack (only one for Line-out) ...
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Microphone not working on Intel NUC5CPYH

Using above barebones computer with 8GB memory running Trusty, I am able to play audio on usb speakers when connected by VGA (or monitor's speakers when connected by hdmi). However, I am not able to ...
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Logitech g430 headset input sound (mic) doesn't work

On Windows I had software to manage surraund sound and mic which is not available on Linux. However I managed to fix sound and that works well. However mic doesn't work at all. I cannot input any ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 on m1530, scratchy distorted mic recording

I've decided to revive my m1530 with Lubuntu 14.04. Most stuff seems to work but the mic so far: I recorded some tests with alsa but sounds are completely distorted and scratchy and I have no idea ...
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Turtle beach x12 gaming headset wont be recognized

my brand new turtle beach earforce x12 headset will not work on Ubuntu 15.10, i tried it in windows xp (i dual boot) and the headset worked fine. i prefer using Ubuntu so i would like to know how to ...
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assign analog microphone to chrome with pulseaudio

When I assign "Internal Analog" to Chrome in pavucontrol I also get strange awful sounding feedback from whatever audio is playing, even if no actual microphone is plugged in. Very strange. But when I ...
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mic stopped working for some applications

I have a very strange issue with my microphone. I was playing around with an external USB sound card (it didn't end up working with ubuntu, but that's not what I'm asking about). When I unplugged ...
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Adobe Flash Microphone Rights Not Working

Yes, there are a lot of other questions just like this that have already been answered. I on the other hand have looked at several of them and still have the same problem as I had before. The ...
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Headset does not work on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Latitude E7450 laptop, and the headset does not work properly. When connected with the necessary adaptor (to combine the microphone and audio jack), only the audio works ...
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External Microphone not being recognized

I'm breaking my head trying to make an external microphone work on Ubuntu 15.10. This seems to be a common issue but I can't fix it. When I try to record audio (Audacity, arecord, etc) it just takes ...
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Xeoma audio recording Issues

I'm trying to setup a motion detection server with XEOMA. Just need to record any motion on my parking spot. In simple words... "Oh!, I see something moving near my car, I'll record it". No need to ...
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Microphone not working in Google Hangouts

I am experiencing the problem described here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/n1cpJq1mC8U. Google Hangouts appears to be resetting the levels of my microphone. That post has a ...
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Microphone not working correctly on Lenovo B50

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a brand new Lenovo B50. Everything works fine except for the built-in microphone. I found a partial solution here: ...
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C270 Microphone not working properly

Helle Ubuntu users, Last week i upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10 , where my C270 worked without issues. Now on 15.10 my mic is making really weird noises, when i start my pc i sound really highpitched ...
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Stop Mic Listening please?

pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 I typed the above command to listen to my mic. Now I am always listening, how do i stop!? Now i just typed the following and now i have no sound at ...
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Real time audio in call - Ubuntu Touch

I need make (in real time) an improvement of the in-call audio with our algorithms, it's possible to intercept the audio signal from the microphone before reaches the RIL and the incoming signal ...
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Microphone doesn't work on ubuntu 15.10

I have a notebook with 2011 hardware. I installed the version of Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm having problems with the microphone. I follow some guidelines I found on Google, this forum and in other ...
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Audio not working after switching to Ubuntu 15.10

I have some audio problems in my netbook (Asus eeepc). I used to work with lubuntu 14.04 and audio was perfectly working after pulseaudio installation. I decided to change to Ubuntu Mate 15.10. After ...
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Asus G551JM Game Laptop Bluetooth and Microphone not working

lspci output: xyphos@xyphos-G551JM:~$ lspci -k 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device ...
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After 15.10 upgrade, lost the skype external (logitech camera) mic option

I've upgraded to ubuntu 15.10 and I lost the mic in my skype. The mic was working correctly before the upgrade. The mic is working when testing it in the Setting->Sound->input area. It is marked as ...
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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Built-in mic not working Ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought a new DELL Inspirion 5558 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to have a skype call but it seems that the built-in microphone does not work. I have been reading the forums for ...
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Hangouts Adjusts Volume

Is there any way to stop an app from adjusting the volume of the mic? Hangouts is constantly adjusting the mic input gain, sometimes up to 100%, making the background noise quite noticeable. I have ...
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How to disable microphone volume auto adjustment in Cisco Webex

I am using Cisco Webex for the online meetings, the problem is that the microphone volume automatically goes to maximum and I just can't decrease it. Is there any way to solve this problem? Any help ...
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Recording of training video call

Ubuntu 15.04 (soon to be 15.10). we will be doing some video conferencing training calls soon and would like to record them. I believe this can be done using Pulse Audio Control and ...
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Microphone not recording anything

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Optiplex 780. I tried recording using inbuilt mic, and also with a line mic in both front and rear panels. When I go to System Settings -> Sound, I can see ...
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Speakers are coming up as mic input?

For some reason on my computer, whenever i plug in my speaker into the audio jack nothing comes up, but when i plug it into the mic jack it pops up. On windows you can select the input device once you ...
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Capturing ONLY desktop audio with ffmpeg

I want to know how can I only capture desktop audio (means no mic!). I am using this command: $ ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1360x768 -r 30 -i :0.0 -preset ultrafast ~/Videos/out.mp4 ffmpeg version ...
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Using LADSPA Plugins to have a noise gate to my microphone

I am want to apply a noise gate to my microphone. But I dont know why. I see that LADSPA Plugins can do that but i dont know how to set them up. If someone can help me with LADSPA or has a different ...
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Yeti USB Microphone not recognized in Audacity or Skype 14.10

cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.10" VERSION_ID="14.10" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" ...
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Getting files from a Sony ICD-B600 onto Ubuntu 14.04.1?

I've got some files I'd love to get off of an old-ish voice recorder (Sony ICD-B600).It only has mic and headphone jacks, no USB ports. I'm assuming I need a new driver (or possibly software? or some ...